Watch This Landing and Takeoff In Honor of Cathay Pacific’s 747 Retirement

Cathay Pacific is the latest airline to retire its fleet of Boeing 747s. The Queen of the Skies will be flying its last flights for the Hong Kong-based carrier next week between HKG and Japan. On September 30, flight CX542 will fly from Hong Kong (HKG) to Tokyo (HND) and then the final flight, CX543,…

Earn up to 60,000 Bonus Asia Miles When You Fly Cathay Pacific

Cathay Pacific has shared the details of a new promotion in honor of its 70th anniversary. You can earn up to 60,000 Asia Miles when you complete a round-trip flight between the airline’s US gateways in Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), Los Angeles (LAX), New York (JFK & EWR) and San Francisco (SFO) and Hong Kong…

The Best Fifth-Freedom Routes from North America to Book with Points

Fifth-freedom routes often make great redemption options — since these flights are usually operated by premium aircraft and foreign carriers, they offer a chance to experience an airline you might not otherwise be able to. If you’re unfamiliar with the concept of a fifth-freedom route, note that it’s a flight operated by a foreign carrier between two foreign countries as…

More Cheap Europe Flights, Top Cards for September, All About Priority Pass and More

Each Saturday, we round up news stories that you may have missed from the week before, including several that already appeared on The Points Guy, and some more that we haven’t covered yet. If you’re an avid TPG reader, scroll down for the new stuff. Here’s the top miles, points and travel news you may have missed this week:…

Tip: Book a Seat on the Port Side of Cathay Pacific’s 77W in First Class

Cathay Pacific’s first class is continuously ranked as a top-tier product, but unfortunately, the carrier doesn’t plan on offering it on many of its newer aircraft. That said, there are still plenty of options to experience it on long-haul flights. And although it’s always nice to fly with a companion, especially on such a luxurious flight, sometimes we need to…

Cathay Pacific to Begin A350 Service Between Hong Kong and Vancouver

Earlier this summer, Cathay Pacific took delivery of its first A350. The airline has been flying it within Asia for the past few months, with service to Europe (Dusseldorf and London-Gatwick) set to launch next week (September 5 and September 4, respectively). Until now, Cathay had yet to announce A350 service to North America, but…

Booking American Airlines Awards with Partner Programs

Especially after American’s recent award chart devaluation, it could be worth looking to other frequent flyer programs when you want to book free flights on AA metal. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Richard Kerr evaluates all your options. You can book stopovers and an open jaw when flying American Airlines on an award…

Chase Sapphire Reserve, Best Hotel Credit Cards, Three Countries for the Price of One and More

Each Saturday, we round up news stories that you may have missed from the week before, including several that already appeared on The Points Guy, and some more that we haven’t covered yet. If you’re an avid TPG reader, scroll down for the new stuff. Here’s the top miles, points and travel news you may have missed this week:…

Deal Alert: US to Southeast Asia from $516 Round-Trip on Cathay Pacific

Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency, such as Orbitz, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage…

Building Credit from Scratch, Southwest’s International Destinations, Around-the-World Awards and More

Each Saturday, we round up news stories that you may have missed from the week before, including several that already appeared on The Points Guy, and some more that we haven’t covered yet. If you’re an avid TPG reader, scroll down for the new stuff. Here’s the top miles, points and travel news you may have missed this week:…