Vantage Pass for Travel in 2019

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Old Dec 26, 18, 11:25 pm
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Vantage Pass for Travel in 2019

Hi Everyone - Just wondering if anyone has any insight or news into Vantage Pass for Travel in 2019? Couldnt find anything via Googling...

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Old Jan 9, 19, 7:24 pm
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Vantage Pass sale starts today

But is it worth it?

I've looked at this several years in a row and I still can't figure out the big deal. Anyone?
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Old Jan 9, 19, 7:28 pm
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It is back. Presale for GO or above until Sunday, then everyone for the rest of the month.
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Old Jan 9, 19, 7:53 pm
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Originally Posted by fairhsa View Post
But is it worth it?

I've looked at this several years in a row and I still can't figure out the big deal. Anyone?
I'm with you here, @fairhsa !
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Old Jan 9, 19, 7:57 pm
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But is it worth it?

I've looked at this several years in a row and I still can't figure out the big deal. Anyone?
I think it is route specific. I checked a couple routes I fly.

For some, it seems nothing special at all. Shanghai and Beijing come to mind, $1k USD round-trip per ticket ($1.1k for Shanghai, they have a surcharge). I'm pretty sure that's the ballpark we end up paying for J, and F is around $1.5-$2k USD.

But Tokyo, for example could definitely be a good deal. $1k USD round-trip to HND in biz class is a steal......if they allow booking on CX548, which is the flight it would appear half the HK financial community has taken at some point. I'm pretty sure we've paid double or more that for a J ticket so that would seem like a great price if they allow booking onto that flight or maybe some other popular ones.
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Old Jan 9, 19, 8:03 pm
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I think it is route specific. I checked a couple routes I fly.

For some, it seems nothing special at all. Shanghai and Beijing come to mind, $1k USD round-trip per ticket ($1.1k for Shanghai, they have a surcharge). I'm pretty sure that's the ballpark we end up paying for J, and F is around $1.5-$2k USD.

But Tokyo, for example could definitely be a good deal. $1k USD round-trip to HND in biz class is a steal......if they allow booking on CX548, which is the flight it would appear half the HK financial community has taken at some point. I'm pretty sure we've paid double or more that for a J ticket so that would seem like a great price if they allow booking onto that flight or maybe some other popular ones.
I doubt CX548 would be allowed on this deal.

Fine print: Tokyo (Haneda) - valid on Cathay Dragon operating flights only
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Old Jan 9, 19, 8:09 pm
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Can any GO or above member share more details? I assume it works/prices similar to previous years?
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Old Jan 9, 19, 8:10 pm
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Yeah - just saw and very route specific. The Milan and mid-European flights are not much different from normal fares. the US west coast flight is a litlte cheaper but having to book so far in advance is a turn-off...the east coast flights are a decent deal I suppose....
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Old Jan 9, 19, 8:20 pm
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Just got the info from a colleague. Has anyone tried to redeem companion tickets using tickets bought from vantage pass in the past?
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Old Jan 9, 19, 8:21 pm
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https://www.cathaypacific.com/cx/en_......-elite.html

For those of you who aren't GO/DM and didn't get the email.
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Old Jan 9, 19, 8:45 pm
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So back to the usual debate. Is the 3 day minimum actually a 3 night minimum?
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Old Jan 9, 19, 9:04 pm
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as long as you know your schedule in advance, its a fantastic deal.
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Old Jan 9, 19, 9:09 pm
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I doubt CX548 would be allowed on this deal.

Fine print: Tokyo (Haneda) - valid on Cathay Dragon operating flights only
ha! good catch.Then hell no.
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Old Jan 9, 19, 10:14 pm
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Is the Vantage pass for exHKG flight only?
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Old Jan 9, 19, 11:28 pm
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Is the Vantage pass for exHKG flight only?
Yes (and I'm sure it's still more expensive than non-ex HKG fares).
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