Cathay Pacific Asia Miles - Cathay Award Ticket Questions
Apr 12, 04, 6:35 am
I have miles in the various Oneworld partners- American, BA and Alaska. If I want to book a First class ticket to Hong Kong and Sydney (One sigle RT ticket) can I combine miles from any of these programs or do I need all the miles with one of the partners?
Which would be the best airline to use for booking these tickets. Appreciate any info. I also have Starwood miles and Amex miles that I could move directly to Cathay.
Apr 12, 04, 7:10 am
deleted - sorry - misread the question
Apr 12, 04, 9:05 am
I don't think you're allowed to pool or combine the points from different award schemes, but if it was allowed I'm sure they'll charge you a fee for that.
I would recommend CX for any class - QF isn't that good. I've been on all three classes on both airlines in the last two to three years.
You are allowed to take one other airline (in addition to CX) on Asia Miles reward tickets. So, if you want to try out both QF and CX, you can do HKG-SYD on CX, and then SYD-HKG on QF.
On Asia Miles, you are allowed one stopover and two transfers, so if you have lots of time you can do the following -
HKG-SIN on CX
SIN-SYD on QF
SYD-BKK on QF
BKK-HKG on CX ...
Apr 12, 04, 9:13 am
Apr 12, 04, 7:02 pm
Since the demise of awards on AAdvantage which permitted you to travel from North America to the South Pacific on CX via HKG on one ticket, (you now need to redeem 2 awards via HKG or 1 but travel direct though not on CX).
The only FF programme left to allow you to do this is ALASKA's Mileage Plan.
You need only 140K miles for a return North America to South Pacific in CX, in First.
Apr 12, 04, 8:19 pm
Actually I want to fly from MIA to Hong Kong-Sydney-MIA. Would Alaska be the the best way to do this on CX? Is it 140K miles. Appreciate any help. I know aa used to route the trip differently in the past
Trying to have a birthday in 2005 in Sydney and Hong Kong
Apr 12, 04, 11:10 pm
Sorry, my mistake. It's not 140K. It's only 135K.