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(FARE GONE) TK: HKG-IST-LAX $802 ai rt 2.4 cpm (Premium Econ)

Old May 28, 2011, 9:24 pm
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Originally Posted by saaws
Just Got off my hkg-ist leg. Was seated in comfort class. In one sentence - the seat is almost as good as UA's old business class bacalounger, food and service is really mostly economy class. At Istanbul airport now and there's no star gold lounge!
Lounge renovation apparently, so only Business Class pax get access (according to TK Forums) - Glad to hear the ticket is working!
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Old May 28, 2011, 11:12 pm
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Originally Posted by saaws
Just Got off my hkg-ist leg. Was seated in comfort class. In one sentence - the seat is almost as good as UA's old business class bacalounger, food and service is really mostly economy class. At Istanbul airport now and there's no star gold lounge!
Comfort class config is 2-3-2

So that's good news for all those who flew on original dates. Now the question will be for those who changed outbound dates after ticket issue if they got on without problem.

Irritating that IST has no lounge now.. especially when THY lounge at one end of terminal and all the other paid ones at the other end!
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Old May 28, 2011, 11:39 pm
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Originally Posted by saaws
Just Got off my hkg-ist leg. Was seated in comfort class. In one sentence - the seat is almost as good as UA's old business class bacalounger, food and service is really mostly economy class. At Istanbul airport now and there's no star gold lounge!
Great to hear. Did they give a date when the lounge would be open?

Anyone here who changed their ticket before departure flying soon?
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Old May 29, 2011, 12:06 am
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Originally Posted by Unknown
Great to hear. Did they give a date when the lounge would be open?

Anyone here who changed their ticket before departure flying soon?
TK Forums says renovations will take 2 months from the 22-APRIL-11 so should be open in 4 weeks
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Old May 29, 2011, 12:32 am
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Originally Posted by Where2next?
The only downside is being loungeless in IST, even with *G, because the THY lounge is under construction until about end June and only C class gets an alternate lounge.
Happy travels.
We're flying the first week of July - sure hope the lounge is open by then.

If it's not we might have to consider take a short trip away from the airport for a few hours - too bad layover is so early in the morning - I'm not even sure the nearby mall would be open...
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Old May 29, 2011, 3:34 am
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Originally Posted by asya999
We're flying the first week of July - sure hope the lounge is open by then.

If it's not we might have to consider take a short trip away from the airport for a few hours - too bad layover is so early in the morning - I'm not even sure the nearby mall would be open...
What would you suggest for the 5 hours lay over?
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Old May 29, 2011, 6:12 am
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Whoo-hoo!
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Old May 29, 2011, 6:18 am
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Originally Posted by saaws
Just Got off my hkg-ist leg. Was seated in comfort class. In one sentence - the seat is almost as good as UA's old business class bacalounger, food and service is really mostly economy class. At Istanbul airport now and there's no star gold lounge!
so far so good thanks for report ^
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Old May 29, 2011, 9:01 am
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Great news saaws! I guess I will go ahead and cash in some miles for positioning flight. Looks like SQ has CGK-SIN-HKG C availability on dates and times I need. Not flying until OCT, but can't wait!
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Old May 29, 2011, 9:14 am
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Originally Posted by Away from YYZ
Do you happens to remember what's the tail # of your flight? And were you booked on 1-2-1 or 2-3-2 config?
While I cannot confirm this was the actual aircraft used, according to flightaware, this flight was operated by TC-JJH (http://flightaware.com/live/flight/T...505Z/VHHH/LTBA).
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Old May 29, 2011, 9:59 am
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For those still looking at positioning,
I was able to find a one-way Air Canada LAS-YYZ-YVR-HKG for $616 all in
for 10420 Star Alliance miles.
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Old May 29, 2011, 10:51 am
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Originally Posted by rankourabu
For those still looking at positioning,
I was able to find a one-way Air Canada LAS-YYZ-YVR-HKG for $616 all in
for 10420 Star Alliance miles.
Sample date?
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Old May 29, 2011, 10:52 am
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Originally Posted by rankourabu
For those still looking at positioning,
I was able to find a one-way Air Canada LAS-YYZ-YVR-HKG for $616 all in
for 10420 Star Alliance miles.
AC seems like a good bet. I got my positioning flights for 2 pax in C on miles on AC LAX-YVR-HKG.
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Old May 29, 2011, 11:11 am
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Originally Posted by 1K+
Sample date?
March 4 - Airfare.com
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Old May 29, 2011, 12:48 pm
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Originally Posted by rankourabu
March 4 - Airfare.com
found it, thanks ^. can't get it for my dates this year though
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