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Best Value for Premium Travel NYC to Thailand
Hi Ben – What is the most economical way to travel from NYC to Thailand using miles? I am interested in business or first class and willing to spend some additional miles for a better experience if worth it. I also have miles on a variety of different carriers so I am generally alliance agnostic. Thanks!
Brian: Here is a good primer to get started: [URL]http://travelisfree.com/2014/09/16/drews-guide-to-southeast-asia-on-miles-points/[/URL]
It was published last year so you’ll have to double check figures are up to date.
Cathay pacific you can find flights to BKK
Good luck on getting first though as Cathay are known to release F very slowly
Probably the best route is Cathay Pacific if you can get it, although they are usually pretty good about releasing J space. The problem with the other main connecting hubs (Tokyo/Seoul/Beijing) is that they are still fairly far from Bangkok so you still have another pretty long flight after your first one and most airlines don’t use their best premium hard products on flights to BKK. Not to mention that at least when I was looking at this route, the connections were less than ideal.