Cathay Pacific has once again launched its Vantage Pass promotion, enabling travellers to book business or premium economy class round-trip tickets to two destinations at a time at a single reduced rate.’
The way it works is that destinations are separated into seven “zones” from A to G, with each having different starting rates in premium economy and business class (zones A, B and C don’t have premium economy fares, however). Travellers can either pick two destinations from the same zone, or destinations from two different zones. A full list of destinations and their zones can be viewed here.
Zone B, for example, has Hangzhou, Ningbo and Nanjing in China, and Cebu, Chiang Mai, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Phuket, with business class fares starting at HK$4,500. Meanwhile, Zone E has Adelaide, Brisbane, Cairns, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney in Australia, Auckland and Christchurch in New Zealand, and Tel Aviv in Israel, with business class fares starting at HK$24,000 and premium economy starting from HK$9,800.
Travellers could therefore choose an itinerary of business class tickets to Hangzhou and Phuket for a possible overall fare of HK$9,000, or Hanoi and Auckland for a possible total of HK$28,500.
A full fare table for business class tickets combining each of the possible zone variations can be viewed below:
The promotion runs until December 7 for travel between the following periods: January 1, 2018 to February 10; February 21 to March 22; and April 6 to August 31. Flights can take place on either Cathay Pacific or its regional subsidiary Cathay Dragon, and the first trip has to take place between January 1 and April 30.
It’s also worth noting that some of the flights listed will not be available throughout the promotion. Cathay Pacific’s Dusseldorf flights, which it recently announced it would be dropping next year, can only be taken up until March 24, for example. Meanwhile its service to Dublin for instance won’t launch until June 2.
There are some restrictions on which specific flights can be taken on each of the airline’s routes, though. A list of flight restrictions can be viewed on the Vantage Pass page on Cathay Pacific’s website.