Schedule Change On A Partner Airline Award Ticket? It’s Going To Take A Whole Lot Of HUCA, But Don’t Give Up!Sunday, February 26th, 2017
I book dozens of trips a year, but have never had quite the experience like this one.
But I live by my HUCA motto. Hang Up and Call Again until you get the answer you need. I needed every bit of that motivation to solve this case.
I’ll be spending this Pesach in Whistler and have been looking for the best tickets to Vancouver for some time.
Back in 2012 I flew with Mimi and Rafi for zero miles out of pocket in Cathay Pacific First Class from JFK to Vancouver and in Cathay Pacific Business Class from Vancouver to JFK thanks to BMI handing out free miles for opening accounts and allowing free Avios transfers to BA.
Last August Mimi and I flew from JFK to Vancouver and back in Cathay Pacific First Class again, not free, but still a bargain with Alaska miles. Cathay Pacific’s first class is easily the best seat and bed in the sky.
I love Vancouver and it doesn’t hurt to have an amazing flight:
And an amazing hotel in the Fairmont Pacific Rim, made even better thanks to my lifetime free suites, bottles of scotch, and massages at Fairmont hotels:
However Cathay typically opens award space closer to the flight, and I needed to have confirmed flights for Pesach.
Read about the pickle I got myself in and the HUCAs it took to resolve everything after the jump: