KVS giving wrong CX fare

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  1. gster78

    gster78 Active Member

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    I just searched for fares for CX flights from JFK-HKG for 4/7/12 (in economy). The lowest fare shown was 577 in KVS, with the fare basis of LLSPCL0. However, when I looked on Kayak/ITA, the fare shown was 564 (before taxes and surcharges) -- same fare basis. Even more strange, CX's site doesn't show any L fares, but does show M fare at 589, even though KVS shows 670.

    What am I missing? (especially with the L fare)
     
  2. KVS Tool

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    The exact amount of the LLSPCL0 Fare is, indeed, 564 USD.
    It is possible that the CX website is showing an unpublished M-class Fare.

    [KVS Availability Tool 6.2.0.R2/Diamond - Sabre: Fares/DotRes/US]
    Code:
    NYC  New York Metro NY US = JFK LGA
    HKG  Hong Kong Intl HK [VHHH]
    O/W  07 Apr 2012 | Economy
    
    Carrier    From    To    Fare      Cur                      Fare Basis/TD
    ---------  ------  ----  --------  ----  --------  ---  --  -------------
    CX         NYC     HKG       564   USD                      LLSPCLO
    CX         NYC     HKG       654   USD                      MLSPCLO
    CX         NYC     HKG       765   USD                      KLSPCLO
    CX         NYC     HKG       852   USD                      HLSPCLO
    CX         NYC     HKG      1354   USD                      BLSPCLO
    CX         NYC     HKG      2751   USD                      Y
    
     
  3. gster78

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    hmm, seems like you got 564 using a different method (DotRes) than I did (Fares/TVN). Here's a screen grab of what I see in the tool. Any idea on why the fares fare different for the same fare bases?

    [KVS Availability Tool 6.2.0/Platinum - Sabre: Fares/TVN/CA-STD]
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    NYC  New York Metro NY US = JFK LGA
    HKG  Hong Kong Intl HK [VHHH]
    O/W  Jul 2011 - Jun 2012
    
    Carrier    From    To    Fare      Cur   AdvanceP  Min  Max  Fare Basis/TD | Travel Period
    ---------  ------  ----  --------  ----  --------  ---  ---  -----------------------------
    CX         NYC     HKG       579   USD        ***        6M  LLSPCLO
    CX         NYC     HKG       617   USD        ***        6M  LFSPCLO
    CX         NYC     HKG       672   USD        ***        6M  MLSPCLO
    CX         NYC     HKG       786   USD        ***        6M  KLSPCLO
    CX         NYC     HKG       788   USD        ***        6M  LJSPCLO
    CX         NYC     HKG       820   USD        ***        6M  LKSPCLO
    CX         NYC     HKG       856   USD        ***        6M  LTSPCLO
    
     
  4. KVS Tool

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    The slight differences are due to the currency conversion complexities. If you are looking for the exact amount, the [Fares/DotRes] Method should be used: http://Help.KVSTool.com/#Methods
     
  5. gster78

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    Ah, thanks for clarifying!
     

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