First Class on Cathay Pacific 777-300ER (extended range) is probably one of the coolest things I've done in my life. The airline has won consecutive awards for "World's Best Airline" by Skytrax, based on a survey of 19 million passengers from around the world.
To achieve our incredible journey, credit goes to my husband, the Mo, who does all the research on which credit cards to open and I do the fun part...just rack them up!
For the trip from PNH (Phnom Penh Cambodia) to BOS (Boston, MA USA), it cost 67,500 American airline miles. American Airlines and Cathay Pacific are Oneworld alliance and travelers get to redeem their points on airlines within the group.
The current going rate for anywhere in "Asia 2" to continental United States is now 110,000 miles ONE WAY , almost DOUBLE what we spent. If we were to pay cash, the one way flight would costs more than $16,000 PER PERSON.
I was very apprehensive of the booking. Cathay Pacific only releases one first class seat per flight to be booked in advance. As the date approaches, additional tickets may become available, but there are no guarantees.