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Where to credit Dragonair and CX flights ?

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Evan

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Hi,

I have some CX fligths that i was thinking of crediting to QF since i want the SC's but would it be better to credit to AA ?

Also is there anybody i can credit the CX numbered Dragon Air fligths to ? (Since from my understanding they wont credit to QF)

Cant tell the fare basis for the CX flights , it just says fare basis CWCXPASS but its an economy fare ???

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Most cheap CX flights will not credit to AA. Only H B and Y are eligible in Economy. It's one of the lurks with crediting to AA. (But most Business and First flights will credit)

While the information is not explicit, I believe CX flights operated by DragonAir are not eligible either (either with Qantas or AA).

I have the feeling that your ticket may be a CX Asia Passport. That books into L class. But that is just a quick guess and not validated by anything concrete. Is it a multiple stop in Asia type of ticket?
 

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Yes, multi stop around Asia of sorts :) Leaving saturday.

MEL-HKG CX134
HKG-PVG CX6868 (DragonAir)
... 1 week
PVG-HKG CX6845 (DragonAir)
HKG-SIN CX735
... A few weeks... TBD
SIN-HKG CX716
HKG-MEL CX105

May not end up taking the last couple of flights but its 90day changeable so may be able to make it fit somewhere in my travels.
Some time end May / begining of June i will also be back in China on some flights... maybe not CX though. Probably DragonAir booked direct.

L pays 50% on QF so maybe thats the go. May get lucky and the DragonAir flights could even credit as well.

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Evan, where in Shanghai will you be? I am up there next week - was meant to be leaving Sunday but customs at Pudong airport have misplaced some components that I need on site before I leave, so will now probably leave on Tuesday 24th.

I will be in the Minhang area, about 30 km south of the downtown area.
 

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Actually i am in Suzhou about 100kms away i think most of the week.
But if i make it to Shanghai i will let you know. Probably not this trip.

Evan
 

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The so called "Venice of the East". Visited there on a trip to Shanghai a few years ago. A change of scenery from Shanghai.

Enjoy your trip.
 

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Evan said:
I have some CX fligths that i was thinking of crediting to QF since i want the SC's but would it be better to credit to AA ?
I had a CX business class flight BKK-SIN today and I credited to QF. I need all the SC's to maintain Gold and possibly attain Platinum.

Based on current flying patterns I would have no hope of AA Exp.
 

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JohnK said:
I had a CX business class flight BKK-SIN today and I credited to QF. I need all the SC's to maintain Gold and possibly attain Platinum.

Based on current flying patterns I would have no hope of AA Exp.
Pretty much same situation as you, the Dragon Air flights , well i guess we just see what happens.
Still i prefer to be flying a single ticket CX than and SQ/Dragon air 2 ticket situation. And CX is quiet nice IMHO, what did you think ?

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Evan said:
And CX is quiet nice IMHO, what did you think ?
CX is very nice. Even in their regional planes (like BNE-HKG or some of the intra Asia flights)

Beats Qantas any day! (Except when I want that Australian honesty/smile/mannerisms and chit chat I get when I fly with Qantas home)
 

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I actually fly CX because its the only OW choice that can reasonably do SIN-PVG but have also used then MEL-HKG-KIX and really found them good.

As you say its nice to fly QF home :)

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Evan said:
And CX is quiet nice IMHO, what did you think ?
Very good flight and service in CX J yesterday BKK-SIN.

Now that AY has stopped BKK-SIN flights I will stick with CX as long as their airfares remain competitive.
 

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Only issue is you miss the Status Bonus FF points (available on QF, JQ, AA & BA Flights).
 

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JohnK said:
Very good flight and service in CX J yesterday BKK-SIN.

Now that AY has stopped BKK-SIN flights I will stick with CX as long as their airfares remain competitive.
JohnK - now dont think Iam picking on you - but I thought you chose not to fly in J due to cost? I remembered seeing something in another thread - this one I think

JohnK said:
Those ideas sound like a much better way to spend some of the money you will save.

I don't travel to the US, but if I did I can cope with economy for a 14 hour flight and spend $2,000 instead of spending $10,000+ on QF business class. I am planning on going to Europe next year and my airfare will be around $2,200 in QF economy or use Amex points to redeem an economy award with VA Flying club flying SQ. I just cannot justify spending $10,000+ on QF business class airfares.

I know those business class airfares can be reduced by flying with UA to the US or EK, GF, LH to Europe but I still can't justify paying $6,000+ or 3x the price of economy for 24 hours each way of inconvenience. The money would be much better spent on the rest of the holiday or another holiday to another destination. YMMV.
Has your policy changed? Was J too hard to resist?
 

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simongr said:
JohnK - now dont think Iam picking on you - but I thought you chose not to fly in J due to cost? I remembered seeing something in another thread - this one I think



Has your policy changed? Was J too hard to resist?
As J goes, BKK-SIN/HKG fairly cheap and easy. A nice status run.
 

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serfty said:
Only issue is you miss the Status Bonus FF points (available on QF, JQ, AA & BA Flights).
Not when you credit to AAdvantage :D
 

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simongr said:
Has your policy changed? Was J too hard to resist?
I have been flying BKK-SIN/HKG in J for the last 12 months.

The overall cost and $/SC ratio are the overriding factors. Business class BKK-SIN-BKK, including BKK departure tax and 3% Amex surcharge, is 13,400 baht and 120 SCs (A$480 @ A$4/SC) where as economy is around 7,000 baht. It is but a small difference in price for a huge gain in SCs.

I still cannot justify spending A$10,000+ on a long haul business class trip even at a good $/SC ratio.
 
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