Choosing between CX B and F class and difficulty in booking.

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  1. corz123

    corz123 Silver Member

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    Hey guys. Was thinking of booking a trip to Asia in August and have never flown CX before so was thinking of using some AA miles for the trip.

    1) Is F worth the extra miles over J class?
    2) Is it hard to get seats in either at this point?

    Thanks!
     
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  2. Jaimito Cartero
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    B class? Do you mean Business class? Many airlines have fare buckets, including B, which is usually a coach fare.

    If you're flying transpacific, the CX F is certainly worthwhile, for the small amount of miles over Business.
     
  3. corz123

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    haha yes business class.. sorry still new at this...what letter do we use to represent business class? how feasible is it to get a CX F reward ticket or 2? do you guys use the BA or quantas website?
     
  4. olmangsr

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    J for business.... While it's totally worth the extra 12.5k extra miles I think you're a little late for F travel in august since most of them are gone already(CX doesn't release as many seats as they used to).business is way easier and it's a great product too.
     
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  5. corz123

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    is quantas's website accurate? i'm seeing some availability still.

    also any info or a link to info regarding and how CX releases their award space would be greatly appreciated!
     
  6. eponymous_coward
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    People use the Qantas ("Queensland And Northern Territory Aerial Services" ) site, sure.
     
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  7. corz123

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    Thanks! Why do they use quantas over the other partners? How reliable is quantas's search information?
     
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    Qantas is reliable for OW inventory (not EK for AS, though), BA has some false OW positives. JL works too.

    PS: there is no "u" in Qantas.
     
  9. Jaimito Cartero
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    How does one become a silver member and not know how to spell Qantas? :)
     
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  10. corz123

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    too much time w/ *a
     
  11. Max M

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    1. Having flown CX in both J and F, I can say for the difference in mileage that yes, F is well worth the difference in cashing in miles. I completely agree with Jamito Cartero in regards to this.

    We flew CX ORD-HKG in 2011 in F, and HKG-ORD in J.

    Don't get me wrong CX has a really god J product, but the F seat and small F cabin, with exceptional service is amazing! I wouldn't hesistate to fly CX in F! A truly memorable experience!


    2. Having not redeemed miles for CX in a while, I can't answer this question.

    I assume you're using AA or US miles for a redemption?
     
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  12. corz123

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    So the main difference is the hard product or the service?

    Yes AA/US miles.
     
  13. eponymous_coward
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    J is everything you might need for comfort, F is everything you might want for luxury. The main differences will be a roomier space in F, access to better lounges, more personalized service, and yes, things like caviar and champagne. It all depends; if you think you'd rather take more frequent comfortable trips, J would be the way to go. If you would like more luxury IN your trips and a more memorable trip in the air, F is the way to go.
     
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    Bingo!
     
  15. corz123

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    I think reading this forum and blogs has turned me onto aspirational travel. Damn you people :p
     
  16. merice107

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    This is assuming you can find the F space. Trying to book my wife and me on ORD-HKG and I can't ever find more than 1 F seat available, if any.
     

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