Cathay Pacific is launching Hong Kong – Washington Dulles next year. Flights will be four times a week on Airbus A350s starting September 15, 2018.
- Hong Kong – Washington Dulles, 6:35 p.m. – 10:20 p.m. CX860 (Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday)
- Washington Dulles – Hong Kong, 1:15 a.m. – 5:10 a.m.+1, CX861 (Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday/Sunday)
Washington Dulles Airport
This will be Cathay Pacific’s longest flight, and the longest flight from Hong Kong. Cathay’s A350 has business class, premium economy, and coach but no first class.
Cathay Pacific Business Class
Currently this flight has at least 5 business class award seats available pretty much every day.
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American Airlines charges 70,000 miles each way. Alaska Airlines charges 50,000 miles each way. Neither adds fuel surcharges to awards.
Chase and American Express points transfer to British Airways, and American Express and Citi transfer to Cathay’s AsiaMiles. Citi transfers to Qantas among others. Those programs do add fuel surcharges, but Hong Kong flights do not have significant fuel surcharges (but if you continue beyond Hong Kong to destinations in Southeast Asia tickets will incur expensive fuel surcharges with those non-U.S. programs).
(HT: One Mile at a Time)
Very excited for this route, but a little disappointed with the schedule – no Saturday morning departures means taking off work on Friday or leaving over the weekend and no Sunday night returns. Not the best for us DC govt workers trying to squeeze in vacations….
Gary, hate to ask but might this space be phantom? I know it’s a new route but that’s a lot of premium seating.
Thanks for the heads up. This gateway is actually reachable by car.
Does Cathay normally increase biz award space after the initial availability is booked (end of schedule)? Looking for some EWR or JFK dates next fall.
Thanks – just booked this!
Thanks! Going to be our pre Thanksgiving trip next year…
Ouch! That DC to Honkers flight timing is very unfriendly. Lots and lots of nocturnal flying hours. Overall you’d feel like you were trapped in some twilight zone for 24+ hours!