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Happy Dec 31, 18 8:56 pm

Vietnam to US mistake fare discussion - 2019 Cathay New Year's gift
 
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/prem...l#post30593717

Has been going on for hours.

Wanna bet on the odd CX would honor this?

Pretty much days and days of F availability wiped out between HKG and YVR/JFK/EWR/BOS...
CX still has not pulled the fares...

percysmith Dec 31, 18 9:12 pm

Happy new year. We are just too busy laughing, talking with each other and asking our SOs about it.

Happy Dec 31, 18 9:30 pm

Happy New Year to you too!

From the internet pictures I saw this year the weather is very nice so the firework display at Victoria Harbour is gorgeous.

Weather seems quite cold though.

2 years ago Feb 2017 when we specifically arranged our trip to be in Hong Kong for the Chinese New Year, there was very heavy low cloud and all the fireworks exploded way above the thick cloud - a major disappointment.

QRC3288 Dec 31, 18 9:30 pm

I hope they don't honor it. $1-2k USD for an F fare is an obvious, obvious mistake.

percysmith Dec 31, 18 9:55 pm

I thought following Great Dane, we aren't supposed to stop using the term mistake fare, and call these fares premium deals.

Didn't stop a local blogger calling this fare a bug...

Braswch Dec 31, 18 9:55 pm


Originally Posted by QRC3288 (Post 30593796)
I hope they don't honor it. $1-2k USD for an F fare is an obvious, obvious mistake.

This is STILL going on.

percysmith Dec 31, 18 9:57 pm

Or are you worried about the hoi polloi filling up the cabin?

Or every blogger booking one each and making CX F more blogged than CSR?

shd9 Dec 31, 18 10:11 pm

It is dead now... But I wonder does CX have a clause about mistaken fare in their CoC? Otherwise if a ticket is issued, it's a binding contract. So if CX don't honor those fares, it could technically be brought to the small claims court?

CX regularly sells tickets at this price to AS anyways... why not honor those fares lol;)

percysmith Dec 31, 18 10:34 pm

Doctrine of mistake. Unilateral price mistake by the seller "snatched up" by the buyer is voidable.

Though in compliance with the above, it may not be a mistake...

Think US law is generally similar
They also have the DOT 399.88 post purchase price prohibition rule but in Great Dane and after the DOT decided not to enforce its own rule, which seemed very Mainlander to me.

beach86 Dec 31, 18 11:35 pm

OTA have been slower to react in pulling the fares. Do you think they would still honour this?

percysmith Jan 1, 19 12:01 am


Originally Posted by beach86 (Post 30594016)
OTA have been slower to react in pulling the fares. Do you think they would still honour this?

If Because Air behaves like British Airways, no

londonexpert Jan 1, 19 1:35 am


Originally Posted by percysmith (Post 30594062)


If Because Air behaves like British Airways, no

what is because air? Please donít use Hong Kong Slangs here.

jkuok Jan 1, 19 2:47 am


Originally Posted by Happy (Post 30593727)
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/prem...l#post30593717

Has been going on for hours.

Wanna bet on the odd CX would honor this?

Pretty much days and days of F availability wiped out between HKG and YVR/JFK/EWR/BOS...
CX still has not pulled the fares...

My bet is they would not but I hope they do

etkuo Jan 1, 19 2:52 am

I am following some YYZ flights for Jan and all of a sudden the flights went to J0 C0 D0 I0. A random sample on the surrounding days and also on the YVR flights seems to show the same zeroed-out situation. Wonder whether this is related to CX trying to fix the mistake fare.

etkuo Jan 1, 19 2:54 am


Originally Posted by etkuo (Post 30594278)
I am following some YYZ flights for Jan and all of a sudden the flights went to J0 C0 D0 I0. A random sample on the surrounding days and also on the YVR flights seems to show the same zeroed-out situation. Wonder whether this is related to CX trying to fix the mistake fare.

Nervermind.. A quick look at the other thread confirmed that all NA F/J inventory are zero-ed out right now.


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