Originally Posted by MikeB525
When I see things in the news about bagggage fees it goes through a list of those who are not afffected. One is people who paid "full fare economy class". What is the definition of a "full fare economy" ticket? Does that mean if I bought it straight off the airline's website without any discounts?
Full fares are typically defined as Y or S class tickets which would allow a certain(generally higher) level of changes to the fare.
A quick search for me yielded this on yahoo:
In the main Y and S are used for the full price economy tickets. The price depends on several factors, how much you need to be able to change the ticket, if you want to be able to refund the ticket and how much in advance you buy the ticket and the length of the tickets validity, to name a few As restrictions are added, the fare basis code gets longer. There is sometimes a logic to the code. For example, you get L14EURBA which could be a 14 day advance purchase, Europe, British Airways Sometimes Airlines just take a bit of licence (WOWLH for example) How these are put together depends on the airline there is no universal ruling on this. Business class is uaually J, C or D and cheap business Z. P, F and A are usually First Class. There are a few funny ones - like N class on BA - known in the trade as "No bloody good" beacuse it cannot be refunded changed or anything and it can influence the rest of the ticket!