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Cathay or alaska

Cathay or alaska

  1. Anonymous

    Hi there

    I am flying one way to Australia from Chicago and am going to use Cathay pacific in business or first. I was wondering if anyone had an opinion on whether I should use Citi prestige points transferred to Asia miles or buy Alaska miles with the 50% bonus. Obviously good to use points but with my family I also value the points that I have!! Thanks

  2. David W

    AsiaMiles is distance based and ORD-HKG-SYD will be 130k one way.

    Buying AS miles, especially with the 50% bonus, for CX Business Class from US-Australia at 60k one way is an incredible value. I’d go for the AS option, especially since you can spend a few days in HK (or buy separate tickets to elsewhere) if you’d like. If you max out the promotion, you’d have 90000 AS miles – more then enough for an upgrade if CX F space opens up (worth it even if it’s last minute and you have to pay the AS change fee)

  3. Mick

    Thanks very much David. That’s super helpful

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