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  1. olmangsr

    olmangsr Silver Member

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    Hi All,

    Just tried to book the good old LAX-JFK-HKG on CX F but the agent didn't let me do it saying that's over the MPM...?? I know this was a permitted before.things changed or just call back tomorrow?
     
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    skyvan Gold Member

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    LAX-HKG MPM via Pacific on AA is 8698 and 25% over that 10872 which is what AA uses.

    LAX-JFK-HKG is 10547 but, and it's a big but, JFK-HKG flies via YVR which if AA calculates it as JFK-YVR-HKG, then that would put the one way itinerary at 11316 which puts it over both metrics.

    So, they may not be allowing it because the computer sees JFK-YVR-HKG.

    It is very possible that the system was updated and in the past the computer saw JFK-HKG and now it sees JFK-YVR-HKG...that's my best guess as to why this may not be allowed, but it's always worth it to call back and ask another agent.
     
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    It's [still] within MPM+25%:

    [KVS Availability Tool 7.1.6 - Reference: Maximum Permitted Mileage [MPM]: LAX-JFK-HKG/CX]
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    CTY   DC   TPM   CUM   MPM  DC SUR  HGL   LWL   25M  XTRA       
    LAX 1                                                           
    NYC 1 US  2461  2461                                            
    HKG 3 PA  8055 10516  8698  PA 25M   356    79 10872     0*R    
    
     
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  4. olmangsr

    olmangsr Silver Member

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    i know! first tried SGN,then BKK and HKG but she didn't want to ticket any of them...will try again tomorrow hope i'm going to have better luck:)
     
  5. olmangsr

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    I think i'll just call back and ask for specific flight numbers so they see the non-stop flight...
     
  6. Jimgotkp
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    Agent Roulette.
     
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    estnet Gold Member

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    why this routing rather than lax-bkk? better plane/better award availability?
     
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    Was there award space to fly from LAX? If so, the agent might deny it because you're choosing to fly the longer route. If you ask for LAX-JFK-HKG when there is award space to HKG from JFK but not from LAX, the agent is likely to allow it since it's what's available.
     
  9. olmangsr

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    because i live in NY...want to use the lax-jfk segment as the 0.5 freebie when "starting" the trip and than continue to SE Asia
     
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    :D Ahh makes perfect sense now. I live on the other coast so my "add-on" is the other direction.
     
  11. olmangsr

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    Round two:no success...now because of backtracking.

    we'll see what happens on round 3 tomorrow:)

    update:no luck :(
     

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