CX Int'l Business or AA Domestic First ???

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  1. aus_flyer

    aus_flyer Established Member

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    Later in the year I have the option of travelling either Cathay International Business or AA Domestic First.
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    Is anyone familiar with these, and if so, which do you recommend?

    Thanks
     
  2. Guest

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    What routing allows you this choice?

    You'd be insane not to choose cathay business over AA "F"..unless of course, the AA flight is on a 777
     
  3. aus_flyer

    aus_flyer Established Member

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    I have to fly from the West Coast to New York

    I have the option of flying Vancouver to NYC with Cathay Int'l Business, or San Fran to NYC with AA Domestic First.
     
  4. Guest

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    Code:
    if (($jet !== "AA777") && ($jetmetal == "CX")) {
        fly %cathay
     }   else {
          go AA
       }
    
    echo "have fun";
    
     
  5. NM

    NM
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    Some AA flights SFO-JFK are operated as 3-class. They are known as Flagship flights, generally operated by 777 or 767-200 aircraft. If its a 757 or 767-300, then stick with CX via YVR.

    Note that if it is an AA class class service, biusiness class D fares such as DONEx or DCIRxx fly in business class. If its a 2-class service, then the same fare flies in F.

    The 2-class AA domestic F is ok on 767-300 or 777, but not good for a long flight on 757 (or MD80, but they can't stay in the air long enough for trans-continental).

    Another point to note is the SC and QF FF points earning of the different flights. AA flights earn a status bonus for QF FF members (100% for Plat, 50% for Gold and 25% for Silver, just like QF and BA flight numbers). But CX flights don't earn that status bonus. Also note that AA domestic F earns F class status credits, even if the fare paid is D class.
     
  6. Kiwi Flyer

    Kiwi Flyer Senior Member

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    Doesnt AA have 2-class flights sold as economy and business, to some destinations. Eg Caribbean, Central America.

    In those cases DONEx and DCIRxx would get business class points and SCs.
     
  7. AlwaysUpThere

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    Does "west coast" = AU or USA? If USA, CX don't fly that sector and you're possibly looking at a CX/AA code share. (Exception YVR-JFK)

    If you mean West Coast AU, then CX 1 stop PER-NYC via HKG is the best routing and service by far... Great service, great transit in (arguably) the best lounges in the word (they have two at HKG) and then a non-stop service to JFK with Audio/Video on demand (QF/AA don't have it!) with 5* meals and wines...

    No brainer...
     
  8. thadocta

    thadocta Active Member

    "West coast" refers to North America, hence the reference to YVR, which CX does fly from to JFK. A perusal of all of the posts in the thread would have revealed that.

    Dave
     
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