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No availability on the CX website but skyscanner is finding plenty of flights?

No availability on the CX website but skyscanner is finding plenty of flights?

Old Jan 29, 19, 2:04 am
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No availability on the CX website but skyscanner is finding plenty of flights?

I just checked the CX website for a flight next week. Absolutely no availability showing up in Economy, on any flight, for a week. 4th - 12th Feb. HKG-BKK. I know that it's CNY, but it's not exactly common for there to be absolutely nothing on any flight. So I checked skyscanner and they have plenty of (not cheap) availability.

Any ideas what is going on?

I have my travel agent sorting it now because they can invoke the Diamond guarantee, but I just wondered.
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Old Jan 29, 19, 11:51 am
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Skyscanner sometimes doesn't have live prices/availability. I've had either a bizarre case or a bait and switch case where a £12 fare on Skyscanner turned into £200 on the OTA's website.
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Old Jan 29, 19, 6:24 pm
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Yes, in the end I forked out for ExpertFlyer and found some real information. Still struggling to figure out how to turn it into a ticket for my husband (who doesn't have Diamond) so I may be going on holiday over CNY without him now!
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Old Jan 29, 19, 8:01 pm
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Originally Posted by fairhsa View Post
Yes, in the end I forked out for ExpertFlyer and found some real information. Still struggling to figure out how to turn it into a ticket for my husband (who doesn't have Diamond) so I may be going on holiday over CNY without him now!
what location are u looking at

anyways, skyscanner owned by ctrip is badly managed and had been in a few scams - bait and switch is of the least concerns
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Old Jan 29, 19, 9:24 pm
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Originally Posted by kaka View Post

what location are u looking at

anyways, skyscanner owned by ctrip is badly managed and had been in a few scams - bait and switch is of the least concerns
Didnít know skyscanner is owned by ctrip. I use it mainly for checking available flights ang comparing fares. Iíve never booked a flight using skyscanner.

What are the other good apps/sites comparable to skyscanner?
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Old Jan 29, 19, 9:26 pm
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Just check on CX.com there are availability from HKG to BKK from 2nd feb to 8 feb. price on high side though. Maybe when the time u search there are some issue with server.
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Old Jan 30, 19, 1:43 am
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I ended up delegating this to my travel agent who sorted it out. Not cheap but I didn't expect that. Usually I use the travel agent for business and do holiday stuff myself, but these websites were just driving me crazy.
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Old Jan 31, 19, 12:04 am
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Originally Posted by boybi View Post


Didnít know skyscanner is owned by ctrip. I use it mainly for checking available flights ang comparing fares. Iíve never booked a flight using skyscanner.

What are the other good apps/sites comparable to skyscanner?
www.google.com/flights
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Old Jan 31, 19, 2:19 am
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I always use google flights to start with
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