No, Cathay Pacific Isn’t Launching Dallas Service: New A, B, C Routes Revealed

There was significant speculation about Cathay Pacific’s new route announcements, the big rumor is that cities would start with B, C, and D.

While there was a greater likelihood of a European focus than new US routes, “D” could have been “The Big D” — Dallas — a hub for American Airlines, so a city where Cathay could have some traffic feed.

Cathay Pacific Business Class

Cathay dropped hints about what cities they’d serve based on the color of beer and while there are many things you could use to represent Dallas beer isn’t going to be towards the top of the list. The beer clue made me skeptical of the Dallas guess.

Now we know Cathay’s plans: Brussels, Copenhagen, and Dublin.

Hong Kong – Brussels eff 27MAR18 4 weekly A350
CX339 HKG0035 – 0655BRU 359 x135
CX338 BRU1310 – 0655+1HKG 359 x135

Hong Kong – Copenhagen eff 02MAY18 3 weekly A350 (seasonal service until 12OCT18)
CX227 HKG0110 – 0630CPH 359 135
CX226 CPH1355 – 0635+1HKG 359 135

Hong Kong – Dublin eff 02JUN18 4 weekly A350
CX307 HKG0050 – 0645DUB 359 x257
CX306 DUB1155 – 0705+1HKG 359 x257

I would’ve loved to see another Cathay Pacific U.S. route. I would have loved to see them compete with American on the route (unlike Japan Airlines, they’re merely oneworld partners and not in a joint venture with American).

And I’d love American AAdvantage to allow award routings between the U.S. and Asia via Europe. Sadly these new flights help me and many other US-based AAdvantage members not at all.

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  1. @james – lol you’re crazy. The US beer industry is tops. The days of pretending that American beer is water/piss are over.

  2. @brian
    Sure, industry may be tops. Chinese also make millions of fake product and knock off. Does it mean the quality is good? American should stick with sodas or soft drink, since their men is soft drinker. Lol

  3. @james – I wasn’t referring to quantity when I said tops. I was talking about quality and variety. Only the craft brewers are experimenting these days. All the big guys can do is buy up the mid-tier brewers.

    While the American craft brewers may be concentrated in regions/states, gone are the days of them not having any distribution. I can walk into any gas station in Florida and buy the best craft brews from Delaware, California, Michigan, Oregon, etc.

  4. at the risk of being a bit off topic original CX thread…..@brian @ james>Unlike the days of yore, the USA beer scene today is spectacular. With all due respect to my Euro-friends, I would be hard pressed not to find a world-class beer of almost any style among USA craft brewers.

  5. I would have liked a Cathay Dallas flight. I do that flight to HKG a *lot* on AA.
    Will say, although I have never flown Etihad, Cathay’s First class is one I enjoy the most.(1A or 2A on the 777)

  6. These new flights are of great interest to Australians, who use HKG, SIN and BKK as first-point hubs to fly to almost anywhere, including European destinations. Great news!

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