Act Quick: Amazing Cathay First Class Availability Between JFK and Hong Kong

Mar 9, 2018

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It appears that seats in Cathay Pacific’s first-class cabin between New York and Hong Kong are wide open for award redemptions. As reported by View From the Wing, there are as many as four first-class seats on the carrier’s route between New York and Hong Kong. Check out these reviews of the Cathay first-class product on its 777-300ER product.

Cathay Pacific's HUGE first-class seat.
Cathay Pacific’s HUGE first-class seat.

Note that in order to see the great availability, you must search for the route between New York (JFK) and Bangkok (BKK) — not Hong Kong (HKG). Availability doesn’t show up if you search JFK-HKG. To search, use British Airways’ website for availability and then call American Airlines to book. Most of the availability appears to begin in October and into the months beyond.

Here are some examples of what you can book:

New York (JFK) to Hong Kong (HKG) and Bangkok (BKK) in October:

New York (JFK) to Hong Kong (HKG) and Bangkok (BKK) in November:

New York (JFK) to Hong Kong (HKG) and Bangkok (BKK) in December:

By calling to book with American Airlines, you’ll pay 110,000 AAdvantage miles each way in Cathay First between JFK and Hong Kong. You could also use 70,000 Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles. You can still buy Alaska miles for 2.11 cents a piece, which could make this deal a fantastic purchase of miles.

Like when there was great Cathay first availability on British Airways’ website in April, be aware that this open space could be phantom. Wait until you receive confirmation before making any nonrefundable plans.

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