In the BA forum and the blogosphere, they're talking about the new BA award chart which will be fully introduced in November. Some awards using BA miles on BA metal will fall in cost; however... One of the highlights of BA's current award chart is the partner awards for travel between North America and Asia on JL or CX for 25/50/75k BA miles each way for Y/C/F award tix. With the new award chart, which they haven't fully disclosed yet but some details have emerged, BA is reducing the cost of some awards on their own metal from previously ridiculously high levels for premium awards but likely aligning (i.e., raising) the cost of awards on their partners. Upshot is that there are a lot of Americans with lots of BA miles earned from credit card sign up bonuses, and one of the more popular redemptions is the premium class CX award tix. So, if you were planning to redeem a CX transpac award, do it sooner than later.