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Posted by on Oct 15, 2013 in Airline, Amex Starwood, Amex Starwood Business, Barclays Arrival, Cathay Pacific, Citi AAdvantage, Citi AAdvantage Business, Credit Cards | 1 comment

Flight Review: Cathay Pacific First Class from New York to Hong Kong

After my wedding, my sister flew back to Hong Kong and for that part of the trip, I booked her a ticket on Cathay Pacific First Class. Like her Singapore Airlines Business Class ticket, the Cathay Pacific ticket was free since we redeemed airlines miles and points. We had to pay a tiny amount for tax and a small telephone booking fee, but we just put those charges on the Barclays Arrival credit card and redeemed its bonus miles.   How You Can Do It Like Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific is a premier Asian airline that has some of the best airplane seats. Luckily, Cathay Pacific is part of the Oneworld alliance. As a result, you can use American Airlines AAdvantage miles to redeem for award tickets on Cathay Pacific. As the American Airlines award chart displays, a one way Cathay Pacific First Class ticket from New York to Hong Kong costs 67,500 AAdvantage miles; business class costs 55,000 AAdvantages miles while economy costs 35,000 AAdvantage miles. As a result, your best...

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Posted by on May 29, 2013 in Airline, Cash Back, Cathay Pacific, Citi Forward, Credit Cards, Korean Air | 0 comments

Wedding Planning and Airline Miles

I’ve been an airline miles and points junkie for a long time now ever since college when I opened up a Chase credit card that gave me unlimited 5% cash back on a variety of categories! Those were the good old days and as you can see from my previous post, 2% cash back isn’t even a guarantee these days. Similar to a gateway drug, that Chase credit card was my gateway card and before I knew it, I was constantly trying to find the best credit card deals to quickly accumulate miles and points. Another credit card that I’ve had for eons is the Citi Forward credit card. [Update 11/1/13] Unfortunately, the Citi Forward no longer offers new cardholders 5 Thank You Points per $ spent on dining and bookstores, such as Amazon. I no longer recommend opening this credit card.     Even though I didn’t fly or travel that much in college, I would constantly read Flyertalk to learn not only about collecting miles but also...

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