Use American’s new mileage search from their home page (Don’t click on advanced search) for flights from the US to Hong Kong via Dallas and you can find First Class Web Specials for just 61K miles each way instead of the normal 110K miles required!
This only appears to be available to Hong Kong. Return flights are regularly priced.
You can’t change the dates of Web Specials, but you can get a refund of your miles for a cost of $150 for the first passenger and $25 per additional passenger.
American’s first class cabin won’t compare with Cathay Pacific, but it’s an excellent value at this rate and you’ll get PJs and a large seat/bed with bedding.
After searching one-way for a route, click on “Calendar” and then switch from show all classes to “First Class” to view first class pricing for a month at a time.
For example this worked from NYC to Hong Kong:
Philadelphia to Hong Kong:
Chicago to Hong Kong:
You’ll have to toggle the flight results page to show the prices from lowest to highest.
Sample first class flight:
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