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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #930 on: November 09, 2014, 06:57:21 AM »
I guess could be... Do you recall that it changed?
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #932 on: November 09, 2014, 02:07:02 PM »
The deval I know.

Was referring to this specific award.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #933 on: November 09, 2014, 06:13:37 PM »
The deval I know.

Was referring to this specific award.

"Their new SkyTeam award chart can be found here. This is where most of the price increases seem to be."

I figured it was a clue...

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #934 on: November 09, 2014, 11:25:05 PM »

Did I just forget, or did KE not used to charge 160K for partner ST awards between USA<>ICN?

Looks like its 180K now in F.

KE has high and low seasons, not sure if that's a factor here.
I remember when a coke was a nickel, and you could buy VRs in OD.

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #935 on: November 12, 2014, 12:00:06 PM »
I'm flying JFK-HKG-SIN.

If I am on CX F on a US award to HKG, and I'd like to connect to SQ R on an SQ award to SIN, will CX check check my bags through at JFK to SIN?

According to KVS, they do have an interline agreement, but I'd (obv) be on two separate tickets.

[KVS Availability Tool 7.6.1 - Reference: Interline Agreements [IET]: CX]
Code: [Select]
ELECTRONIC INTERLINE CARRIER AGREEMENTS-CX                     
 INTERLINE CARRIER CODES                                       
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   AT - AV - AY - AZ - A3 - BA - BE - BG - BI - BL             
   BP - BR - B6 - B7 - CA - CI - CM - CZ - DL - EI             
   EK - ET - EY - FI - FJ - FM - GA - GF - HA - HG             
   HM - HR - IB - IG - JC - JJ - JL - JO - JP - JQ             
   JU - KA - KC - KE - KL - KM - KQ - KU - LA - LG             
   LH - LO - LP - LR - LX - LY - MD - ME - MF - MH             
   MI - MK - MS - MU - NF - NH - NU - NX - NZ - OA             
   OK - OM - OS - OU - OZ - PG - PK - PR - PS - PX             
   PZ - QF - QR - RA - RJ - SA - SB - SC - SK - SN             
   SQ - SU - SV - SW - S7 - TA - TG - TK - TM - TN             
   TP - TX - UA - UL - UN - US - UU - VA - VN - VS             
   VX - WS - WY - XL - ZH - 2C - 4M - 9B - 9W                   

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #936 on: November 12, 2014, 12:00:30 PM »
Also worth pointing out:

I am scheduled to arrive on CX 841 in HKG at 14:05.  The connecting flight on SQ 861 departs HKG at 15:20, leaving a connecting time of 1:15.

Am I correct in concluding I've met the MCT times?

[KVS Availability Tool 7.6.1 - Reference: Minimum Connection Time [MCT]: HKG/CX-SQ]
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                                               DD  DI  ID  II   
STANDARD:         HKG                          020 060 060 060 

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SQ                         US                                   

-ALL-               SPN                        --- --- --- SUP 
SQ                         US                                   

-ALL-                      CN                  --- --- --- 120 
-ALL-                  KHH                                     

-ALL-                      CN                  --- --- --- 120 
-ALL-                  TPE                                     

-ALL-                      CN                  --- --- --- 120 
-ALL-                  TSA                                     

CX                         TW                  --- --- --- 120 
-ALL-                      CN                                   

CX                                             --- --- --- 090 
-ALL-                      CN                                   

-ALL-               KHH                        --- --- --- 120 
-ALL-                      CN                                   

-ALL-               TPE                        --- --- --- 120 
-ALL-                      CN
                                 

-ALL-               TSA                        --- --- --- 120 
-ALL-                      CN                                   

-ALL-                      CN                  --- --- --- 090 
-ALL-                      TW                                   

-ALL-                      TW                  --- --- --- 090 
-ALL-                      CN                                   

CX 6100-6199                                   --- --- --- 090 
-ALL-                                                           

CX                                             --- --- --- 060 
-ALL-                                                           
                                             
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[DD]    Domestic To Domestic      [DEP]   Departure Airport   
[DI]    Domestic To Intl          [ARR]   Arrival Airport     
[ID]    Intl To Domestic          [A/L]   Airline             
[II]    Intl To Intl              [TR]    Terminal             
[EQP W] Wide-Body Aircraft        [EFF]   Effective Date       
[EQP N] Narrow-Body Aircraft      [SUP]   Suppressed/Prohibited
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #937 on: November 12, 2014, 12:09:07 PM »
It should work, in theory. But keep in mind that if your incoming flight is delayed, you will be exceedingly screwed.

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #938 on: November 12, 2014, 12:32:38 PM »
CX 841 has arrived early on 114 out of its last 125 flights by an average of 20 minutes.

Let's hope the trend continues.

Either way, I'd be screwed with a delay.  Both options of mine ex-HKG, either on CX or SQ, leave at 15:20. If CX won't interline to SQ on two separate tickets, I'd be compelled to choose CX ex-HKG, as I know they'd interline on their own metal. But from what research I've done, and your conrfirmation, it looks like CX will in fact interline to a separate SQ ticket.

Of course, CX isn't obligated to interline on two separate tickets to non-partner carrier SQ, but flying in F, I'm hoping they go the "extra mile." (Pardon the pun.)
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #939 on: November 12, 2014, 01:46:34 PM »
Either way, I'd be screwed with a delay.

Incorrect. If it's the same ticket, they will hold the connecting flight for you if it's not too much of a delay, especially if you're an F pax.

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #940 on: November 12, 2014, 01:50:15 PM »
Not the same ticket.

JFK-HKG is US award.

HKG-SIN is either a BA award or an SQ award.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #941 on: November 12, 2014, 02:46:59 PM »
Not the same ticket.

JFK-HKG is US award.

HKG-SIN is either a BA award or an SQ award.

Ah, yes. In that case you would be, and I quote, "screwed with a delay".

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #942 on: November 12, 2014, 09:35:47 PM »
Added Shanghai as A380 destination, as well as added a couple other tidbits. Let me know if you see any mistakes (!)



For the same amount of miles, just went from a 12.2 to a 9.36  :D

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #943 on: November 13, 2014, 07:49:26 PM »
Just booked #9 hotel (acc. to TA) in BKK for $28.

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #944 on: November 13, 2014, 09:36:50 PM »
I don't want to make sansantional news out of this, so i'm gonna burry this here.

All those booking Thai J tickets, it might be worth checking out http://www.expedia.co.th/ for the price of your flight - it's sometimes cheaper than the value of miles  ;)

Note, they won't let you book in the 24 hours prior to travel.

Similair thing if booked directly on Thai's website - around half the price of US POS fares.


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