Brenintw From Taiwan, joined Jul 2006, 1591 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2295 times:
In my experience of Cathay you can't. You can call and request a seat, it works the same if you book online -- you request a seat (although available seats are shown only if they're not requested). If you're a OW/AM member or booked online, you can do online checkin up to 48 hours prior to departure.
Couple of notes though:
1) you can only call the airline direct AFTER the ticket's been issued -- prior to that, you need to get your travel agent to request a seat for you.
2) even if you've done online checkin, your seat is not guaranteed, and you still need to get your BP at the airport.
I'm tired of the A vs. B sniping. Neither make planes that shed wings randomly!
YLWbased From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2006, 824 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2279 times:
i'm a FF on CX's YVR-HKG route, and the answer is Yes/No.
Yes: if you book directly from CX with FULL Y fare or less then 30% discount ticket.
Yes: if your travel agent is willing to take the time to do it for you.
Yes: if you have a special need (e.g. baby onboard)
No: Redemption ticket
No: deeply discounted ticket
No: if you got a lazy travel agent
Hong Kong is not China. Not better or worse, just different.