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mspel Jul 2, 17 8:07 pm

UA, USA to China OJ from $303 ai
 
Some good open Jaw fares with throwaway segments to YVR.

Example routing is EWR-HKG-CAN // PVG-SFO-YVR

Transpacific legs on UA only, but able to route creativity, try adding stopovers in Canada, Japan, Hong Kong, Korea, or elsewhere in China. Works from East Coast and secondary airports too.

Here is an example. Enter manually on UA.bomb multi city tool for $5-10 lower price than google flights.

https://www.google.com/flights/#sear...9,SFOYVR0UA316

Also the Dragonair flight from HKG-CAN should be 'missable' without canceling the rest of your itinerary, just get a boarding pass at HKG for the flight.

FLA77 Jul 2, 17 8:43 pm

Also the Dragonair flight from HKG-CAN should be 'missable' without canceling the rest of your itinerary, just get a boarding pass at HKG for the flight.[/QUOTE]

Wow.. That's a risky suggestion! I know for sure that trick doesn't work with the US airlines. Do you know for sure that would work with Dragonair?

rmannion Jul 2, 17 9:02 pm

Wow - very interesting. Thanks for the heads up!

MSPeconomist Jul 2, 17 9:06 pm

Remember that if you arrive at CAN and leave from PVG or VV you can only do the 24 hour TWOV, even if you route through a third country in one direction as in this example.

rustykettel Jul 2, 17 9:56 pm

Works from SFO too, for $328.

edsh Jul 2, 17 10:47 pm

For a few dollars more choose YUL as the final destination and jump off in EWR; back where you may have started.

swgsword Jul 3, 17 12:56 am

works for HGH for even less from SFO, got 273 for SFO-HKG-HGH//PEK-SFO-YVR

1KChinito Jul 3, 17 10:37 am

If someone needs miles, for $292, https://www.google.com/flights/#sear...0,SFOYVR0UA784 gives you a lot of miles with essentially one day between Hangzhou and Shanghai; an hour ride on high speed rail. Plus China visa fee.

Tblack15 Jul 3, 17 12:05 pm


Originally Posted by mspel (Post 28512832)
Also the Dragonair flight from HKG-CAN should be 'missable' without canceling the rest of your itinerary, just get a boarding pass at HKG for the flight.

I actually wouldn't suggest this? Not appearing for any segment on an itinerary will cancel all downstream segments.

Can we get any commentary from people that have actually done this with DragonAir/UA?

mspel Jul 3, 17 12:44 pm


Originally Posted by Tblack15 (Post 28515096)
I actually wouldn't suggest this? Not appearing for any segment on an itinerary will cancel all downstream segments.

Can we get any commentary from people that have actually done this with DragonAir/UA?

Yes. Basically you want to put as close a connection as possible at HKG. For example from EWR it's a 70 min connection. Then go through customs slowly and 'miss' your flight. Then alert UA you missed the connection and are getting 'different transportation' to CAN, HGH, etc, they will delete that segment and not cancel the itinerary. They might even compensate / refund you for the missed flight.

TerryK Jul 3, 17 1:22 pm


Originally Posted by mspel (Post 28515246)
.....For example from EWR it's a 70 min connection. Then go through customs slowly and 'miss' your flight............They might even compensate / refund you for the missed flight.

I hope you are joking. :( Compensation for missing flight on purpose? :confused:

Clincher Jul 3, 17 2:32 pm


Originally Posted by 1KChinito (Post 28514817)
If someone needs miles, for $292, https://www.google.com/flights/#sear...0,SFOYVR0UA784 gives you a lot of miles with essentially one day between Hangzhou and Shanghai; an hour ride on high speed rail. Plus China visa fee.

This good stuff; shorter trip, lower price. If this originated in the NE I would jump on it.

johnnywho Jul 3, 17 4:09 pm

Any other dates? Anything in August?

JetSetDave Jul 3, 17 4:25 pm


Originally Posted by mspel (Post 28515246)
Yes. Basically you want to put as close a connection as possible at HKG. For example from EWR it's a 70 min connection. Then go through customs slowly and 'miss' your flight. Then alert UA you missed the connection and are getting 'different transportation' to CAN, HGH, etc, they will delete that segment and not cancel the itinerary. They might even compensate / refund you for the missed flight.

How do you contact UA at HKG about your "missed" connection, especially with no Hong Kong mobile phone service?

mspel Jul 3, 17 5:36 pm


Originally Posted by mtndave47 (Post 28516039)
How do you contact UA at HKG about your "missed" connection, especially with no Hong Kong mobile phone service?

Wifi and Twitter.


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