CX stopovers?

Old Mar 30, 12, 7:30 am
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CX stopovers?

Going from US to SE Asia. I assume only one stopover? Max duration? Could a person book 2 one way and end up with 2 stopovers? Will be using AS miles for award travel.

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Old Mar 30, 12, 8:40 am
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Would be easy to do a online dummy booking to find out exactly...

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Old Mar 30, 12, 1:37 pm
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I'd be happy to answer this question by calling CX, but nothing but busy signals.

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Old Mar 30, 12, 3:25 pm
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CX will not be able to answer your question because that is subject to AS rule. You should call AS instead. I am moving this thread over to the AS forum.

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Old Mar 30, 12, 3:32 pm
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AS partner awards are round trip, not one way. One stopover or one open jaw on CX awards.

That being said, there are a multitude of ways to get relatively inexpensive air travel in SE Asia, either by LCC, or, if you want premium travel, by using miles. BA Avios mileage charts are actually quite good for travel under 1150 miles, as well as UA/US miles (UA allows one ways, US has a very expansive definition of SE Asia that doesn't include HKG but DOES include India, Sri Lanka and MLE.)
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Old Mar 30, 12, 3:43 pm
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If someone has AMEX points they can be converted 1:1 for Delta, Singapore, ANA and British Airways miles for award tickets as well for travel within SE Asia.
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Old Mar 31, 12, 5:16 am
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Actually right now through the end of May, AMEX->BA is at 2:3. (The CX fuel surcharge is around $50 on BA. Interestingly enough, AS doesn't charge this. )

Also, DL awards in Asia have very high fees.
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Old Mar 31, 12, 8:23 am
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Originally Posted by eponymous_coward View Post

Also, DL awards in Asia have very high fees.
Fuel surcharges are payable on some Delta partner carriers, but not on Delta-operated flights.
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Old Mar 31, 12, 3:47 pm
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Originally Posted by 3Cforme View Post
Fuel surcharges are payable on some Delta partner carriers, but not on Delta-operated flights.
I'm referring to award fees. DL adds an international origination surcharge for awards that are entirely outside the USA (note that I said "in Asia", not "to Asia"). This would make DL a bad choice for international shorthaul redemptions outside the United States, compared to, say, UA/US/BA.
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Old Apr 2, 12, 5:51 pm
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Originally Posted by eponymous_coward View Post
AS partner awards are round trip, not one way. One stopover or one open jaw on CX awards.

That being said, there are a multitude of ways to get relatively inexpensive air travel in SE Asia, either by LCC, or, if you want premium travel, by using miles. BA Avios mileage charts are actually quite good for travel under 1150 miles, as well as UA/US miles (UA allows one ways, US has a very expansive definition of SE Asia that doesn't include HKG but DOES include India, Sri Lanka and MLE.)
When we fly ORD-HKG we will get in late at night and the next flight to BKK is the next morning (<24 hours) will this be considered a stopover?
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Old Apr 2, 12, 9:56 pm
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Originally Posted by Pulley View Post
When we fly ORD-HKG we will get in late at night and the next flight to BKK is the next morning (<24 hours) will this be considered a stopover?
No, intl connections of <24 hours are not considered stopovers.
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Old Apr 3, 12, 7:30 pm
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Originally Posted by baliktad View Post
No, intl connections of <24 hours are not considered stopovers.
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