Cathay Pacific – $1,184 [Premium Economy] / $3,187 [Business Class]: New York / Newark / Boston / Chicago / Los Angeles / San Francisco – Hong Kong. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

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We haven’t seen a nonstop to Hong Kong with Cathay Pacific in Premium Economy or Business Class this cheap in a long time.  Premium Economy is at $1,184 while Business Class is $3,187.

Availability from:

  • New York [JFK]
  • Newark [EWR]
  • Boston [BOS]
  • Chicago [ORD]
  • Los Angeles [LAX]
  • San Francisco [SFO]

For those with American Airlines elite status, here’s what you earn in Premium Economy from New York for example:

  • 16,112 miles flown
  • 24,168 Elite Qualifying Miles
  • 35,446 Redeemable Miles – Executive Plat
  • 25,799 Redeemable Miles – Platinum
  • 3,222 Elite Qualifying Dollars.

And for the one mileage runner left in the world, there is no minimum stay requirement. So for example, from New York, it is possible to do a Saturday -> Sunday trip.

Here are some practical travel tips to Hong Kong.

Sailing in Hong Kong - Photo: Prachanart Viriyaraks via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Sailing in Hong Kong – Photo: Prachanart Viriyaraks via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Sample Travel Date:

  • Sample from New York in Premium Economy
  • January 15th – 22nd, 2018
  • This is just ONE SAMPLE travel date, for more availability, please follow the “Fare Availability” and “How to Search for Availability” instructions below

Fare Availability:

  • Valid for travel from January 2018 – May 23rd, 2018. 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:

  • This is just to search for availability. To buy your tickets, scroll down to “How to Buy” section of this post
  • Use ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and use the following search criteria:
    • Departing from: JFK
      • For other cities, replace JFK with airport code listed above
    • Outbound Advanced Routing Code:
      • Textbox 1: cx
      • Textbox 2: f bc=E
        • For Business class
          • Textbox 1: cx
          • Textbox 2: f bc=I
    • Destination:  HKG
    • Return Advanced Routing Code: 
    • Textbox 1: cx
    • Textbox 2: f bc=E
      • For Business class
        • Textbox 1: cx
        • Textbox 2: f bc=I
    • (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
  • The ITA search page should be like below when all values are inputted


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

Fare Class:

  • Premium Economy: E
  • Business: I


  • JFK – HKG (Hong Kong) – JFK



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

  • Miles Flown: 16,112 miles
  • Elite Qualifying Miles: 24,168 miles
  • Redeemable Miles: 16,112 miles

How to Buy:

  • Support us by using our Priceline link to book with dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search. To search for Premium Economy or Business Class fares, first enter your dates, let the Economy results run. Then select the More Options toggle to filter for Premium Economy or Business Class results like this:



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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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