Old Jul 6, 11, 1:10 am
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QRC3288
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Hong Kong
Programs: CX, UA, Shangri-La, Hyatt, Starwood
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Originally Posted by RupertC View Post
If I booked a solo Asia2 sector and it got downgraded, I would be indignant. You can get HKG-SIN included as part of a Europe - Asia2 F award for 70,000 miles one way. An extra 4 hours in F for no extra outlay - thank you very much AA/CX.
Yea, this is the situation I was talking about. I don't expect AA fliers are using miles to redeem HKG-SIN alone....but I do think quite a few of them are booking tix from DFW/JFK/LAX (or Europe) to SIN, which obviously goes via HKG. So the cost of that second sector, as you say above, is quite low (sounds like free in some cases?!) to the AA traveler. So obviously he's going to make that "purchase". Whereas from CX's point of view, that guy is a remarkably low value pax since CX is probably getting peanuts for that sector from AA.
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