Monday - Oct 15, 2018

You can grab 6 Business Class award seats for a trip to India next week!


Today I was looking for an award seat for one of my friend. As I was playing around with the British Airways Search tool, I noticed that there are as many as 6 business class award seats available for travelling to India next week.

Here is the itinerary: on Cathay Pacific Airways from Los Angeles to Hyderabad, India for travelling on April 28, 2015.

 

As many as 6 business class award seats are available

As many as 6 business class award seats are available

 

This is something we don’t see often, especially this close. But this is a reminder that we should check for award tickets even though the travel date is closer. Cathay Pacific is known to release premium award space closer to travel date, but 6 seats are rare

Right now, we offer free award booking service for a limited time, you can avail our service to find the award seats for free.

You can book the above award through several frequent flyer programs. Here is the list and the number of miles needed from that program.

1. AAdvantage – 85,000 AA miles

 

2. British Airways Executive Club – 95,000 Avios (After April 28, 2015 it will be 142,500 Avios due to devaluation)

 

3. Alaska Air Mileage Plan – 62,500 Mileage Plan miles

 

4. Cathay Pacific Asia Miles – 145,000 Asia miles

 

5. Japan Airlines Mileage bank – 65,000 Mileage bank miles

  • Mileage bank miles can only be earned by transferring Starpoints

 

6. Malaysian Airlines Enrich – 144,000 Enrich miles

 

On top the miles there will taxes/fees on top of the miles. You will pay anywhere from $50 to $500 depending on the frequent flyer you redeem with. Alaska Airlines and AAdvantage will be lowest in terms of fees.

Some frequent flyer programs will charge close-in booking fees.

 

Conclusion:

Do not give up your plans of redeeming miles for premium awards even of your travel date is closer. Cathay Pacific is known to release award seats few days before the travel date.

You can book an award on Cathay Pacific through several frequent flyer programs, You can choose the program that you are comfortable with.

 

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