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Air Canada Seat Class Codes?

Does anyone know what Air Canada seat class codes mean or where I can look it up?

So far, I've seen the following:

Executive First (pretty obvious)
Freedom
Latitude
J
Y
M
B
H
V
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eelfliw wrote:Does anyone know what Air Canada seat class codes mean or where I can look it up?

So far, I've seen the following:

Executive First (pretty obvious)
Freedom
Latitude
J
Y
M
B
H
V
Freedom has been renamed to Latitude Plus. It is equivalent to full fare Y.
J is Executive Class/First
Latitude is full fare economy with executive class frills (priority bags, checkin, MLL). fully refundable.
M is close to full fare economy. fully refundable.
B H V is also known as Tango Plus, discounted economy. non refundable.
P I G R E N T class codes are the Tango fares.
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Pigrent?
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And there's TravelCuts 'Z' class, gotta love being a student they treat you like royalty . . . :cry:
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mlc2000 wrote:Pigrent?
Yup, that's the acronym of fare codes AC gate agents use to determine fares that are ineligible for upgrade.
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Thanks for the codes!

Gonna try my luck and see if they'll upgrade my V class ticket with a system wide upgrade cert.
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mlc2000 wrote:Pigrent?

yeah, no wonder, the seats are good enough only for pigs to rent space on
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Sorry to bring old threat to life but this stuff is confusing as hell. I have roughly ~90k aeroplan points and the reward chart says Y/B class can upgrade for 25K points while C/D class can upgrade for 50K points (this for NA to Europe 2). But i can not find any way to book those specific classes. The website has option to restrict by upgradeable only but that seems to apply to e-certs (it asks you what level you are prestige/elite/super elite)

How do i find out which is the cheapest ticket i can get that will upgrade to business class on a Toronto to Italy flight?
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Akaz1976 wrote:
Nov 17th, 2011 9:43 pm
...the reward chart says Y/B class can upgrade for 25K points while C/D class can upgrade for 50K points (this for NA to Europe 2)
...
But i can not find any way to book those specific classes.
...

It's Latitude on Air Canada. AC doesn't have C/D (that I know of), it's probably the fully refundable business class on another carrier where they also have a first class on the same flight.


http://www.aircanada.com/en/aeroplan/up ... wards.html
https://www1.aeroplan.com/saua/Chart.do
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Akaz1976 wrote:
Nov 17th, 2011 9:43 pm
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How do i find out which is the cheapest ticket i can get that will upgrade to business class on a Toronto to Italy flight?
https://matrix1.itasoftware.com

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From: YUL:: /f bc=y|bc=b ; alliance star-alliance
To:  FCO:: /f bc=y|bc=b ; alliance star-alliance
Make sure the airline you choose is listed in the star upgrade program.
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Akaz1976 wrote:
Nov 17th, 2011 9:43 pm
Sorry to bring old threat to life but this stuff is confusing as hell. I have roughly ~90k aeroplan points and the reward chart says Y/B class can upgrade for 25K points while C/D class can upgrade for 50K points (this for NA to Europe 2). But i can not find any way to book those specific classes. The website has option to restrict by upgradeable only but that seems to apply to e-certs (it asks you what level you are prestige/elite/super elite)

How do i find out which is the cheapest ticket i can get that will upgrade to business class on a Toronto to Italy flight?
Not exactly sure what you are asking. You want to buy a cheap ticket and then upgrade to executive first?
We just went to Spain and back, executive first, and it cost 85K points plus tax each. Buying a ticket and then using 50K points to upgrade is not a good use of your points.
Use your points to get a executive ticket.
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HighFlyer wrote:
Apr 20th, 2005 9:52 pm
Freedom has been renamed to Latitude Plus. It is equivalent to full fare Y.
J is Executive Class/First
Latitude is full fare economy with executive class frills (priority bags, checkin, MLL). fully refundable.
M is close to full fare economy. fully refundable.
B H V is also known as Tango Plus, discounted economy. non refundable.
P I G R E N T class codes are the Tango fares.

Are these still in effect? What's the difference between the different BHV and PIGRENT codes? :?:
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ShopperfiendTO wrote:
Dec 1st, 2011 11:06 pm
Are these still in effect? What's the difference between the different BHV and PIGRENT codes? :?:

No, that list is not valid. The air canada website has pretty good detail on the difference between tango and tango+ fare classes.
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ShopperfiendTO wrote:
Dec 1st, 2011 11:06 pm
Are these still in effect? What's the difference between the different BHV and PIGRENT codes? :?:

That list is out of date. For example, the 'R' and 'I' codes are now used for executive class.
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drdrma wrote:
Nov 17th, 2011 10:56 pm
It's Latitude on Air Canada. AC doesn't have C/D (that I know of), it's probably the fully refundable business class on another carrier where they also have a first class on the same flight.


http://www.aircanada.com/en/aeroplan/up ... wards.html
https://www1.aeroplan.com/saua/Chart.do

C-Class is the same as J-Class. Star Alliance uses C-Class to designate Business Class (if you notice your luggage tag will say J/C).
travelgeek wrote:
Dec 2nd, 2011 2:15 am
That list is out of date. For example, the 'R' and 'I' codes are now used for executive class.

Yes

R = Executive Upgrade
I = Executive Reward
X = Economy Reward
ShopperfiendTO wrote:
Dec 1st, 2011 11:06 pm
Are these still in effect? What's the difference between the different BHV and PIGRENT codes? :?:

Basically to upgrade you need to book full fare (so Latitude) economy, which is probably more expensive than Executive First Lowest (if available. The other trick is an award seat must be available (I-Class), if no award seats are open then you will just get a message saying no available inventory for upgrade as it does not book into R-Class.
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