chepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6102 posts, RR: 11 Reply 1, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 5861 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. =(
copter808 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 916 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 5827 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.