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ARCHIVE: AA Awards on Cathay Pacific (2015)

ARCHIVE: AA Awards on Cathay Pacific (2015)

Old Jan 5, 15, 6:07 am
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Originally Posted by seawolf View Post
Reduced in what sense? I don't think capacity hasn't been reduced. More like more people chasing after the same seats.
I don't think so. Even at +355 day mark, only 1 seat in F available.

Previously when I checked about a month ago, there were 2 seats in F routinely available out of ORD/HKG at +355 days. I have a hard time believing the reduction is due to more people getting credit card miles.
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Old Jan 5, 15, 7:38 am
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Slightly OT, but are in a jam, need to buy 70K Aadvatage miles asap, are the only/best option through their website ($2000), or are there other cheaper alternatives?
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Old Jan 5, 15, 8:07 am
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Originally Posted by Happy View Post
Married segment practice - this is to prevent all the awards being snatched up for JFK-HKG travelers leaving nothing for those need to go BEYOND HKG. A very common practice on virtually all airlines. QF for example, could have nothing available for LAX-SYD, but has availability for JFK-LAX-SYD when LAX-SYD is on the same flight.

A little trick people figure out when searching for award seats, also can be a source of frustration from another angle.
If I'm looking for award space SYD-LAX-XXX and it isn't available, but SYD-LAX-JFK is available, can I ticket and then call AA (booked with AA miles, EXP) and chop off the LAX-JFK segment and replace with another or will the QF liaison now allow that?
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Old Jan 5, 15, 8:34 am
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Originally Posted by Ross0 View Post
If I'm looking for award space SYD-LAX-XXX and it isn't available, but SYD-LAX-JFK is available, can I ticket and then call AA (booked with AA miles, EXP) and chop off the LAX-JFK segment and replace with another or will the QF liaison now allow that?
Might not work... because the the flight SYD-LAX and the flight LAX-JFK both operate as the same flight number QF11, so when ticketed it could well be ticketed as a single flight with a single flight coupon. I'm guessing that this might make it harder to "drop" a segment that doesn't appear as a separate segment on the ticket. But I may be wrong.

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Old Jan 5, 15, 8:35 am
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Originally Posted by Insomnia4u View Post
Slightly OT, but are in a jam, need to buy 70K Aadvatage miles asap, are the only/best option through their website ($2000), or are there other cheaper alternatives?
I'm not aware of any for "ASAP", but AA and US Air frequently have promotions at a reduced price, or on a "gift your friend and get miles, too" basis. If you know someone who is an AAdvantage or USAir Dividend Miles member, you might ask him/her to be on the alert for one.
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Old Jan 5, 15, 8:47 am
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Originally Posted by iluvdoco View Post
I don't think so. Even at +355 day mark, only 1 seat in F available.

Previously when I checked about a month ago, there were 2 seats in F routinely available out of ORD/HKG at +355 days. I have a hard time believing the reduction is due to more people getting credit card miles.
You may see another popup after you book the one seat, we had that experience for booking ORD HKG in May15.
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Old Jan 5, 15, 12:54 pm
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I know a few folks here book/track HKG-DPS-HKG availability and wanted to ask what I should expect. I flew it 3 years ago with no problem getting 5x awards in business class. But looking now for Christmas 2015 and seeing only Y awards. I am fine with that if it's the way we have to go as we'll be in HKG already and it's a short enough flight to do in the back of the bus.
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Old Jan 5, 15, 1:00 pm
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I've generally seen less availability than there was several years ago. I'm generally searching for only three seats and even that's been harder. I've also found that HKG-DPS becomes available later than transpac flights, so I've often booked a flight into SIN at 331 days changing to DPS a month or two later.
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Old Jan 5, 15, 1:48 pm
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Originally Posted by iluvdoco View Post
I don't think so. Even at +355 day mark, only 1 seat in F available.

Previously when I checked about a month ago, there were 2 seats in F routinely available out of ORD/HKG at +355 days. I have a hard time believing the reduction is due to more people getting credit card miles.
It definitely feels less predictable to me. I saw 2 F open +332 days ORD-HKG, but none available the few days before or after.
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Old Jan 5, 15, 4:13 pm
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Originally Posted by iluvdoco View Post
Is it just me or has CX F availability out of North America been further reduced? It used to be fairly easy to get 2 x F seats out of ORD or JFK, but now I can only find 1!
I guess it depends on when. I just booked 2 F seats yesterday out of ORD on the exact date in November I wanted. Now, I would have preferred the middle of the night flight rather than the afternoon one, but I can't be too choosy.
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Old Jan 5, 15, 5:32 pm
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Originally Posted by Ross0 View Post
If I'm looking for award space SYD-LAX-XXX and it isn't available, but SYD-LAX-JFK is available, can I ticket and then call AA (booked with AA miles, EXP) and chop off the LAX-JFK segment and replace with another or will the QF liaison now allow that?
Originally Posted by dkerr View Post
Might not work... because the the flight SYD-LAX and the flight LAX-JFK both operate as the same flight number QF11, so when ticketed it could well be ticketed as a single flight with a single flight coupon. I'm guessing that this might make it harder to "drop" a segment that doesn't appear as a separate segment on the ticket. But I may be wrong.

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Yup. Same flight number. It is considered a thru flight and you cannot chop it off. However you could, abandon the last segment that is LAX-JFK after you clear the immigration, and just walk out without redeposit your checked bag if you have any because LAX is your port of entry.
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Old Jan 5, 15, 6:11 pm
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"on request"

So - I've been "on request" for my CX J tix for 4 days now...anything to be worried about? I did call AA yesterday and they did say all was fine on their end, just waiting on CX to "accept" it, should go in for ticketing today...but nada.

Thought I remembered seeing something about "5 day limit" on here...
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Old Jan 5, 15, 6:15 pm
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Originally Posted by UA-NYC View Post
So - I've been "on request" for my CX J tix for 4 days now...anything to be worried about? I did call AA yesterday and they did say all was fine on their end, just waiting on CX to "accept" it, should go in for ticketing today...but nada.

Thought I remembered seeing something about "5 day limit" on here...
My recent booking took a full week to ticket.
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Old Jan 5, 15, 6:34 pm
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Originally Posted by UA-NYC View Post
So - I've been "on request" for my CX J tix for 4 days now...anything to be worried about? I did call AA yesterday and they did say all was fine on their end, just waiting on CX to "accept" it, should go in for ticketing today...but nada.

Thought I remembered seeing something about "5 day limit" on here...
How far out to departure? Ticketing queue is sorted by date of departure.
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Old Jan 5, 15, 6:36 pm
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Originally Posted by seawolf View Post
How far out to departure? Ticketing queue is sorted by date of departure.
327 days

So no worries of the space disappearing? Just having bad UA 2012 flashbacks.
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