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Any chance of a same day change on CX (125 ticket)

Any chance of a same day change on CX (125 ticket)

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Old Dec 16, 17, 7:15 am
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Originally Posted by LordBuckethead View Post
This is true, but a lot of them are incredibly busy and often oversold so sometimes it can do them a favour if you offer to move. In this case they will be amenable so yes do ask... but expect a no. There's a few nice enough coffee places in TPE if you need to hang around a while.
OP is on CX531 and that is exactly what I said
Indeed, spending some time in Taipei looks more attractive than spending hours at HKG with no lounge access. But the current short connection is a risk/stress that I would try to avoid.
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Old Dec 16, 17, 7:23 am
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We've actually had some success this year getting on earlier HKG flights at TPE. I travel on 125 plated flexible tickets whereas my HK based colleague usually has a CX issued restricted ticket but we've both been rebooked at the check-in desk without any quibbles
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Old Dec 16, 17, 5:34 pm
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Originally Posted by brunos View Post
OP is on CX531 and that is exactly what I said
Indeed, spending some time in Taipei looks more attractive than spending hours at HKG with no lounge access. But the current short connection is a risk/stress that I would try to avoid.
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Old Dec 16, 17, 8:08 pm
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Originally Posted by Prospero View Post
We've actually had some success this year getting on earlier HKG flights at TPE. I travel on 125 plated flexible tickets whereas my HK based colleague usually has a CX issued restricted ticket but we've both been rebooked at the check-in desk without any quibbles
I will definitely give it a go. I just wondered whether I should OLCI, as I obviously have the connection to BA32 as well.

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Got that covered

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Thank you! I have been very fortunate to have had lounge access for the last nine years (obviously not nearly as many as most round here), so this makes a big difference. On my outbound, I got to HKG and thought "well, where do I go now?!" This is my first trip passing through HKG, and having heard so much about the lounges over the years, and having managed operations for my past employer to Hong Kong, it was gutting that I wouldn't have access once I finally made it there.
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Old Dec 17, 17, 10:44 pm
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Originally Posted by Nuster View Post
The best tactic is to check in, go in to the horrendous lounge and let them know you are ready to go. Has always worked for me.At checkin they may check fare but once in lounge it's about getting you gone.


The new TPE lounge (well, 2-yr old now) is extremely nice IMHO. Why is it horrendous?

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Unfortunately I lost my lounge access at the end of October and am on an M fare for that sector, so will just have to give it a go at check-in.
In case your BA flight is in F or J (including upgrade by miles), you are eligible for lounge access at TPE, too.
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Old Dec 17, 17, 11:25 pm
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The best tactic is to check in, go in to the horrendous lounge and let them know you are ready to go. Has always worked for me.At checkin they may check fare but once in lounge it's about getting you gone.
This would be a hustle if you have checked in luggage. Might work in the event with only carry-on. YMMV.
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Old Dec 18, 17, 5:24 am
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Originally Posted by ernestnywang View Post

The new TPE lounge (well, 2-yr old now) is extremely nice IMHO. Why is it horrendous?



In case your BA flight is in F or J (including upgrade by miles), you are eligible for lounge access at TPE, too.
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You are of course correct. I would prefer it to CCR. Sorry if my irony was too obscure.

This would be a hustle if you have checked in luggage. Might work in the event with only carry-on. YMMV.
Yes indeed.A carry on strategy only.
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