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Published flight price on major Asian routes - update daily

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gokeeper wrote:
Oct 16th, 2018 3:31 pm
I am improving my script, will have more departure city soon Grinning Face With Smiling Eyes
YEG and YYC too plz
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Any chance of adding premier economy fares (e.g. N fare class for Air Canada)?
Thanks!
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@gokeeper Any luck with getting your script with other departure points?
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@gokeeper just wanted to say thanks for continually updating this! I really appreciate it as I'm looking to book Asia flights next year and check this page regularly
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Oct 3, 2011
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OTTAWA
YYZ-TPE/UA: KLW43NME 620 K NRF S20MAY 567+14+ 3+ 6M

so toronto to taipei, united regular economy: some sort of code not relevant to us, 620$+ tax, what's all this stuff after?

Is that how we determine when the fare is available and how long we have to be on the ground for? can someone explain? thanks.
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lurkknight wrote:
Dec 5th, 2018 11:03 am
YYZ-TPE/UA: KLW43NME 620 K NRF S20MAY 567+14+ 3+ 6M

so toronto to taipei, united regular economy: some sort of code not relevant to us, 620$+ tax, what's all this stuff after?

Is that how we determine when the fare is available and how long we have to be on the ground for? can someone explain? thanks.
You've got the first part right, but the /UA is not United Regular Economy, it's just the two-letter airline code. The first letter of the "code not relevant to us" is typically the fare bucket (also shown separately after the price, in this case K), while the rest corresponds to the fare rules. That's the loooong list of rules you can pull up to find out when a fare is valid for, if stopovers are permitted, if it's only available east-wards or west-wards as a starting point, etc.

For the fare code, here's an example of United's (note, this is badly out of date, but a good example): https://www.comparecards.com/blog/how-t ... lustrated/
For an explanation of the "rules" associated with flight codes you can pull up on a travel site, here is a breakdown: https://maphappy.org/2012/04/how-to-rea ... vel-agent/

Now, not all this may be accurate, as fare codes vastly fluctuate by airline, route, etc., so gokeeper can correct me!

Let's also go section-by-section:

YYZ-TPE/UA: KLW43NME 620 K NRF S20MAY 567+14+ 3+ 6M
Orgin Airport Code - Destination Airport Code

YYZ-TPE/UA: KLW43NME 620 K NRF S20MAY 567+14+ 3+ 6M
IATA Airline Code, in this case UA = United

YYZ-TPE/UA: KLW43NME 620 K NRF S20MAY 567+14+ 3+ 6M
Fare construction code, as mentioned above

YYZ-TPE/UA: KLW43NME 620 K NRF S20MAY 567+14+ 3+ 6M
Pre-tax cost of flight, based on currency of departure (normally)

YYZ-TPE/UA: KLW43NME 620 K NRF S20MAY 567+14+ 3+ 6M
Fare code; in this case K is a United Economy fare, one of the lowest above basic economy. This is critical to determine your mileage earning, baggage policies (before elite status), and also can determine your priority for upgrades / standby / displaced passenger

YYZ-TPE/UA: KLW43NME 620 K NRF S20MAY 567+14+ 3+ 6M
Is it refundable? NRF = non-refundable, P50 = 50% penalty, "50" or a number means a fixed amount in local currency, and + (you see some of those on the page) mean "more restrictions apply, check fare note"

YYZ-TPE/UA: KLW43NME 620 K NRF S20MAY 567+14+ 3+ 6M
Dates; typically mentioning when the fare is valid (ie., Seasonal-only, 20th May) or when it needs to be purchased for. Take a look at AC's YYZ-OSA right now, which says B12DEC - in this case, you must ticket Before 12th December.

YYZ-TPE/UA: KLW43NME 620 K NRF S20MAY 567+ 14+ 3+ 6M
Days! What days of the week can you travel on; 1 = Monday, 2 = Tuesday, etc; in this case, 567 means it's a Friday-Sunday, and 1234 means a Monday-Thursday departure. The + means more restrictions are present, and you'd need to read the full fare rules to see more.

YYZ-TPE/UA: KLW43NME 620 K NRF S20MAY 567+ 14+ 3+ 6M
Advanced purchase; you must purchase this fare 14 days in advance... so you can't just leave next week.

YYZ-TPE/UA: KLW43NME 620 K NRF S20MAY 567+ 14+ 3+ 6M
Minimum stay; either in days, or Months (as with others, + means more restrictions)

YYZ-TPE/UA: KLW43NME 620 K NRF S20MAY 567+ 14+ 3+ 6M
Maximum stay, you can't have a return date more than 6 months out.

Edit: I will mention that for "how long can I wait to book the fare" can sometimes be in the full fare rules breakdown, but it's not a guarantee. Airlines can pull a fare whenever they want!

Airline rules are complex - unless you have a lot of free time, or you're one of us who travels frequently for business and pleasure, TA's like @gokeeper are an invaluable resource. It's awesome that he keeps us updated on these fares!
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thanks for breaking it down, the raw data becomes a lot more useful now that some of those parameters are explained :D

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