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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 Aug 26, 19, 5:42 pm
  #2536  
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Programs: Alaska
Posts: 1,181
Originally Posted by Shareholder View Post
Just got a sled change notice that my Nov 8th HKG-DAD flight has been cancelled (8a) and the new (and only) flight that day is at 6:10p. As I had already booked an afternoon revenue DAD-SGN-SIN flight with Vietnam Air on the 8th and must be in Singapore by midday on the 9th at the latest, not sure what to do. Might be able to change the DAD-SGN-SIN to the 9th with penalty fees. Could get CX to change me to SGN on the 8th and book something on the 9th to SIN using the residual value of the Vietnam Air ticket. Unlikely that I can ask CX to put me on one of their HKG-SIN flights on the afternoon of the 8th? Or I can just ditch the HKG-DAD and buy a HKG-SIN ticket with cash or an award.

Any suggestions? Other options? (I have looked at changing the JFK-HKG F sector ahead by a day but will miss connect on HGK-DAD and only have the same flight on the 8th.)
try to ask CX to fly you directly to SIN with such long schedule change.
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Old Aug 26, 19, 8:42 pm
  #2537  
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Global
Posts: 4,878
Not that I would recommend this... but we did a 20ish minute turn in HAN last week.

We had planned a tight 1-hour tight turn in HAN. We figured business to business class, bp's in hand, no checked bags, and an HKG-HAN flight that is mostly on time (or 10-20 minutes late) was an acceptable risk. Worst case we buy cheap tickets to Thailand for later in the day. (In NYC when we tried to do OLCI we discovered we could not get our bps.)

Unfortunately for us, HKG-HAN was significantly delayed. We landed just after 10, to the gate around 10:10. (HAN-BKK on time for a 10:35 am departure. So we had around 20 minutes to departure when we deplaned.)
Jogged - a true jog - all the way to transfer desk. Thankfully no line.
Transfer desk guy casually calls Thai. (Now about 10:20.) A few minutes later he sees us getting nervous and casually says "don't worry she is on her way". Five minutes later, a Thai representative shows up, checks our passports, takes a picture of each of us with our passports and bp's together. Says 'we go now'. Again, lucky there is no line anywhere.
Another jog through HAN and we were on the plane around 10:30, with the door closing behind us.

Piece of cake!
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Old Aug 27, 19, 4:54 pm
  #2538  
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 60
Originally Posted by sriegert View Post
Just back from return portion of JFK-HKG-DAD. Decided to skip HKG-DAD and do same-day turn back to US via AA HKG-DFW-LGA. Spent a blissful couple hours in The Pier then lounge hopped to Wing, Bridge, Deck. Went to Amex lounge (decent food but cheap seating, cramped restrooms and overcrowded so would not recommend). Also tried out massive QF lounge which I would not recommend due to its inconvenient location and limited food options. oh and yes I did use a real visa to check in at JFK
When checking in at JFK do CX personnel login to vietnam visa computers to check validity of the visa or did they just eyeball the document? Why did you get a real visa if you were never going all the way to DAD?
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Old Aug 27, 19, 6:42 pm
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Join Date: Jul 2015
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Originally Posted by sarpotd View Post
When checking in at JFK do CX personnel login to vietnam visa computers to check validity of the visa or did they just eyeball the document? Why did you get a real visa if you were never going all the way to DAD?
You really gonna risk your business/first class ticket on a $30 electronic visa?
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Old Aug 27, 19, 8:00 pm
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Join Date: Aug 2019
Posts: 10
change flight

Hi guys, long time lurker, first post in here.

My flights would be this September and I booked directly with CX, and Iím trying to change my inbound segment (JFK-YVR-HKG-DAD).

Looking at the suggestions from this thread, tried to do dummy booking with CX on one way JFK-DAD, and found a standard first at the date that Iím looking for. Called US agent, and she said that she couldnít find any availability and what Iím looking at might just be for ďnew ticketsĒ. Also asked for stopover at HKG, and she still canít find any availability.

Did I do something wrong here? Just started on this mileage world early this year, so Iím a newbie.

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Old Aug 28, 19, 2:48 am
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Originally Posted by freed0m View Post
try to ask CX to fly you directly to SIN with such long schedule change.
Agent couldn’t get me to DAD earlier in the week nor would she agree to rerouting me to SIN. However she was able to get me to HAN two days earlier which actually will give me a day-and-a-half in the capital for sight seeing, something not on my original itinerary. So will take that and I can fly to DAD to hook up with my original DAD-SGN-SIN on the 8th...just hoping there are no typhoons that week. And my positioning flight to NYC can be changed for C$25 with AC. (I got myself a multiple entry one-year visa as I had planned to return next year to the region and pick up Hanoi in addition to venturing beyond into Cambodia.) And as this was a sked change there was no change fee.
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Old Aug 28, 19, 7:14 am
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Originally Posted by oginting View Post
Hi guys, long time lurker, first post in here.

My flights would be this September and I booked directly with CX, and Iím trying to change my inbound segment (JFK-YVR-HKG-DAD).

Looking at the suggestions from this thread, tried to do dummy booking with CX on one way JFK-DAD, and found a standard first at the date that Iím looking for. Called US agent, and she said that she couldnít find any availability and what Iím looking at might just be for ďnew ticketsĒ. Also asked for stopover at HKG, and she still canít find any availability.

Did I do something wrong here? Just started on this mileage world early this year, so Iím a newbie.

Regards,
G
Welcome to FT.

To start, you need to look for A fare availability to HKG and J to DAD. Expert Flyer can help with that. You can get a 5 day trial for free.

If you can find A inventory JFK-HKG on one day and J inventory on another, that helps to feed the agent availability.

While that does not guarantee agents will see availability, it is the first step. (Agents can sometimes see it with these fares, sometimes not.)

It is much easier for agents to find availability after you have flown the first segments (DAD-HKG-JFK).
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Old Aug 28, 19, 7:40 am
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Originally Posted by Global321 View Post
Welcome to FT.

To start, you need to look for A fare availability to HKG and J to DAD. Expert Flyer can help with that. You can get a 5 day trial for free.

If you can find A inventory JFK-HKG on one day and J inventory on another, that helps to feed the agent availability.

While that does not guarantee agents will see availability, it is the first step. (Agents can sometimes see it with these fares, sometimes not.)

It is much easier for agents to find availability after you have flown the first segments (DAD-HKG-JFK).
thank you for the reply, sir!

I also got questions regarding the journey. This would be my first time in F. Only ever been on J two times before, and all on short haul and narrow body.

While Iím lucky enough to grab this mistake fare, my dad is not so lucky and he get Y ticket to join me on this trip. Iím seriously thinking of switching with him on one segments. Do you guys have any experience with this? Do I need to ask the FA if theyíll let him on my seat in F, and Iíll be in Y? Before learning about miles and points, we used the be that guy that always travel on LCC airlines, so this would be very different experiences than what we are used to.

Thanks for the tips everyone.

Regards,
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Old Aug 28, 19, 7:47 am
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Originally Posted by oginting View Post


thank you for the reply, sir!

I also got questions regarding the journey. This would be my first time in F. Only ever been on J two times before, and all on short haul and narrow body.

While Iím lucky enough to grab this mistake fare, my dad is not so lucky and he get Y ticket to join me on this trip. Iím seriously thinking of switching with him on one segments. Do you guys have any experience with this? Do I need to ask the FA if theyíll let him on my seat in F, and Iíll be in Y? Before learning about miles and points, we used the be that guy that always travel on LCC airlines, so this would be very different experiences than what we are used to.

Thanks for the tips everyone.

Regards,
G
Not a mistake fare... New Year's Fare!

After bp scanning, you could simply give him your bp and take his. Really that simple. (No one is checking IDs on the plane.) If anyone did ask him, he could simply tell him the truth... you switched with him. I highly doubt anyone will inquire or care.

If you ask there is a (remote) chance they say no and you will not be able to do such a generous switch.
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Old Aug 28, 19, 11:24 am
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Originally Posted by Global321 View Post
Not a mistake fare... New Year's Fare!

After bp scanning, you could simply give him your bp and take his. Really that simple. (No one is checking IDs on the plane.) If anyone did ask him, he could simply tell him the truth... you switched with him. I highly doubt anyone will inquire or care.

If you ask there is a (remote) chance they say no and you will not be able to do such a generous switch.
same last name, should be easy to switch with him after you scan through boarding. Board with him and then switch.

Bless you for treating him.
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Old Aug 28, 19, 4:45 pm
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Originally Posted by Global321 View Post
Not a mistake fare... New Year's Fare!

After bp scanning, you could simply give him your bp and take his. Really that simple. (No one is checking IDs on the plane.) If anyone did ask him, he could simply tell him the truth... you switched with him. I highly doubt anyone will inquire or care.

If you ask there is a (remote) chance they say no and you will not be able to do such a generous switch.
Originally Posted by g2929 View Post
same last name, should be easy to switch with him after you scan through boarding. Board with him and then switch.

Bless you for treating him.
Thanks guys. Iíll try switching after bp scanning. Iíll better wait to check in with him when they announced Y boarding then?

Btw, maybe moderators can add my flight to the post?

15/9 KA 221 DAD-HKG J
16/9 CX 888 HKG-JFK F
22/9 CX 865 JFK-HKG F (not gonna be with dad, so I can guest 1 here)
24/9 KA 224 HKG-DAD J
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Old Aug 29, 19, 9:51 am
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Originally Posted by oginting View Post




Thanks guys. Iíll try switching after bp scanning. Iíll better wait to check in with him when they announced Y boarding then?

Btw, maybe moderators can add my flight to the post?

15/9 KA 221 DAD-HKG J
16/9 CX 888 HKG-JFK F
22/9 CX 865 JFK-HKG F (not gonna be with dad, so I can guest 1 here)
24/9 KA 224 HKG-DAD J
I am glad I saw this. Spouse and I are on the YVR-HAN leg Oct 1. CX 888 Class A. Can we each invite someone into the wing lounge in HKG? I figure worst case we will try to pick up someone wandering around.
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Old Aug 29, 19, 10:22 am
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Originally Posted by oginting View Post




Thanks guys. Iíll try switching after bp scanning. Iíll better wait to check in with him when they announced Y boarding then?

Btw, maybe moderators can add my flight to the post?

15/9 KA 221 DAD-HKG J
16/9 CX 888 HKG-JFK F
22/9 CX 865 JFK-HKG F (not gonna be with dad, so I can guest 1 here)
24/9 KA 224 HKG-DAD J

looks we will be on the same CX888
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Old Aug 29, 19, 6:08 pm
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looks we will be on the same CX888
nice! looking forward for the flight!
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Old Aug 29, 19, 7:10 pm
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Got a helpful agent who was great in searching for availability from different airports for future dates... paid fare difference and change fee of $300 total ^

(Outbound already flown)
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