Hello, I think this is the right forum. My wife and I need to fly to Hong Kong from JFK during April. I looked up flight prices, and the cheapest is Cathay at around $1028 RT. Are there any ways to maximize the miles I earn from this? Our preferred mileage account is the AAdvantage, and I think that works out because i think Cathay gives AA miles. However, I don't have any elite status (most of my miles on AA were earned through CC spending and bonuses) It' just that I read about people doing crazy double dips and getting extra miles on these long trips, and am wondering if any of those opportunities are here. Thanks!