Swiss Airlines is offering some amazingly cheap business class tickets from Hong Kong (HKG) to Chicago O’Hare (ORD). Prices start at HKD11,338 or approximately AU$2169 for the return trip. Plus, the great thing about this deal is that as well as Swiss, you can fly on United and Cathay Pacific also.
What’s Availability Like?
The current deal is wide open and seems to run right up until January 2021. The easiest way to get a quick overview of sale dates is by using the Google Flights calendar and filter by Swiss (some users have had issues with this sale showing on Google Flights) .
How To Book?
Once you have chosen your dates using Google Flights, head over to Swiss Airlines’ website and find the flights you want.
Note, the price will be shown in Hong Kong Dollars. It is also a good idea to check the prices on an OTA aggregator like Skyscanner or Momondo to compare prices.
What Does It Normally Cost?
According to Google Flights, the least expensive return business flights Hong Kong (HKG) to Chicago O’Hare (ORD) normally sell for between $5,000 to over $6,400 for a return trip. Needless to say that $2169 is an awesome deal.
Show me the points!
Swiss partners with Cathay Pacific so you can credit your flights to Asia Miles. The return trip will get you around 22,992 Asia Miles since this ticked is booked into “Z” class earning at a multiplier rate of 125% of the total miles flown. However, at Flight Hacks we would go for Aegean Airlines since they offer a pretty lucrative award chart and you will earn in excess of 35,000 miles on this trio! For more places to credit these miles, check out Where to Credit.
How to Position to/from Hong Kong
There are many ways to redeem miles for flights from Australia to Hong Kong. Some return business class redemption options include:
- 60k Alaska Miles flying Cathay Pacific from MEL, SYD, BNE, PER or ADL
- 73k Singapore Airlines Miles from PER
- 80k American Airlines Miles flying One World airlines from MEL, SYD, BNE, PER or ADL
- 136,800 Qantas Points from MEL, SYD or BNE
H/T: Glenn Lee