Cathay Pacific Black Friday Sale – Good Deals In Business Class & Premium Economy

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Cathay Pacific has embraced the season of spending by launching a Black Friday sale for departures from all the US cities it serves. The promotional deals are for travel in Business Class and Premium Economy with the offers available to book through 29 November 2017.

Cathay Pacific USA Black Friday Sale

Headline Rules:

  • Departure period: 1 January 2018 to 23 May 2018
  • Stay duration: Maximum 6 months
  • Book by 29 November 2017

Headline Deals:

  • Up to 60% off Business Class to Asia, fares starting from $3,187*
  • Up to 50% off Premium Economy Class to Asia, fares starting from $1,185*
  • Up to $500* off additional savings on vacation packages

Example Roundtrip Business Class Fares

a seat in a planeCathay Pacific A330 Business Class

Hong Kong:

Boston/Chicago/LA/New York/San Francisco from $3,187

Kuala Lumpur:

  • Boston/LA/New York from $3,434
  • Chicago from $3,465


  • Boston from $3,441


  • Boston/New York from $3,439
  • Chicago from $3,454
  • San Francisco – Tokyo from $3,200


  • LA/New York/Chicago/Boston – Manila from $3,427

Example Roundtrip Premium Economy Fares

Cathay Pacific New Premium Economy SeatsCathay Pacific Premium Economy

Hong Kong:

Boston/Chicago/LA/New York/San Francisco from $1,185

Kuala Lumpur:

  • Boston/LA/New York/San Francisco from $1,420
  • Chicago from $1,451


  • Boston from $1,427


  • Boston/New York/San Francisco from $1,425
  • Chicago from $1,440


  • LA/New York/Chicago/Boston/San Francisco – Manila from $1,413

Save More With Vacation Packages

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The image above says it all and Cathay has provided some sample packages to give you an idea what’s on offer on top of the discount from the airline:

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I usually balk at Business Class fares that start with the number “3” but, if you take a look at what other airlines are offering during the same period then some of these Business Class fares are pretty competitive.

Take San Francisco – Hong Kong as an example. The Cathay Pacific Business Class fare of $3,187 is easily found…

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….and is as good (if not better) than what United Airlines is offering during the same period:

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Who would you prefer to fly with, Cathay or United? 🙂

On the Premium Economy side of things I’m very positive about this offer as I think Cathay has a very solid Premium Economy product – I’d be more than happy to pay $1,185 for a trip as long as the one between New York and Hong Kong when I know I’ll be getting a true Premium Economy product.

If you can book a trip on the Cathay Pacific A350 out of San Francisco you’ll have the best Premium Economy cabin the airline offers – there’s more legroom and more seat width than on any of Cathay’s other aircraft.

That doesn’t mean that the other aircraft don’t have good cabins. The 777’s offer Premium Economy with 38″ of pitch and 19.5″ of seat width and that will make for a considerably more pleasant flight than anything you’ll find a few rows further back.

Bottom Line

The Business Class fares are interesting but hardly spectacular so it’s the Premium Economy fares that I’d be most tempted with. They’re less than half price of some of the Business Class fares and they offer the best value in this promotion.