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SIN-HKG equipment lottery [Regional Equipment Swaps]

SIN-HKG equipment lottery [Regional Equipment Swaps]

Old Sep 21, 12, 12:44 am
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Originally Posted by bagold View Post
How about the ICN route? Do they change equipment last minute too? Trying to decide if I should fly CX?
Yes this applies to all regional routes.
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Old Sep 21, 12, 6:00 pm
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Originally Posted by bagold View Post
How about the ICN route? Do they change equipment last minute too? Trying to decide if I should fly CX?
Service and soft product masters more to me, so I would.
Plus, I have better chance of opup than on OZ (and I am *G)
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Old Oct 4, 12, 4:55 pm
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Originally Posted by midlevels View Post
What I don't understand is why CX is allowed to treat people with paid tickets are AM tickets differently.

I see lots of reports from people who have AM redemptions who are given HKD500-1000 cash compensation for downgrade from F to regional J, which is a complete joke.

Why should paying passengers get more, when as far as the airline is concerned the tickets are both paid for, just using different currency.

If CX ever did this and tried to fob me off with HKD500-1000 cash I would be raising a hellstorm at the airport.
Agreed. I'm a family of four on AA awards, SINHKG in F. For the family, F cost extra 50,000 points vs J, I'd be quite irritated to receive HKD2000 as compensation. That's $175! Street value of 50k AA points is clearly greater than $175!!!
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Old Oct 4, 12, 9:24 pm
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SIN-HKG equipment lottery

I think you get your miles back. The cash is just for the inconvenience.
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Old Oct 5, 12, 12:40 am
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Huge risk of equipment change on this route for sure
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Old Oct 5, 12, 4:44 am
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Originally Posted by seawolf View Post
I think you get your miles back. The cash is just for the inconvenience.
I would certainly try with AA, a good reason to hold on to boarding passes.
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Old Oct 5, 12, 7:20 am
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Well, with the NEW regional J I'm sure there will be less complains?
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Old Oct 12, 12, 9:04 pm
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Originally Posted by Cathay Boy View Post
Well, with the NEW regional J I'm sure there will be less complains?
My 77W F on a paid ticket HKG-SIN is now on an OLD 773, 2-3-2 Regional C seat. Talk about a downgrade!
Of course bulkhead is blocked, so I'm in row 14 at a window.
Yuck.
This was purchased in April. There are no flights on my date with F seats now, otherwise I would have switched. There does seem to be one on a 77W with new regional C, so maybe I could switch to that.
What's the experience with downgrades--ticket issued by AA (paid ticket)-- can I change my flight to the one with the new regional C seat? Or should I wait and see since there could be more changes before December?
Thanks for any advice.
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Old Oct 12, 12, 9:29 pm
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New regional C is not available yet (and they will only install regional C on 773 and 772, not 77w

What you see is probably 77G (J, W, Y 3 class) if you see a 1-2-1 seat map and feature long haul business class seat. However if you see a 2-3-2 seat map then it is going to be old regional J
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Old Oct 12, 12, 10:42 pm
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Originally Posted by jamienbaker View Post
I'd be quite irritated to receive HKD2000 as compensation. That's $175!
HKD 2000 is more than that.
It's more than $260...
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Old Oct 13, 12, 7:34 am
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Originally Posted by AA_EXP09 View Post
HKD 2000 is more than that.
It's more than $260...
$258, you are correct. Clearly insufficient for loss of 50,000 AA points. Though as others have noted, I might have recourse with AA.
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Old Oct 13, 12, 12:38 pm
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Originally Posted by Cathay Boy View Post
Well, with the NEW regional J I'm sure there will be less complains?
You mean the new regional Y+ labelled as J?

Not that we have been on it, but judging from currently available information, it's certainly nowhere near the Cirrus seat, let alone F.
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Old Oct 14, 12, 11:44 am
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Our HKG-SIN flight in mid Jan just changed aircraft for 3rd time in a month.Started as J,went to F then back to J now back to F with seats assigned.
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Old Oct 14, 12, 5:40 pm
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Originally Posted by pssteve View Post
Our HKG-SIN flight in mid Jan just changed aircraft for 3rd time in a month.Started as J,went to F then back to J now back to F with seats assigned.
to save yourself some grief, I might recommend not paying any attention to that until a few weeks before your flight.
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Old Oct 14, 12, 8:34 pm
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Originally Posted by QRC3288 View Post
to save yourself some grief, I might recommend not paying any attention to that until a few weeks before your flight.
Or a few hours before the flight, for that matter...
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