Booking Classes (UA)

Apr 25, 2016
Booking Classes (UA)
  • These are the booking classes or fare class codes used by United Airlines to identify the classes of service and restrictions on each type of ticket.

    By alphabetical order
    • A = Discounted Fare First Class. Round The World First is booked in this class.
    • B = Almost Full Fare Economy with minimal restrictions - also used Star * RTW
    • C = Full Fare Unrestricted Business Class
    • D = Discounted Fare Business - used also on all "Business" Class Star RTW fares
    • E = Some low web/discount fares from early 2005. Now officially elevated to above H class!
    • F = Full Fare Unrestricted First Class
    • G = Travel Industry Economy Class fares
    • H = Higher level Economy Class with few restrictions. Some "RTW" coach is H
    • I = Business Class STAR AWARD TICKET (Booked as 'XC' class on UA)
    • J = Paid Business Class
    • K = Seasonal Economy Promotional Fares/Reduced Fare Gov’t contract etc
    • L = Discount Fare Economy with a lot of restrictions
    • M = Almost Full Fare Economy with few restrictions
    • N = Economy Class UA AWARD TICKET (Booked as 'NY' class on UA; available only to super-elite)
    • O = First Class STAR AWARD TICKET (Booked as 'XF' class on UA)
    • P = Premium USA Transcon First Class on 3 classers
    • Q = Discount Economy with moderate restrictions.
    • S = Real Lowball coach with lot of restrictions. Reports that some are not mile earning ex UK/Brazil etc.
    • T = Heavy discount Fare Economy - often with a lot of restrictions
    • V = Discount Fare Economy often with a lot of restrictions
    • W = Discount Fare Economy often with many restrictions
    • X = Economy Class STAR AWARD TICKET (Booked as 'XY' on UA)
    • Y = Full Fare unrestricted Economy class
    • Z = Heavily discounted Business Class - generally NOT upgradeable.
    ( * = Applies to THREE class equipment. In TWO class equipment, upgrading from coach to First is also in "NF" class. Two class aircraft [at present!] only run on North American routes. "Two class upgrades" are officially not allowed for paying pax - i.e. nothing one can do - whether with miles, and/or coupons of any kind will "officially" take you from paid coach to First on a THREE class aircraft.)

    By pecking order
    • First class: F, P, A
    • Business class: C, D, Z
    • Coach class: Y, B, M, E, U, H, Q, V, W, S, T, K, L, G