How easy is it to redeem Cathay business award seats using Alaska Miles?

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I’ve seen the promotion of purchasing Alaska miles.

The question is how easy is it when redeeming Alaska miles for Cathay Pacific J? I search the availability on JAL and nothing is available unless for couple days later.

What is the best way to search for J award for Cathay?

The route im looking is SYD-NRT or SYD-HKG


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Hi duyap92,

Quote from

“Book an award trip with our partners.

Award travel with all our partners can be booked online with the exception of Cathay Pacific and LAN. To book award travel with Cathay Pacific or LAN, call Alaska Airlines reservations at 1-800-252-7522.”

Which is a bit annoying but what can you do. You can try the numbers below for local contact numbers.

Phone: 1300 304 135 (Toll Free – Australia only)
Fax: (02) 9290 3306

Check availabilities via Qantas before hand.

Good luck

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Do u think it is too risky to buy miles in advanced? Im planning to some Alaska miles but im not going to redeem any flight soon, just to keep it and use it later this year or maybe next year.

  • As Keith always say, best to buy closer to when you need it. But each to their own.

    Alaska miles are nearly always on promotion (every few months). See

    Depending on how much (% bonus) you are offered this round (targeted bonus), it may be a good time to buy. Historical info seems to suggest that non-targeted bonus are usually offering 35-40% bonus miles. So if you are being offered 35-40% max bonus miles, I personally would hold off from buying until you are close to ready to book.

    As always do support PH by clicking on the links through PointHack if buying points, applying for credit card, etc. It doesn’t cost you more and keeps the PH going strong.

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