Save $1,000 On A Cathay Pacific Business Class Ticket

Cathay Pacific has just launched a “Black Friday” sale that has the potential to be pretty lucrative. You can save $1,000 off the cost of a business class ticket or $500 off the cost of a premium economy ticket when you use promotion code HOLIDAY.

Here are the basic terms of this offer:

  • Sale dates: November 19-27, 2018
  • Travel dates: January 1 through May 15, 2019
  • Eligible origins: SFO, LAX, ORD, JFK, EWR, BOS, SEA, IAD
  • Eligible destinations: All of Asia on Cathay Pacific operated flights
  • Length of stay requirements: no minimum stay, six month maximum stay for business class, three month maximum stay for premium economy

The promo page has a listing of some of the better fares that are available.

For example, the best deal in business class is that you can fly roundtrip from Seattle to Shanghai (via Hong Kong) for $2,338. Meanwhile the cheapest premium economy fare is from San Francisco to Hong Kong (nonstop) for $773.


Cathay Pacific’s A350 business class

If you choose to credit these flights to American AAdvantage, you’d earn the following number of miles (as you can see, all premium economy and business class fares earn 150% elite qualifying miles):

While these still aren’t the best fares we’ve seen in history, there are some solid deals to be had here for travel on Cathay Pacific, which doesn’t discount their fares as much as many mainland Chinese carriers do.

Nonetheless they have a solid product, and this is also a great way to earn miles with oneworld airlines.

Anyone plan to take advantage of Cathay Pacific’s “Black Friday” sale?

Comments

  1. Booked 3 of the Premium Economy fares to HKG out of SFO. I’ll have at least AAdvantage Platinum status shored up by the end of January. Here’s hoping for a little Emerald CX op-up magic (currently AA Executive Platinum). Same-day turns are available for $757 round-trip!

  2. I recommend Cathay as a 5-star airline. Even though I fly mostly in paid First class, I used their business class service a couple of times and had no complains.

  3. You should take advantage of one of the premium economy deals if you’ve really wanted to fly premium economy all along!

    @ Endre — If even you’ve been downgraded to business class, I better move into the cargo hold soon…

  4. The New York to Hong Kong prices start at $7146 in Business. I’d rather take China Airlines via Taipei for about half that price and and arguably better in-flight experience on the long leg.

  5. Forgive the newbie question. I am AA EXP. If I purchase a PE seat IAD to BKK what are my opportunities to upgrade to business? I do not have any miles with CP but I do have tons with AA. Thanks!

  6. @Brian Kusler totally agree with you. Very solid business class product and really good service on CI from JFK to TPE. No need to pay double the price for business when comparing CX and CI.

    @Alvin excellent comment. Best one today.

  7. @Alvin Are you a travel blogger? I read a few few articles on the website. I believe you are the owner? Your blog is briefly well-written with good quality photos. Thank you. I do have an extra blog to follow. Looking forward to more articles from you and your fellow bloggers. Cheers.

  8. Credit them to Alaska and earn more miles, you didn’t mention that. Also, unfortunately this deal is not valid for Australian or New Zealand flights. One-way Business Aus-HKG can run up to ~$7,000 regularly, for that matter.

  9. Searched CX Business Class for May from New York to Singapore and was quoted $4,600 with the promo ($5,600 – $1,000). This is still 50% more than business class fares you can get on China Eastern/Air China/China Southern (around $3,000) but a pretty good price for CX nonetheless. Usually for New York-Singapore, the only airlines in business class I can find with a 4 handle are Finnair, Philippines and the Gulf carriers.

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