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355F1 Sep 3, 17 1:56 pm

Aa/ac: Lax-hkg $381-$423 rt
 
Amazing deal to HKG!!!

Thanks to TPG!


TONS of availabilty through Mar 2018, too!!!!

EDIT: There are a couple of DL fares for $443 through Mar 2018, too!!

355F1 Sep 3, 17 2:33 pm

Just booked a next-day-turn LAX-SEA-HKG-SEA-LAX on DL's A332 for $502 RT. The cheaper price was for Basic Economy.

14,886 MQMs for $500!!!! WOOHooooo!!!! ^^^^

DesertCat Sep 4, 17 12:32 pm

May I please ask how you booked that? Separate segments LAX-SEA or LAX-HKG-LAX?

355F1 Sep 4, 17 1:15 pm


Originally Posted by DesertCat (Post 28775276)
May I please ask how you booked that? Separate segments LAX-SEA or LAX-HKG-LAX?

DL.com. LAX-HKG-LAX.

There were only a few dates available. I'm going Mar 7-9.check google flights--that's what I do.

i just checked and those dates are still available. :)

DesertCat Sep 4, 17 4:28 pm

Thank you so much!

sjpmurph01 Sep 12, 17 7:13 am

Is anyone finding any of these fares in Oct-Nov on AA? I'm seeing some in the $400s in Feb-Mar, but only mid/high $600s for the remainder of 2017 out of LAX or SFO.

Bonaventure Sep 13, 17 2:04 am

Fares seem to be in response to HK Airlines launch.

karlot_96 Sep 26, 17 4:42 am

Good one.
thanks

Madone59 Sep 26, 17 7:11 pm

Great one! Thanks TPG ^

Boogie711 Sep 27, 17 9:57 pm

Warning for those who saw AC in the title and thought this would be good for Star Alliance - that's YVR to HKG on the 777HD. Operative term here being "HD" or "High-Density."

In other words - don't.

Jasper2009 Sep 28, 17 5:23 pm


Originally Posted by Boogie711 (Post 28867438)
Warning for those who saw AC in the title and thought this would be good for Star Alliance - that's YVR to HKG on the 777HD. Operative term here being "HD" or "High-Density."

In other words - don't.

I'm certainly not a fan of the AC 777HD, but most airlines now have a 3-4-3 config on the 777.

Boogie711 Sep 28, 17 7:46 pm


Originally Posted by Jasper2009 (Post 28871098)
I'm certainly not a fan of the AC 777HD, but most airlines now have a 3-4-3 config on the 777.

Sure - but even United, on the SAME airframe, puts a whopping 92(!) less people in economy class on their same 777.

AC HD - 398 'Y' pax, with 6 lavs
UA 777 - 306 'Y' pax, with 6 lavs
AA 777 - 246 'Y' pax with 8 lavs

Polytonic Sep 28, 17 11:11 pm


Originally Posted by Boogie711 (Post 28867438)
Warning for those who saw AC in the title and thought this would be good for Star Alliance - that's YVR to HKG on the 777HD. Operative term here being "HD" or "High-Density."

In other words - don't.

This fare is available on ANA (via NRT) and UA (via SFO) as well for ~$447.

olouie Sep 30, 17 9:35 am


Originally Posted by Boogie711 (Post 28871516)
Sure - but even United, on the SAME airframe, puts a whopping 92(!) less people in economy class on their same 777.

AC HD - 398 'Y' pax, with 6 lavs
UA 777 - 306 'Y' pax, with 6 lavs
AA 777 - 246 'Y' pax with 8 lavs

I made this mistake once and never again. Felt like I was crushed for the entire flight. Also makes the whole thing really bad because everyone is squeezed in tight so tempers flare due to uncomfortable seats - for a long haul flight too. Felt like an eternity. I rather fly an ULCC like Norwegian.

HLCinCOU Oct 5, 17 10:53 pm


Originally Posted by Boogie711 (Post 28871516)
Sure - but even United, on the SAME airframe, puts a whopping 92(!) less people in economy class on their same 777.

AC HD - 398 'Y' pax, with 6 lavs
UA 777 - 306 'Y' pax, with 6 lavs
AA 777 - 246 'Y' pax with 8 lavs

That's a really bad comparison. Looks to me like Y seats on all three are more or less equivalent. The numbers you quote are accurate...but it's the premium cabins that account for the difference.

The AC HD layout has only 28 J seats, whereas UA/AA each have 60 (including 8 F for AA). That's a huge difference in floorspace. Take a peek at the seatguru maps for the planes in question and look where the economy seating starts relative to the wing...the AC HD has about 9 rows of economy seating and 3 of premium econ forward of the first econ-plus row on UA. Those 12 rows have 114 seats. Indeed, seatguru suggests the Y cabin pitch is the same on both aircraft (31") and they're both ten across. The situation on AA is similar; economy starts even further back (due to the F cabin) and pitch is similar in Y (31-32", because consistency isn't AA's bailiwick).

Bottom line, they pack more people on the HD because they sacrificed premium seating (and lavs vs. AA), not because they made the Y seats smaller. The lavs are a drag I suppose, but unless you're angling for an upgrade I don't see a reason to say "just don't" if you're OK flying similar distances in Y on AA or UA.


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