Which flights SYD to HKG have PE seats?

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ollie

QF

Member since 19 Jun 2012

Total posts 15

Which flights SYD to HKG have PE seats? I have booked CX110 in PE in Sept, but now I see in their PE sale the following condition: "Premium Economy class may not be available on all flight segments. Where Premium Economy class is not offered/available, passengers will travel in Economy class without refund/compensation.". What the?!

StuParr

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 01 Mar 2012

Total posts 195

that is a standard part of the "contract". They are covering themselves just in case there is a change in equipment that doesn't have the new product

David

Member since 24 Oct 2010

Total posts 992

If you can book PE then that flight's got PE, unless as StuParr notes there is a last-minute swap of aircraft for one which doesn't have PE.

spinoza

Member since 01 Feb 2012

Total posts 218

Are you just flying to HKG and back? Are you going anywhere else? 

ollie

QF

Member since 19 Jun 2012

Total posts 15

Thanks guys - understand there may be equipment changes, was just worried they might be offering PE on flights when they aren't sure they are offering it...

am

Member since 15 Apr 2011

Total posts 216

That would be fraud, so I highly doubt they would be. They're rolling out the new product pretty quickly, so you'd have to be extremely unlucky to end up in Economy.

Those terms seem ridiculous to me though. They should at least have the decency to offer a refund of the difference between the Y and W fares, or provide $X compensation in the situation where issues at their end mean you are stuck in a worse product (being the old Y seat, given that W fitted planes all have the new Y seat). If you did end up in Y, I'd be making a big fuss...

David

Member since 24 Oct 2010

Total posts 992

Agreed. There's a resonable expectation that if you book PE you should be seated in PE, underscored by the fact that if CX swaps a different aircraft there is simply NO premium economy, so you should be bumped up into business class (yay, have a glass of bubbly for us!) or knocked back into economy (boo, hiss, and contact CX to request a refund of the $ difference between premium and economy at the very least).

spudseamus

Member since 25 Feb 2012

Total posts 32

What other business/product could be offered for sale with a clause like that??

aero-seat

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 23 May 2012

Total posts 178

It would be very unfortunate if you purchased a PE fare and then got thrown into Economy due to the change of aircraft. I know some friends from Cathay Pacific and they said you can ask for a Business upgrade if your flight gets changed. Virgin Atlantic offers Premium Economy on its Sydney to Hong Kong flights and they are built on all of their aircraft.

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