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Question 171

Discussion in 'questions. answers. conversations.' started by David, Jan 9, 2015.

  1. David

    David Reader

    Hi Lucky,

    I am trying to find a way to book an award flight SFO to either NRT/HND or ICN in Cathay Pacific First class by using AA miles.
    I know that I can get there by using Singapore Airlines and JAL, but I just want to be able to experience Cathay First as I never try it before.
    Cathay routing rules that requires all destination or origin has to be in HKG is really limiting me, as we cannot route from Asia 1 to Asia 2 zone and vice versa according to AA rules (correct me if I'm wrong).
    So how to get to HND/NRT or ICN from HKG? Would it require two separate award tickets (ex: SFO-HKG then 2nd ticket is HKG-NRT)?

    How about using Alaska Airline miles on Cathay Pacific from SFO to NRT/HND or ICN? would it be one or two award tickets?

    Do you have a better way to do this (getting to Japan or Korea from SFO by Cathay Pacific award seat). Appreciate and thank you in advance!
     
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  2. Lucky

    Lucky One Mile At A Time

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    @ David -- Correct, American doesn't let you route from the US to Korean/Japan via Hong Kong, but Alaska does. They'd be your best bet.
     
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