Cathay Pacific Selling 2,014 Tickets for HK$100 (~$13 USD)

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a large airplane on a runway

In honor of Cathay Pacific being named the 2014 World’s Best Airline by Skytrax, they just issued a press release announcing the sale of 2,014 Business Class and Premium Economy tickets beginning at 8am on Tuesday, August 26th, 2014. While not explicitly stated, this is most likely Hong Kong local time, which translates to 5pm PST on Monday, August 25th.

Here’s some additional information from the press release:

To celebrate the 2014 award, Cathay Pacific is offering 2,014 return tickets to 11 destinations travelling in either Business Class or Premium Economy Class. The fare for each ticket is just HK$100!* The destinations on offer are as follows:

Business Class: Bangkok, Cebu, Kuala Lumpur, Nagoya, Osaka, Taipei
Premium Economy: Chicago, London, Maldives, New York (Newark), Sydney

Each customer can book a maximum of two return tickets per transaction. The offer will be available from 8am on 26 August only at the “fanfares” website:

The fine print

All trips must originate and end in Hong Kong, so this works best for locals or if you already have a trip planned. It’s referenced that this is for the “Hong Kong public”, and in the Asia Miles section of the terms and conditions it states that it’s “Valid for members residing in Hong Kong and Macau only. Residency is determined by the registered member’s preferred mailing address as registered with Asia Miles.”

To get around this, you could use the address of your favorite family member living in Hong Kong, or maybe even the address of your favorite hotel.

Also, while the base fare is HK$100, additional fuel surcharges and taxes do apply, which are as follows:

  • For flights between Hong Kong and Southwest Pacific, North America, Europe, Africa, Middle East and Indian Subcontinent – HKD857 (~$110 USD) per flight sector 
  • For all other regional flights not mentioned above – HKD193 (~$25 USD) per flight sector

So taking into account the fuel surcharges, really you are looking at Premium Economy for around $233 USD  and Business Class regional flights for $63 USD.

Obviously, it goes without saying that these will go quickly, so good luck!

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