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[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

HKG

HAN
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)


February:
2/1: CX 220 - HKG - DAD - Synd (+1) - will try not to fly this one
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)
2/19: 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
3/11: 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
3/15: 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
3/20: CX ### HKG-JFK - tcormier (+2)
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 - swgsword
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 not fly)
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
5/11: KA 296 HAN-HKG - james_yuen (+1)
5/12: CX 888 HKG-YVR - james_yuen (+1)
5/13: BA 28 HKG-LHR - driveswith (+1)
5/13: CX 841 JFK-HKG - zip10001
5/14: KA 224 HKG-DAD - zip10001
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

June:
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
6/8: 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)
6/13: KA 299 HKG-HAN - Mrow (+1)
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)
6/28: 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
7/5: 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)
7/11: 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)
7/25: 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:
8/1: KA 221/840 DAD-HKG-JFK Brituchenite
8/6 KA 221 DAD-HKG - aradisc (+1)
8/7 CX 888 HKG-YVR-JFK - aradisc (+1)
8/9: CX 845 JFK-HKG - Quanh79 (+1)
8/9: CX767 HKG-SGN - Quanh79 (+1)
8/11 CX 841 JFK-HKG - driveswith (+1)
8/12 KA 225 DAD-HKG - Dancrane (+1)
8/13 CX 830 HKG-JFK - Dancrane (+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 CX812 HKG-BOS - paul4471 (+2)
8/24 CX1790/VN592 HAN-HKG ritesa (+1)
8/25 CX888 HKG-YVR ritesa (+1)
8/27 CX865 YVR-HKG ritesa (+1)
8/30: CX835 JFK-HKG - terryversay (+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
9/26: 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
10/15: VN594-CX840 SGN-HKG-JFK - Zebranz
10/16-17: KA221J/CX888A DAD-HKG-YVR-JFK - Shareholder
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)
11/6-8: CX865A/KA220J JFK-YVR-HKG-DAD - Shareholder
11/7: CX 807 ORD-HKG - chitink (+1)
11/7: CX845-VN599 JFK-HKG-SGN - Zebranz
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)
11/30: 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)
12/24: 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 Jan 11, 19, 1:15 pm
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Originally Posted by NXflyer View Post
Grrrrr, it appears as if the $99 usd change options have disappeared again!

Reports this morning that they are back, just went to check and back to the same problem of it forcing me into a business class rebooking and an excessive change fee!

Is anyone else still able to change for the $100?
For me, as I booked in C inventory all my flights, it is telling me CX will refund me $0.16 cents
Good thing I read the Fare Rules before booking my trip, as now C inventory is open (and of course, J is open and so is W, while F and Y are sold out for the flights I want) and it allows me to change without a fee.
System wanted me to buy D inventory for $25 USD less per segment. Now I am reaping the benefits for not doing that
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Old Jan 11, 19, 3:21 pm
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Originally Posted by danger View Post
Well I'm used to driving on the other side of the ride so I think it would be safer for me to hitch-hike. Ha.



Oh damn. The second snowiest city? That does not bode well for the middle of February travel. I'm now looking at the 3.45pm arrival on DL, which gives me about six hours before check-in even opens. There is a later DL flight, arriving 8.22pm which could potentially serve as a backup if the 3.45pm arrival is delayed or even cancelled. There's plenty of availability on that flight at the moment so I don't need to book just yet.

I appreciate all the knowledgeable advice.
Lived in Buffalo for half my life... yes, the airport closes, but it is rare. Flights can definitely get delayed, but I would theorize more flights are delayed to/from Buffalo because of issues in NYC vs the other way around. Your odds of everything working out just fine are probably above 99%. However, there is risk.

Originally Posted by Thunderroad View Post
I don't want to overplay the risk: The chances are that you'll make the connection with oodles of time to spare if you arrive on that 3:45 pm DL flight. But for that particular route at that time of year, it's a considerably higher risk than warm-weather connections.

If you were to fly in the previous day, you could certainly head into Manhattan and make a good day/evening of it in NYC (weather permitting, of course).
All your advice was good and this is an excellent point. If OP has the flexibility, go to NYC for the day and enjoy. Remove the risk of a flight delay misconnect and treat a "day of" flight as your backup.
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Old Jan 11, 19, 3:25 pm
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is the A/J/C inventory displayed on EF accurate even though it's using a US point of sale?
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Old Jan 11, 19, 4:22 pm
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Originally Posted by xray View Post
@Granite64 if you're changing both flights... you get this grid view if the flexible dates check box is selected. One flight...only one row.
Correct. And checked again today, a few more options opened. No availability to change the outbound without reprice in this window, but the return does show more than yesterday. I don't have EF, but I presume this is fare class availability changing slightly day to day.

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Old Jan 11, 19, 5:40 pm
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Originally Posted by yerffej201 View Post
is the A/J/C inventory displayed on EF accurate even though it's using a US point of sale?
During the brief window of changes yesterday, the inventory was correct (there seemed to be more inventory yesterday).

They must have changed something on the back end because I'm now seeing flights on AA/BA/OW carriers which was disallowed by the rules.
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Old Jan 11, 19, 8:44 pm
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Just to offer data points on cancellation if it helps any. I canceled 3 A/J tickets within the 24-hour period, and the full refund amounts came in just today on my AMEX (so ~8 business days). I booked directly on the CX site. Glad at least that the cancellation language on the website is consistent with my experience.
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Old Jan 11, 19, 9:11 pm
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Originally Posted by carlitos View Post
For me, as I booked in C inventory all my flights, it is telling me CX will refund me $0.16 cents
Good thing I read the Fare Rules before booking my trip, as now C inventory is open (and of course, J is open and so is W, while F and Y are sold out for the flights I want) and it allows me to change without a fee.
System wanted me to buy D inventory for $25 USD less per segment. Now I am reaping the benefits for not doing that
That's some another level stuff that I am hoping I learn how to master one day. Just signed up for EF pro, no idea how to book by fare class. Can you do online or only over the phone?
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Old Jan 11, 19, 9:17 pm
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More data points on CX first class inventory in the face of this error fare: If not the right forum please move. I saw F Alaska award availabilty to add my wife on the return leg. I saw it on british airways website stating one available then waited for the AS calendar to show. When I did the AS agent said two first class seats were available and I snagged one. So for at least that flight there seems to be as much F award availability on CX as in the past.
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Old Jan 11, 19, 10:04 pm
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Originally Posted by tobikosan View Post
More data points on CX first class inventory in the face of this error fare New Year's Sale: If not the right forum please move. I saw F Alaska award availabilty to add my wife on the return leg. I saw it on british airways website stating one available then waited for the AS calendar to show. When I did the AS agent said two first class seats were available and I snagged one. So for at least that flight there seems to be as much F award availability on CX as in the past.
(Bold, underlining and correcting the fare name mine. )

Glad you got your seats, but I don't see how you can say the FC award availability is anywhere close to where it was in the past.

Quick data point - looking at JFK-HKG from now until mid-February (using BA's website), there was exactly 1 FC seat being offered. So 30+ days, 1 seat... that is well below the historical counts.

OTOH - Business class has lots of seats overall, more closely resembling historical availability.
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Old Jan 12, 19, 12:38 am
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Originally Posted by Global321 View Post
(Bold, underlining and correcting the fare name mine. )

Glad you got your seats, but I don't see how you can say the FC award availability is anywhere close to where it was in the past.

Quick data point - looking at JFK-HKG from now until mid-February (using BA's website), there was exactly 1 FC seat being offered. So 30+ days, 1 seat... that is well below the historical counts.

OTOH - Business class has lots of seats overall, more closely resembling historical availability.
Definitely not making any bold statements outside of my one little experience. But at least on BA website for the day I looked at there was no J availability and 1 F listed. Then called AS and they had 2 F available. Since I already had one paid, though error fare paid F, I thought that was a lot of F availability for a 6 seat cabin. Thanks for the well wishes. We are quite excited.
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Old Jan 12, 19, 8:42 am
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I'm seeing a lot of D availability on expertflyer for the dates that I'd like to change to, but every combination I try online seems to charge me 10k+ more. Has anyone else on DAARRVN8 had any luck changing for $100?
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Old Jan 12, 19, 9:03 am
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I'm seeing a lot of D availability on expertflyer for the dates that I'd like to change to, but every combination I try online seems to charge me 10k+ more. Has anyone else on DAARRVN8 had any luck changing for $100?
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Old Jan 12, 19, 11:41 pm
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Iím not trying to be greedy but is there anyway to change the ticket to get a partial refund? For example the Vietnam-Chicago was much cheaper than Vietnam-JFK. Is there anyway to bring the price down to what was offered or that ship sailed long ago?
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Old Jan 12, 19, 11:56 pm
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Nevermind, CX has patched this up nice for them. If you try to change your F ticket, it downgraded you down to J.
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Old Jan 13, 19, 12:12 am
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I'm struggling to get Cathay to give a full refund on these error fares canceled within 24 hours. They are insisting that I booked thru the Vietnam site and therefore don't get free 24 hour cancellation, despite the fact that I search from the US site and probably got redirected to the Vietnam site without my knowledge.

The Twitter Team was previously responsive and kept denying my requests, and now they're ignoring me altogether. Any advice on who to contact next? I've filed a DOT complaint but due to the government shutdown a response is unlikely.

Also if anyone has had any experience canceling an F ticket after 24 hours, but still get a full refund? I would think it's in Cathay's interests to cancel as many of these voluntary tickets as possible.
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