Does no one want to go to HKG today?

Old May 22, 13, 6:41 am
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Does no one want to go to HKG today?

AC 007 is still showing R9 with about 30 (real) open seats and 015 has 26 open. Quietest I've seen this route for a long time
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Old May 22, 13, 6:58 am
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KL and CX have been having aggressive pricing lately ..
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Old May 22, 13, 7:28 am
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Well, I am going to PEK tomorrow on an award ticket, but flying UA and LX to avoid scam charges! (Only $152 of taxes for that ticket. )

I guess AC's new strategy of discouraging anything but Tango fares and paid J is working.
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Old May 22, 13, 7:54 am
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Originally Posted by margarita girl View Post
I guess AC's new strategy of discouraging anything but Tango fares and paid J is working.
I was supposed to be on 007 today, but the YVR flight went mechanical. So once again I was saved by a Concierge and moved to 015. He was saying that the back is full, but J is not at all crowded, so you might be right.
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Old May 22, 13, 9:09 am
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I don't want to go anywhere - today, tomorrow or ever. I'm surprised at how much I enjoy going to work with no chance I'll be heading to the airport on a few hours notice.

So no, I don't want to go to HKG.
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Old May 22, 13, 9:17 am
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Buy me a ticket, and I'll go to Hong Kong.
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Old May 22, 13, 10:58 am
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Interesting. I did a search for deaprtures 27 May +/- 3 days. Most days, AC007 (YVRHKG) is R9. AC015 (YYZHKG) is R0 but most days it's J9; worst I was was J4 on 25 May.

Sames dates YYZFRA is showing decent availability in both J and R.

AC's focus on leisure travellers seems to be working.
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Old May 22, 13, 11:01 am
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Follow-up: even YVRSYD is J9 for the period 25 May to 30 May. (24 May is J8.)
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With flex being within a few hundred of CX PE, I don't feel like gambling.
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Old May 22, 13, 11:58 am
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There are also talks that United is selling Y class for $849-870ish
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Old May 22, 13, 12:06 pm
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Originally Posted by karachi View Post
KL and CX have been having aggressive pricing lately ..
I'm not sure if I would fly YVR-AMS-HKG on KL (mileage on Skypesos/Flying Poo, plus this is a very long flight, and I have no ST status.)
I'm not even sure that KL can make a profit for the sub $1100 that CX wants.
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Old May 22, 13, 12:08 pm
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Originally Posted by global_happy_traveller View Post
There are also talks that United is selling Y class for $849-870ish
This is true pending K availability (and you can route this on NH, too, for better service.)
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Old May 22, 13, 12:27 pm
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Originally Posted by margarita girl View Post
Well, I am going to PEK tomorrow on an award ticket, but flying UA and LX to avoid scam charges! (Only $152 of taxes for that ticket. )

I guess AC's new strategy of discouraging anything but Tango fares and paid J is working.
I've got YYZ-PEK-PVG-YYZ in J coming up in a few weeks. $677 in taxes and scamcharges. Ouch! PEK-PVG on Air China.
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Old May 22, 13, 12:27 pm
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Just looked at the loads for the rest of May for both YVR and YYZ to/from HKG.

YVR - HKG appears relatively light compared to other times of the year, whilst the return HKG - YVR is full/oversold (overall Y and J) till the end of May. There was even a day where the airplane was oversold by 22 seats... it just amazes me they can do that, and yet still plan to oversell the following day's flight.

YYZ - HKG looks full for the next few days, then drops off a little. Ex HKG looks full till the end of the month.
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Old May 22, 13, 12:41 pm
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Originally Posted by RCyyz View Post
Interesting. I did a search for deaprtures 27 May +/- 3 days. Most days, AC007 (YVRHKG) is R9. AC015 (YYZHKG) is R0 but most days it's J9; worst I was was J4 on 25 May.

Sames dates YYZFRA is showing decent availability in both J and R.

AC's focus on leisure travellers seems to be working.
Dare to dream that the R games are reaching the finish line??
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