This situation is so crazy it warrants the third person!
I’m supposed to fly back to the US from Singapore tomorrow, and booked Singapore to Hong Kong to Chicago in Cathay Pacific first class the entire way for 67,500 American miles, which is one of the best award values out there, in my opinion.
I don’t think there’s a more consistent first class product than Cathay Pacific — the food, service, and entertainment are among the best out there, in my opinion. But I’ve reviewed Cathay Pacific extensively in the past, including here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.
My goal with the blog is to continue to deliver new content, and one thing I’ve heard over and over from you guys is “Lucky, please try new products.” While I have no problem revisiting airlines, the Cathay Pacific experience really hasn’t changed over the past several years (which, with the way the industry is headed, is definitely a good thing). And while I’m sure I would have loved the in-flight experience and would have watched “The Big Bang Theory” and “Abduction” on repeat the entire way to Chicago, I realize that probably doesn’t excite you guys much (I had dinner with a friend yesterday that said “Abduction” wasn’t the best movie ever… what’s wrong with some of you?!).
So instead I did what was entirely irrational from a “value” perspective, but what will allow me to experience two new products.
I won’t be revealing the routing just yet, but here are some clues:
a) I had to book two separate awards to be able to do this
b) I’m flying two airlines I’ve flown before, though in new products I’ve yet to experience
c) The airlines are in different alliances
d) I’ll be departing on both airlines from their largest hubs
If anyone can guess the routing I’d be mighty impressed.