Award Alert: Cathay Pacific from Newark!

Just very recently Cathay Pacific announced that they would begin service to a new destination (either Seattle, Miami, Newark, or Boston).

The new destination is Newark and reservations for the new route has already opened! They are serving this with a 3 cabin Economy/Premium Economy/Business (no first class) configuration with the following schedule (as seen from airlineroute):

CX890 HKG1700 – 2100EWR
CX899 EWR0150 – 0540+1HKG

The first flight starts March 2 with a 77W.

This route should also be bookable with miles, and award availability is already showing up as bookable, with great space available (7+ business class seats for the few dates I’ve looked at!)



Remember you need the following miles to book this route one-way (economy/business):

30,000/50,000 Alaska Miles

35,000/55,000 AAdvantage (to Asia 2 with free one-way)

35,000/70,000 BA Avios (+ fuel surcharges = worst value)

As far as I know the business class should be the reverse herringbone product which should be quite nice.

Space is great so get booking!

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  1. Is it still 30k miles if I fly from other NA airport like CLt to ewr on aa and from ewr to Hong Kong on Cathay pacific? Thanks

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