United / Cathay Pacific – Under $770: Boston – Hong Kong. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

Cathay Pacific announce Boston as their 7th North American city this week. The service between Boston and Hong Kong will start in May, 2015. As part of the service launch, they are having a special introductory fare sale for $$754 for nonstop service — we think $754 is a very good deal for nonstop service, even if its non-mileage earning with American.

United has match the fare — however, since they do not fly nonstop, it is a little more due to the extra fees associated with the connection.

Update 8/27/2014 @ 4:35PM Eastern – Cathay fare gone. Still some United left.

Hong Kong - Photo: Markylim via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Hong Kong – Photo: Markylim via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)


Sample Travel Date:

  • Sample with Cathay
  • May 6th – 14th, 2015

Fare Availability:

  • Valid for travel on the outbound from May 3rd – 31st, 2015 for Monday through Thursday departures. All travel must be completed by June 30th. Must purchase by August 29th

How to Search for Availability:

Fare Class:

  • Cathay Pacific: Q
  • United: K

Elite Qualifying Dollars:

  • $674.80


  • BOS – HKG (Hong Kong) – BOS


Global Premier Upgrade Fare (for United 1K and GS members):

  • W Class
  • $1,569


Cathay Pacific:

  • 15,906 miles or 4.7 cents per mile. Cathay Pacific is a member of the Oneworld Alliance and American / British Airways partner. This fare will earn 0% mileage with American. This fare will earn 25% mileage with British Airways’ program.


United will be revenue based mileage earning starting March 1st, 2015. Miles will be earn base on elite qualifying dollars multiple by 5 as base level earning and up to 11 for 1K level members. We will be showing the 2015 base mileage earning for all United fares going forward to show how negative the changes are for a majority of United flyers.

  • 2014: 17,878 miles or 4.3 cents per mile. (For a BOS – SFO – HKG – EWR – BOS routing)
  • March 1st, 2015:  3,374 miles or a difference of 14,504 miles.

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Background Information:

  • Visa: US Citizens – Not required. Other nationals, check the TIMATIC Visa Database
  • Currency: Hong Kong Dollar (HKD). $1USD = 7.8 HKD

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Comments (4)

  • Johannes 8 years ago Reply

    May 2014 or may 2015?

    The Flight Deal 8 years ago Reply

    whoops. 2015

  • Roy 8 years ago Reply

    Looks like it’s gone…can’t find it either on CX’s website or PL….

    The Flight Deal 8 years ago Reply

    @Roy – yeah, looks like Cathay has a winner on its hand. that’s pretty quick for selling out the promo fares.. for a sale that was supposed to last 3 days.

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