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Old Nov 4, 17, 7:42 pm
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Originally Posted by seawolf View Post
If doing F/J, you get a third dinner with JFK Flagship Lounge.
Well different types of dinners. F is Flagship Dinning while J is only Flagship Lounge buffet
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Old Nov 6, 17, 4:30 pm
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Well, arrived at T8 for 5pm and the CX desks were open.
No idea if there's any fancy security (and there were about 30 people in the queue for the AA flagship check in so didn't try that).
5-10 minutes in the TSA-PRE queue and up to the Admirals Club.
Handed over my lounge invite and got a written invite to flagship first dining.
No problem getting in. Shown to a table, offered water and a drink and handed the menus.

No power points at the tables near the windows, only in the booths.

About 5 people in a here, cheesy as hell music and now 2 people having loud phone conversations.
Well they did change the music to pop at some point, playing through a Bose Bluetooth speaker under the bar.

As for boarding, around 8:10pm or so and they asked those who needed extra time to board first. That seemed to mean just about anyone and no-one in front of me was in the F cabin. Seems to be 4 of us tonight.

Got to the door and shown to my seat and addressed by name.
Got towel, nuts and drink offered. Amenity kit and pyjamas a few minutes later.
Must admit more attention being given to the other 3 female passengers.

Pushing back 5 mins early.

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Old Nov 6, 17, 7:38 pm
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Originally Posted by xenole View Post
and there were about 30 people in the queue for the AA flagship check in so didn't try that
Are you referring to AA’s Flagship first class check-in on the opposite end of the check-in Hall from CX? It’s behind closed doors so a queue, if any, wouldn’t be visible. Even if no queue, you just can’t check-in there from a IT systems perspective even if AA allowed it.
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Old Nov 6, 17, 7:52 pm
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Originally Posted by seawolf View Post
Are you referring to AA’s Flagship first class check-in on the opposite end of the check-in Hall from CX? It’s behind closed doors so a queue, if any, wouldn’t be visible. Even if no queue, you just can’t check-in there from a IT systems perspective even if AA allowed it.
AA will not allow it since it has to be AA operated flight now. The CX line at T8 is always short and efficient for me.
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Old Nov 7, 17, 1:51 am
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Well, I checked in at the CX desks on the left hand side and then had to walk to near the AA flagship side to get to the TSA-PRE line.
People were queuing outside the doors.
Wasn't sure if I could wander through there and they would escort me to the front of the line.

As for the flight, took off at 9:02pm after a nice taxi.

3 hot towels.
Offered little boxes of 2 chocolates - have the pralines been stopped?
Krug mentioned on the menu. Had a glass of champagne after boarding but never saw the bottle so not 100% sure if it was that. Glass seemed a little bit smaller or it could just be me flying other airlines.
Drinks offered a few times with nuts.
Bose headphones offered.
Addressed by name all the time​​​​​​.
Flower put out early into the flight and removed before landing for quarantine reasons.

2 jet bridges on 1L and 2L.
Cleaning crews on board fairly quickly with "on their back" vacuum cleaners

1 person remaining in the cabin with me.

Landed around 11:30pm, local time, at YVR.

YVR-HKG

Definitely Krug on this sector as a new bottle was presented to me.
Hot towel prior to take off.
Full cabin including a couple in CX F for the first time.

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Old Nov 7, 17, 11:34 am
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This is my favorite flight ex-USA. You will get two dinners! Can't beat that.
Judging by the recent menu posted I am not sure this would be my favorite. Choices for both legs seems quite limited for F and also no caviar, seems like a watered down version of the non-stop JFK-HKG flights
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Old Nov 9, 17, 1:34 pm
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Will I be able to choose different seats for the two sectors JFK-YVR, YVR-HKG?
Will it influence my chance of operational upgrade for the YVR-HKG flight when it is overbooked while JFK-YVR is not?

Thanks!
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Old Nov 12, 17, 10:21 am
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Originally Posted by Raymond Lu View Post
Will I be able to choose different seats for the two sectors JFK-YVR, YVR-HKG?
Will it influence my chance of operational upgrade for the YVR-HKG flight when it is overbooked while JFK-YVR is not?

Thanks!
If booked as one segment, only at the airport (JFK), cannot be done in advance.

My one-time experience on CX888 when HKG-YVR is oversold and YVR-JFK is not, is that I got an op-up for the entire flight (and it was to F, and I was the only pax on YVR-JFK, very nice memory).
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Old Nov 13, 17, 6:42 am
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Have the pralines been removed on every flight now?
All I got was a couple of grey boxes with 2 chocolates in that are not a patch on the plated pralines.
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Old Nov 13, 17, 4:42 pm
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No caviar on the JFK-YVR leg?
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Old Nov 14, 17, 4:46 am
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Originally Posted by Single_Flyer View Post
No caviar on the JFK-YVR leg?
Correct. No caviar JFK-YVR-JFK.
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Old Nov 20, 17, 4:22 pm
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Has anyone done a domestic US flight, eg. SFO, or SJC, to YVR (say on Alaska) on a separate PNR, and then taken 889 to HKG ? Upon arrival into Canada, is their a transit line to connecting international flights, or do you need to clear Canadian immigration first ?
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Old Nov 20, 17, 4:31 pm
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Originally Posted by prw555 View Post
Has anyone done a domestic US flight, eg. SFO, or SJC, to YVR (say on Alaska) on a separate PNR, and then taken 889 to HKG ? Upon arrival into Canada, is their a transit line to connecting international flights, or do you need to clear Canadian immigration first ?
Plug in appropriate values in YVR passenger guide.

I don't think Canadian FT members would appreciate a SFO/SJC-YVR flight being called domestic US.
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Old Nov 20, 17, 7:43 pm
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Originally Posted by prw555 View Post
Has anyone done a domestic US flight, eg. SFO, or SJC, to YVR (say on Alaska) on a separate PNR, and then taken 889 to HKG ? Upon arrival into Canada, is their a transit line to connecting international flights, or do you need to clear Canadian immigration first ?
I believe you always need to clear Canadian immigration - even via the international connections pathway.
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Old Nov 23, 17, 9:23 pm
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Originally Posted by xenole View Post
Have the pralines been removed on every flight now?
All I got was a couple of grey boxes with 2 chocolates in that are not a patch on the plated pralines.
Seems to me. Took HKG - YVR and YVR - JFK recently and weren't served with plated pralines.
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