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Old Apr 11, 12, 10:34 am   #1
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I need to book a paid ticket in Y from HKG to KWL. The two nonstops are operated by China Southern (CZ) and Hong Kong Airlines (HX). HX is about $40 more expensive. Anyone have any experience with these two airlines? Any thoughts on which one is better, and whether it's worth it to pay more for HX? It looks like HX doesn't have any US-based mileage partners, but the flight is pretty short so that's probably not a big deal.
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Old Apr 12, 12, 1:13 am   #2
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Depends on your schedule I guess. Both are equally average - nothing to write home about. But at least with CZ you might be able to earn DL miles if you're booked in an eligible booking class.

For the $40, are you referring to US Dollars or HK Dollars? If the former, pick CZ. Not worth an extra US$40 premium to fly HX.
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Old Apr 12, 12, 1:43 pm   #3
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I'd pick based on schedule and if it made no difference I'd fly CZ. As far as mileage accrual goes, HX is unaligned and their earning rates for cheapo fares is absolutely dire. There's nothing much to distinguish the two airlines on such a short flight.
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Old Apr 12, 12, 7:28 pm   #4
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Thanks! Just booked CZ. Booking it was a nightmare in itself! Far more expensive on orbitz, etc., so had to go straight to CZ -- and they don't make it easy to use an American credit card, etc., for international flights.
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Old Apr 12, 12, 10:51 pm   #5
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Why not try CZ out. I think they're pretty much the same. CZ would probably have more service than HX and I'm guessing the fares cost a little bit more?
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