Currently trying to book HKG-NCE via LHR on the CX website.

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jet_setter

Cathay Pacific - Asia Miles

Member since 01 Feb 2015

Total posts 125

Currently trying to book HKG-NCE via LHR on the CX website. for the LHR- NCE flight it shows 'TR' meaning traffic restriction... Can anyone shed light on what this means as its not clear. Thanks!

msport2012

Delta Air Lines - SkyMiles

Member since 14 Apr 2013

Total posts 295

The Italian Goverment has placed restrcitions on air traffic routes into Italy. I booked a QF ticket from FCO to SYD, due to the ristrictions the FCO - DXB flight is on a EK #. There was no QF number allowed on the flight meaning I will not earn status credits and ad many points if it was a QF # 

 

X

British Airways - Executive Club

Member since 24 Jan 2012

Total posts 84

The Traffic Restriction relates to the fact the LHR-NCE flight is sold under codeshare and operated by BA.

Essentially, CX does not have the rights to transport passengers between London and Nice, as it does not have fifth freedom rights on this route. Therefore they are not allowed to sell a CX codeshare flight from LHR-NCE by itself. They can only sell the CX codeshare flight in conjunction with an inbound flight from HKG.

The "traffic" (passengers booking this flight) is restricted to customers who meet the above eligibility requirement.

If CX wanted to sell the flight as a standalone flight, they would be forced to sell it under the BA code where no restriction applies.

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