Terminology Corner

What Is Air Passenger Duty

In a nutshell, Air passenger duty is a tax on passengers on flights from UK airports – it doesn’t apply if you’re flying back into the UK. It was first introduced in 1994 and was mainly designed to raise...

What Is European Business Class

For many who are travelling within Europe from abroad, you may see business class as an expense worth paying for, I mean, when booked in advance onto a European business class flight, the cost can be just two-times the...

EXPLAINED: What Is A Cabin Class

To truly understand what type of airline ticket you have purchased, you need to know what a cabin class, fare class and a fare basis are. In this article, we look at what the cabin class and what it means...

EXPLAINED: What is a Fare Class

To truly understand what type of airline ticket you have purchased, you need to know what a cabin class, fare class and a fare basis are. In this article, we look at what the fare class is and what it...

EXPLAINED: ANA Discover Japan Fare

The ANA "Discover Japan" Fare is an interesting proposition for those who are visiting Japan. Tourists can pre-purchase as many sectors, independently so long as the ticket is purchased on ANA's international website.

EXPLAINED: JAL Japan Explorer Pass

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What is British Airways Dual Inventory Fare

A Dual Inventory fare is an interesting pricing initiative put forward by British airways from around the 2015/16 mark. Put simply, it is a way of keeping a fixed financial gap between the prices of two different cabins. It's achieved...

EXPLAINED – Can a Y-UP fare save you money?

The phrase Y-UP is an industry term – used mainly by the North American airline industry - to denote an economy class ticket which is immediately upgraded to a first or business class ticket.

Upgrading BA flights Using AA Miles

It is surprising to see how integrated American and British Airways are when it comes to redeeming miles.

Explained – AA’s SystemWide Upgrade

American Airlines’ System Wide Upgrade is one of the most coveted benefits of the AAdvantage Program if you are part of the upper echelon to be able to collect them. It is a fascinating tool, which with minimal restrictions, can be used to place the bearer in the next-highest class of service.

Airline Upgrades Explained – British Airways’ Discretionary Upgrade Tool

As mentioned in a previous article on Operational Upgrades, gone are the days where customer service agents filter you in to one of two categories SFU or NSFU – or in other words Suitable for Upgrade or Not Suitable for Upgrade –...

Airline Upgrades Explained – Load Factor Based Upgrades

What is a Load Factor Based Upgrade? In simplistic terms, A Load Factor Based Upgrade (LFBU) also known as a Paid Upgrade or Day-of-Departure Upgrade in some circles is when the airline discounts a seat in a more premium cabin prior to...