Black Friday and Cyber Monday Airfare Deals for 2016

Be sure to bookmark this post, as we’ll be updating it through Cyber Monday 2016. If you spot a deal that isn’t listed below please share it in the comments. Also, see our Black Friday hotel deal roundup here. Just as we saw last year, this year’s frenzy of Black Friday deals extend far beyond clothing…

The Cheapest Award Flights for Intracontinental Travel

When headed on an international award trip, most of us book the over-water segments segments first. This often leaves booking intra-destination flights at the bottom of our to-do list, and can result in making poor choices in using miles for flights within a foreign continent. With the ongoing trend of airlines eliminating stopovers and open jaws from award tickets,…

Cathay Pacific to Launch Hong Kong to Tel Aviv Route With Its A350

Hong Kong-based carrier Cathay Pacific announced today that it will begin nonstop service between Hong Kong and Tel Aviv on March 26, 2017. The carrier expects the route to be popular with both business and leisure travelers, and it’s decided to operate this flight with its new A350-900 aircraft. Here’s the schedule for the new…

Cathay Pacific Adds Tiers to Its Premium Award Redemptions

Cathay Pacific is the latest carrier to implement some potentially unwelcome changes to its award redemptions. The Hong Kong-based carrier announced that as of October 12, it will offer an additional two tiers of award options for first and business class on Cathay and Dragonair flights — what it’s calling “Priority Awards.” For the time being,…

Cathay Pacific’s Adding 10-Across Seating on Its 777s

Along with Japan Airlines, Cathay Pacific has one of the top economy class products flying between North America and Asia. In addition to good food, solid in-flight entertainment and excellent service, the carrier’s 777 are currently configured on the spacious side for standard economy — with 32 inches of pitch and 18.5-inch wide seats. As more airlines are configuring…

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…