• Aditya Bagaria

Best Alaska MileagePlan redemptions!

1. Cathay Pacific Business or First Class from the United States to Asia

At 50,000 miles, this is the cheapest way to fly Cathay Pacific’s renowned business class. If you have the points to splurge, 70,000 points for first class is extremely cheap as well. The first-class ticket can cost over $18,000 one way leading to great value for redemption!

You can also utilize Japan Airlines for 60,000 points in business class and 70,000 for first class. Both Cathay Pacific and Japan Airlines are fantastic options to cross the Pacific!

2. Qantas Business or First Class from the United States to Asia

55,000 miles for Qantas business class is a steal! This would be an over $8,000 and 16-hour journey one way. First class at 70,000 points is even better; however, it is extremely hard to find space through partners.

3. Cathay Pacific Business or First Class to Africa

First class for 70,000 points is a steal, especially on Cathay Pacific. This rate beats virtually every major frequent-flier program out there. Not to mention, flying Cathay Pacific will likely result in a Hong Kong connection which increases the time for you to enjoy the airline!

Bottom Line:

If you have the Alaska miles and find the space, it is best to travel around the world on Cathay Pacific or Japan Airlines. Both have a Skytrax 5-star rating and have amazing service! While there are other great uses of the program, we’ve selected the ones which are the best!