There’s no denying that booking first class awards to Asia using American AAdvantage miles is getting more and more difficult. Nowadays Cathay Pacific doesn’t release much first class award space in advance, and there are even rumors of Cathay Pacific soon completely shutting off members of partner frequent flyer programs from redeeming for award tickets.
The one other excellent partner American AAdvantage has for first class awards to Asia is Japan Airlines. I recently reviewed Japan Airlines’ new first class, and had two incredible flights:
— Japan Airlines First Class 777-300ER Jakarta To Tokyo Narita
— Japan Airlines First Class 777-300ER Tokyo Narita To New York JFK
The flights were fantastic, from the seat to the service to the food to the onboard wifi.