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Northwest Airlines Fare Chart
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Fare
Class

Domestic
Segment
Upgrade

Transoceanic
or mileage Upgrade

Description

A

First Class Award

NA

Award First. Also used for plat/gold elite upgrades from domestic coach award tickets.

B

Yes

Yes

Slightly full fare domestic and transoceanic

C

NA

Business Fare

Discounted Business

D

NA

Business Award

Business award

F

First Class Fare

NA

Discounted First

H

Yes

No

Discounted Economy

I

NA

Business Upgrade

This is used only for mileage upgrades from B fares.

J

NA

Business Fare

Full fare business

K

No

No

Deeply discounted Economy

L

Yes

No

Deeply discounted Economy

M

Yes

Yes

Discounted Economy. *M is not eligible for upgrading for travel to/from HKG, PEK, PVG or across the Atlantic.

P

First Class Fare

NA

Full Fare First

Q

Yes

No

Discounted Economy

R

First Upgrade

NA

Domestic first class upgrade inventory for Platinum Elite certificates or mileage upgrades.

T

No

No

Deeply discounted Economy

U

NA

Business Award

World Business Class Upgrade using Platinum Elite Upgrade certificates.

V
Yes
No
Discounted Economy

W

No

No

Domestic/Transoceanic Coach award. Also used for "free ticket" vouchers given to bumpees.

Y

Yes

Yes

Full fare domestic and transoceanic. Y fares will receive a complimentary upgrade if there is P availability (elite members only!); all others can be upgraded with miles (subject to availability).
Z
NA
Business Fare
Deeply discounted business. also used for mileage upgrades from Y

 

Color
code

Description

x

Coach

x

First / Business

Yes

Fare is Upgradeable

No

Fare is NOT Upgradeable

NA

not applicable

?

unknown


Using miles to upgrade?
use the award charts to find appropriate mileage amounts

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Last updated 20 April 2009

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