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Best Business/First Class Airline from NY to Thailand
Looking for some help in planning a trip. I’d like to know which are considered to be the Best Business/First Class Airline from NY to Thailand. Ideally I’m looking for comfort, space, and amenities. I’d be looking to purchase entirely (if not close to entirely) on points. I’d be looking to do this for a honeymoon, so would also need to include my fiance.
Right now I have Chase Sapphire, and Venture, but I’m willing to get other cards to help rack points needed for the best airline per above.
Best airline for Business/First can be somewhat subjective and there isnt an airline that is perfect across the board. Emirates would have been a fun option but awards are so much more expensive via AS miles.
Korean Air might be a good choice – JFK-ICN-BKK. If you’re already married at the time of booking, send details to Korean Air’s program so that you can book for both pax from one account. Otherwise, book from separate accounts. 160k Skypass miles round trip per person, transferable from Chase UR.
If you have Alaska Airlines or AA miles, you can use those to fly Cathay in business or first via HKG. You could also book 2 awards using AA miles and fly Etihad via AUH or Qatar via Doha
UA miles – also transferable from Chase – can get you on Asiana, Thai or Lufthansa.
Korean would be a great choice, and is likely to have availability for two in First, which isn’t guaranteed with many other programs.