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.
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.
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.