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CX to Introduce "New Economy Fares" & Change Bag Allowance to "Piece Concept"

CX to Introduce "New Economy Fares" & Change Bag Allowance to "Piece Concept"

Old Sep 25, 2021, 4:31 am
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Originally Posted by alamah
It looks strange. Now many airlines in this part of the world use 23 kg (50 lbs) as the limit unless it's for long haul flight. It's usually 20, 25 or 30 kg.
BA /JL/SQ are also using 23kg concept ...
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Old Sep 26, 2021, 4:26 am
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Originally Posted by alamah
It looks strange. Now many airlines in this part of the world use 23 kg (50 lbs) as the limit unless it's for long haul flight. It's usually 20, 25 or 30 kg.
Originally Posted by neofung
BA /JL/SQ are also using 23kg concept ...
Same with AC.

YVR/YYZ to HKG flights will still allow 2X 23kg in Economy even w/o status.
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Old Oct 16, 2021, 10:24 am
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Originally Posted by ernestnywang
Indeed, I also think my biggest problem in the future is I can't pack a bag over 23kg anymore.

On another note, the MPO benefits page for SL has been updated. Now it says SLs will always be eligible for 2 bags. Aside from the inability to pack a bag over 23kg, there's no loss for SLs I believe. See https://www.cathaypacific.com/cx/en_...-benefits.html
I now wonder if CX will really still give SLs an extra allowance. https://www.cathaypacific.com/cx/en_...-benefits.html says, for SLs,
Up to 2 pieces when travelling in Economy, Premium Economy, or Business Class
for most flights, and for Trans-Pacific routes,
Up to 2 pieces of checked baggage allowance for all cabin classes.
By "up to," does CX mean "at most"? I thought it was meant to be a guarantee, but a query at https://www.cathaypacific.com/cx/en_TW/baggage.html does not suggest so. We are already subject to the new rule ex-Taiwan. Entering a random destination and choosing SL still lead to 1 bag only for Economy Light.

If CX kills extra bag allowance for SL, to me, that is major.
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Old Oct 16, 2021, 10:54 am
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Originally Posted by ernestnywang
We are already subject to the new rule ex-Taiwan. Entering a random destination and choosing SL still lead to 1 bag only for Economy Light.
I see the same TPE-SYD. Maybe it's all the one-year SLs SCB minted.
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Old Oct 16, 2021, 3:06 pm
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Originally Posted by percysmith
I see the same TPE-SYD. Maybe it's all the one-year SLs SCB minted.
Ex-HKG tickets will only be subject to the new rule eff. early 2022 I believe, but everyone may get another year of extension.
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Old Oct 17, 2021, 2:10 am
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For airlines that use the piece concept, I can't find another example of which standard economy ticket can check 2x23kg bags
(at least not for BA, <!--td {border: 1px solid #ccc;}br {mso-data-placement:same-cell;}-->Lufthansa group and NZ, you always need to pay to check additional bags)
In this part, I would say CX is being generous.
An advantage of the piece concept is that when your additional bag weights near the limit, it will be cheaper than with the total weight concept where excess weight is charged per kg
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Old Oct 17, 2021, 3:10 pm
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Originally Posted by LYuen
For airlines that use the piece concept, I can't find another example of which standard economy ticket can check 2x23kg bags
JL gives 2: https://www.jal.co.jp/jp/en/inter/baggage/checked/
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Old Oct 18, 2021, 3:36 am
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Originally Posted by JordanWalker
Same with AC.

YVR/YYZ to HKG flights will still allow 2X 23kg in Economy even w/o status.
Originally Posted by LYuen
For airlines that use the piece concept, I can't find another example of which standard economy ticket can check 2x23kg bags
(at least not for BA, <!--td {border: 1px solid #ccc;}br {mso-data-placement:same-cell;}-->Lufthansa group and NZ, you always need to pay to check additional bags)
In this part, I would say CX is being generous.
An advantage of the piece concept is that when your additional bag weights near the limit, it will be cheaper than with the total weight concept where excess weight is charged per kg
Originally Posted by ernestnywang
Same with having no status on AC https://www.aircanada.com/ca/en/aco/...e/checked.html
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Old Dec 20, 2022, 12:33 am
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Economy redemption tickets ticketed up to 27 February 2022 are still 30KG/2pcs. From 28 February 2022 it is 23KG/1pc https://www.cathaypacific.com/cx/en_...tml#prev-month
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Old Dec 27, 2022, 12:01 am
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As I understand it, all Light/Essential/Flex can be in any of the booking classes. In the multi-city booking engine flow, I fail to spot what the actual fare class is is this information available on the website prior to ticketing? Would like to avoid any non-earning (to Finnair) surprises...
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Old Dec 27, 2022, 12:18 am
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Originally Posted by lkrt
As I understand it, all Light/Essential/Flex can be in any of the booking classes. In the multi-city booking engine flow, I fail to spot what the actual fare class is – is this information available on the website prior to ticketing? Would like to avoid any non-earning (to Finnair) surprises...
How to check fare class on new CX website when booking

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Old Dec 27, 2022, 10:36 am
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Thanks! Ugh, absolutely loathe when airlines do this...
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Old Dec 28, 2022, 4:49 am
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Does a no-status companion in the same PNR get the extra allowance as the status member?
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Old Dec 28, 2022, 11:25 am
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Originally Posted by The ITDA
Does a no-status companion in the same PNR get the extra allowance as the status member?
Not officially
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Old Dec 28, 2022, 11:44 am
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Originally Posted by ernestnywang
Not officially
Are they usually fine with it in practice?
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