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CX F Redemption using Asia Miles
My partner and I are flying from LAX – HKG in July. I am an Asia Miles member.
As you know CX usually only releases one F award seat for redemption in advance.
I have been able to book one F seat using my Asia Miles, but that leaves my partner in the lurch – ideally we want to travel in the same class.
Just in case another F seat doesn’t become available I have booked 2 seats in J as well – one for myself and one for my partner.
If another F seat becomes available closer to departure I would book that F seat (so we both would fly F) and cancel the 2 J seats. If another F seat doesn’t become available I would cancel the F booking and we’d both fly J home.
My question is – do the airlines pickup that the same passenger is booked both in F and J ?
Is what I am doing no a practical thing to be doing ?
Some airlines do and others are not as stringent. I would keep checking your bookings periodically to make sure this does not happen to you.
It’s practical as long as you don’t mind paying whatever change/cancellation fees CX levies!