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Was 2017 Fatal For International First Class?

The full range of Casper products in American Airlines long-haul First Class. Source: American Airlines

For all the attention poured on new business class cabins in 2017, airlines did not bestow so much favor on international first class cabins. Though heavyweight luxury carrier Emirates and Singapore launched much improved first class suites onboard their long-haul jets, enthusiasm for the private, front end of the plane waned among just about everyone…

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Official: Cathay Pacific Launching Service to Washington DC

Cathay Pacific Business Class onboard the A350. Source: Cathay Pacific

Last week, South China Morning Post reported that Cathay Pacific will soon be launching non-stop service between Hong Kong and Washington DC. The move is an interesting one, as it will help strength Cathay Pacific’s East Coast presence; on the other hand, with no good oneworld connection to/from Washington-Dulles, Cathay Pacific will be largely relying on traffic…

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Quick Hit: CX Asia Miles’s Generous Waitlist Policy

CX F seat

Both Enoch and I (1, 2) have previously discussed Cathay Pacific’s Asia Miles mileage program and how Asia Miles offers some strong values for certain redemptions. I wanted today to quickly highlight the program’s very generous and convenient waitlist process. Like some other programs out there, Asia Miles allows members to waitlist for awards on their own metal on which…

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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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