Last week Alaska Airlines announced that it would be possible to book Cathay Pacific award tickets using Alaska miles online sometime during October, and indeed this welcome functionality has now gone live, though it does come ahead of a likely award chart devaluation later this year.
We should get some notice of new award rates (Alaska has previously promised 90 days, but there aren’t even 90 days left in 2022, so we’ll see how that pans out!).
The great thing about online award searching for Cathay Pacific is that it will be much easier for us to ‘cash out’ of the programme, if necessary, without the hassle of finding award space through other sites then calling Alaska Airlines to make the bookings over the phone.
Searching and booking Cathay awards via Alaska
From the Alaska Airlines homepage, run a search through the flight booking panel on the left but be sure to tick ‘Use miles’.
Do this before entering the city pair, to ensure the full range of worldwide options will appear (some cities won’t be listed for a regular Alaska booking).
Cathay Pacific awards will then appear alongside those of other partners, where available.