pzurita1
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MEX-DEL,,,, Via HKG Or Europe?

Fri Oct 31, 2003 2:50 am

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

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KAL744
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RE: MEX-DEL,,,, Via HKG Or Europe?

Fri Oct 31, 2003 3:09 am

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.
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am777
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RE: MEX-DEL,,,, Via HKG Or Europe?

Fri Oct 31, 2003 3:21 am

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).

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pzurita1
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RE: MEX-DEL,,,, Via HKG Or Europe?

Fri Oct 31, 2003 4:05 am

Alejandro:

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

Anyway, I have already bought my tickets.

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am777
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RE: MEX-DEL,,,, Via HKG Or Europe?

Fri Oct 31, 2003 4:58 am

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
 
KAL744
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RE: MEX-DEL,,,, Via HKG Or Europe?

Fri Oct 31, 2003 5:21 am

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 $
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pzurita1
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RE: MEX-DEL,,,, Via HKG Or Europe?

Fri Oct 31, 2003 8:36 am

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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JOSEMEX
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RE: MEX-DEL,,,, Via HKG Or Europe?

Fri Oct 31, 2003 9:47 am

>>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?
 
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RE: MEX-DEL,,,, Via HKG Or Europe?

Fri Oct 31, 2003 9:54 am

You have a good deal for the dates in question. Heck, you are lucky to have found ANY seats with only a month notice.
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behramjee
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RE: MEX-DEL,,,, Via HKG Or Europe?

Fri Oct 31, 2003 11:30 am

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.
 
KQ777
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RE: MEX-DEL,,,, Via HKG Or Europe?

Fri Oct 31, 2003 12:36 pm

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.
 
aa61hvy
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RE: MEX-DEL,,,, Via HKG Or Europe?

Fri Oct 31, 2003 12:50 pm

Why not do some weird routing? MEX-DFW-NRT-HKG-BOM-DEL  Big grin should make it more interesting.
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ghost77
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RE: MEX-DEL,,,, Via HKG Or Europe?

Fri Oct 31, 2003 1:01 pm

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

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KAL744
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RE: MEX-DEL,,,, Via HKG Or Europe?

Fri Oct 31, 2003 4:16 pm

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
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asianguy767
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RE: MEX-DEL,,,, Via HKG Or Europe?

Fri Oct 31, 2003 4:43 pm

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...
 
rojo
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RE: MEX-DEL,,,, Via HKG Or Europe?

Sat Nov 01, 2003 2:44 am

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!!!
 
kaitak
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RE: MEX-DEL,,,, Via HKG Or Europe?

Sat Nov 01, 2003 4:50 am

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!
 
pzurita1
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RE: MEX-DEL,,,, Via HKG Or Europe?

Mon Nov 03, 2003 6:15 am

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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JOSEMEX
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RE: MEX-DEL,,,, Via HKG Or Europe?

Mon Nov 03, 2003 2:42 pm

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
 
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RE: MEX-DEL,,,, Via HKG Or Europe?

Mon Nov 03, 2003 5:01 pm

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

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N754PR
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RE: MEX-DEL,,,, Via HKG Or Europe?

Mon Nov 03, 2003 5:20 pm

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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