Never flown Cathay Pacific in First and want to see what it’s like?  Check out my reviews of it here, here, and here (oh and the beautiful Pier lounge at HKG here!)

FlyerTalk first broke the news and it looks legit: you can now, at long last, book Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon awards via American Airlines online booking tool. Kind of.

Here’s the important part: you need to specify that you want to search all airlines, not just American.

Cathay Pacific First Class Review

Here’s how to do it.

At, click the Advanced/Multi-city Search button

Select Redeem Miles at the top.  The next part is really important, select All Airlines at the bottom.

This should then take you to American’s old booking engine, where you’ll see both Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon awards!

This is great news for frequent flyers, as you used to have to search BA’s site to find partner availability to book with AA miles, but now it’ll be much easier.


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