YY fare: Does it book into Y class?

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  1. unavaca
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    I found a YY fare for TPE-ICN-SFO ("YY YLAPOW TPE to SFO" according to ITA). ITA says this books into Y on TG and W on OZ (operated by UA). Since this is a Y fare, shouldn't this all book into Y, or is W on OZ the same as Y on UA?
     
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    The YY Fares book into various designated classes, depending on the carrier and flight location.

    For OZ flights, they are booked in Y/S/N within KR and in W for all other flights.
     
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    Thanks. Is this information publicly available?

    Does OZ W map to UA W, or something else?
     
  4. KVS Tool

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    No, it is not.

    OZ W will likely translate into UA W/S/T -- there is no way to tell for certain without an actual booking.
     
  5. ExpertFlyer Voice

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    Yes it is, it is one of the features of ExpertFlyer. After doing a Fare Information search for the YY fare:

    Results from ExpertFlyer.com
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    Fare Information Search:
    Departing TPE on 01/31/12 for SFO
    Flying YY
    Viewing in currency USD
    Show Fares for All Travel Dates
    
    Fare Basis  Airline  Booking  Trip Type  Fare          Cabin  Effective  Expiration  Min/Max  Advanced
                        Class                                      Date      Date        Stay    Purchase Req
    YLAPOW      YY      Y        One-Way    838.00 (USD)  E        02/01/12  06/04/12            07
                                                                    09/07/12  12/03/12
    You then click on the View Booking Class icon next to the fare and enter OZ as the "Secondary Airline":

    Results from ExpertFlyer.com
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    Booking Class Search:
    Departing TPE on 01/31/12 for SFO
    Fare basis code YLAPOW
    Flying YY
    Routing via Pacific
    
    Alternate Airline (OZ)
    2 TPESFO 31JAN12 YY TWD  838.00 YLAPOW  STAY---/-- BK-Y
    FARE CLS  EXPLANATION                            BOOK CODES
    --------  ----------------------                ----------
    YLAPOW    BASIC SEASON ONE WAY ADVANCE PURCHASE    Y
    YLAPOW    FARES
    YLAPOW    BETWEEN AREA 3 AND THE UNITED STATES FOR ONE WAY FARES
    YLAPOW    TICKETING CODE - YLAP
    YLAPOW    IATA/CARRIER REFERENCE - 073V
    
    BOOKING CODE EXCEPTIONS FOR CARRIER: OZ
      VIA OZ                      NO BOOKING CODE DATA EXISTS  FLTS
                                  1073/1083
    IF VIA YY                      ALL SPECIAL
      VIA OZ  Y    REQUIRED      WITHIN SOUTH KOREA
      VIA OZ  Y/S  PERMITTED    ALL ECONOMY CABIN  WITHIN SOUTH
                                  KOREA
      VIA OZ  N    REQUIRED      ALL ECONOMY CABIN  WITHIN SOUTH
                                  KOREA
      VIA OZ  W    REQUIRED      ALL ECONOMY CABIN
      
    This works for any YY fare or any airline fare to see it's valid booking classes and those of an alternate airline flying.
     
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  6. unavaca
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    Thanks! I am an EF subscriber, so this is great.

    Does EF show me what a codeshare on OZ books into on the underlying carrier?
     
  7. ExpertFlyer Voice

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    Can you give an example of what you are referring to? You can do a Fare Information search for OZ fares and then enter another carrier as the alternate when doing the Booking Class search, or visa versa.
     
  8. unavaca
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    For example, OZ 6615 is really UA 893. If I book it as an OZ codeshare into W class, can I figure out what the UA-equivalent booking class will be?
     
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    If you purchase an OZ fare for an OZ marketed flight, then the class code used is from the OZ inventory, not the UA inventory.
     
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    But that's not how it credits to the FF program.
     
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    The Codeshare Booking Class Translation Tables are contained in the Codesharing Agreements that are signed between the airlines. See page 11 at http://www.AirlineInfo.com/Sites/DailyAirline/web-content/ostpdf32/586.pdf for an example.

    Unfortunately, there is no centralized authoritative source for this data.
     

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