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Cathay Pacific Asia Miles Part 1.5 — Alternative Fact Sweet Spots and Why You Shouldn’t Believe Everything on the Internet

Following up from Monday’s post, I wanted to quickly cover some theoretical “sweet spots” on the Asia Miles award chart that are in reality not actually that sweet. Given the many partners and distance-based nature of the Asia Miles program, a quick glance at the award charts by an inexperienced novice may lead one to…

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Cathay Pacific Asia Miles Sweet Spots

The Cathay Pacific Asia Miles mileage redemption program has traditionally taken a back seat in frequent flier circles to the likes of American AAdvantage and British Airways Executive Club. Given all of the negative changes made to the AA and BA programs over the past several years, Asia Miles may be worth a second look…

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Cathay Pacific is Retiring the A340

Cathay Pacific's last generation, "Coffin Style" Business Class Seats. Source: Cathay Pacific

The Airbus A340 is one of my favorite aircraft to fly on, especially for long-haul flights. It’s a widebody, “single-story” plane with four engines. As such, it’s much quieter than say, the Boeing 777, in my experience. But Airbus has stopped producing the aircraft in 2011, and carriers that are still holding onto them are…

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The Decline and Fall of Cathay Pacific & Singapore Airlines

David Fickling of Bloomberg Gadfly describes the “new Great Power struggle” in his recent article on the fall of Cathay and Singapore Airlines. The two airlines cornered long-haul traffic beginning with the introduction of the B747 in the ’70s and continued dominating until the early 2000’s. However, today they are falling victim to excess capacity at Chinese and…

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20% Off Asia Miles Awards Between Hong Kong and SFO/LAX, Among Others

Asia Miles isn’t the most popular program out there, due to the pretty high award prices for short- and mid-haul flights, and a somewhat complicated booking process if you’re hoping to maximize the routing rules. However, the points are relatively easy to come by (they are a transfer partner with Citi ThankYou, SPG, and American…

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Cathay Pacific is Cost Cutting By Cleaning Their Planes Less Frequently?!

Cathay Pacific cleaning crew at Hong Kong International Airport (HKG). Photo by the author.

Legacy Asian carriers are facing fierce competitions in the region, with low cost carriers offering significantly cheaper fares that appeal to ultra price-sensitive customers. Singapore Airlines has their Scoot venture, which is aimed at the leisure market and traditional LCC audience. Cathay Pacific is feeling some of the pressure, especially since they had been hedging fuel and losing…

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