Hand Baggage only flights from the UK?

Old Nov 1, 16, 8:19 pm
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Hand Baggage only flights from the UK?

Do Cathay Pacific offer hand baggage only tickets on long haul flights?

I am asking as earlier this evening I tried to book a flight from Manchester to Hong Kong with a firm called Lycafly. The price had come up in the Momondo screenscraper at 362 but perhaps fortunately the transaction was red flagged by my credit card company so I gave Lycafly a call intending to use an alternative card.

The agent on the phone was confirming the flight details but then casually dropped into the conversation that I was booking a hand baggage only ticket !!!! He offered a more expensive flight if I wanted hold luggage but I declined because it all sounded a bit fishy. There was nothing on their website stating hand baggage only although there was no mention of baggage whatsoever.

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Old Nov 1, 16, 8:45 pm
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No, there are no hand baggage only fares on CX.
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Old Nov 1, 16, 11:04 pm
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Are they routing you through LHR or somewhere else on one of BA's Domestic/Euro HBO fares? CX don't have HBO fares.

There are some travel agents that sell you cheap fares and then a few weeks later come back saying they cant honour those fares and you need to pay more. Sounds like these guys may be one of them.
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Old Nov 1, 16, 11:48 pm
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Originally Posted by 1010101 View Post
Are they routing you through LHR or somewhere else on one of BA's Domestic/Euro HBO fares? CX don't have HBO fares.

There are some travel agents that sell you cheap fares and then a few weeks later come back saying they cant honour those fares and you need to pay more. Sounds like these guys may be one of them.
I am not 100% sure,but IIRC BA does not offer HBO fares on long haul,so even if routed via LHR it should be a fare which includes a baggage allowance...unless ofcourse it's on separate tickets ofcourse
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Old Nov 2, 16, 12:40 am
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I am not 100% sure,but IIRC BA does not offer HBO fares on long haul,so even if routed via LHR it should be a fare which includes a baggage allowance...unless ofcourse it's on separate tickets ofcourse
They don't. Short haul only. I would assume they are selling separate tickets to have that restriction.
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Old Nov 2, 16, 5:29 am
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The booking was Manchester - Hong Kong direct. It left me wondering what would have happened if the order had gone through and I turned up in Manchester with a suitcase?
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