Waitlist chances?

Old Mar 6, 18, 12:37 am
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Question Waitlist chances?

Hi there!

I booked a flight via AsiaMiles (SFO>HKG>MLE) and upon booking was told I'm waitlisted for the flight. From talking to a Cathay Pacific representative, I understand this means they're waiting for more people to book the route before confirming the flight. The confirmation page also says the following: "Our records indicate that you have not issued a ticket for this booking. Please contact Asia Miles Service Hotline to issue the ticket before 06:00, 10 Apr (SFO time). Otherwise your booking will be invalid and will automatically be cancelled without further notice."

Anyone have experience with this? I'm wondering what the likelihood is that I'll get the flight, and whether there's anything I can do but wait?

Thanks, appreciate any advice or explanation of what usually happens in cases like this!

Itinerary is:
20 Apr 2018, Fri CX873 SFO > HKG
21 Apr 2018, Sat CX601 HKG > MLE
28 Apr 2018, Sat CX602 MLE > HKG
30 Apr 2018, Mon CX872 HKG > SFO
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Old Mar 6, 18, 12:55 am
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A waitlist is rather self-explanatory - you're not able to confirm the flights because CX hasn't made the award seats you want available. Nothing out of the blue.

20 APR CX873 - F4 A4 J9 C9 D9 I9 W9 R9 E9 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O0
21 APR CX601 - J9 C8 D9 I5 W9 R9 E9 Y9 B9 H0 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N0 Q0 O0
28 APR CX602 - J9 C9 D9 I7 W9 R5 E6 Y9 B9 H6 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N3 Q0 O0
30 APR CX872 - F3 A3 J9 C9 D9 I9 W9 R9 E9 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N7 Q0 O0

All your flights seem to be rather light. Of course whether your waitlists clear depends on the class of travel you're looking for, and your FFP status.

Hope that helps and good luck!
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Old Mar 6, 18, 12:30 pm
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Originally Posted by freakinflyer001 View Post
A waitlist is rather self-explanatory - you're not able to confirm the flights because CX hasn't made the award seats you want available. Nothing out of the blue.

20 APR CX873 - F4 A4 J9 C9 D9 I9 W9 R9 E9 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O0
21 APR CX601 - J9 C8 D9 I5 W9 R9 E9 Y9 B9 H0 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N0 Q0 O0
28 APR CX602 - J9 C9 D9 I7 W9 R5 E6 Y9 B9 H6 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N3 Q0 O0
30 APR CX872 - F3 A3 J9 C9 D9 I9 W9 R9 E9 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N7 Q0 O0

All your flight seems to be rather light. Of course whether your waitlists clear depends on the class of travel you're looking for, and your FFP status.

Hope that helps and good luck!
Hi,

Just wondering, how did you find this information out? Also, sorry to bother you, but would you mind checking these flights? I am currently booked on another flight but want to waitlist into any of these:
3/16/18 2:50PM - 7:05PM JFK-HKG
3/17/18 1:25AM-5:10AM, 10:00AM-2:10PM, 2:50PM-7:05PM JFK-HKG
3/17/18 11:0AM-5:00AM EWR-HKG
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Old Mar 6, 18, 1:42 pm
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Originally Posted by itslit509 View Post
Hi,

Just wondering, how did you find this information out? Also, sorry to bother you, but would you mind checking these flights? I am currently booked on another flight but want to waitlist into any of these:
3/16/18 2:50PM - 7:05PM JFK-HKG
3/17/18 1:25AM-5:10AM, 10:00AM-2:10PM, 2:50PM-7:05PM JFK-HKG
3/17/18 11:0AM-5:00AM EWR-HKG
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Old Mar 9, 18, 12:34 pm
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This might be of interest to you....

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Old Mar 10, 18, 7:07 am
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That is an amazing deal! $2600 round trip.
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Old Mar 10, 18, 5:00 pm
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I'm looking to upgrade my flights booked through the great deal above. Expert Flyer doesn't show upgrade availability, so I'm looking using both ba.com and qantas.com. According to those sites there is a single first class award available on March 12 - yet via experflyer I see there are 4 first class seats available. I'm not flying until August - if I upgrade one ticket to first class, what are the odds that more inventory will be released before then? What is their schedule for releasing upgrade inventory?
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Old Feb 25, 19, 7:10 am
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Please help to check flight status

Hi everyone..im new here. Can someone help to check on the following flight from Kansai Osaka to Taipei as im still on waitlist since 2 weeks ago. We will be leaving 1 mar and hope to get the 2 business class waitlist tickets cleared before we leave our home country. Appreciate so much. Many thanks.

5 MARCH KIX-TPE CX565 16:00
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