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ZED (Staff) Travel In Asia - TG And CX  
User currently offlineshamrock604 From Ireland, joined Sep 2007, 4175 posts, RR: 12
Posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 7431 times:

Hello,

I'm shortly off to Asia, and plan to do some hopping around when I get there. I'll be flying hopefully with Thai and Cathay Pacific on ZED tickets.

Is there anything I should know to make the trip smoother? Do they have any special procedures compared to other carriers? And do they upgrade staff of other airlines?


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User currently offlinechepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6220 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 7422 times:

I know for a fact CX does not upgrade ZED OAL pax, there might be some exceptions but the norm is for them not to upgrade ZED pax. Also for Cathay you list for their flights at the airport (at least when originating out of the US and HKG). Not much knowledge on TG but when yu list, do so on flyzed.com, then double check your booking by calling their rez center. I have heard of cases were people have listed on flyzed.com only to show up at the airport to be told they don't have a listing, on TG that is. =(

Regards,

Chepos



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User currently offlinecopter808 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1089 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 7388 times:

If you plan to fly CX make sure you have the flight written for CX and the correct city pair. CX, PR, and possibly KU require it be done this way--regardless of what the ZED agreement says!! Most of the rest of the ZED carriers understand and accept the agreement as written (Valid all ZED carriers, and the same zone or less) You should have little problem with TG, their people are really great!!

If you plan to fly HKG-BKK for example, you might want to have the ticket issued for CX. TG will have no problem accepting it, but CX will likely not accept the ticket if it's written on TG. Also make sure it says "Valid all ZED carriers" on the last line. Also for CX and PR purposes, HKG-BKK is NOT the same as BKK-HKG. I don't understand what they don't understand about the ZED agreement, but since they own the airplane I guess we have to do it their way.

Also check the ZED fares. If you work for a *A carrier you may be able to fly ZL (Zone Low) on TG, yet ZM on CX. You might want to get two tickets issued then. If not, make sure you have one at the higher zone fare.

In HKG you will have to check in at the Staff Travel counter at least 2 hours before the flight (they may accept lesser times, but the rule is 2 hours.). If you get stuck there, there is a nice coffee shop near the counter that has free wireless internet available for customers. They also have free computer/internet available--you just need to get a mouse from the clerk.

I recall being upgraded on CX once, but I think it was only because it was full in the back. This was several years ago though.

Have a great trip and enjoy BKK. I make the trip from ORD to MNL or BKK about 10 times a year.


User currently offlineswissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 32
Reply 3, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 7286 times:

Quoting shamrock604 (Thread starter):
Hello,

I'm shortly off to Asia, and plan to do some hopping around when I get there. I'll be flying hopefully with Thai and Cathay Pacific on ZED tickets.

Is there anything I should know to make the trip smoother? Do they have any special procedures compared to other carriers? And do they upgrade staff of other airlines?

TG doesn't upgrade any staff but they have C ZED with selected carriers.

What exactly do you mean with special procedures?

I think with CX you need to have the exact routing on the ticket you want to fly. I heard that it doesen't work with the Zone concept as such.



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