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Who can see how much or how you paid for your ticket?

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Pele

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I always wondered which of the check in staff, boarding gate staff, flight attendants etc can see how much you paid for your airline ticket or if indeed they can see it is an award redemption ticket?

I find airline tickets a strange product because there are massive variations in what people pay for an identical product. Once i flew on a budget airline and paid $400 for my ticket and know for a fact that someone in the row behind me paid $1,100.

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Interesting question, be prepared for the answer, it may have an interesting answer
 

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I think check-in staff need to have access, maybe not on their 'check-in screen', but ultimately, in case there is some change in ticketing required. They would know the class of ticket, obviously, which would be an indicator of price.

Beyond that, from other threads here, I think its opaque, even whether or not its an award ticket. Hmm... that might appear on he manifest via the fare bucket.

Interestingly enough, I linked to a story mentioning taking people off planes in Nth America, based on lowest paying pax off first: here.
 

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....I always wondered which of the check in staff, boarding gate staff, flight attendants etc can see how much you paid for your airline ticket ....

perhaps another angle here is which of those staff actually cared!! IMHO none :)
 

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Point taken but i am sure some of the crew would sneak a peak(if they had access) for first class passengers if you didnt fit the stereotypical passenger profile. ie 'how could this bloke afford first class?'.

Anyway it was just something i always wondered about.

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I would hope that information is not readily available to check-in staff or CSM's or cabin crew. Your onboard service experience could be compromised if they so choose.
 

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Point taken but i am sure some of the crew would sneak a peak(if they had access) for first class passengers if you didnt fit the stereotypical passenger profile. ie 'how could this bloke afford first class?'.

Anyway it was just something i always wondered about.

Pele.

That can be a very dangerous assumption these days since business attire is no longer the domain of the well off and there are many people these days who are not short of a quid who don't feel the need to dress the part.
 

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That can be a very dangerous assumption these days since business attire is no longer the domain of the well off and there are many people these days who are not short of a quid who don't feel the need to dress the part.

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I know it is a dangerous assumption however old stereotypes die hard.

Pele.
 

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I wear a suit and tie, yet 95% of my flights are sale class. Looks can be deceptive.
 

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I wear jeans and a hoodie. And I buy the cheapest tickets possible. I must be a bum.

... wait, I really must be. :beer::thumbup:
 
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i would be beaten leaving the house in kmart suit by the ball and chain :)

Either way a person in a $99 or $10K suit shows intent to dress well and the perception rightly or wrongly is a better class person.
 

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Fair enough clazman. All I can contribute is this: (consistently) wear a suit and all staff call you 'Sir', whereas in casual clothes all staff call you 'mate". Same person, same row 3f seat, same sale ticket.
 

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perhaps another angle here is which of those staff actually cared!! IMHO none :)

I agree, check-in staff would have zero care-factor. They would check in tens of dozens per shift, thousands over their working career and they would have seen every type of passenger under the sun, all paying different amounts, and over time, a person is just another person.
 

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Worse ........WalMart

My nephew askes me to hit Walmart because a particular brand of mens pants they sell for $20USD, is sold in trendier shops here for $100AUD.

As far as the OP goes, I believe the staff can see your fare class and that's an indicator to the fare paid.
 
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