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Information about Special Fares
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Published on February 1, 2009

Author: magielsr

Source: slideshare.net

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An introduction to special airlines fares
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Special Fares How to deal with them

What are they? Reduced Fares, but with: Certain Travel Restrictions Stopovers Minimum Stay Requirement Maximum Stay Why: to fill up empty spaces Why Restrictions: To make them unattractive for business travel

Reduced Fares, but with:

Certain Travel Restrictions

Stopovers

Minimum Stay Requirement

Maximum Stay

Why: to fill up empty spaces

Why Restrictions:

To make them unattractive for business travel

Types of Special Fares Excursion Fares (EE) Highest, least restrictions Purchase Excursion Fares (PX) Intermediate Advance Purchase Fares (AP) Lowest, most restrictions Late Booking Fares Last minute, internet fares

Excursion Fares (EE)

Highest, least restrictions

Purchase Excursion Fares (PX)

Intermediate

Advance Purchase Fares (AP)

Lowest, most restrictions

Late Booking Fares

Last minute, internet fares

To recognize them Fare Basis Code: Format: Class – Season – Fare Type – Max. Validity YLEE3M: Y L EE 3M YHPX1M: Y H PX 1M YKAP60: Y K AP 60

Fare Basis Code:

Format:

Class – Season – Fare Type – Max. Validity

YLEE3M: Y L EE 3M

YHPX1M: Y H PX 1M

YKAP60: Y K AP 60

Restrictions Number of Stopovers Maximum Duration of Journey Minimum Stay at Destination Moment of Booking Cancellation Penalties Only in Y-Class and only for Returns

Number of Stopovers

Maximum Duration of Journey

Minimum Stay at Destination

Moment of Booking

Cancellation Penalties

Only in Y-Class and only for Returns

How to deal with them? See if there are any Special Fares between origin and destination Note all the fares and their Rule number Analyze the trip in this order on these points: Number of stopovers Duration of Minimum Stay Duration of Total Journey Why in the above order: Stopover Restriction is most cases the strongest restriction

See if there are any Special Fares between origin and destination

Note all the fares and their Rule number

Analyze the trip in this order on these points:

Number of stopovers

Duration of Minimum Stay

Duration of Total Journey

Why in the above order: Stopover Restriction is most cases the strongest restriction

How to count the number of stopovers? Stopover is a scheduled interruption of the journey of more than 24 hours It does not matter if it is on the demand of the traveller or not Do not include in the count the point of turnaround Count outbound and inbound journey seperately

Stopover is a scheduled interruption of the journey of more than 24 hours

It does not matter if it is on the demand of the traveller or not

Do not include in the count the point of turnaround

Count outbound and inbound journey seperately

How to analyze the maximum duration of the journey? Count from the day op departure to the day of departure for the (last leg) of the return journey Validity in months: to the same day of the last month 3 months: November 30 -> February 28!

Count from the day op departure to the day of departure for the (last leg) of the return journey

Validity in months: to the same day of the last month

3 months: November 30 -> February 28!

How to analyze the Minimum Stay? At what date is the departure from last stopover point (including for this matter also the point of Turnaround)? Start counting from the day after departure to that date Compare number of days with the minimum stay requirement Easy?

At what date is the departure from last stopover point (including for this matter also the point of Turnaround)?

Start counting from the day after departure to that date

Compare number of days with the minimum stay requirement

Easy?

Example 1: AMS – MAD – CAS – LIS - AMS Departure AMS: July 16 Arrival CAS: July 19, Departure July 24 Departure LIS: July 25 What is the last stopoverpoint: LIS How many days: 9 Days (Start counting day after departure AMS until departure from LIS)

Departure AMS: July 16

Arrival CAS: July 19, Departure July 24

Departure LIS: July 25

What is the last stopoverpoint:

LIS

How many days:

9 Days (Start counting day after departure AMS until departure from LIS)

Example 2: AMS – MAD – CAS – X/LIS - AMS Departure AMS: July 16 Arrival CAS: July 19, Departure July 24 Departure LIS: July 25 What is the last stopoverpoint: CAS (Point of Turnaround) How many days: 8 Days (Start counting day after departure AMS until departure from CAS)

Departure AMS: July 16

Arrival CAS: July 19, Departure July 24

Departure LIS: July 25

What is the last stopoverpoint:

CAS (Point of Turnaround)

How many days:

8 Days (Start counting day after departure AMS until departure from CAS)

Structure of the Rules Each Special Fare has its own Rule Each Rule has 30 paragraphs (0 – 29) With the rules only the paragraphs that are different from the Standard Paragraph SC100 are mentioned Mentioned Paragraphs have precedence over Standard Paragraphs

Each Special Fare has its own Rule

Each Rule has 30 paragraphs (0 – 29)

With the rules only the paragraphs that are different from the Standard Paragraph SC100 are mentioned

Mentioned Paragraphs have precedence over Standard Paragraphs

How to go ahead Analyze the itinerary of the trip Go to the rule of the lowest Special Fare Check paragraphs 8 – 6 – 7 If paragraph is not mentioned, then consult Standard Rule SC 100 Compare checks with itinerary If it matches, then use that fare If not, go to the next lower fare and repeat your checks Etc.

Analyze the itinerary of the trip

Go to the rule of the lowest Special Fare

Check paragraphs 8 – 6 – 7

If paragraph is not mentioned, then consult Standard Rule SC 100

Compare checks with itinerary

If it matches, then use that fare

If not, go to the next lower fare and repeat your checks

Etc.

Once you have found an applicable Special Fare Check for the season (Paragraph 3): Day of departure decides which season is applicable Write down the correct Fare Basis Note date and city from which earliest return may commence Note last date of validity Write down ‘Not Valid Before’ and ‘Not Valid After’ for the applicable segments of the journey

Check for the season (Paragraph 3):

Day of departure decides which season is applicable

Write down the correct Fare Basis

Note date and city from which earliest return may commence

Note last date of validity

Write down ‘Not Valid Before’ and ‘Not Valid After’ for the applicable segments of the journey

Example Not Valid Before Not Valid After Departure Date: 19JUN Fare Basis YHEE4M Minimum Stay Requirement: 6 Days: Earliest departure last stopover city is 25JUN Maximum Validity: 4 Months Latest day of validity is 19OCT

Departure Date: 19JUN

Fare Basis YHEE4M

Minimum Stay Requirement: 6 Days:

Earliest departure last stopover city is 25JUN

Maximum Validity: 4 Months

Latest day of validity is 19OCT

Not Valid Before & Not Valid After 19OCT 25JUN 19OCT 19OCT 19OCT NOT VALID AFTER NOT VALID BEFORE

To sum it up: Look for the lowest Special Fare See which Rule is applicable (Y …) Check Rule against Trip Itinerary If a Paragraph is not mentioned, than SC 100 applies If you find something that does not comply, abandon and Go to next lowest Special Fare See which Rule is applicable (Y…) Repeat check of Rule against Trip Itinerary When you have found a fare, note Fare Basis and establish Season and Complete N.V.B and N.V.A.

Look for the lowest Special Fare

See which Rule is applicable (Y …)

Check Rule against Trip Itinerary

If a Paragraph is not mentioned, than SC 100 applies

If you find something that does not comply, abandon and

Go to next lowest Special Fare

See which Rule is applicable (Y…)

Repeat check of Rule against Trip Itinerary

When you have found a fare, note Fare Basis and establish Season and Complete N.V.B and N.V.A.

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