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WIN a RT Business Class flight from the US to Hong Kong with our ‘GO 2018’ referral competition!

WIN a RT Business Class flight from the US to Hong Kong with our ‘GO 2018’ referral competition!

With our fantastic, new referral competition, you can refer your friends, family members, and colleagues to either a free or paid MightyTravels subscription and end up winning one of three great prizes! We’re offering 3 prizes of a round-trip business class flight to Hong Kong, a one-way business class flight to Hong Kong and $200 […]

Posted on March 21, 2018 by in American Airlines AAdvantage, Best use of Cathay Pacific / Asia Miles, Mighty Travels Premium, Travel Deals

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Award Booking Adventures – Unable to Book Japan Airlines with Alaska miles and Kenya Airways with Delta SkyMiles and Cathay’s new rules

Award Booking Adventures – Unable to Book Japan Airlines with Alaska miles and Kenya Airways with Delta SkyMiles and Cathay’s new rules

This week I undertook several award booking adventures… Unable to book Japan Airlines (JAL) with Alaska miles First, I set out to book Japan Airlines using my Alaska miles. It all seems easy enough and Japan Airlines shows up in the award booking search on the Alaska Airlines website. Alaska can book into U and D class […]

Posted on October 7, 2017 by in American Airlines AAdvantage, Best use of Cathay Pacific / Asia Miles, Cathay Pacific Reviews, Travel Deals

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Get 40,000 Bonus Asia Miles for flying Cathay Pacific (can be just ONE trip!)

Get 40,000 Bonus Asia Miles for flying Cathay Pacific (can be just ONE trip!)

Asia Miles is running a new bonus miles campaign if you register and fly Cathay Pacific until December 31st 2017 on a paid ticket. These promotions are rather common for Oneworld members and American and British Airways had had them for trans-atlantic flights many times. Considering a trip to Hong Kong? Don’t miss this chance […]

Posted on September 19, 2017 by in Best use of Cathay Pacific / Asia Miles

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Cathay Pacific Business Class Review Johannesburg (JNB) to Hong Kong (HKG) and Shongololo Lounge Review

Cathay Pacific Business Class Review Johannesburg (JNB) to Hong Kong (HKG) and Shongololo Lounge Review

Cathay Pacific has had a long-standing service to and from South African’s largest city and I was curious to try out the long flight over the Indian Ocean to Hong Kong. The flight does not feature a first class anymore, but is run in a three-cabin configuration (economy, premium economy and business). It now features the new […]

Posted on February 18, 2017 by in Airline Reviews, Best use of Cathay Pacific / Asia Miles, Cathay Pacific Reviews, Free Lounge Access and Lounge Reviews

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Cathay Pacific Business Class Review Hong Kong (HKG) to Bahrain (BAH) via Dubai (DXB) A330 CX 745

Cathay Pacific Business Class Review Hong Kong (HKG) to Bahrain (BAH) via Dubai (DXB) A330 CX 745

After my 10-day ‘layover’ in Hong Kong (and after exploring Phnom Penh and Hanoi), I was curious to see how much I’d like the A330 configuration for Cathay Pacific Business Class. I decided to use the Terminal 1 lounge across from Gate 4 – ‘The Wing’ – and to my surprise it was rather empty that […]

Posted on November 24, 2016 by in Airline Reviews, Best use of Cathay Pacific / Asia Miles, Cathay Pacific Reviews

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Dragonair Review Hong Kong (HKG) to Phnom Penh (PNH) A330

Dragonair Review Hong Kong (HKG) to Phnom Penh (PNH) A330

Dragonair is to Cathay Pacific in Asia what Eurowings is to Lufthansa in Europe – it’s the way Cathay competes with the low-cost competition. The airline is part of Oneworld, so unlike SilkAir (which is not part of Star Alliance) but like SA Airlink, which is a Star Alliance affiliate. Dragonair gets its equipment from old Cathay planes […]

Posted on November 9, 2016 by in Airline Reviews, Best use of Cathay Pacific / Asia Miles

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Cathay Pacific Business Class Review Los Angeles (LAX) to Hong Kong (HKG) CX 883

Cathay Pacific Business Class Review Los Angeles (LAX) to Hong Kong (HKG) CX 883

Let’s spill the beans right away – this was an awesome flight with the well-oiled Cathay Pacific machine. I had arrived early to check in after a bit of exploring in LA. It was open four hours before departure (there was also an earlier flight to Hong Kong) and check-in took all of a few […]

Posted on November 6, 2016 by in Airline Reviews, Best use of Cathay Pacific / Asia Miles, Cathay Pacific Reviews

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Earn up to 60,000 bonus Asia Miles with a RT Cathay Pacific flight to Hong Kong

Earn up to 60,000 bonus Asia Miles with a RT Cathay Pacific flight to Hong Kong

What’s the deal with bonus Asia Miles? US Asia Miles members can now earn up to 60,000 bonus miles when you take a round-trip flight to Hong Kong between September 1st and December 31st, 2016. First class, business class and premium economy flights from the following US airports are included in this promotion, which celebrates […]

Posted on August 12, 2016 by in Best use of Cathay Pacific / Asia Miles

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Cathay Pacific Regional Business Class Hong Kong (HKG) Surabaya (SUB) A330

Cathay Pacific Regional Business Class Hong Kong (HKG) Surabaya (SUB) A330

I had originally booked my flight to Surabaya, Indonesia on Cathay Pacific with a short connection of just one hour in Hong Kong. As it happened with my flight to Colombo roughly a year ago Cathay Pacific cancelled/ changed the flight time completely just a few weeks time before my flight. The departure moved from […]

Posted on April 1, 2016 by in Airline Reviews, Best use of Cathay Pacific / Asia Miles

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Cathay Pacific First Class Review New York (JFK) to Hong Kong (HKG) CX 841

Cathay Pacific First Class Review New York (JFK) to Hong Kong (HKG) CX 841

I had been on Cathay Pacific First Class (Review) a few times and also on the New York – Hong Kong on Cathay Pacific Business class – but never on that combination – so it was time try again before prices for Cathay Pacific First Class would go ballistic due to American Airlines AAdvantage devaluation. […]

Posted on March 30, 2016 by in Airline Reviews, Best use of Cathay Pacific / Asia Miles, Cathay Pacific Reviews

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Cathay Pacific Business Class Review Vancouver (YVR) to New York (JFK)

Cathay Pacific Business Class Review Vancouver (YVR) to New York (JFK)

I had been on Cathay Pacific Business Class a few times but never on the Vancouver route. As I made my way on. AAdvantage award from Alaska to Rio de Janeiro for 50,000 miles I added the route to my itinerary. Now Cathay stops in Vancouver and continues to New York and has passenger rights […]

Posted on January 22, 2016 by in Airline Reviews, Best use of Cathay Pacific / Asia Miles, Cathay Pacific Reviews

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Cathay Pacific The Pier First Class Lounge Review Hong Kong

Cathay Pacific The Pier First Class Lounge Review Hong Kong

For my Cathay Pacific First Class flight two weeks ago from Singapore to Hong Kong and on to San Francisco I had a 4 hour layover in Hong Kong. Since I had been to The Wing First Class lounge near Gate 4 several times I wanted to try something new. Since May 2015 Cathay Pacific […]

Posted on September 17, 2015 by in Best use of Cathay Pacific / Asia Miles, Cathay Pacific Reviews, Free Lounge Access and Lounge Reviews

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Earn up to 25,000 bonus Asia Miles with Cathay Pacific First Class or Business Class to Hong Kong

Earn up to 25,000 bonus Asia Miles with Cathay Pacific First Class or Business Class to Hong Kong

What’s the deal with bonus Asia Miles? Fly round-trip this month between North America and Hong Kong with Cathay Pacific and you can earn up to 25,000 bonus Asia Miles! Earn 25,000 miles when you fly first class or 20,000 miles when you fly business class to Hong Kong from one of the following airports: San Francisco […]

Posted on August 7, 2015 by in Best use of Cathay Pacific / Asia Miles

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Cheap flights to Newark (EWR) from Johannesburg (JNB) $630 RT

Cheap flights to Newark (EWR) from Johannesburg (JNB) $630 RT

Grab a cheap flight to Newark (EWR) from Johannesburg (JNB) flying with Cathay Pacific June 11th – June 15th for just $630 RT (ZAR 7,662.72). You can search possible dates for this deal on ITA Matrix and book on Cathay Pacific. Fare Class for this trip: Q Miles Flown (actual mileage may vary):  15,980 (4 cents per mile)  Where to […]

Posted on May 30, 2015 by in Best use of Cathay Pacific / Asia Miles, Cheap flights

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Airfare Deal – Newark (EWR) to Bangkok (BKK) $764.30 RT

Airfare Deal – Newark (EWR) to Bangkok (BKK) $764.30 RT

Grab a cheap flight from Newark (EWR) to Bangkok (BKK) flying with Cathay Pacific November 23rd – November 30th for just $764.30 RT. You can search possible dates for this deal on ITA Matrix and book on Priceline. Fare Class for this trip: Q Miles Flown (actual mileage may vary): 17,280 Where to credit your miles: No mileage credit  Which […]

Posted on April 22, 2015 by in Best use of Cathay Pacific / Asia Miles, Cheap flights

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Cathay Pacific First Class Review Hong Kong (HKG) to San Francisco (SFO) CX 872

Cathay Pacific First Class Review Hong Kong (HKG) to San Francisco (SFO) CX 872

Book your flight on Cathay Pacific here. This was just my second ever first class flight on my favorite airline Cathay Pacific. I flew westbound over the Pacific in October last year with Cathay Pacific First Class from Los Angeles. I was one of the first passengers to board and I got into my suite […]

Posted on April 18, 2015 by in Airline Reviews, Best use of Cathay Pacific / Asia Miles, Cathay Pacific Reviews

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The Wing First Class Lounge by Cathay Pacific Review at Hong Kong Airport

The Wing First Class Lounge by Cathay Pacific Review at Hong Kong Airport

Trip Index (what we have published so far): Air France Economy Class Review Paris (CDG) to Bangkok, Thailand (BKK), Asia – AF 166 Eat fabulous Bangkok street food at Soi 36 (near BTS Thong Lo) and Victory Monument Sample original Thai food at Somtam Nua, Bangkok near Siam Square – Bangkok’s best papaya salad? Bangkok’s […]

Posted on April 17, 2015 by in Best use of Cathay Pacific / Asia Miles, Cathay Pacific Reviews, Free Lounge Access and Lounge Reviews

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A lounge to forget – Cathay Pacific Lounge Bangkok Airport (BKK) Review

A lounge to forget – Cathay Pacific Lounge Bangkok Airport (BKK) Review

Trip Index (what we have published so far): Air France Economy Class Review Paris (CDG) to Bangkok, Thailand (BKK), Asia – AF 166 Eat fabulous Bangkok street food at Soi 36 (near BTS Thong Lo) and Victory Monument Sample original Thai food at Somtam Nua, Bangkok near Siam Square – Bangkok’s best papaya salad? Bangkok’s […]

Posted on April 15, 2015 by in Best use of Cathay Pacific / Asia Miles, Cathay Pacific Reviews, Free Lounge Access and Lounge Reviews

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Cathay Pacific Regional Business Class Review – Bangkok (BKK) to Hong Kong (HKG)

Cathay Pacific Regional Business Class Review – Bangkok (BKK) to Hong Kong (HKG)

Trip Index (what we have published so far): Air France Economy Class Review Paris (CDG) to Bangkok, Thailand (BKK), Asia – AF 166 Eat fabulous Bangkok street food at Soi 36 (near BTS Thong Lo) and Victory Monument Sample original Thai food at Somtam Nua, Bangkok near Siam Square – Bangkok’s best papaya salad? Bangkok’s […]

Posted on April 14, 2015 by in Airline Reviews, Best use of Cathay Pacific / Asia Miles, Cathay Pacific Reviews

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4 tricks for an extreme low cost Round-the-World trip using 50,000 Miles and $357

4 tricks for an extreme low cost Round-the-World trip using 50,000 Miles and $357

Do you have 50,000 United MileagePlus miles (United is a 1:1 Chase Ultimate Rewards transfer partner) and $357? If so, let me show you how to build a travel-hacking round-the-world trip. Trick #1 – Fly WOW air to Reykjavik, Iceland WOW air continues to file one-way flights sub-$200 (one-way) during summer from Boston and Baltimore. […]

Posted on April 9, 2015 by in American Airlines AAdvantage, Best use of Cathay Pacific / Asia Miles, TOP Travel Destinations, United Mileage Plus

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How to find Cathay Pacific First Class and Business Class award availability

How to find Cathay Pacific First Class and Business Class award availability

Since I do expect a devaluation with AAdvantage in the next couple of months for the award chart to Asia, I’m looking for options to redeem my miles on Cathay Pacific. I flew Cathay Pacific in first class last October and then just two weeks ago and I’m still so impressed that I’m having trouble […]

Posted on March 31, 2015 by in American Airlines AAdvantage, Best use of Cathay Pacific / Asia Miles

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What to do with your AAdvantage miles BEFORE the devaluation

What to do with your AAdvantage miles BEFORE the devaluation

AAdvantage and US Airways miles will be combined over the weekend and your AAdvantage miles balance will go up. Now what are the best redemptions for your AA miles from the US? While the AA award chart looks enticing, American has a number of additional routing rules that make the award chart look cheaper than […]

Posted on March 27, 2015 by in American Airlines AAdvantage, Best use of British Airways/ Iberia Avios, Best use of Cathay Pacific / Asia Miles, Etihad Reviews & Etihad Guest, Qatar Airways

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My current favorite awards (mileage redemptions)

My current favorite awards (mileage redemptions)

Booking award tickets always seems to be a race against time because of miles devaluation and changes to award rules. Lots has changed since my last list of favorite mileage redemptions and flight awards.

Posted on December 19, 2014 by in Aeroplan, Air France/KLM Flying Blue, American Airlines AAdvantage, Best use American Express Membership Rewards, Best use of airberlin topbonus miles, Best use of British Airways/ Iberia Avios, Best use of Cathay Pacific / Asia Miles, Etihad Reviews & Etihad Guest, Krisflyer, Star Alliance Members, Starwood Hotels, Turkish Airlines Review, United Mileage Plus

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Cathay Pacific First Class Review – Los Angeles to Hong Kong – CX 883

Cathay Pacific First Class Review – Los Angeles to Hong Kong – CX 883

Book your flight on Cathay Pacific here. Last week, I finally got my first experience with Cathay Pacific First Class flying from Los Angeles to Hong Kong. I had previously written about my Business Class flights experience here: Review Business Class New York JFK to Hong Kong Review Cathay Pacific Business Class Hong Kong to […]

Posted on November 6, 2014 by in Best use of Cathay Pacific / Asia Miles, Cathay Pacific Reviews

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Cathay Pacific Fanfares limited fares – Hong Kong to various international destinations just US $13

Cathay Pacific Fanfares limited fares – Hong Kong to various international destinations just US $13

The sale starts in less than 2 hours (8 AM HK Time)!! To celebrate winning the Skytrax award for an unprecedented fourth time, Cathay Pacific are offering 2,014 Business and Premium Economy tickets for an amazing HKD100 (US $13) each plus applicable taxes and other surcharges. Fuel surcharges are currently HKD857 (US $110) per flight […]

Posted on August 25, 2014 by in Best use of Cathay Pacific / Asia Miles

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