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[Premium Fare Gone]: CX: Vietnam to North America from $674 (J) and $1100 (F)

[Premium Fare Gone]: CX: Vietnam to North America from $674 (J) and $1100 (F)

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CAUTION - TURNAROUND
"One customer did have issues. Wang Guanran, who documents his travels on hktravelblog.com, had his plans to travel to New York on Wednesday cut short when he was prevented from flying by immigration officials in Vietnam... he was detained by Vietnamese immigration officials, who said it was illegal to return to his city of origin while in transit." - Source:SCMP, 2 January 2019
Also https://rapidtravelchai.boardingarea...-direct-turns/

Visa Information: check out the Vietnam visa/VOA thread in the Asia forum. You can get either a visa on arrival where you get the stamp on arrival) or a "looseleaf" visa in advance from a VN Consulate in the US (which allows you to go straight to the immigration queue). There are sometimes lines for the VOA stamp and so the loosleaf approach can save you some time.

Seat Assignments

per NWPlatinum below - Cathay blocks out all seats except for 2D for some reason. I never understood the reasoning behind this but in any event just contact them for a seat assignment and theyíll let you have your choice. They like to block out seats for people with bassinets and babies. But you can usually get 2A, which is the best see if youíre solo traveler. Just say I want seat 2A and Iíll move if requested at the airport (never was asked to move)

Basic Visa Options for US Citizens
1. One month, one entry
2. One month, multiple entries
3. Three months, one entry
4. Three months, multiple entries
5. One year, multiple entries

Everyone needs an e-visa approval before boarding if they will enter the country. (e.g. clear customs). Connecting flights - even on separate tickets - do not require a visa IF IF IF the connecting airline has a counter in the transit area. (The airline may have their own rules.) Going back to the same country is not allowed without clearing customs first.

Expect the visa check at your point of departure. (Computer will flag your ticket.) The actual stamp is received on arrival (in most cases). (There is also the possibility of a visa insert with no need to go to 'visa on arrival'.)


Official Site: Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in the United States

Lounge Access (Access Requirements)
JFK - AA Flagship First (F Departure)
ORD - British Airways Club / First Lounge T5 (J / F departures). AA Flagship lounge T3 (logistics in this post)
BOS
SFO - CX Lounge Terminal A (F or J Departure)
YVR - CX Lounge Gate 67

HKG

HAN - Song Hong Lounge (KA) or ACV/NIA Business Lounge (KA)
DAD

Current status:
  • Deal is no longer active (can't book this anymore)
    • CX announced that they will honor all tickets! Tweet here. Facebook here.

Mainstream media coverage:



Post your trip dates and itinerary here:
Please use (+1) to denote you are in F and can guest someone (or more than 1 person) into the F lounges in HKG.


January:
1/9: KA 294 HAN-HKG - tonykline1947 (+1)
1/10: CX 888 HKG-YVR - tonykline1947 (+1)
1/18: KA 296 HAN-HKG - SOWK
1/19: CX 888 HKG-YVR - SOWK
1/21: KA 227 DAD-HKG - Governator
1/21: KA 227 DAD-HKG - usairchairman (+1)
1/21: CX 840 HKG-JFK - usairchairman (+1)
1/21: CX 846 HKG-JFK - Governator
1/22: CX 845 JFK-HKG - Governator
1/23: KA 220 HKG-DAD - Governator (won't fly this one)
1/23: CX5227 DAD-HKG rbAA
1/23: CX840 HKG-JFK rbAA (can guest at Wing FC or Pier FC as I have 5hrs+)
1/26: CX 227 DAD-HKG - Synd(+1)
1/26: CX 846 HKG-JFK - Synd(+1)
1/29 KA 227 DAD-HKG - miffSC
1/29 CX 846 HKG-JFK - miffSC
1/30: CX 831 JFK-HKG - Synd (+1)
1/30: CX 865 JFK - YVR - HKG - ss2k(+1) can guest someone at JFK Flagship dining (i think)


February:
2/1: CX 220 - HKG - DAD - Synd (+1) - will try not to fly this one
2/1: CX 220 - HKG - DAD - ss2k (+1) - will probably stay in DAD for couple of days if anyone wants to join
2/2: CX865 JFK-YVR-HKG rbAA (can guest at JFK AA FL FC)
2/3 - KA 227 - DAD-HKG - swgsword, Pochama
2/3 - CX 840 - HKG-JFK - Pochama
2/4 - CX 888 - HKG-YVR-JFK - swgsword (+1, also FL at JFK)
2/4: CX5220 HKG-DAD rbAA (tight connection :50 so no lounge time unless I misconnect)
2/10: CX 764 SGN-HKG - zebes
2/11: CX 806 HKG-ORD - zebes
2/15: CX 831 JFK-HKG - usairchairman (+1)
2/15: CX 812 HKG-BOS - AnttiV
2/16: KA 220 HKG-DAD - usairchairman (+1)
2/18 CX 872 HKG-SFO - princesakura (+1)
2/19: KA 296 HAN-HKG - IncaTrails
2/19: CX 812 HKG-BOS - IncaTrails
2/22: CX 811 BOS-HKG - AnttiV

March:
3/01: CX 807 ORD-HKG - zebes
3/01 CX ### HAN-HKG - billbligh (+3)
3/02 CX888 HKG-YVR (0100) billybligh(+3)
3/03: CX 767 HKG-SGN - zebes
3/03: CX 764 SGN-HKG - zebes
3/04: CX 806 HKG-ORD - zebes
3/05: CX1790 HAN-HKG - dordal
3/06: CX872 HKG-SFO - dordal
3/08: CX 873 SFO-HKG - princesakura
3/11: KA 223 DAD-HKG - SiempreBCNJFK
3/12: CX 888 HKG-YVR-JFK - SiempreBCNJFK
3/12: CX 865 YVR-HKG - SOWK
3/13: CX 1791 HKG-HAN - SOWK
3/14: CX 5227 DAD-HKG - Hudute
3/14: CX 840 HKG-JFK - Hudute
3/15: CX 5527 DAD-HKG - Frebay (+1)
3/15: CX 840 HKG-JFK - Frebay (+1)
3/15: CX 845 JFK-HKG - SiempreBCNJFK
3/16: KA 228 HKG-DAD - SiempreBCNJFK
3/17: KA 227 DAD-HKG - SiempreBCNJFK
3/17: CX 890 HKG-EWR - SiempreBCNJFK
3/18: CX 872 HKG-SFO - princesakura (+1)
3/20: CX ### HKG-JFK - tcormier (+2)
3/20: CX 888 HKG-(YVR)-JFK - captainstubing (+1)
3/22: CX 831 JFK-HKG - captainstubing
3/22: CX 840 HKG-JFK - jongesander (+1)
3/25: CX 899 EWR-HKG - SiempreBCNJFK
3/26: KA 226 HKG-DAD - SiempreBCNJFK
3/26: CX 845 JFK-HKG - swgsword
3/27: KA 220 HKG-DAD - swgsword (+1)
3/27: KA ### HAN-HKG - Mauibaby2008
3/27: CX ### HKG-JFK - Mauibaby2008
3/28: CX 766 SGN-HKG - SiempreBCNJFK
3/28: CX 846 HKG-JFK - SiempreBCNJFK
3/29: CX 5296 HAN-HKG - LHG
3/29: CX 872 HKG-SFO - LHG
3/29: CX 807 ORD-HKG - zebes
3/31: CX 767 HKG-SGN - zebes

April:

4/3 CX 845 JFK-HKG - miffSC
4/4 KA 220 HKG-DAD - miffSC
4/6 KA 294 HAN-HKG - frisbfreek
4/7 CX 830 HKG-JFK - frisbfreek (+1)
4/13: KA 294 HAN-HKG - bostonbali (+1)
4/13: KA 294 HAN-HKG - swgsword
4/14: CX 888 HKG-YVR-JFK bostonbali (+1)
4/14: CX 888 HKG-YVR-JFK swgsword (+1)
4/19: KA 298 HAN-HKG shek3112
4/19: CX 846 HKG-JFK shek3112 (+3)
4/19: CX 806 HKG-ORD Oshkosh105 (+1)
4/20: CX 807 ORD-HKG Oshkosh105
4/29: CX 845 JFK-HKG shek3112 (+3)
4/30: KA 299 HKG-HAN shek3112 (may change)
4/30: KA 221 DAD-HKG - driveswith (+1)

May:
5/1: CX 888 HKG-YVR - driveswith (+1)
5/1: CX 888 YVR-JFK - driveswith (+1)
5/8: CX 845 JFK-HKG - driveswith (+1)
5/8: KA 221 DAD-HKG - zip10001
5/8: CX 840 HKG-JFK - zip10001
5/10: CX 873 SFO-HKG - dordal
5/11: CX5297 HKG-HAN - dordal
5/11: KA 296 HAN-HKG - james_yuen (+1)
5/12: CX 888 HKG-YVR - james_yuen (+1)
5/12: CX 5294 HAN-HKG - dordal
5/13: CX 872 HKG-SFO - dordal
5/13: BA 28 HKG-LHR - driveswith (+1)
5/15 CX865 YVR-HKG - james_yuen (+1)
5/16 KA 299 HKG-HAN - james_yuen (+1)
5/19: CX 845 JFK-HKG - Frebay (+1)
5/20: CX 5224 HKG-DAD - Frebay (+1)
5/21: KA 296 HAN-HKG - AndrewT84
5/22: CX 872 HKG-SFO - AndrewT84
5/24: CX 811 BOS-HKG - IncaTrails
5/25: KA 297 HKG-HAN - IncaTrails
5/28: CX 764 SGN-HKG - JetSetDave
5/28: CX 858 HKG-SEA - JetSetDave
5/30: CX 841 JFK-HKG - zip10001
5/31: KA 224 HKG-DAD - zip10001
5/31: CX 5294 (KA) HAN-HKG maverikbc (+1)

June:
6/1: CX 888 HKG-YVR maverikbc (+1)
6/2: KA 221 DAD-HKG - sgan317 (+2)
6/2: CX 840 HKG-JFK - sgan317 (+2)
6/2: KA 221 DAD-HKG - greendx
6/2: CX 840 HKG-JFK - greendx
6/3: CX 888 HKG-JFK - JALOO5-Flyer
6/8: KA 296 HAN-HKG - Mrow (+1)
6/8: CX 846 HKG-JFK - Mrow (+1)
6/8: CX 766 SGN-HKG - Quanh79 (+3)
6/8: CX 846 HKG-JFK - Quanh79 (+3)
6/8: KA 296 HAN-HKG - UAPremierGuy
6/8: CX 840 HKG-JFK - UAPremierGuy
6/8: KA 221 DAD-HKG - Evianon
6/8: CX 840 HKG-JFK - Evianon (+1)
6/9: KA 294 DAD-HKG - Frebay (+1)
6/10: CX 872 HKG-SFO - Frebay (+1)
6/10: CX 845 JFK-HKG - UAPremierGuy
6/11: CX 845 JFK-HKG - Evianon
6/12: KA 220: HKG-DAD - Evianon
6/12: CX 841 JFK-HKG - Mrow (+1)
6/12: CX 845 JFK-HKG - Hudute
6/13: KA 299 HKG-HAN - Mrow (+1)
6/13: CX 5220 HKG-DAD - Hudute
6/17: KA 225 DAD-HKG - CruisingAlitiude47
6/18: CX 830 HKG-JFK - CruisingAlitiude47
6/22: KA 294 HAN-HKG - FormallyKnownAs (+1)
6/22: CX 830 HKG-YVR - FormallyKnownAs (+1)
6/22: CX 888 HKG-JFK - FormallyKnownAs (+1)
6/22: KA 221 DAD-HKG ZohyeahZ (+2)
6/22: CX 840 HKG-JFK ZohyeahZ (+2)
6/28: CX 865 JFK-HKG - greendx
6/30: KA 220 HKG-DAD - greendx

July:
7/3: CX 857 SEA-HKG - JetSetDave
7/4: CX 767 HKG-SGN - JetSetDave
7/4: KA 294 HAN-HKG - Majuki
7/4 CX 872 SFO-HKG - princesakura
7/5: CX 872 HKG-SFO - Majuki
7/5: KA 227 DAD-HKG - afirm (+1)
7/6: CX 888 HKG-YVR-JFK- afirm (+1)
7/7: CX 841 JFK-HKG - afirm (+1)
7/8: KA 224 HKG-DAD - afirm (+1)
7/8: KA 296 HAN-HKG - terryversay (+1)
7/8: CX 840 HKG-JFK - terryversay (+1)
7/8: CX 872 - HKG-SFO - princesakura
7/9: CX 841 JFK-HKG - JALOO5-Flyer
7/11: CX 873 SFO-HKG - AndrewT84
7/12: KA 297 HKG-HAN - AndrewT84
7/12: CX 845 JFK-HKG - CruisingAltitude47
7/13: KA 220 HKG-DAD - CruisingAltitude47
7/14: KA 221 DAD-HKG - nutty92 (+2)
7/14: CX 840 HKG-JFK - nutty92 (+2)
7/14: CX 1764 SGN-HKG - chitink (+2)
7/15: CX 806 HKG-ORD - chitink (+2)
7/17: CX 840 HKG-JFK - danfl44 (+1)
7/20: CX 865 JFK-HKG zOhYeahz (+2)
7/22: KA 224 HKG-DAD zOhYeahz (+2)
7/25: CX 841 JFK-HKG - danfl44 (+1)
7/27: CX ### JFK-HKG - tcormier (+2)
7/30: KA 221 DAD-HKG - driveswith (+1)
7/31: CX 888 HKG-YVR - driveswith (+1)
7/31: CX 888 YVR-JFK - driveswith (+1)

August:

8/5: KA 225 DAD-HKG - sriegert
8/6: CX 888 HKG-JFK - sriegert
8/6 KA 221 DAD-HKG - aradisc (+1)
8/7 CX 888 HKG-YVR-JFK - aradisc (+1)
8/7: KA 221/840 DAD-HKG-JFK Brituchenite
8/9: CX 845 JFK-HKG - Quanh79 (+1)
8/9: CX767 HKG-SGN - Quanh79 (+1)
8/10 CX 840 HKG-JFK - thefilipinotraveler (+1)
8/11 CX 841 JFK-HKG - driveswith (+1)
8/11 KA 294 DAD-HKG - pochi
8/12 KA 225 DAD-HKG - Dancrane (+1)
8/12 CX 888 HKG-JFK - pochi (+1)
8/13 CX 830 HKG-JFK - Dancrane (+1)
8/17 CX 851 SFO-HKG - princesakura
8/17 CX 841 JFK-HKG - pochi (+1)
8/17 KA 297 HKG-HAN - thefilipinotraveler (+1)
8/18 CX 845 JFK-YVR-HKG - swgsword
8/19 KA 299 HKG-HAN - swgsword (+1)
8/19 CX 841 JFK-HKG - Dancrane (+1)
8/20 KA 224 HKG-DAD - Dancrane (+1)
8/23 CX 845 JFK-HKG - sriegert
8/23 CX812 HKG-BOS - paul4471 (+2)
8/24 - KA 220 HKG-DAD - sriegert
8/24 CX1790/VN592 HAN-HKG ritesa (+1)
8/25 CX888 HKG-YVR ritesa (+1)
8/26 CX 872 HKG-SFO - princesakura
8/27 CX865 YVR-HKG ritesa (+1)
8/30: CX835 JFK-HKG - terryversay (+1)
8/30: CX830 HKG-JFK - JALOO5-Flyer (+1)
8/31: KA297 HKG-HAN - terryversay (+1)
8/30 KA299 HKG-HAN ritesa (+1)
8/30: CX865CX5/220 JFK-YVR-HKG-DAD Brituchenite
8/30: KA/CX ### HAN-HKG-JFK-DCA - GlobalNelson

September:
9/1: CX 766 SGN-HKG - quinzinho (+1)
9/1: AA 192 / CX 7686 HKG-LAX - quinzinho (+1)
9/1: AA 303 LAX-IAD - quinzinho (+1)
9/1: CX 873 SFO-HKG - Majuki
9/1: CX 1791 HKG-HAN - paul4471 (+2)
9/2: KA 297 HKG-HAN - Majuki
9/6: AA 1139 IAD-LAX - quinzinho (+1)
9/7: AA 193 / CX 7685 LAX-HKG - quinzinho (+1)
9/8: CX 767 HKG-SGN - quinzinho (+1)
9/7: KA 221 DAD-HKG - ChiefNWA
9/7: CX 840 HKG-JFK - ChiefNWA
9/9: VN592-CX840 HAN-HKG-JFK - Zebranz
9/14: KA296-CX810 HAN-HKG pschafer+1 in J
9/14: CX 851 SFO-HKG - princesakura
9/26: CX 764 SGN-HKG - Phrantic
9/27: CX 806 HKG-ORD - Phrantic
9/28: CX 845 JFK-HKG - Pochama
9/29: KA 220 HKG-DAD - Pochama
9/30: CX ### JFK-HKG - Mauibaby2008

October:
10/01: KA ### HKG-HAN - Mauibaby2008
10/05: CX855-KA299 YVR-HKG-HAN - pschafer+1 in J
10/08 CX5221 - CX890 DAD-HKG-EWR MCI777
10/10 CX841 - CX5224 JFK-HKG-DAD MCI777
10/10: CX865-KA297 JFK-HKG-HAN - Zebranz
10/11: CX 865 JFK-HKG - ChiefNWA
10/12: KA 220 HKG-DAD - ChiefNWA
10/12: CX 873 SFO-HKG - dordal
10/13: CX5299 HKG-HAN
10/15: VN594-CX840 SGN-HKG-JFK - Zebranz
10/16-17: KA221J/CX888A DAD-HKG-YVR-JFK - Shareholder
10/19 CX865 YVR-HKG maverikbc (+1)
10/20 CX1791 (VN) HKG-HAN maverikbc (+1)
10/25: CX/KA ### DCA-JFK-HKG-HAN - GlobalNelson
10/30: CX 831 JFK-HKG - SiempreBCNJFK
10/31: CX 721 HKG-SGN - SiempreBCNJFK

November:
11/1: CX 831 JFK-HKG - sgan317 (+2)
11/1: KA/CX ### HAN-HKG-YVR - GlobalNelson
11/2: KA 220 HKG-DAD - sgan317 (+2)
11/4-6: CX865A/KA220J (CX5220J) JFK-HKG-DAD - Shareholder
11/7: CX 807 ORD-HKG - chitink (+1)
11/7: CX841-CX799 JFK-HKG-SGN - Zebranz (changed due to CX Cxl CX845)
11/8: CX 721 HKG-SGN - chitink (+1)
11/8: CX 845 JFK-HKG - nutty92 (+2)
11/9: KA 228 HKG-DAD - nutty92 (+2)
11/11: KA296-CX872 HAN-HKG-SFO - Zebranz
11/12: CX 1764 SGN-HKG - chitink (+1)
11/13: CX 806 HKG-ORD - chitink (+1)
11/17: KA 227 DAD-HKG - Paul5795 (+1)
11/18: CX 872 HKG-SFO - Paul5795 (+1)
11/26: CX 807 ORD-HKG - chitink (+1)
11/26: CX873-KA295 SFO-HKG-HAN - Zebranz (might abandon KA295)
11/27: CX 721 HKG-SGN - chitink (+1)
11/29: KA296 HAN-HKG - JAeX
11/30: CX872 HKG-SFO - JAeX
11/30: KA 227 DAD-HKG-Tennislover9
11/30: CX 846 HKG-JFK-Tennislover9
11/30: CX726 SGN-HKG- stephem (+4)
11/30: CX858 HKG-SEA- stephem (+4)

December:
12/02: HKG-SFO CX872- uclabruin82
12/14: KA 294 HAN-HKG - calcjr23 (+1)
12/15: CX 830 HKG-JFK - calcjr23 (+1)
12/15: CX873 SFO-HKG - Paul5795
12/17: KA226 HKG-DAD - Paul5795
12/18: CX 807 ORD-HKG - Phrantic
12/19: CX 865 YVR-HKG - FormallyKnownAs (+1)
12/19: CX 841 JFK-HKG - FormallyKnownAs (+1)
12/19: CX 865 JFK-YVR - calcjr23 (+1)
12/20: CX 865 YVR-HKG - calcjr23 (+1)
12/20: KA 295 HKG-HAN - FormallyKnownAs (+1) may abandon
12/20: CX 767 HKG-SGN - Phrantic
12/20: CX 845 JFK-HKG-Tennislover9
12/20: CX857 SEA-HKG- stephem (+4)
12/21: CX799 HKG-SGN- stephem (+4)
12/21: KA 228 HKG-DAD-Tennislover9 (may abandon)
12/21: KA 297 HKG-HAN - calcjr23 (+1)
12/21: CX873 SFO-HKG - JAeX
12/23: KA297 HKG-HAN - JAeX
12/24: CX 873 SFO-HKG - Frebay (+1)
12/24: KA 295 HKG-HAN - Frebay (+1)
12/24: CX 873 SFO-HKG - UCLABruin82

FARES (YMMV) listed alphabetically - F booked into J/A; J booked into I,D,C.


  • DAD-IAD: ~$1,483 (F)
  • DAD-JFK: ~$675 (J) ~$845 (F)
  • DAD-SFO: ~$931 (J)
  • HAN-BOS: ~$1,120 (J) ~$1,200 (F)
  • HAN-IAD: ~$1,000 (J) ~$1,400 (F)
  • HAN-JFK: ~$1,324 (J) ~$1,444 (F)
  • HAN-SFO: ~$1,240 (F)
  • HAN-YVR: ~$768 (J) ~$988 (F)
  • SGN-JFK: ~$1,849 (F)
  • SGN-ORD: ~$1,115 (F)
  • SGN-SEA: ~$1,109 (J)
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Old May 2, 19, 7:33 pm
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Originally Posted by Unionruler View Post
You should be looking for a no-show fee-- it's not a cancellation, simply an informing of the check in agent that I need to perform check in again at HKG for a practical reason. If it were CX metal back to Vietnam, I would not advocate this, but the probability that CX queries VN on whether or not you boarded a VN-operated segment is low. If you check in and no show, but VN tracks you to a CX lounge, there's some chance they'll come find you. If you don't check in and no show, VN will just assume you didn't make it to the airport.
Honestly the likelihood that VN goes around HKIA and tries to track down a single passenger at lounges is zero to zilch. They will offload the missing pax and that's it especially if no bags have been loaded.
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Old May 2, 19, 8:43 pm
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Originally Posted by Always Flyin View Post
Yet we haven't seen anyone who has been able to change their reservation into next year.
I did. Initial departure late Feb 2019, called in March to push my original March 2019 return to early Feb 2020. They were able to do this and booking shows confirmed on Cathay's site.
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Old May 3, 19, 1:48 am
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Originally Posted by skywalkerLAX View Post
Honestly the likelihood that VN goes around HKIA and tries to track down a single passenger at lounges is zero to zilch. They will offload the missing pax and that's it especially if no bags have been loaded.
I saw this happen on my last trip to Wing F-- not VN but other OW carrier. In the past it was zero to zilch yes, but nowadays I'm not so sure.

Btw if you read LH/LX forums, there is also advice to give a legit reason and not check-in, rather than check-in and skip the last segment outright.

Last edited by Unionruler; May 3, 19 at 1:53 am
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Old May 4, 19, 8:20 am
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A bit of a situation here. I have an itinerary of HAN-HKG-YVR-HKG-HAN with the TPAC legs in F, with a direct turnaround at YVR. My flight out of HAN is scheduled is delayed, resulting in a misconnect at HKG. CX's auto generated email put me on the next available flight to YVR which is 16 hours later than the original departure time, and in J, not F. It left intact the YVR-HKG-HAN legs.

1) would I be able to convince CX to reinstate me in F? Of course I would prefer F to J, and I wouldn't have positioned myself to HAN if I had known I was going to get downgraded.
2) would I be able to reschedule the retuning legs of the trip given that I will miss them as a result of the misconnect?

It would be nice if I can move the dates for all of HKG-YVR-HKG-HAN legs. Anyone had similar experiences?
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Old May 4, 19, 9:11 am
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Originally Posted by odetophil View Post
A bit of a situation here. I have an itinerary of HAN-HKG-YVR-HKG-HAN with the TPAC legs in F, with a direct turnaround at YVR. My flight out of HAN is scheduled is delayed, resulting in a misconnect at HKG. CX's auto generated email put me on the next available flight to YVR which is 16 hours later than the original departure time, and in J, not F. It left intact the YVR-HKG-HAN legs.

1) would I be able to convince CX to reinstate me in F? Of course I would prefer F to J, and I wouldn't have positioned myself to HAN if I had known I was going to get downgraded.
2) would I be able to reschedule the retuning legs of the trip given that I will miss them as a result of the misconnect?

It would be nice if I can move the dates for all of HKG-YVR-HKG-HAN legs. Anyone had similar experiences?
1) Yes, subject to availability and your flexibility to route through SFO/ LAX if there isn't.
2) Yes but YMMV as to the number of days out you can postpone it, subject to the agent's judgment of what is reasonable. My dad postponed return legs by 2 days successfully in an F misconnect situation like yours.
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Old May 4, 19, 9:16 am
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Originally Posted by odetophil View Post
A bit of a situation here. I have an itinerary of HAN-HKG-YVR-HKG-HAN with the TPAC legs in F, with a direct turnaround at YVR. My flight out of HAN is scheduled is delayed, resulting in a misconnect at HKG. CX's auto generated email put me on the next available flight to YVR which is 16 hours later than the original departure time, and in J, not F. It left intact the YVR-HKG-HAN legs.

1) would I be able to convince CX to reinstate me in F? Of course I would prefer F to J, and I wouldn't have positioned myself to HAN if I had known I was going to get downgraded.
2) would I be able to reschedule the retuning legs of the trip given that I will miss them as a result of the misconnect?

It would be nice if I can move the dates for all of HKG-YVR-HKG-HAN legs. Anyone had similar experiences?
First, let me say that I have the same routing for different dates so I am watching this very closely. and I am begging you to keep us updated as to what happens.

I think my first actions would be to get them to reinstate the original hkg-yvr flight in first and let them know or believe that you are already in hkg. then buy a ticket from han-hkg which would be cheap and stay on schedule. The other thing that I discovered when I was in HKG on my first leg of this deal when in the lounge was when I approached them about making some changes to my future itinerary, they said there was no availability thinking I wouldn't be willing to downgrade a two hour flight and they didn't communicate that option to me but now I believe it exists. so I am going to ask again while being clear about the downgrade. so, you might see if they can reschedule the han-hkg leg in economy and keep you on track.

Do you have the us cathay phone number? someone earlier had success with them for making some changes. Sorry, if I have misread the situation, but if your problem is han-hkg, that would be easily fixed for a couple hundred dollars or 8k united miles.
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Nope. One year from date of issuance.
Where do you get this (one year from issue date) from?

Looking at the fare rules, this is what I found:

07.MAXIMUM STAY

TRAVEL FROM LAST STOPOVER MUST COMMENCE NO LATER THAN 12 MONTHS AFTER DEPARTURE FROM FARE ORIGIN.
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Originally Posted by odetophil View Post
A bit of a situation here. I have an itinerary of HAN-HKG-YVR-HKG-HAN with the TPAC legs in F, with a direct turnaround at YVR. My flight out of HAN is scheduled is delayed, resulting in a misconnect at HKG. CX's auto generated email put me on the next available flight to YVR which is 16 hours later than the original departure time, and in J, not F. It left intact the YVR-HKG-HAN legs.
Which flight were you on, the morning or the evening flight out of HAN? I was concerned about that as well as I have a cruise leaving ex YVR the next day. If they'd rebook me on the afternoon flight the arrival would cut it awfully close.
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Originally Posted by Unionruler View Post
1) Yes, subject to availability and your flexibility to route through SFO/ LAX if there isn't.
2) Yes but YMMV as to the number of days out you can postpone it, subject to the agent's judgment of what is reasonable. My dad postponed return legs by 2 days successfully in an F misconnect situation like yours.
Thanks. This is exactly what happened. I got rerouted via LAX in CX F the next day. I was also able to move the return legs out to a month later. Dates seemed severely restricted though, because of availability.
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Which flight were you on, the morning or the evening flight out of HAN? I was concerned about that as well as I have a cruise leaving ex YVR the next day. If they'd rebook me on the afternoon flight the arrival would cut it awfully close.
Evening. It's likely that you'd have to either fly J to YVR on the next day's afternoon flight arriving at 11:00am at YVR to make it to your cruise in time, subject to J availability, since the afternoon HKG-YVR flight doesn't have F. Only the midnight flight does. Of course, YMMV.
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Lesson learnt - the hard way

Just completed the HAN - YVR round trip and had a long overnight layover in HK. Had previously considered ditching the final leg but I have further flights to JFK in a few months and didn’t want to jeopardise those flights.

How bad bad could it be anyway? The Pier has got some pretty quiet and comfortable spots to relax I figured. I figured wrong. Some of you probably know how this ended but for those of you who don’t you’ll find out like I did that all CP lounges close at 12.30am and don’t reopen until 5.30am. Ouch.

It was too late to book a transit hotel by the time I found out so I slept out on one of the bench seats near a boarding gate. I felt like a hobo.
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Originally Posted by odetophil View Post
Evening. It's likely that you'd have to either fly J to YVR on the next day's afternoon flight arriving at 11:00am at YVR to make it to your cruise in time, subject to J availability, since the afternoon HKG-YVR flight doesn't have F. Only the midnight flight does. Of course, YMMV.
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FYI (in case someone is interested): Grab from the airport to Hanoi City Centre (Hilton) was 280,000 + 20,000 VND Airport Exit Fee all charged via app. There is very fast, free wifi in the terminal with no sign up requirement.

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Lesson learnt - the hard way

Just completed the HAN - YVR round trip and had a long overnight layover in HK. Had previously considered ditching the final leg but I have further flights to JFK in a few months and didnít want to jeopardise those flights.

How bad bad could it be anyway? The Pier has got some pretty quiet and comfortable spots to relax I figured. I figured wrong. Some of you probably know how this ended but for those of you who donít youíll find out like I did that all CP lounges close at 12.30am and donít reopen until 5.30am. Ouch.

It was too late to book a transit hotel by the time I found out so I slept out on one of the bench seats near a boarding gate. I felt like a hobo.
What would you jeopardize by skipping a leg on one of these tickets?

The Plaza Premium Lounge should be open 24/7 and is accessible with PP as well as Amex Platinum.
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What would you jeopardize by skipping a leg on one of these tickets?

The Plaza Premium Lounge should be open 24/7 and is accessible with PP as well as Amex Platinum.
No Amex for me. I have 1 x Visa Black & 1 x Visa Platinum.

Though Iíve hidden city ticketed and dropped flights off multi leg tickets a number of times I am aware that can take a number of actions that could, if they chose to enforce them, affect both my FF account and any future flights with the airline.

Anytime Iíve done it in the past (last time was in February) Iíve been sure to have a FF balance close to zero and no further flights booked with the particular airline.
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