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)