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Old Dec 27, 18, 2:45 am
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Were flying with virgin to Hong Kong 1st Nov, back 3rd Dec using air miles. In between were going to Brisbane and back to HK via Sydney. Looking at flights its very limited but Cathay seems to be a main one. Is there a better time to wait for a sale? Were looking at premium economy for 4 people. Currently just under 1,200 each. Never flown with them before so dont have any knowledge of them.

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Old Dec 27, 18, 3:08 am
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1200 is about as cheap as it gets in premium economy on Cathay. You may find qantas to be a bit cheaper.
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Old Dec 27, 18, 10:27 am
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1200 is about as cheap as it gets in premium economy on Cathay. You may find qantas to be a bit cheaper.
thank you for the reply. Unfortunately Qantas isnt showing premium seats on that flight. When I try to book direct its not an option or far more expensive for some reason.
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Old Dec 27, 18, 12:44 pm
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You're trying to book too far ahead. I can't see any cheaper fares that far out, but, for example, if I want to fly HKG-Syd in March I can get round trips in business class for 1100 on Vietnam Airlines.
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Old Dec 27, 18, 3:01 pm
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You're trying to book too far ahead. I can't see any cheaper fares that far out, but, for example, if I want to fly HKG-Syd in March I can get round trips in business class for 1100 on Vietnam Airlines.
Haply to be proven wrong but I dont think premium economy gets much cheaper than $12k HKD to Australia.
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Old Dec 27, 18, 8:30 pm
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I doubt that CX will have a sale and I doubt that you can get a cheaper price.
QF is usually significantly cheaper than CX ex-HKG, but it is much too early to get a good price.
QF flies an A330 without PE currently to BNE (sometimes 789 with PE), but the flight is 11 months away, equipment could well change.
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Old Dec 27, 18, 8:51 pm
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Haply to be proven wrong but I dont think premium economy gets much cheaper than $12k HKD to Australia.
SQ? If they don't mind going via Singapore.
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Old Dec 28, 18, 6:22 pm
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Thanks all, so are we better waiting to book?

we can’t actaully book our return flight yet ad it’s too early, but I’ll be able to in a few days (I’ve been looking at prices a week before). Looking at Hk to Brisbane 4th ish Nov and Sydney to Hk 1st Dec.

Should we wait a few weeks or months?
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Old Dec 30, 18, 6:07 pm
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Cathay do have sale periods. You need to check frequently. There is one on now, but not for PE that far in advance. It is for Y however.

Given that you can choose day flights between the two, and the sale for Y is on currently for your dates, would you consider saving your cash for something more tangible than PE? It's only a circa 8 hour flight. I've found Cathay in Y very comfortable in the past and am looking forward to 4 sectors in a couple of months.
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Old Dec 30, 18, 9:05 pm
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I personally look on Skyscanner first to find the cheapest/most convenient flight, but 3 times my CX flights were cheaper on Expedia than on Cathay's website.
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Old Jan 6, 19, 10:54 am
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Best way to book?

Further to my earlier question, weve now finalised our trip from the U.K. to Australia and back. Were going to book Cathay from HK to Brisbane and then from Sydney back to HK. The HK to Brisbane is limited to only two flights - one with CP and one Qantas, so well do CP both ways.

are we better to book direct with them or go through someone like Expedia? Direct its in HK dollars but Id imagine its the same price?

We want to book 3 economy and one premium. The economy has different levels on their website, but theres not too much explanation of what they mean. Anyone got any experience? Many thanks.
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Old Jan 6, 19, 7:21 pm
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Given the mistake fare, do you think Cathay will try to recover some sales numbers by reducing sales?
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