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Connecting in HKG with Two Separate Reservations
Given the ongoing strikes at HKG, I am just trying to prepare in advance. I am scheduled to fly from JFK-HKG-HAN on Cathay, thanks to the mistake fare that you wrote about on New Years Eve. I am then connecting from HAN-NRT on JAL using an award ticket booked with AA miles. In the event of a cancellation/delay on the Cathay flights, what options would potentially be available to get me to NRT? Who would I even contact if this happens:
(1) Cathay – would they try to re-accommodate because they are a OneWorld airline (I think OneWorld used to have this policy, but I think it was eliminated in 2016?)?
(2) JAL – let’s say I got stuck in HKG, would they try to get me on a flight from HKG-NRT, even though I was originally booked from HAN-NRT?
(3) AA – would they re-accommodate at the last minute (since I used AA miles to book the ticket)?
Sorry for all the questions, but I’m really just trying to get a sense of where I should start to pursue things if it becomes necessary. Thanks in advance!
How long do you have on the ground in HAN? I’d give yourself a buffer in case your flight on Cathay is delayed/cancelled. I think you would be 100% on your own if you can’t make it to HAN, since you are on separate reservations. You may also want to book a back-up flight HKG-NRT just in case.
Thanks. I have about 5h on the ground in HAN, so a non substantial delay should be ok. I’m more worried about a cancellation.