Managed to Redeem Miles on Cathay

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  1. Toula
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    Feeling a pretty happy camper after a week of let downs not being able to redeem points for any of the vacations we were thinking of.

    However, today was a different story. Looking for ways to get to Australia and stumbled across 2 First Class tix in First Class on Cathay from SFO to HKG which I quickly booked. Only cost 150k miles plus $232.
     
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    That's fantastic. Congratulations!
     
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    How far out did you book?

    Also, did you calculate the cents-per-mile valuation that results from this redemption. I'm sure it's a peach. Perhaps 7 cpm?
     
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    We have been able to book 2 Biz class award tickets on CX from ORD to HKG and connecting in CX biz from HKG to BKK for early October using AA milles.
     
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    I don't wish to sound cheeky but why are Americans so obsessed with the value of miles?

    Surely the value should come in how much one enjoys the journey and not in how much one has saved?
     
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    Saving can be part of the enjoyment :)
     
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    Great redemption. How do you plan to get from HKG to Australia? I wish CX flew there with F, though I'm sure their J is quite nice also :)
     
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    Truthfully I am in the camp of not bothering about the cost per mile. We wanted it, they had it and the deal was done. To us, First is a truly wonderful experience, one we wish we could have every time we fly. That said we are booked on the lunchtime flight as I intend to stay awake for every moment and drink as much champers as I can.

    Someone asked how far out we booked. It was exactly 30 days. I had been looking for a while and nothing was available so I am assuming that some magic marker released seats based on how many days out and I was lucky enough to be searching at the time they released. Put it this way, as soon as I saw them I booked them without consulting my husband.

    To get from HKG to Sydney we are going on Cathay in Business Class. Once again doing the day flight to take full advantage of the champers.
     
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