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(FARE GONE) AC: SFO-PEK RT $533 a/i (was SFO-HKG; Cheapo air; min stay)

(FARE GONE) AC: SFO-PEK RT $533 a/i (was SFO-HKG; Cheapo air; min stay)

Old Apr 14, 10, 10:57 pm
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Originally Posted by kiu92 View Post
Have you booked already? I really want to jump on this deal, but need to figure out what I am doing on the way there. Coming back will probably route through YYZ and just skip the last leg. The problem is how to get to LAX/SFO/LAS/SEA to start to trip.
it is my problem too, so I switch the LAX to EWR with higher price but same mileage ($170 more)
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Old Apr 15, 10, 4:01 am
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For you YYZers, you should really book LAS as your departure point. It is the cheapest cpm destination to get to from Toronto. I am going next week for $99 each way. I have booked several MRs to LAS and have never paid more than $129 (one way). Plus, you can route through YVR and LAX and turn it into a true MR and get 3K+ miles each way.

You will probably spend more (or at least the same for a flight to EWR) and only get 500 miles!
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Old Apr 15, 10, 1:22 pm
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I know the answer should be NO but want to make sure with all flyers

I have this

Air Canada
Flight 773 E75
More Information Newark Liberty (EWR)
Toronto Intl (YYZ) 08:25pm -20Dec, Mon
10:01pm -20Dec, Mon Nonstop
Coach
Connecting flight wait time 11 hours 59 minutes

Air Canada
Flight 15 77L
More Information Toronto Intl (YYZ)
Hong Kong (HKG) 10:00am -21Dec, Tue
02:30pm -22Dec, Wed Nonstop
Coach
Flight Duration : 17hr 06min Layover Time : 11hr 59min Total Trip Time: 29hr 05min

Air Canada
Flight 16 77L
More Information Hong Kong (HKG)
Toronto Intl (YYZ) 04:25pm -10Jan, Mon
06:05pm -10Jan, Mon Nonstop
Coach

Air Canada
Flight 772 E75
More Information Toronto Intl (YYZ)
Newark Liberty (EWR) 09:05pm -10Jan, Mon
10:34pm -10Jan, Mon Nonstop
Coach
Flight Duration : 16hr 09min Layover Time : 3hr 0min Total Trip Time: 19hr 09min

I know the yyz-ewr can be skipped however the same question is whether the first leg of ewr -yyz- hkg (from newark to toronto) can be skipped too?

Las can be a great MR stop for yyzer, however I couldnt find anything cheaper than $99 in Dec, I really wish AC would have more MR starting from Canada.
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Old Apr 15, 10, 2:36 pm
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If you skip the first leg yyz-ewr.
Your entire itinerary will be cancelled.


Now it brought me to ask one more question, you can skip ewr-yyz, but will the miles post correctly for the first three legs? (ewr-yyz-hkg-yyz)
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Old Apr 15, 10, 3:10 pm
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At MG's behest I have booked LAS-YYZ-HKG-YYZ-LAS for our Canadian Thanksgiving Weekend in mid-October (14th to 20th). Just hoping no big conventions clog up the airways going in on the 13th or 14th, or back on the 21st. As an AC SE also hoping for some confirmable upgrading at my 7-day window for this fare.
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Old Apr 16, 10, 7:28 am
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Booked SEA-HKG Oct07 PVG-SEA Oct11

Bses fare 427.86 + tax & fees 109.69 = total 537.55

Thanks everyone!
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Old Apr 16, 10, 7:38 am
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Originally Posted by Black Hawk
Bses fare 427.86 + tax & fees 109.69 = total 537.55

Thanks everyone!
Nice, was that via YVR or back through YYZ?
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Old Apr 16, 10, 7:50 am
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Nice, was that via YVR or back through YYZ?[/QUO
VIA YVR. THE PRICE VIA YYZ  WILL BE OVER $12 00
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Old Apr 16, 10, 8:18 am
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JAN 6/7 rtn MAR 3/4 yyz- las yvr hkg -yyz rtn

Help please trying to get on this one, can travel jan6/7 ish rtn march 3/4th ish can anyone see avl ? then will take Air Asia hkg to hkt.
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Old Apr 16, 10, 10:09 am
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Originally Posted by Black Hawk View Post
VIA YVR. THE PRICE VIA YYZ  WILL BE OVER $12 00
Thanks, only just saw your subject line when I looked at the thread online.. didn't show up on my cell phone If they'd let you book SEA-YYZ-HKG it would have been surprising.
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Old Apr 16, 10, 11:00 am
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Originally Posted by CdnFlier View Post
Thanks, only just saw your subject line when I looked at the thread online.. didn't show up on my cell phone If they'd let you book SEA-YYZ-HKG it would have been surprising.
That's probably because they don't have a nonstop SEA-YYZ on the day you requested. I believe this fare only allows 1 stop en-route to HKG (and thus, passengers ex-SFO/LAX/LAS were able to route through YYZ for about $40-50 more each way).
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Old Apr 16, 10, 11:20 am
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Originally Posted by nov11 View Post
That's probably because they don't have a nonstop SEA-YYZ on the day you requested. I believe this fare only allows 1 stop en-route to HKG (and thus, passengers ex-SFO/LAX/LAS were able to route through YYZ for about $40-50 more each way).
Actually, the fares from PDX allow stops in YYC AND YVR (then on to HKG).
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Old Apr 18, 10, 2:24 pm
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This is a bulk ticket - they have to assign the seats

I got myself one of these yesterday and it was ticketed today. I received no e-mail from anybody saying it was ticketed, but I could see it myself after logging into the AC website with my record locator. I got that from checkmytrip.com immediately after purchasing. So today I called AC to add my UA MP number and get some seats. After waiting 40 min on hold (expected due to the volcano fiasco) I was quickly reminded that last time I flew Air Canada I vowed never to fly them again (oops). The CSR had an attitude problem from the start. Maybe it had something to do with the fare and what I paid for it. Anyway, I got the MP# added but he told me the company I bought it from would have to assign the seats, and they were supposed to do the MP number too, but that he was doing me a favor. Didn't I read that other people got their seats assigned by calling? Is he full of sh*t? Should I just try calling again?

On another note: my middle initial and first name are run together without a space. When I asked about adding the space, he barked in the most condescending tone possible "there are no spaces in airline tickets". While I've seen this several times before, I'm pretty sure I've also seen a space. Is he right about that?

Now I'm not looking forward to this long, long journey anymore.

SFO-YYZ
YYZ-HKG
HKG-YVR
YVR-SFO

Last edited by crunchy; Apr 18, 10 at 2:39 pm Reason: added more info
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Old Apr 18, 10, 3:45 pm
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Originally Posted by crunchy View Post
Now I'm not looking forward to this long, long journey anymore.

SFO-YYZ
YYZ-HKG
HKG-YVR
YVR-SFO
Did you get confirmation of the AC booking class ?
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Old Apr 18, 10, 3:54 pm
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Originally Posted by IAN-UK View Post
Did you get confirmation of the AC booking class ?
Not from the crotchety CSR but I can see it on the AC website.

SFO-YYZ: S
YYZ-HKG: L
HKG-YVR: L
YVR-SFO: S

Now how about those seats? If I have to be in a middle seat on those longhauls I don't think I can take it. Zanax & Ambien here I come.
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