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Hmmm BOS-HKG Problem  
User currently offlineMarshalN From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2005, 1521 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2234 times:

Wondering what you guys think

I'm looking to go home for Christmas, and the flights this year seem tight (they're charging a lot). My options seem to be NW, by BOS-DTW-NRT-HKG roundtrip for about 1100, and CO with BOS-EWR-HKG, but that's 1600. Everything else is topping 2000 USD (CX for example, is 2200, although I'd really like to fly their A346s on the JFK-HKG route).

Think prices will drop as it gets closer? My suspicion is that it won't, although I'm not sure if I should at least wait a bit and see if discount fares may show up. Just wondering what you all airline gurus think... I might just go with CO even though it's more expensive. The 777 isn't that nice, but at least it gets me there in a timely manner. The NW flight will be 27 hours with transfers, ugh.

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User currently offlineSW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6543 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2220 times:

I personally don't wait around for discounts because more often than not in my cases at least the price only goes up. If you have $500 to spend, I'd absolutely go with the shorter, more convenient flights, especially when a 777 is involved with better IFE, if that matters to you. However, if you're like me and are cheap  Wink then of course go as cheap as you can get!

User currently offlineMarshalN From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2005, 1521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2218 times:

Yeah, I realize a lot of this comes down to whether I think the extra 500 is worth it or not. In some ways, it's good to save a good 15 hours on my flight when you calculate the roundtrip. That's basically a whole day, so whether the 500 is worth it or not, hmmm

User currently offlineDeltaGuy767 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 701 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2166 times:

Greetings MarshalN fellow Bay State Resident,
I sent you a post on another thread a while back about this issue. However I would go with CO if you have the $$$. You save a ton of time versus NW and you would probably be flying a DC-10. Not the best compared to CO's IFE. However you could take UA from BOS-SFO/LAX-HKG? Have you checked that one out? Anyway best of luck and if there is anything I can help you with I will gladly be of service.

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User currently offlineMarshalN From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2005, 1521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2146 times:

Heh, well, UA does have a flight out, either SFO or ORD, although the flights are longer and prices are actually higher than CO, believe it or not. I don't really like to fly the 777, that's my only problem, but UA's flight is significantly longer (longer transfer and longer flight time total). It would push me over for aeroplan's prestige status, but then again, I don't have much use for it really. I might just do CO.... since I need to get some miles soon before my account expires.

User currently offlineCrox1 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 309 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (10 years 7 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2135 times:
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As a pure aviation fan, I would say fly NW, experience the Dc10 feeling, before its too late, if time, comfort and IFE are the constraints ; then; go CO.

Alternativly UA are offering fares via ORD at about $750

Enjoy whichever route you fly, and have a great Christmas with your Family


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User currently offlineMarshalN From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2005, 1521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 7 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2126 times:

UA is offering fares for the non-peak I think, I'm not seeing those rates.

I might just go with CO.... haven't been on the ultra long 777 flight for a while, time to fly through North Pole again....

[Edited 2005-10-29 05:30:11]

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