Cathay Pacific is expected to announce new service from Hong Kong to Washington Dulles next week operated by an Airbus A350.
Washington Dulles Airport
This clocks in at around the 12th longest flight in the world, as well as Cathay Pacific’s longest, the longest from Hong Kong, and the longest from Washington Dulles.
It’s slightly longer than Cathay’s Hong Kong – Boston and Hong Kong – New York JFK flights. It’s not the longest flight operated by an Airbus A350 though, since it’s around 300 miles shorter than the Singapore Airlines San Francisco – Singapore flight.
Cathay Pacific already serves New York JFK, Newark, Boston, Toronto, Vancouver, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco in North America. I personally would have expected Seattle service before Washington DC. DC is particular offers little partner airline connecting traffic.
Cathay Pacific Business Class
Cathay Pacific Airbus A350s feature 38 business class seats, 28 premium economy seats and 214 coach seats. There is no first class.
American AAdvantage and Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles can be used for Cathay Pacific flights. So can British Airways Avios, and when flying to Hong Kong (though not destinations to the south) fuel surcharges tend to be immaterial. American Express and Citibank points transfer to Cathay Pacific’s AsiaMiles program directly.