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Cathay starting HKG-TLV service 03/2017
« on: October 26, 2016, 09:05:13 AM »
http://m.ynet.co.il/Articles/4870399

Unfortunately this is after the mAAsacre, can't even utilize it for an award already issued but segments cancelled as it is too far out. >:(

And here it is straight out of their mouth:
http://www.cathaypacific.com/cx/en_IN/about-us/press-room/press-release/2016/Cathay-Pacific-to-add-Tel-Aviv-to-global-network.html
« Last Edit: October 26, 2016, 11:13:02 AM by ExGingi »
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Re: Cathay starting HKG-TLV service 03/2017
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2016, 10:38:52 AM »
The real story with this is that you can book with Alaska for 70,000 miles in A380 First Class one way from JFK to TLV.
http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2016/10/26/cathay-pacific-tel-aviv/?utm_source=TW&utm_medium=Twitter&utm_campaign=SNAP%2Bfrom%2BOne+Mile+at+a+Time

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Re: Cathay starting HKG-TLV service 03/2017
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2016, 10:47:34 AM »

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Re: Cathay starting HKG-TLV service 03/2017
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2016, 10:50:05 AM »
The real story with this is that you can book with Alaska for 70,000 miles in A380 First Class one way from JFK to TLV.
http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2016/10/26/cathay-pacific-tel-aviv/?utm_source=TW&utm_medium=Twitter&utm_campaign=SNAP%2Bfrom%2BOne+Mile+at+a+Time
This route is going to be flown on the A350 which doesn't have first class.

This is great news, flights start just in time for pesach.
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Re: Cathay starting HKG-TLV service 03/2017
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2016, 11:07:21 AM »
awesome news, looking forward!

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Re: Cathay starting HKG-TLV service 03/2017
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2016, 11:10:00 AM »
Wow, this is awesome news.

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Re: Cathay starting HKG-TLV service 03/2017
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2016, 11:11:33 AM »
Wow here we come!!

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Re: Cathay starting HKG-TLV service 03/2017
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2016, 11:14:08 AM »
Finally some good news.  ;D

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Re: Cathay starting HKG-TLV service 03/2017
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2016, 11:17:39 AM »
The real story with this is that you can book with Alaska for 70,000 miles in A380 First Class one way from JFK to TLV.
http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2016/10/26/cathay-pacific-tel-aviv/?utm_source=TW&utm_medium=Twitter&utm_campaign=SNAP%2Bfrom%2BOne+Mile+at+a+Time
Believe it or not, but there are still people around that will not fly a route that crosses the international date line, in order to minimize Halachic issues/questions. I know of a few people that will only fly via Europe.
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Re: Cathay starting HKG-TLV service 03/2017
« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2016, 11:19:44 AM »
If you have Alaska points this can be very lucrative!

NYC-Tel Aviv  (With a "Stopover" in HKG)
62,500 miles business class
70,000 miles first class

or if you wanted to do it on your way home

or you could just

Tel Aviv-Hong Kong OW business class 
30,000 Alaska miles
40,000 AA miles (With additional Stop beyond)
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Re: Cathay starting HKG-TLV service 03/2017
« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2016, 11:49:42 AM »
Tel Aviv-Hong Kong OW business class ...
40,000 AA miles (With additional Stop beyond)
Will that work to KUL or SIN?
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Re: Cathay starting HKG-TLV service 03/2017
« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2016, 11:52:02 AM »
If you have Alaska points this can be very lucrative!

NYC-Tel Aviv  (With a "Stopover" in HKG)
62,500 miles business class
70,000 miles first class

or if you wanted to do it on your way home

or you could just

Tel Aviv-Hong Kong OW business class 
30,000 Alaska miles
40,000 AA miles (With additional Stop beyond)
How much YQ/Taxes?
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Re: Cathay starting HKG-TLV service 03/2017
« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2016, 11:54:42 AM »
Tel Aviv-Hong Kong OW business class 
30,000 Alaska miles
40,000 AA miles (With additional Stop beyond)
I'm assuming this works the other way (HKG- TLV) as well?
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Re: Cathay starting HKG-TLV service 03/2017
« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2016, 12:00:59 PM »
This route is going to be flown on the A350 which doesn't have first class.

This is great news, flights start just in time for pesach.

You;re right, my bad.  :-[

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Re: Cathay starting HKG-TLV service 03/2017
« Reply #14 on: October 26, 2016, 12:44:02 PM »
Will that work to KUL or SIN?
it should
I'm assuming this works the other way (HKG- TLV) as well?
yes.
How much YQ/Taxes?
not sure but
i think fuel and taxes are 0
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