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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #560 on: August 07, 2014, 11:45:36 AM »
That kind of change and they won't force open space on an alternate?
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #561 on: August 07, 2014, 11:54:49 AM »
Isn't there a later QF? Just make sure there are seats left and they'll rebook at airport. You'll probably get BA special services and make the connection anyway.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #562 on: August 07, 2014, 12:00:05 PM »
That kind of change and they won't force open space on an alternate?

US to force open a BA F flight on account of a BA change?

It's more likely they'd simply offer to open up space on a US flight. No thanks.

Isn't there a later QF? Just make sure there are seats left and they'll rebook at airport. You'll probably get BA special services and make the connection anyway.

No later QF.

You think I can just leave it as is?

Or should I be trying to change the outbound to JL or CX F?
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #563 on: August 07, 2014, 12:01:12 PM »
Dunno, depends how much you mind spending a day in London on the way
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #564 on: August 07, 2014, 12:04:41 PM »
Dunno, depends how much you mind spending a day in London on the way

If I didn't mind (AND I didn't have a connection in DXB, which I do), they'd just put me on the next QF flight?

(Technically, the next QF flight is on EK metal the next day at 9 AM, but the next actual QF flight is 12:35 PM the next day, and that 12+ hour difference would cause me to miss my DXB connection.)
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #565 on: August 07, 2014, 12:13:35 PM »
I guess I'd consider taking the new F on AAs new 77W.

Think they'd force open space?
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #566 on: August 07, 2014, 12:21:18 PM »
I guess I'd consider taking the new F on AAs new 77W.

Think they'd force open space?
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #567 on: August 07, 2014, 12:28:22 PM »
Hmmm...

(i) Try and force open AA 77W;
(ii) Try and simply fly the other way using CX/JL F; or
(iii) Just go for it and hope BA special services can save the day in a terminal known for being an absolute disaster.

The options above get increasingly more attractive to me as I go down the list  ;D
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #568 on: August 07, 2014, 12:42:34 PM »
A good US rep can get a OneWorld liaison on the phone to get BA to open space due to a change like that.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #569 on: August 07, 2014, 12:45:27 PM »
A good US rep
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #570 on: August 08, 2014, 08:58:33 AM »
And.....?
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #571 on: August 08, 2014, 09:06:32 AM »
Still haven't decided. Even tho I am sure that flight is blocked for longer than the actual flight time, most people I ask say an hour connection at LHR ain't gonna happen. And I'm not familiar enough with whatever BA special services is to know if they can make it happen.

Also, doesn't seem like US has any real incentive to open another BA or AA (neither of which have availability ATM).

Perhaps I'll wait to close in and either do CX F JFK-HKG or a combination JFK-LAX-HKG on AA F and CX F.

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #572 on: August 08, 2014, 09:28:30 AM »
Still haven't decided. Even tho I am sure that flight is blocked for longer than the actual flight time, most people I ask say an hour connection at LHR ain't gonna happen. And I'm not familiar enough with whatever BA special services is to know if they can make it happen.

Also, doesn't seem like US has any real incentive to open another BA or AA (neither of which have availability ATM).

Perhaps I'll wait to close in and either do CX F JFK-HKG or a combination JFK-LAX-HKG on AA F and CX F.
FWIW I had only and hour in FRA and they met me and 9 others making  the connection at the plane and drove us right to our gate with priority customs.

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #573 on: August 08, 2014, 09:31:37 AM »
Sounds like it's theoretically possible, but the question is, if I don't make the connection, would they rebook me in LHR on the next QF flight the following morning?
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #574 on: August 08, 2014, 11:30:36 AM »
Sounds like it's theoretically possible, but the question is, if I don't make the connection, would they rebook me in LHR on the next QF flight the following morning?
They will re-book you at the airport. No question about it.

You chances of US getting another carrier to open space is close to 0. Unless you have a few extra days, and you're ready to spend 30-40 hours on the phone.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #575 on: August 08, 2014, 11:31:42 AM »
They will re-book you at the airport. No question about it.
If there's space...
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #576 on: August 08, 2014, 11:35:37 AM »
If there's space...
Qantas F doesn't sell out 98% of the time (due to the lack of discounted booking methods / award - upgrade space), especially on that route.
They do upgrade people last minute, but 24 hours prior, your chances are really good.

If QF F wouldn't be available. BA would likely put you on their own metal. They might even do that here in NY to avoid potential problems.

In any event, don't waste your time now with changes. Just arrive to the airport as an innocent passenger.

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #577 on: August 08, 2014, 11:37:35 AM »
They will re-book you at the airport. No question about it.

You chances of US getting another carrier to open space is close to 0. Unless you have a few extra days, and you're ready to spend 30-40 hours on the phone.

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Well, if I do miss my connection, and if they do rebook me upon arrival in LHR, would it only be on the very next QF-operated flight, which is the next day at 12:35 PM? If so, I'd miss my 5:55 PM DXB-HKG flight... then what?

Any chance they'd book me on the EK-operated QF flight at 9:10 AM?
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #578 on: August 08, 2014, 11:41:52 AM »
Qantas F doesn't sell out 98% of the time (due to the lack of discounted booking methods / award - upgrade space), especially on that route.
They do upgrade people last minute, but 24 hours prior, your chances are really good.

If QF F wouldn't be available. BA would likely put you on their own metal. They might even do that here in NY to avoid potential problems.

In any event, don't waste your time now with changes. Just arrive to the airport as an innocent passenger.

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24 hours prior to departure JFK-LHR my chances are good for what? For them to rebook me on the next QF flight? In NY?

Also, I definitely don't want to be switched from QF F to BA F, if I can avoid it.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #579 on: August 11, 2014, 03:29:41 PM »
May have to skip MLE in light of the SQ R AKL bonanza, which I just booked.

Now, just need to change first leg of trip to CX F, and I'll be doing:

JFK-HKG-SYD in CX F and J
AKL-SIN-DXB-LHR-JFK in SQ R, SQ F, QF F, and BA F.

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