I don't know about the miles etc but I have done JFK-YVR more than once in CX F and it was well worth it. It was full F service with caviar etc. and was without question the best way to get to YVR IMO.
Would it be a good use of my AX MR points to transfer them to Avios with the 40% bonus to fly on AA/CX to DPS? My routing is MCI-DFW-LAX on AA, then LAX-HKG-DPS on CX. If I use AA points it is 55kK miles each way for J/biz class. My return trip would be from Jakarta CGK on JL going CGK-NRT-ORD on JL, ORD-MCI on AA. This is also 55K AA miles.
How many avios would this trip be? I have 135K MR points I want to get rid of by transferring to another program. They do not transfer to AA but do to BA.
Going to add to my own thread rather than start another.
Original plan was to eith fly JFK-YVR, short hop to LAX and then LAX-MEL-SYD or JFK-HKG on CX First and HKG-SYD.
Qantas have stopped doing First from pretty much everywhere to SYD so that leaves me a choice of CX or QF on the HKG-SYD route.
Choices are direct on CX or HKG-SIN on CX and SIN-SYD on QF (business for all flights)
Any preference over the better option? Nothing direct on QF at present although might be possible on the return if I went via LAX for example.
Also, are taxes generally higher out of HKG?
A business reemption fare from HKG-SYD comes in at 50k Avios + £113 yet JFK-HKG in First comes in at around 105k Avios + £101.
Added: Check LHR-SYD and got a choice of QF First on the A380 or BA First to Sin / QF Business to SYD but if refuses to let me book the direct QF flight on any day.
Just showing that there was a reward flight available yet I can't book it (was 2 earlier on that date). Same for any other day.
Ok, say I want to fly from Hong Kong to Sydney.
Looking at redemption options, there are:
Loads of CX Business class flights (747,777,A330 etc) that either go direct, stop in Singapore and change to Qantas or remain CX, or Qantas business class (QF0030 seems te most common one) to Melbourne then another flight to Sydney.
Timing wise, CX flies at 9 in the morning getting to SYD for 21:45pm or late night flights getting in mid-morning / lunchtime.
Any ideal times to leave Hong Kong?
The 9am flight would mean I would get to Sydney late at night, go to my hotel to slwwp and start fresh early in the morning.
The others would mean I could drop things off at a hotel and start exploring straightaway.