Question regarding CX J class food and baggage allowance

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  1. mediator

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    Hi,
    I am flying BOS-JFK-HKG-PVG rt in early December (BOS-JFK leg is on AA; HKG-PVG leg is on KA) with CX. My questions:
    1) How's the food service on CX J class? I have a big stomach, sort of. Used to fly UA/CO Y class a lot and starving all the time, had to purchase additional food at the airport before boarding. I know F class can order whenever they want but not sure about J class.
    2) It seems AA and CX have conflicting free checked baggage allowance.
    per AA: 23kgX3
    per CX: 32kgX2
    Which one should I follow?
    Thank you!
     
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  2. JALPak
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    Since you are originating from the US, exception will be applied to the MSC rules and the marketing carrier will be the MSC and therefore their baggage allowance will apply. So it all depends whether you bought your ticket from AA or CX

    http://www.cathaypacific.com/cpa/en_CN/helpingyoutravel/most_significant_carrier
     
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  3. mediator

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    Thank you! I booked my ticket through AA so guess AA's rule apply?
     
  4. JALPak
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    By booking through AA, did you mean it's from AA stock or it's a partner award booked through AA? In other words, are the flights AA or CX coded?
     
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    I find CX meal portions to be quite small, in comparison with SQ for example. The casserole dish they use for the mains in J must be one of the smallest out there. Although, I don't think they will refuse if you want to ask for seconds if there is still any food left.
     
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    It's partner award+AA, BOS-JFK is AA coded and rest is CX coded.
     
  7. mediator

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    Thanks! I guess I'll grab a 20 piece Mcnugget before I board, sigh.
     
  8. JALPak
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    um...is this a single ticket? I am not really sure if these are two separate tickets. But I believe CX is your MSC in this case if all are on a single ticket.
     
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  9. mediator

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    Thank you JALPak, it is indeed a single ticket. When I use AA's PNR, the whole itinerary pops up.
     
  10. JALPak
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    doesn't hurt to double check with AA though and be ready to present them with the updated MSC rules too in case they argue about it.
     
  11. Rejuvenated
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    And often sloppy in presentation as well. The OP though will get much better meal experience compared to UA/CO. CX J often will allow to eat whenever you like (except during the safety takeoff/landing procedure) though unlike F, there is a chance you may not get your selection (i.e. ran out) should you have the meals at a later time than everyone else, especially in a full biz cabin which is often the case for the JFK flights.
     
  12. milestoburn
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    how much food to you need?

    i find the meal sizes and bowl of noodles as a snack in between if you are up to be more than enough food one could eat in 15 hours of a flight....in fact, probably well over the recommended caloric intake for a day.

    i do agree, CX could do a little better job with presentation.
     
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