Cathay Pacific – Starting $505: New York / Chicago / Los Angeles / San Francisco – Philippines / Hong Kong / Thailand / Vietnam. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

Our favorite airline is putting the Philippines, Hong Kong, Thailand and Vietnam on sale. Here’s what we found:

New York [NYC] – Both Newark and JFK

  • Cebu [CEB] – $505
  • Manila [MNL] – $516
  • Hong Kong [HKG] – $533
  • Bangkok [BKK] – $587
  • Phuket [HKT] – $602
  • Chiang Mai [CNX] – $602
  • Hanoi [HAN] – $671
  • Da Nang [DAD] – $665
  • Ho Chi Minh City [SGN] – $665

Chicago [ORD]

  • Hong Kong [HKG] – $533
  • Manila [MNL] – $576
  • Cebu [CEB] – $596
  • Bangkok [BKK] – $647
  • Phuket [HKT] – $678
  • Chiang Mai [CNX] – $678

Los Angeles [LAX]

  • Hong Kong [HKG] -$533
  • Manila [MNL] – $536
  • Cebu [CEB] – $540
  • Bangkok [BKK] – $582
  • Phuket [HKT] – $582

San Francisco [SFO]

  • Hong Kong [HKG] – $533
  • Cebu [CEB] – $535
  • Manila [MNL] – $546

Availability is best to Hong Kong. Everything else is just a few scattered dates per month. So definitely use ITA’s instructions below to search for availability with a month view.

Sunset, Outside of Cebu City, Philippines - Photo: mendhak via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Sunset, Outside of Cebu City, Philippines – Photo: mendhak via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)


Sample Travel Date:

  • Sample from Newark – Cebu
  • September 28th – October 5th

Fare Availability:

  • Valid for travel on the outbound from September – early December or mid January, 2017 – early May, 2017 for Monday through Thursday departures and returns. Must purchase at least 3 days in advance of departure.
  • Please note that while this fare is valid at time of posting, if this post is more than two days old, the fare is likely gone.

How to Search for Availability:

  • Use ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and use the following search criteria:
    • Departing from: NYC
      • For availability from other cities, replace NYC with airport listed above.
    • Outbound Advanced Routing Code: cx+ /f bc=O
      • That’s the letter O and not number zero
    • Destination: CEB
      • For availability to other destination, replace CEB with airport code listed above
    • Return Advanced Routing Code: aa+ /f bc=O
    • (Click on Advanced Routing Codes link to enable advanced routing code input)
    • Select “See calendar of lowest fares”
    • Length of stay “3-10” (This is just a sample, you can use any 7 day date range like 3-10, 7-14 etc)
  • Beginner’s Guide on How to Use Matrix by ITA Software
  • How to Read Airfare Rules and Use It to Your Advantage

You cannot buy tickets using ITA. To buy, follow our instructions in the “How to Book” section below.

Fare Class:

  • O


  • EWR – HKG (Hong Kong) – CEB (Cebu) – HKG – EWR



Cathay Pacific is a member of the Oneworld Alliance and American partner. Mileage earning with American is as follows:

  • Miles Flown: 18,220 miles or 2.8 cents per mile
  • Elite Qualifying Miles: 0 miles
  • Redeemable Miles: 0 miles

This particular fare class will earn 50% mileage with Finnair. So open an account with them and credit the flights there – its free.

How to Book:

  • Support us by using our Priceline link to book with dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search. Make sure you enter  “Cathay Pacific” on the Airline textbox under the Advanced Options section of the form.




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Background Information:

  • Visa: US Citizens – Not required for everyone except Vietnam. Other nationals, check the TIMATIC Visa Database
  • Currency: Varies.

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