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CX - SFO to HKG - Upgrade to Premium Economy - Options ?

Old Nov 3, 17, 11:13 pm
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CX - SFO to HKG - Upgrade to Premium Economy - Options ?

Hello,

Couple of my relatives are traveling SFO - HKG on CX and are currently booked in Y. I called the TA to know about the price for upgrade to Premium Economy and the TA informed that it would be approx USD 1000 per person !
Based on some promo's I see online during my travels (not CX, but United / DL ), this amount seems quite high.

Is it possible that this is because we checked with the TA who originally booked the ticket ?
What is an optimal way to buy Premium Eco in CX ?

Thanks, A
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Old Nov 4, 17, 12:48 am
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Depending on what fare you bought and what the availability is for the flights you want, 1000USD does not seem high. CX's Premium Economy is a class by itself, not just Economy class with a bigger space.
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Old Nov 4, 17, 5:31 am
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Not sure if OP booked in Y class or just economy, because in most case Y fare is more expensive or equal to the cheapest PEY (E class). If OP booked a heavily discounted economy fare (Q for example) and then the agent is quoting the most expensive PEY (W), then $1k difference is small. ($600-800 compared to $2200-2600).
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Old Nov 4, 17, 11:22 am
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The original booking class for this route is Q class..
Does Cx offer discounted upgrades possibility nearer to flight dates depending on seat loads in specific class?
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Old Nov 4, 17, 12:52 pm
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Originally Posted by abhilife2001 View Post
The original booking class for this route is Q class..
If Q class, 1000USD per person sounds very reasonable.
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Old Nov 4, 17, 5:16 pm
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Originally Posted by abhilife2001 View Post
The original booking class for this route is Q class..
Does Cx offer discounted upgrades possibility nearer to flight dates depending on seat loads in specific class?
Generally no. The answer used to just he a flat "no". I​​​​​ say "generally" because they are testing (for a second time) an automated bidding system on select flights, but anecdotally its not very prevalent and the recommended bids are usually the same or more expensive (in some cases, way more expensive) than the fare difference. If it's available you will receive an email for CX saying you can bid on an upgrade. Otherwise, no and you should probably count on no.

In most cases unless your flight is part of this bidding test thing, you pay the fare difference. And it gets complicated for the cheaper Y fares since some have high cancellation / change fees .
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Old Nov 5, 17, 5:13 pm
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Originally Posted by ernestnywang View Post
If Q class, 1000USD per person sounds very reasonable.
I'd agree with this assessment.
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Old Nov 6, 17, 3:12 am
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Originally Posted by abhilife2001 View Post
Hello,

Couple of my relatives are traveling SFO - HKG on CX and are currently booked in Y. I called the TA to know about the price for upgrade to Premium Economy and the TA informed that it would be approx USD 1000 per person !
Based on some promo's I see online during my travels (not CX, but United / DL ), this amount seems quite high.

Is it possible that this is because we checked with the TA who originally booked the ticket ?
What is an optimal way to buy Premium Eco in CX ?

Thanks, A
$1000 difference is far from high. If I'm you I would jump on it ASAP. Cathay long-haul C class is one of the top in the world, for just $1000 more per person I wouldn't even blink an eye.

TA has nothing to do with it, if anything he's one of the best TA a person can have (or he might have just booked your family on full-fare W, when R and E is available, in that case he ripped you off unless you specifically request full-fare PEY)
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Old Nov 6, 17, 3:14 am
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Originally Posted by abhilife2001 View Post
The original booking class for this route is Q class..
Does Cx offer discounted upgrades possibility nearer to flight dates depending on seat loads in specific class?
Sorry misread, it's not PEY to C but Y to PEY? If Q class then it's reasonable. However, usually Q class is a fare that can't be upsell, you have some fancy TA that is able to upsell it for you.
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Old Nov 6, 17, 3:19 am
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Originally Posted by Cathay Dragon 666 View Post
Sorry misread, it's not PEY to C but Y to PEY? If Q class then it's reasonable. However, usually Q class is a fare that can't be upsell, you have some fancy TA that is able to upsell it for you.
Probably just change fee + fare diff., although if OP's relatives are departing soon, the fare diff. I see is more than 1000USD, unless OP asked for one-way. Certainly doable as long as the 200USD change fee is paid.

Code:
FQSFOHKG-CXBQ                                                 
SFO-HKG       CXR-CX       MON 06NOV17                     USD  
AA  2/ 0/44  AC  0/ 0/ 4  AF  0/ 0/ 1  AI  0/ 0/ 1  BA  0/ 0/ 4 
CA  0/ 0/12  CX  2/ 0/ 0  DL  0/ 0/ 5  EK  0/ 0/ 3  JL  0/ 0/ 3 
KE  0/ 0/ 2  KL  0/ 0/ 1  LH  0/ 0/ 5  LX  0/ 0/ 1  MU  0/ 0/ 3 
NH  0/ 0/ 3  NZ  0/ 0/ 4  OZ  0/ 0/ 3  PR  0/ 0/ 4  QF  0/ 0/ 2 
SQ  0/ 0/ 4  TG  0/ 0/ 1  UA  1/ 0/14  VS  0/ 0/ 2              
//SEE FQHELP FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THE NEW FARE DISPLAYS//      
  SURCHARGE FOR PAPER TICKET MAY BE ADDED WHEN ITIN PRICED      
CX     SFOHKG.PA       06NOV17          MPM  8298               
   V  FARE BASIS AP  FARE-OW   FARE-RT BK   SEASON  MINMAX  RTG 
  1    QLXSPCL                 515.00 Q21SEP-09DEC -/ 6M PA01 
  2    QLWSPCL                 615.00 Q21SEP-09DEC -/ 6M PA01 
                                                                
*** YY NLX FARES NOT PERMITTED SFO-HKG ON CX ***                
                                                                
PA01*  /VIA THE PACIFIC/ PUBLISHED RTG 186                      
       1. SFO-HKG                                               
.                                                               
FQSFOHKG-CXBE                                                 
SFO-HKG       CXR-CX       MON 06NOV17                     USD  
AA  2/ 0/44  AC  0/ 0/ 4  AF  0/ 0/ 1  AI  0/ 0/ 1  BA  0/ 0/ 4 
CA  0/ 0/12  CX  2/ 0/ 0  DL  0/ 0/ 5  EK  0/ 0/ 3  JL  0/ 0/ 3 
KE  0/ 0/ 2  KL  0/ 0/ 1  LH  0/ 0/ 5  LX  0/ 0/ 1  MU  0/ 0/ 3 
NH  0/ 0/ 3  NZ  0/ 0/ 4  OZ  0/ 0/ 3  PR  0/ 0/ 4  QF  0/ 0/ 2 
SQ  0/ 0/ 4  TG  0/ 0/ 1  UA  1/ 0/14  VS  0/ 0/ 2              
//SEE FQHELP FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THE NEW FARE DISPLAYS//      
  SURCHARGE FOR PAPER TICKET MAY BE ADDED WHEN ITIN PRICED      
CX     SFOHKG.PA       06NOV17          MPM  8298               
   V  FARE BASIS AP  FARE-OW   FARE-RT BK   SEASON  MINMAX  RTG 
  1    ELXSFOR    -            1812.00 E15AUG-09DEC -/12M PA01 
  2    ELWSFOR    -            1912.00 E15AUG-09DEC -/12M PA01 
  3    ELSFO      -  1147.00           E15AUG-09DEC -/12M PA01 
                                                                
*** YY NLX FARES NOT PERMITTED SFO-HKG ON CX ***                
                                                                
PA01*  /VIA THE PACIFIC/ PUBLISHED RTG 186                      
       1. SFO-HKG                                               
.                                                               
FQSFOHKG-CXBQ                                                 
SFO-HKG       CXR-CX       MON 06NOV17                     USD  
AA  2/ 0/44  AC  0/ 0/ 4  AF  0/ 0/ 1  AI  0/ 0/ 1  BA  0/ 0/ 4 
CA  0/ 0/12  CX  2/ 0/ 0  DL  0/ 0/ 5  EK  0/ 0/ 3  JL  0/ 0/ 3 
KE  0/ 0/ 2  KL  0/ 0/ 1  LH  0/ 0/ 5  LX  0/ 0/ 1  MU  0/ 0/ 3 
NH  0/ 0/ 3  NZ  0/ 0/ 4  OZ  0/ 0/ 3  PR  0/ 0/ 4  QF  0/ 0/ 2 
SQ  0/ 0/ 4  TG  0/ 0/ 1  UA  1/ 0/14  VS  0/ 0/ 2              
//SEE FQHELP FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THE NEW FARE DISPLAYS//      
  SURCHARGE FOR PAPER TICKET MAY BE ADDED WHEN ITIN PRICED      
CX     SFOHKG.PA       06NOV17          MPM  8298               
   V  FARE BASIS AP  FARE-OW   FARE-RT BK   SEASON  MINMAX  RTG 
  1    QLXSPCL                 515.00 Q21SEP-09DEC -/ 6M PA01 
  2    QLWSPCL                 615.00 Q21SEP-09DEC -/ 6M PA01 
                                                                
*** YY NLX FARES NOT PERMITTED SFO-HKG ON CX ***                
                                                                
PA01*  /VIA THE PACIFIC/ PUBLISHED RTG 186                      
       1. SFO-HKG                                               
.                                                               
RD1*16                                                         
   V  FARE BASIS AP  FARE-OW   FARE-RT BK   SEASON  MINMAX  RTG 
  1    QLXSPCL                 515.00 Q21SEP-09DEC -/ 6M PA01 
PASSENGER TYPE-ADT                 AUTO PRICE-YES               
FROM-SFO TO-HKG    CXR-CX    TVL-06NOV17  RULE-5150 IPRP/3      
FARE BASIS-QLXSPCL           SPECIAL FARE  DIS-E   VENDOR-ATP   
FARE TYPE-PRO      RT-ECONOMY PROMOTIONAL                       
USD   515.00  0186  E21SEP17 D-INFINITY   FC-QLXSPCL  FN-22     
SYSTEM DATES - CREATED 20SEP17/2212  EXPIRES INFINITY           
                                                                
16.PENALTIES                                                    
   CANCELLATIONS                                                
                                                                
     BEFORE DEPARTURE                                           
       CHARGE USD 200.00 FOR CANCEL/REFUND.                     
       CHILD/INFANT DISCOUNTS APPLY.                            
         NOTE - TEXT BELOW NOT VALIDATED FOR AUTOPRICING.       
          NOTE 1-IN THE EVENT OF NO-SHOW ON A CANCEL/REFUND     
          TICKET CHARGE USD400.00 - CANCEL/REFUND FEE           
          USD200.00 PLUS NO-SHOW FEE USD200.00                  
                  CHILD/INFANT DISCOUNTS APPLY                  
          NOTE 2- THE LOCAL ADMINISTRATION/                     
                  SERVICE/HANDLING FEE MAY                      
                  APPLY IN ADDITION TO NOTE 1                  
MD                                                             
          NOTE 3- CX CUSTOMER COMMITMENT -                     
            FOR PURCHASERS IN THE US AND BOOKING MADE 7 DAYS    
            OR EARLIER BEFORE DEPARTURE INVOLVING               
            ITINERARIES TO/FROM USA                             
            PURCHASERS MAY                                      
            1/ FOR BOOKINGS MADE ON OUR US WEBSITE              
               WITHIN 24 HOURS AFTER PURCHASE                   
               CANCEL PAID RESERVATIONS FOR A FULL REFUND       
               OR                                               
            2/ FOR BOOKINGS MADE VIA OUR US RESERVATION         
               OFFICES AND COUNTERS                             
               HOLD BOOKINGS FOR 24 HOURS AT QUOTED FARE        
               WITHOUT PAYMENT                                  
            CX WILL ONLY PROCESS TICKET REFUNDS FOR TICKET      
            ISSUED BY CX                                        
                                                                
   AFTER DEPARTURE                                              
       CHARGE USD 200.00 FOR CANCEL/REFUND.                     
       CHILD/INFANT DISCOUNTS APPLY.                            
         NOTE - TEXT BELOW NOT VALIDATED FOR AUTOPRICING.       
          NOTE 1-IN THE EVENT OF NO-SHOW ON A CANCEL/REFUND     
          TICKET CHARGE USD400.00 - CANCEL/REFUND FEE           
          USD200.00 PLUS NO-SHOW FEE USD200.00                 
MD                                                             
                 CHILD/INFANT DISCOUNTS APPLY                  
          NOTE 2 - THE LOCAL ADMINISTRATION/                    
           SERVICE/HANDLING FEE MAY                             
           APPLY IN ADDITION TO NOTE 1                          
                                                                
   CHANGES                                                      
                                                                
     ANY TIME                                                   
       CHARGE USD 200.00 FOR REISSUE.                           
       CHILD/INFANT DISCOUNTS APPLY.                            
                                                                
   ANY TIME                                                     
       CHARGE USD 200.00 FOR REVALIDATION.                      
       CHILD/INFANT DISCOUNTS APPLY.                            
         NOTE - TEXT BELOW NOT VALIDATED FOR AUTOPRICING.       
          NOTE 1-IN THE EVENT OF NO-SHOW                        
                PERMITTED AT USD400.00-REROUTING FEE            
                USD200.00 PLUS NO SHOW FEE USD200.00 OR         
                PERMITTED AT USD400.00-REBOOKING FEE            
                USD200.00 PLUS NO SHOW FEE USD200.00            
          NOTE 2 -GENERAL INFO FOR REROUTING/REBOOKING          
              TO TKTD FLT FOR THIS FARE ARE AS BELOW            
          1- REISSUE EQUALS TO REROUTING                       
MD                                                             
          2- REVALIDATION EQUALS TO REBOOKING                  
          3- CHANGE OF AIRPORT WITHIN ONE CITY                  
              DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AS REROUTING                  
          4- CHANGE MUST BE MADE WITHIN TKT VALIDITY            
          5- THE CHANGE FEE APPLIES PER TRANSACTION             
              PER PERSON                                        
          6- INFANT WITHOUT SEAT - NO CHANGE FEE                
          7- CHILD/INFANT WITH SEAT -                           
              DISCOUNT APPLIES TO CHANGE FEE                    
          8- WHEN THE NEW ITINERARY RESULTS                     
              IN A  HIGHER FARE -                               
              COLLECT FARE DIFFERENCE -AND-                     
              COLLECT CHANGE FEE IF APPLICABLE                  
          9- WHEN THE NEW ITINERARY RESULTS                     
              IN A LOWER FARE-                                  
              REFUND FARE DIFFERENCE -AND-                      
              COLLECT CHANGE FEE IF APPLICABLE                  
          10- IF CHANGE TO 1ST FLT CPN-                         
              RE-PRICE ALL FARES BELOW AND PROVIDE              
              THE BEST RESULT TO PAX                            
           A- USE A CURRENT CX RULE 5150 Q-                     
              FARE FOR REPRICE                                  
               NEW TKT MAY BE EQUAL/HIGHER OR                  
MD                                                             
               LOWER VALUE THAN PREVIOUS TKT                   
               AND MEASURE ADVANCE PURCHASE                     
               FROM TKT REISSUE DATE                            
           B- USE ANY CURRENT CX/KA                             
               FARE FOR REPRICE                                 
               NEW TKT MUST BE EQUAL OR HIGHER                  
               VALUE THAN PREVIOUS TKT                          
               AND MEASURE ADVANCE PURCHASE                     
               FROM TKT REISSUE DATE                            
          11- IF NO CHANGE TO 1ST FLT CPN-                      
              RE-PRICE ALL FARES BELOW AND PROVIDE              
              THE BEST RESULT TO PAX                            
           A- USE A HISTORICAL CX RULE 5150 Q-                  
              FARE FOR REPRICE                                  
               NEW TKT MAY BE EQUAL/HIGHER OR                   
               LOWER VALUE THAN PREVIOUS TKT                    
           B- USE A HISTORICAL TICKETED FARE                    
               THAT DIFFERS ONLY IN                             
               SEASONALITY/DAY OF WEEK                          
               FOR REPRICE                                      
               NEW TKT MAY BE EQUAL/HIGHER OR                   
               LOWER VALUE THAN PREVIOUS TKT                    
           C- USE ANY HISTORICAL CX/KA                         
MD                                                             
               FARE FOR REPRICE                                
               NEW TKT MUST BE EQUAL OR HIGHER                  
               VALUE THAN PREVIOUS TKT                          
          12- WHEN THIS FARE IS COMBINED                        
              WITH ANOTHER FARE-                                
           A- CHARGE THE HIGHEST CHANGE FEE                     
               OF ALL FARE COMPONENTS WITHIN                    
               ALL CHANGED PRICING UNITS                        
           B- IF THE TICKETED FARE ON ANY                       
               CHANGED FLIGHT COUPON DOES                       
               NOT ALLOW REFUND THEN THE FARE                   
               DIFFERENCE IS NOT REFUNDED                       
          NOTE 3 - THE LOCAL ADMINISTRATION/                    
           SERVICE/HANDLING FEE MAY                             
           APPLY IN ADDITION TO ABOVE NOTES
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Old Nov 6, 17, 8:03 am
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Am looking for OW between SFO - HKG on 11/15

Originally Posted by ernestnywang View Post
Probably just change fee + fare diff., although if OP's relatives are departing soon, the fare diff. I see is more than 1000USD, unless OP asked for one-way. Certainly doable as long as the 200USD change fee is paid.

Code:
FQSFOHKG-CXBQ                                                 
SFO-HKG       CXR-CX       MON 06NOV17                     USD  
AA  2/ 0/44  AC  0/ 0/ 4  AF  0/ 0/ 1  AI  0/ 0/ 1  BA  0/ 0/ 4 
CA  0/ 0/12  CX  2/ 0/ 0  DL  0/ 0/ 5  EK  0/ 0/ 3  JL  0/ 0/ 3 
KE  0/ 0/ 2  KL  0/ 0/ 1  LH  0/ 0/ 5  LX  0/ 0/ 1  MU  0/ 0/ 3 
NH  0/ 0/ 3  NZ  0/ 0/ 4  OZ  0/ 0/ 3  PR  0/ 0/ 4  QF  0/ 0/ 2 
SQ  0/ 0/ 4  TG  0/ 0/ 1  UA  1/ 0/14  VS  0/ 0/ 2              
//SEE FQHELP FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THE NEW FARE DISPLAYS//      
  SURCHARGE FOR PAPER TICKET MAY BE ADDED WHEN ITIN PRICED      
CX     SFOHKG.PA       06NOV17          MPM  8298               
   V  FARE BASIS AP  FARE-OW   FARE-RT BK   SEASON  MINMAX  RTG 
  1    QLXSPCL                 515.00 Q21SEP-09DEC -/ 6M PA01 
  2    QLWSPCL                 615.00 Q21SEP-09DEC -/ 6M PA01 
                                                                
*** YY NLX FARES NOT PERMITTED SFO-HKG ON CX ***                
                                                                
PA01*  /VIA THE PACIFIC/ PUBLISHED RTG 186                      
       1. SFO-HKG                                               
.                                                               
FQSFOHKG-CXBE                                                 
SFO-HKG       CXR-CX       MON 06NOV17                     USD  
AA  2/ 0/44  AC  0/ 0/ 4  AF  0/ 0/ 1  AI  0/ 0/ 1  BA  0/ 0/ 4 
CA  0/ 0/12  CX  2/ 0/ 0  DL  0/ 0/ 5  EK  0/ 0/ 3  JL  0/ 0/ 3 
KE  0/ 0/ 2  KL  0/ 0/ 1  LH  0/ 0/ 5  LX  0/ 0/ 1  MU  0/ 0/ 3 
NH  0/ 0/ 3  NZ  0/ 0/ 4  OZ  0/ 0/ 3  PR  0/ 0/ 4  QF  0/ 0/ 2 
SQ  0/ 0/ 4  TG  0/ 0/ 1  UA  1/ 0/14  VS  0/ 0/ 2              
//SEE FQHELP FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THE NEW FARE DISPLAYS//      
  SURCHARGE FOR PAPER TICKET MAY BE ADDED WHEN ITIN PRICED      
CX     SFOHKG.PA       06NOV17          MPM  8298               
   V  FARE BASIS AP  FARE-OW   FARE-RT BK   SEASON  MINMAX  RTG 
  1    ELXSFOR    -            1812.00 E15AUG-09DEC -/12M PA01 
  2    ELWSFOR    -            1912.00 E15AUG-09DEC -/12M PA01 
  3    ELSFO      -  1147.00           E15AUG-09DEC -/12M PA01 
                                                                
*** YY NLX FARES NOT PERMITTED SFO-HKG ON CX ***                
                                                                
PA01*  /VIA THE PACIFIC/ PUBLISHED RTG 186                      
       1. SFO-HKG                                               
.                                                               
FQSFOHKG-CXBQ                                                 
SFO-HKG       CXR-CX       MON 06NOV17                     USD  
AA  2/ 0/44  AC  0/ 0/ 4  AF  0/ 0/ 1  AI  0/ 0/ 1  BA  0/ 0/ 4 
CA  0/ 0/12  CX  2/ 0/ 0  DL  0/ 0/ 5  EK  0/ 0/ 3  JL  0/ 0/ 3 
KE  0/ 0/ 2  KL  0/ 0/ 1  LH  0/ 0/ 5  LX  0/ 0/ 1  MU  0/ 0/ 3 
NH  0/ 0/ 3  NZ  0/ 0/ 4  OZ  0/ 0/ 3  PR  0/ 0/ 4  QF  0/ 0/ 2 
SQ  0/ 0/ 4  TG  0/ 0/ 1  UA  1/ 0/14  VS  0/ 0/ 2              
//SEE FQHELP FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THE NEW FARE DISPLAYS//      
  SURCHARGE FOR PAPER TICKET MAY BE ADDED WHEN ITIN PRICED      
CX     SFOHKG.PA       06NOV17          MPM  8298               
   V  FARE BASIS AP  FARE-OW   FARE-RT BK   SEASON  MINMAX  RTG 
  1    QLXSPCL                 515.00 Q21SEP-09DEC -/ 6M PA01 
  2    QLWSPCL                 615.00 Q21SEP-09DEC -/ 6M PA01 
                                                                
*** YY NLX FARES NOT PERMITTED SFO-HKG ON CX ***                
                                                                
PA01*  /VIA THE PACIFIC/ PUBLISHED RTG 186                      
       1. SFO-HKG                                               
.                                                               
RD1*16                                                         
   V  FARE BASIS AP  FARE-OW   FARE-RT BK   SEASON  MINMAX  RTG 
  1    QLXSPCL                 515.00 Q21SEP-09DEC -/ 6M PA01 
PASSENGER TYPE-ADT                 AUTO PRICE-YES               
FROM-SFO TO-HKG    CXR-CX    TVL-06NOV17  RULE-5150 IPRP/3      
FARE BASIS-QLXSPCL           SPECIAL FARE  DIS-E   VENDOR-ATP   
FARE TYPE-PRO      RT-ECONOMY PROMOTIONAL                       
USD   515.00  0186  E21SEP17 D-INFINITY   FC-QLXSPCL  FN-22     
SYSTEM DATES - CREATED 20SEP17/2212  EXPIRES INFINITY           
                                                                
16.PENALTIES                                                    
   CANCELLATIONS                                                
                                                                
     BEFORE DEPARTURE                                           
       CHARGE USD 200.00 FOR CANCEL/REFUND.                     
       CHILD/INFANT DISCOUNTS APPLY.                            
         NOTE - TEXT BELOW NOT VALIDATED FOR AUTOPRICING.       
          NOTE 1-IN THE EVENT OF NO-SHOW ON A CANCEL/REFUND     
          TICKET CHARGE USD400.00 - CANCEL/REFUND FEE           
          USD200.00 PLUS NO-SHOW FEE USD200.00                  
                  CHILD/INFANT DISCOUNTS APPLY                  
          NOTE 2- THE LOCAL ADMINISTRATION/                     
                  SERVICE/HANDLING FEE MAY                      
                  APPLY IN ADDITION TO NOTE 1                  
MD                                                             
          NOTE 3- CX CUSTOMER COMMITMENT -                     
            FOR PURCHASERS IN THE US AND BOOKING MADE 7 DAYS    
            OR EARLIER BEFORE DEPARTURE INVOLVING               
            ITINERARIES TO/FROM USA                             
            PURCHASERS MAY                                      
            1/ FOR BOOKINGS MADE ON OUR US WEBSITE              
               WITHIN 24 HOURS AFTER PURCHASE                   
               CANCEL PAID RESERVATIONS FOR A FULL REFUND       
               OR                                               
            2/ FOR BOOKINGS MADE VIA OUR US RESERVATION         
               OFFICES AND COUNTERS                             
               HOLD BOOKINGS FOR 24 HOURS AT QUOTED FARE        
               WITHOUT PAYMENT                                  
            CX WILL ONLY PROCESS TICKET REFUNDS FOR TICKET      
            ISSUED BY CX                                        
                                                                
   AFTER DEPARTURE                                              
       CHARGE USD 200.00 FOR CANCEL/REFUND.                     
       CHILD/INFANT DISCOUNTS APPLY.                            
         NOTE - TEXT BELOW NOT VALIDATED FOR AUTOPRICING.       
          NOTE 1-IN THE EVENT OF NO-SHOW ON A CANCEL/REFUND     
          TICKET CHARGE USD400.00 - CANCEL/REFUND FEE           
          USD200.00 PLUS NO-SHOW FEE USD200.00                 
MD                                                             
                 CHILD/INFANT DISCOUNTS APPLY                  
          NOTE 2 - THE LOCAL ADMINISTRATION/                    
           SERVICE/HANDLING FEE MAY                             
           APPLY IN ADDITION TO NOTE 1                          
                                                                
   CHANGES                                                      
                                                                
     ANY TIME                                                   
       CHARGE USD 200.00 FOR REISSUE.                           
       CHILD/INFANT DISCOUNTS APPLY.                            
                                                                
   ANY TIME                                                     
       CHARGE USD 200.00 FOR REVALIDATION.                      
       CHILD/INFANT DISCOUNTS APPLY.                            
         NOTE - TEXT BELOW NOT VALIDATED FOR AUTOPRICING.       
          NOTE 1-IN THE EVENT OF NO-SHOW                        
                PERMITTED AT USD400.00-REROUTING FEE            
                USD200.00 PLUS NO SHOW FEE USD200.00 OR         
                PERMITTED AT USD400.00-REBOOKING FEE            
                USD200.00 PLUS NO SHOW FEE USD200.00            
          NOTE 2 -GENERAL INFO FOR REROUTING/REBOOKING          
              TO TKTD FLT FOR THIS FARE ARE AS BELOW            
          1- REISSUE EQUALS TO REROUTING                       
MD                                                             
          2- REVALIDATION EQUALS TO REBOOKING                  
          3- CHANGE OF AIRPORT WITHIN ONE CITY                  
              DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AS REROUTING                  
          4- CHANGE MUST BE MADE WITHIN TKT VALIDITY            
          5- THE CHANGE FEE APPLIES PER TRANSACTION             
              PER PERSON                                        
          6- INFANT WITHOUT SEAT - NO CHANGE FEE                
          7- CHILD/INFANT WITH SEAT -                           
              DISCOUNT APPLIES TO CHANGE FEE                    
          8- WHEN THE NEW ITINERARY RESULTS                     
              IN A  HIGHER FARE -                               
              COLLECT FARE DIFFERENCE -AND-                     
              COLLECT CHANGE FEE IF APPLICABLE                  
          9- WHEN THE NEW ITINERARY RESULTS                     
              IN A LOWER FARE-                                  
              REFUND FARE DIFFERENCE -AND-                      
              COLLECT CHANGE FEE IF APPLICABLE                  
          10- IF CHANGE TO 1ST FLT CPN-                         
              RE-PRICE ALL FARES BELOW AND PROVIDE              
              THE BEST RESULT TO PAX                            
           A- USE A CURRENT CX RULE 5150 Q-                     
              FARE FOR REPRICE                                  
               NEW TKT MAY BE EQUAL/HIGHER OR                  
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               LOWER VALUE THAN PREVIOUS TKT                   
               AND MEASURE ADVANCE PURCHASE                     
               FROM TKT REISSUE DATE                            
           B- USE ANY CURRENT CX/KA                             
               FARE FOR REPRICE                                 
               NEW TKT MUST BE EQUAL OR HIGHER                  
               VALUE THAN PREVIOUS TKT                          
               AND MEASURE ADVANCE PURCHASE                     
               FROM TKT REISSUE DATE                            
          11- IF NO CHANGE TO 1ST FLT CPN-                      
              RE-PRICE ALL FARES BELOW AND PROVIDE              
              THE BEST RESULT TO PAX                            
           A- USE A HISTORICAL CX RULE 5150 Q-                  
              FARE FOR REPRICE                                  
               NEW TKT MAY BE EQUAL/HIGHER OR                   
               LOWER VALUE THAN PREVIOUS TKT                    
           B- USE A HISTORICAL TICKETED FARE                    
               THAT DIFFERS ONLY IN                             
               SEASONALITY/DAY OF WEEK                          
               FOR REPRICE                                      
               NEW TKT MAY BE EQUAL/HIGHER OR                   
               LOWER VALUE THAN PREVIOUS TKT                    
           C- USE ANY HISTORICAL CX/KA                         
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               FARE FOR REPRICE                                
               NEW TKT MUST BE EQUAL OR HIGHER                  
               VALUE THAN PREVIOUS TKT                          
          12- WHEN THIS FARE IS COMBINED                        
              WITH ANOTHER FARE-                                
           A- CHARGE THE HIGHEST CHANGE FEE                     
               OF ALL FARE COMPONENTS WITHIN                    
               ALL CHANGED PRICING UNITS                        
           B- IF THE TICKETED FARE ON ANY                       
               CHANGED FLIGHT COUPON DOES                       
               NOT ALLOW REFUND THEN THE FARE                   
               DIFFERENCE IS NOT REFUNDED                       
          NOTE 3 - THE LOCAL ADMINISTRATION/                    
           SERVICE/HANDLING FEE MAY                             
           APPLY IN ADDITION TO ABOVE NOTES
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Old Nov 6, 17, 8:36 am
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As others mention, CX does not offer Load Factor Upgrade/Upfare. OW is always more expensive than RT, but $1,000 is reasonable from Q to E (most likely).
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Old Nov 6, 17, 8:39 am
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Originally Posted by andersonCooper View Post
As others mention, CX does not offer Load Factor Upgrade/Upfare. OW is always more expensive than RT, but $1,000 is reasonable from Q to E (most likely).
To clarify (though I don't think it will make a difference to the response ), it was a return ticket.. onward journey already traveled and now only return leg to be used.
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Old Nov 6, 17, 8:42 am
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Originally Posted by abhilife2001 View Post
To clarify (though I don't think it will make a difference to the response ), it was a return ticket.. onward journey already traveled and now only return leg to be used.
So $1000 USD for one-way upgrade from Y to PEY? In my opinion not worth it.
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Old Nov 6, 17, 9:18 am
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Originally Posted by abhilife2001 View Post
Am looking for OW between SFO - HKG on 11/15
Originally Posted by abhilife2001 View Post
To clarify (though I don't think it will make a difference to the response ), it was a return ticket.. onward journey already traveled and now only return leg to be used.
In that case, it is impossible to calculate the fare difference without knowing when you bought the ticket and what your outbound was. Also, not even all flights that day still have E available. If it were an ex-HKG ticket, I don't have access to the fare information, either.

Since the ticket is already used, you are free to call CX and ask them to calculate the fare difference for you.

Code:
115NOVSFOHKGCX                                                
 15NOV  WED   SFO/PST     HKG/16                               
CX RESPONSE ** DIRECT CONNECT PARTICIPANT **                    
** CATHAY PACIFIC - AN **                  9 WE 15NOV 0000      
13CX 893 J6 CL DL IL W4 R3 EL Y7 B6 SFOHKG 0035 07451 359 0    
         H6 K6 ML LL VL SL NL OL                                
14CX 879 J8 C3 D2 I1 W9 R8 E6 Y9 B9 SFOHKG 1130 18501 77W 0    
         H9 K9 ML L3 VL SL NL OL                                
15CX 873 F3 A3 J9 C8 D8 I7 W8 RL EL SFOHKG 2250 06002 77W 0    
         Y2 B1 H1 K1 ML LL VL SL NL OL
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