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tracking last-minute Cathay availability

tracking last-minute Cathay availability

  1. Anthony B.

    Hello! I’m very excited to be traveling to Asia soon for the first time. I’m currently booked (using AA miles) along with my fiancee on a connecting flight home from Hong Kong on Cathay Pacific in F with a stop at LAX before continuing home to JFK on AA. If at all possible, I’d love to switch onto one of the direct CX HKG-JFK flights on the same day. This would save several hours of travel (sleep!) time.

    I know from Lucky’s posts and from recently logging into the British Airways site that Cathay often opens up more award availability just a few days in advance, but so far I haven’t found a way to track that availability other than by repeatedly logging into the BA site. As far as I can tell, Expert Flyer alerts aren’t available for CX flights.

    So, my question: does anyone know of a better way to be alerted when CX seats become available?

    Thank you very much.


  2. MidSouthSkier

    You’re right, no Expert Flyer for CX so you’ll just have to keep checking. It’s a bummer but as far as I’m aware it’s the only option.

  3. Gaurav

  4. David W

    I think changing the airline mix from CX/AA to just CX will trigger a reprice of the award since you’re be moving from an AA and oneworld partner award to a pure partner award.

    Maybe try to get on their flights to ORD/BOS and connect?

  5. Anthony B.

    Thank you to all of you. Interesting points. Will also have to think about whether this would trigger a reprice. I sure hope not, although I see your logic. Hmm.

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