Cathay Pacific Launching Hong Kong-Tel Aviv Flights In March

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Cathay Pacific will finally launch nonstop service between Tel Aviv and Hong Kong in March.

This comes on the heels of Singapore Airlines announcing they are looking to start service between Tel Aviv and Singapore in 2017 as well.

Cathay Pacific is famous for their wonderful first class where they offer the best bed comfort, seat comfort, and pajamas in the industry. It doesn’t offer walled-in suites or the hands-on service of Singapore and it doesn’t have onboard showers like Emirates or Etihad, but I don’t think any first class can compete with Cathay’s ultra-comfy seat and bed arrangement.

Unfortunately the Tel Aviv flights will be operated by an A350-900 which only offers economy, premium economy, and business class. Still their reverse herringbone lie-flat business class is a massive step up from El Al’s.

-American is OneWorld alliance partners with Cathay Pacific and they charge 25K American miles in coach and 40K miles in business class each way between Tel Aviv and Asia with no fuel surcharges.

American won’t allow you to fly from the US to Tel Aviv via Hong Kong, but Alaska will.

-You can use 50K Alaska miles for coach, 55K for premium economy, 62.5K for business, or 70K for first class to fly one way to or from North America and Tel Aviv via Hong Kong on Cathay Pacific and you can stopover in Hong Kong for as long as you want. There are no fuel surcharges.

The 70K first class rate is a true bargain, though you’ll only be in first class between the US and Hong Kong. The Hong Kong to Tel Aviv flight will be in business class. But it’s well worth the 7.5K premium to sit in Cathay First for the flight over the Pacific. Both seats are lie-flat, but the first class seat and bed are far more spacious and comfortable. First class passengers can also reserve Hermolis kosher meals in the Hong Kong lounges.

Cathay 777 First Class:

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Cathay 777 Business Class:

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In North America, Cathay Pacific flies to Boston, Chicago, JFK, Los Angeles, Newark, San Francisco, Toronto, and Vancouver. Rumors also have them adding service to Honolulu and Miami in the future.

-You can use 22.5K Alaska miles for coach, 25K for premium economy, or 30K for business to fly one way to or from Tel Aviv and Hong Kong. There are no fuel surcharges.

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Or you can use 90K Starpoints or 270K Marriott points for 120K Alaska miles and 7 nights in a Marriott hotel.

HT: damaxer91 and ExGingi, via DDF


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Aviation-Lover

Thanks Dan for Informing!

Daniel Friedman

Please explain how I can do this. I want to travel from NYC to Hong Kong in May 2017, and I have SPG as well as American Airlines points. Exactly I would I proceed to use this info to book Business or First Class? I wasn’t planning Tel Aviv on itinerary but will if it’s a bargain. Thanks

MoisheR

can JFK/Hong Kong/TLV be done with avios points on Cathay? how many avios? do they allow a stop over in Hong Kong?

PM

Well, it looks like ynet was right. I hope they are right about Singapore Airlines as well.

Max

@Dan
What are the options with BA points

Moish

Attention commenters: There’s a good chance you won’t get a response while the Indians are playing. It might even take until the end of the series, assuming their keeping the cubies at bay. In the mean time, just fly ElAl

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