Not Flying VA / VS through HKG Again to LHR

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Dannyism

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Yes, this is the one big let down of VFF. I remember looking like a fool trying to argue my way into the star alliance lounge in Istanbul when coming back on an SQ flight. Live and learn.
 

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Yes, this is the one big let down of VFF. I remember looking like a fool trying to argue my way into the star alliance lounge in Istanbul when coming back on an SQ flight. Live and learn.

To clarify: since the original post, the lounge access position on this route has improved. There is now access to good/excellent lounges prior to all four departures (in addition to access to the VS LHR arrivals lounge for VA WP).
 

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Quick question for anyone that's flown this route... is it possible to select a seat on the VS flight between HKG and LHR (booked as a VA codeshare) before online check-in opens?
 

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Quick question for anyone that's flown this route... is it possible to select a seat on the VS flight between HKG and LHR (booked as a VA codeshare) before online check-in opens?
It sure is, Download the VS ap ( looks exactly like the DL version )
You can also see your $$ options to upgrade
 

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Quick question for anyone that's flown this route... is it possible to select a seat on the VS flight between HKG and LHR (booked as a VA codeshare) before online check-in opens?

It sure is, Download the VS ap ( looks exactly like the DL version )
You can also see your $$ options to upgrade

Is this the same in the opposite scenario - if flying VA metal as a VS code share (with a VS flight number) is seat selection possible online for the VA flight?

One day I might end up booking BNE-LAX-LHR with VA and VS respectively but it's always cheaper to book it through VS with VS flight numbers rather than VA.
 
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Is this the same in the opposite scenario - if flying VA metal as a VS code share (with a VS flight number) is seat selection possible online for the VA flight?

One day I might end up booking BNE-LAX-LHR with VA and VS respectively but it's always cheaper to book it through VS with VS flight numbers rather than VA.

Im not 100% entirely sure, havent done it that way. Ive had a great travel agent always book me the RTW special, BNE-SYD-HKG-LHR-LAX-BNE, did it last year, and am doing it again in 3 weeks time.
I pay the extra $160 ( i think) for exit row on the VS flights.
 

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Im not 100% entirely sure, havent done it that way. Ive had a great travel agent always book me the RTW special, BNE-SYD-HKG-LHR-LAX-BNE, did it last year, and am doing it again in 3 weeks time.
I pay the extra $160 ( i think) for exit row on the VS flights.
Just to let you know your name is visible on that screen shot :)
 

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Im not 100% entirely sure, havent done it that way. Ive had a great travel agent always book me the RTW special, BNE-SYD-HKG-LHR-LAX-BNE, did it last year, and am doing it again in 3 weeks time.
I pay the extra $160 ( i think) for exit row on the VS flights.
I almost booked this late this year, though decised against doing it incase the SYD - HKG route gets dropped.
So I just booked a return flight to the UK and a side trip from the US and back to the UK.
 

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I almost booked this late this year, though decised against doing it incase the SYD - HKG route gets dropped.
So I just booked a return flight to the UK and a side trip from the US and back to the UK.
I wouldnt let that stop you, gotta live on the edge. Would be interesting what VA would do in that case.
 

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I almost booked this late this year, though decised against doing it incase the SYD - HKG route gets dropped.
So I just booked a return flight to the UK and a side trip from the US and back to the UK.
I did this too, not for worrying about the HKG route, but because I only wanted to visit the East coast of the USA. AFAIK the fare is locked in to AU-HKG-LHR-LAX-AU?
 

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Just a reminder: beware long layover times in HK on this route and take advantage of the arrivals lounge in LHR if you’re VA Plat!
 
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