Cathay Pacific Airways frequent flyer award seat availability appears to be returning to normal after a technical blackout left partner airlines without access to seat inventories.
As of Monday afternoon, Cathay Pacific award seats are appearing in searches for mileage flights on Qantas and British Airways. Juicy Miles award experts have been able to confirm reservations through call centers at American Airlines AAdvantage and Alaska Mileage Plan.
Cathay Pacific availability appears back to normal. The airline is one of the most attractive options for frequent flyer mile and credit card point redemptions on flights to the Asia-Pacific region.
The loss of Cathay Pacific availability, even temporarily, significantly curtails the ability for points and miles travelers to access Asian destinations using Oneworld frequent flyer miles. For those in the American AAdvantage program, Cathay is often the only reliable option to access many Asia-Pacific destinations.
While flyers can search for Cathay Pacific mileage award seats using British Airways’ and Qantas’ websites, anyone looking to redeem AAdvantage miles or Alaska Mileage Plan miles must call the airline to complete the reservation.
Cathay devalued its Asia Miles frequent flyer program last week, though award redemptions through other partner airlines remain available at existing prices. Chase Ultimate Rewards members can book Cathay flights through partners British Airways and Iberia, while AMEX Membership Reward and Citi ThankYou Rewards members can transfer points to British Airways, or directly to Asia Miles.
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