I just wrote about $675 roundtrip from Vietnam to the US in Cathay Pacific business class. Even if you just book a one way award ticket to Asia and use this for your flight back to the U.S. it’s an amazing steal.
One Mile at a Time points out that there are amazing first class fares, too.
Check out Hanoi to Vancouver for $988 roundtrip:
And check out Hanoi to New York JFK at $1445:
Key details of Cathay Pacific fare basis AAARRVN8:
- Valid through end of schedule
- $300 refund fee
- $100 change fee (but you would also pay any difference in fare) but $300 for no shows
The fare would be pretty nice for earning miles indeed an Alaska Airlines MVP Gold 75K would earn 475% of flown miles on the long haul segments.
As I wrote earlier we don’t know for certain how Cathay will feel about such a deep discount airfare sale, whether they might get seller’s remorse, so I’d wait a few days after buying additional travel or making additional non-refundable plans around the fare.