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[DEAL GONE] CX/MH: SFO - HKG $532.60 rt

[DEAL GONE] CX/MH: SFO - HKG $532.60 rt

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MH and Cheaptickets are canceling these reservations. DO NOT ACCEPT a refund and they will rebook you.

As reported by JCM9608 it appears that some of these tickets or segments may be getting canceled. If your itinerary pops up on the flymas.mobi site then you're probably okay. If not, call cheapticekts and speak with them. They must honor the ticket, so don't take "No" or "We'll send you a refund" as an answer. You may need to speak to a manager / supervisor.

Multiple reports in this thread indicate that cheaptickets/MH will book you on a flight combination (possibly with a connection in NRT) if you push and don't accept a refund.

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It has been reported that this books at Cheaptickets and Orbitz. Having problems viewing your ticket? Visit the FlyMAS Mobile Site and enter your information.

Routing

This fare appears to be eligable for End-on-End construction, so it should be possible to book cheap(ish) AA or US fares and tack them onto the ticket. In order to get to and from SFO.

Mileage Accrual

This fare is a Malaysian (MH) codeshare on Cathay (CX) metal.

Cathay: No mileage accrual
Malaysian: 70% mileage accrual
American: 50% mileage accrual
US Airways: 50% mileage accrual


And remember, DON'T CALL THE AIRLINES while a deal is ongoing.
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Old Aug 14, 14, 9:56 am
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[DEAL GONE] CX/MH: SFO - HKG $532.60 rt

Please, do not contact/call the airline directly!

Dates in Sep-Oct. Books through MH but flights are CX metal. Outstanding fare from SFO-HKG. Doesnt look like a min stay requirement. Can book using cheaptickets/external travel site as it looks like this may be MH IT related.

It looks like S Class accrues .5 on AA (.076 cpm) , but I am not sure about how this fare posts/accrues to other airlines. Thats why it's here in MR, mods and you guys can decide how to handle.

As a *A guy, I dont know OW fare rules, but HKG for $500 is a great find.

Prices about $1K higher through CX directly.

Enjoy!
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Old Aug 14, 14, 10:04 am
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Nice find.

EDIT: Looks like a mistake fare. They didn't put YQ/YR in the fare.

Last edited by keitherson; Aug 14, 14 at 10:10 am
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Old Aug 14, 14, 10:11 am
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Looks like you can EoE this with any domestic fare, which makes it a decent fare if your city can get to SFO for cheap.
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Old Aug 14, 14, 10:16 am
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Definitely a mistake fare, and a great find! Accrual is tricky because its a MH fare on CX metal. I've been burned before on that.
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Old Aug 14, 14, 10:18 am
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It's a great deal for casual fliers but booking into S class on MH seems to kill any kind of mileage opportunities here.

Code:
Fare rules & restrictions
Malaysia Airline System Berhad MH SLBC1YUS SFO to HKG
General notes
BASIC SEASON ECONOMY RESTRICTED FARES     S
 FOR ROUND TRIP FARES
FOR ADULT
Seasonal restrictions
  PERMITTED 25DEC THROUGH 09JUN OR 16JUL THROUGH 09DEC ON
  THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL SECTOR.
Flight restrictions
  IF THE FARE COMPONENT INCLUDES TRAVEL WITHIN AREA 1
      THEN THAT TRAVEL MUST BE ON
      ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING
        ANY MH FLIGHT
        ANY AA FLIGHT
        ANY UA FLIGHT
        JL FLIGHTS 0001 THROUGH 4999
        JL FLIGHTS 6000 THROUGH 8999.
  AND
  THE FARE COMPONENT MUST BE ON
      ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING
        ANY MH FLIGHT
        ANY AA FLIGHT
        ANY QF FLIGHT
        JL FLIGHTS 0001 THROUGH 4999
        JL FLIGHTS 6000 THROUGH 8999.
Advanced reservation/ticketing restrictions
  RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL SECTORS.
Maximum stay requirements
  TRAVEL FROM LAST STOPOVER MUST COMMENCE NO LATER THAN 12
  MONTHS AFTER DEPARTURE FROM FARE ORIGIN.
Stopover restrictions
  UNLIMITED STOPOVERS PERMITTED ON THE PRICING UNIT
     LIMITED TO 1 FREE AND UNLIMITED AT USD 50.00 EACH.
Transfer restrictions
  UNLIMITED TRANSFERS PERMITTED ON THE PRICING UNIT
    FARE BREAK AND EMBEDDED SURFACE SECTORS PERMITTED ON THE
     FARE COMPONENT.
Combinability
   DOUBLE OPEN JAWS NOT PERMITTED.
   END-ON-END PERMITTED. SIDE TRIPS PERMITTED. VALIDATE ALL
   FARE COMPONENTS. TRAVEL MUST BE VIA POINT OF COMBINATION.
   APPLICABLE ADD-ON CONSTRUCTION IS ADDRESSED IN
   MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS - CATEGORY 23.
  OPEN JAWS/ROUND TRIPS/CIRCLE TRIPS
    FARES MAY BE COMBINED ON A HALF ROUND TRIP BASIS
    -TO FORM SINGLE OPEN JAWS
     OPEN JAWS NOTE -
       FARES USED IN COMBINATION MUST BE SHOWN
       SEPERATLEY ON THE TICKET.
    -TO FORM ROUND TRIPS
    -TO FORM CIRCLE TRIPS.
     OPEN JAWS/CIRCLE TRIPS NOTE -
       MOST RESTRICTIVE FARE TYPE WILL APPLY FOR THE
       ENTIRE JOURNEY
   PROVIDED -
     COMBINATIONS ARE WITH ANY FARE FOR CARRIER MH IN ANY
      RULE IN ANY TARIFF.
Sales restrictions
  TICKETS MUST BE ISSUED ON/AFTER 29MAY 14.
Sales restrictions
  TICKETS MUST BE ISSUED ON MH.
         NOTE -
          SALEABLE WORLDWIDE
Penalties
  CHANGES
    ANY TIME
      CHARGE USD 150.00 FOR REISSUE/REVALIDATION.
         NOTE -
          REBOOKING / REROUTING AFTER TICKETING-
          A. USD150 PLUS FARE DIFFERENCE WHERE APPLICABLE
          B. CHILD DISCOUNT DOES NOT APPLY.  FEES/CHARGES
          NOT APPLICABLE TO INFANT.
          --------------------------------------------------
          IN THE EVENT A TICKET IS REISSUED TO A HIGHER
          FARE THE CHANGE FEE AND RULES OF THE NEW FARE
          WILL APPLY. HOWEVER THE REFUND RULES OF THE
          ORIGINAL FARE APPLY IRRESPECTIVE OF THE REFUND
          RULE SPECIFIED ON THE REISSUED FARE.
          --------------------------------------------------
          CHANGE FEES MAY DIFFER IF MODIFICATION IS MADE
          ONLINE VIA MANAGE MY BOOKING
  CANCELLATIONS
    ANY TIME
      TICKET IS NON-REFUNDABLE IN CASE OF NO-SHOW.
         NOTE -
          NO-SHOW -
          A. NON REFUNDABLE
          B. CHILD DISCOUNT DOES NOT APPLY. FEES/CHARGES NOT
          APPLICABLE TO INFANT.
          1. APPLICABLE NO-SHOW FEE APPLY IN ADDITION TO
          CANCELLATION/REFUND PENALTIES. NO-SHOW FEE IS TO
          BE COLLECTED WITH CHANGE FEE.
      TICKET IS NON-REFUNDABLE IN CASE OF CANCEL/REFUND.
         NOTE -
          CANCELLATION BEFORE DEPARTURE-
          A. NON REFUNDABLE
          B. CHILD DISCOUNT DOES NOT APPLY. FEES/CHARGES NOT
          APPLICABLE TO INFANT.
          PARTIALLY USED TICKET IS NON-REFUNDABLE.
          -------------------------------------------------
          CANCELLATION AFTER DEPARTURE-
          NON-REFUNDABLE
          FOR NONREFUNDABLE TICKETS THE YQ/YR FUEL AND
          SECURITY SURCHARGE WILL NOT BE REFUNDED.
          --------------------------------------------------
          FOR RBD N FARES AND ABOVE - IF TICKET IS BEING
          CANCELLED DUE TO VISA REJECTION FULL REFUND
          PERMITTED.DOCUMENTARY EVIDENCE TO BE SUBMITTED.
          ADMIN FEE APPLIES.
HIP exceptions
  THE HIGHER INTERMEDIATE POINT RULE DOES NOT APPLY FOR
  STOPOVERS.
         NOTE -
          A/ HIGHER INTERMEDIATE POINT RULE DOES NOT APPLY
          B/ DIRECTIONAL MINIMUM CHECK RULE DOES NOT  APPLY
          C/ MILEAGE SURCHARGE PRINCIPLE DOES NOT APPLY.
Endorsements
  THE ORIGINAL TICKET MUST BE ANNOTATED - NONEND-VALID ON MH
  ONLY - IN THE ENDORSEMENT BOX.
Discounts
  ACCOMPANIED CHILD 2-11 - CHARGE 85 PERCENT OF THE FARE.
        TICKETING CODE - BASE FARE CODE PLUS CH.
         NOTE -
          FOR CHILDREN TURNING 12 YEARS ENROUTE - ADULT
          FARE HAS TO BE USED FOR THE ENTIRE JOURNEY.
  OR - UNACCOMPANIED CHILD 5-11 - CHARGE 100 PERCENT OF THE
         FARE.
             TICKETING CODE - BASE FARE CODE PLUS CH.
         NOTE -
          UNACCOMPANIED CHILD UNDER 5 YEARS OF AGE WILL NOT
          BE ACCEPTED FOR CARRIAGE.
  OR - INFANT UNDER 2 WITHOUT A SEAT - CHARGE 10 PERCENT OF
         THE FARE.
             TICKETING CODE - BASE FARE CODE PLUS IN
  OR - INFANT UNDER 2 WITH A SEAT - CHARGE 85 PERCENT OF THE
         FARE.
             TICKETING CODE - BASE FARE CODE PLUS CH.
Miscellaneous Fare Tags
  THIS FARE MUST NOT BE USED AS THE HIGH OR THE LOW FARE
  WHEN CALCULATING A DIFFERENTIAL. THIS FARE MUST NOT BE
  USED AS THE THROUGH FARE WHEN PRICING A FARE COMPONENT
  WITH A DIFFERENTIAL.
Application
US FARES
 APPLICATION
   AREA
     THESE FARES APPLY
     FROM THE UNITED STATES TO AREA 3.
   CLASS OF SERVICE
     THESE FARES APPLY FOR ECONOMY CLASS SERVICE.
   TYPES OF TRANSPORTATION
     THIS RULE GOVERNS ONE-WAY AND ROUND-TRIP FARES.
     FARES GOVERNED BY THIS RULE CAN BE USED TO CREATE
     ONE-WAY/ROUND-TRIP/CIRCLE-TRIP/SINGLE OPEN-JAW
     JOURNEYS.
 CAPACITY LIMITATIONS
   THE CARRIER SHALL LIMIT THE NUMBER OF PASSENGERS CARRIED
   ON ANY ONE FLIGHT AT FARES GOVERNED BY THIS RULE AND SUCH
   FARES WILL NOT NECESSARILY BE AVAILABLE ON ALL FLIGHTS.
   THE NUMBER OF SEATS WHICH THE CARRIER SHALL MAKE
   AVAILABLE ON A GIVEN FLIGHT WILL BE DETERMINED BY THE
   CARRIERS BEST JUDGMENT
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Old Aug 14, 14, 10:25 am
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Originally Posted by keitherson View Post
Nice find.

EDIT: Looks like a mistake fare. They didn't put YQ/YR in the fare.
I can't purchase it...
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Old Aug 14, 14, 10:29 am
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Try using Cheaptickets - I was able to get it to work
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Old Aug 14, 14, 10:43 am
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Dates are wide open in Sep. Looks like it's bookable on cheaptickets. Very cool find! Hope those who are SFO-based can take advantage of it.

Thank you.
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Old Aug 14, 14, 12:45 pm
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CX: SFO-HKG $548.10 RT (ticketed by MH)

Valid September and most of October.
Flights operated by Cathay Pacific but ticketed through MH codeshare.
Bookable on Orbitz.

Sample itinerary:

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Old Aug 14, 14, 12:49 pm
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Fare class? To which program(s) can this be credited?
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Old Aug 14, 14, 12:52 pm
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this looks like it's an S fare class. On MH, that gives you 50% EQM and on CX, it gives 0% EQM. Which would be applicable here - the ticketed carrier (MH) or the actual carrier (CX)?

Good fare
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Old Aug 14, 14, 12:58 pm
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Originally Posted by cjares View Post
this looks like it's an S fare class. On MH, that gives you 50% EQM and on CX, it gives 0% EQM. Which would be applicable here - the ticketed carrier (MH) or the actual carrier (CX)?

Good fare
Ticketed.

50% EQM/EQP to AAdvantage.
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Old Aug 14, 14, 12:58 pm
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I know nothing about CX or MH program, does anyone know of there's any way to upgrade to F or J using miles from either program?
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Old Aug 14, 14, 1:01 pm
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Looks like a ghost fare to me... I tried many dates and could not actually book that price. If anyone find ones that actually lets you book, let me know...
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Old Aug 14, 14, 1:01 pm
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Originally Posted by mbece View Post
I know nothing about CX or MH program, does anyone know of there's any way to upgrade to F or J using miles from either program?
None.
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