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MEX-DEL,,,, Via HKG Or Europe?  
User currently offlinePzurita1 From Greenland, joined Sep 2002, 1393 posts, RR: 14
Posted (11 years 2 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3891 times:

Just saw a post of someone going from England to Australia and wishing to know which routing is best, via LAX or BKK.

Well, I had little choice. Next December I will be flying to Delhi MEX-LAX-HKG-DEL. Instead, I could have chosen to fly via Europe. However, the long routing was much cheaper... It is high season so tickets were U$2,900 from MEX-Europe-DEL. However, flying with CX reduces costs to U$2,200... I think U$700 is good reason to fly a little longer.

In fact, I will be flying 17.935 km o/w, 22% more than a non-stop linking those two cities... or 14% more than routing via Europe.

Anyway, I will be doing a stop-over in LAX to visit Disneyland, and a second stopover in HKG.... Not bad at all...

What would you have done?


PZ




Next flight: IAH-DBX-MRU-ANT
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User currently offlineKAL744 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3819 times:

I think you have chosen good flight and routing as well. 700 $ is a lot of money and with this money you can already have a very good time at Disneyland and HKG as well.

User currently offlineAm777 From Mexico, joined Feb 2001, 83 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3793 times:

Pedro:

Try to find a cheaper airfare, back in 1995 during the high season I got an airfare of $1,300 incl. taxes MEX-DEL, the route was MEX-JFK (DL), JFK-AMM (RJ) well worth the visit to Jordan, and AMM-DEL (RJ).

I f you need more info send me an email


User currently offlinePzurita1 From Greenland, joined Sep 2002, 1393 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (11 years 2 months 1 day ago) and read 3737 times:

Alejandro:

Back in 1995!!!!! Ha ha ha ha.... It is almost 10 years.

Anyway, I have already bought my tickets.

PZ



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User currently offlineAm777 From Mexico, joined Feb 2001, 83 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (11 years 2 months 23 hours ago) and read 3694 times:

Well maybe almost 10 years but the point is that you´re paying a lot of money, but if you want that, right now BA has a fare for less than $1,500

User currently offlineKAL744 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 months 23 hours ago) and read 3673 times:

Just tried to check some fares:

OZ via LAX and ICN = 1307 $
LH via FRA = 1580 $
BA via LHR = 1629 $
KE via LAX and ICN = 1711 $
AF via CDG = 2001 $


User currently offlinePzurita1 From Greenland, joined Sep 2002, 1393 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (11 years 2 months 20 hours ago) and read 3600 times:

Thank you, I appreciate your recommendations.  Smile

Are all those fares available for between Dec 20th and Jan 10th????

I guess not, I know because I also found them but not in the days I needed.



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User currently offlineJOSEMEX From Mexico, joined Oct 1999, 1539 posts, RR: 24
Reply 7, posted (11 years 2 months 18 hours ago) and read 3542 times:

>>I will be doing a stop-over in LAX to visit Disneyland, and a second stopover in HKG.... Not bad at all...<<

Not only that, but you'll get to fly CX as well, which makes it even more attractive.

May I ask what airline you were planning to fly via Europe?


User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 2 months 18 hours ago) and read 3535 times:

You have a good deal for the dates in question. Heck, you are lucky to have found ANY seats with only a month notice.

User currently offlineBehramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4852 posts, RR: 44
Reply 9, posted (11 years 2 months 17 hours ago) and read 3478 times:

I hope you're a member of CX's Asia Miles FFP because you will get massive miles for such a route. Please dont let this opportunity slip by with regards to the miles/points.

User currently offlineKQ777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 125 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (11 years 2 months 16 hours ago) and read 3438 times:

Don't any Asian airlines fly nonstop from MEX to East Asia? I thought maybe Japan Airlines or Korean did. Then you could do this trip with only one stopover.

User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 56
Reply 11, posted (11 years 2 months 15 hours ago) and read 3416 times:

Why not do some weird routing? MEX-DFW-NRT-HKG-BOM-DEL  Big grin should make it more interesting.


Go big or go home
User currently offlineGhost77 From Mexico, joined Mar 2000, 5237 posts, RR: 51
Reply 12, posted (11 years 2 months 15 hours ago) and read 3392 times:

What would you have done?

Hmmm since all fares between Dec 19th till January 7th will go up... I would have flown the way you'll be flying..... if fares on those dates would be as KAL744 point out I would have chosen BA or AF.

Why didn't you tried flying AM #745 MEXDEL??? or MX #300 MEXCUN-DEL??? Big grin

Ricardo Morales - APM  Smile




Ricardo Morales - flyAPM - ¡No es que maneje rapido, solo estoy volando lento!
User currently offlineKAL744 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (11 years 2 months 12 hours ago) and read 3313 times:

The fares I mentioned above are possible until Dec. 15th. So I still think you got a very good routing for a good fare.

Anyway, have a very good flight !

KAL744


User currently offlineAsianguy767 From Singapore, joined Oct 2003, 263 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (11 years 2 months 12 hours ago) and read 3284 times:

well, i would fly with star alliance from MEX-YYZ-DEL and try out the new AC direct non-stop flight! But of course CX service is great...

User currently offlineRojo From Spain, joined Sep 2000, 2482 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (11 years 2 months 1 hour ago) and read 3218 times:

Pedro:

So you finally bought your ticket!!!

Enjoy your trip and if you can (depending on your fare) try to get Rubi status from any OneWorld carrier. It is a plus that you can get for future travel!!!


User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12600 posts, RR: 34
Reply 16, posted (11 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3187 times:

I can't imagine you doing any better than you did. If MH still flew to MEX, you could have tried them, but flying with CX and doing it cheaper than with a US/ European carrier, you just can't beat that. Frankly, I'd have expected that to be more expensive and not just because it's longer.

You did really well on that - well done! And bon voyage, buenos viajes and turas shona dhuit!


User currently offlinePzurita1 From Greenland, joined Sep 2002, 1393 posts, RR: 14
Reply 17, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3106 times:

Asianguy:
I was also thinking in flying MEX-YYZ-DEL. That would have been superb... But I was unable to find decent fares.

Alberto:
Yes, I already bought them all, including Druk Air CCU-PBH-DEL. And I have already become an AsianMiles member to add this 17,000 miles!



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User currently offlineJOSEMEX From Mexico, joined Oct 1999, 1539 posts, RR: 24
Reply 18, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3050 times:

Pedro,

I have a guide to HKG which I bought when I went there a couple of years ago. If you want it, I can give it to you, so that you can plan your stay there.

Saludos,

José Manuel


User currently offlineAirbus_A340 From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2000, 1560 posts, RR: 19
Reply 19, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3010 times:

Pedro, if you plan to do any spotting in Hong Kong, drop us a message in the Hong Kong Spotting Forum. http://www.the-wu.org/cgi-bin/paforum/YaBB.cgi

Airbus_A340



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User currently offlineN754pr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2988 times:

If you delay your trip a few years you can see Disneyland in Hong Kong  Smile/happy/getting dizzy . Hope to see you at the spotting forum (Link above)

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