How easy is it to redeem Cathay business award seats using Alaska Miles?

I’ve seen the promotion of purchasing Alaska miles.

The question is how easy is it when redeeming Alaska miles for Cathay Pacific J? I search the availability on JAL and nothing is available unless for couple days later.

What is the best way to search for J award for Cathay?

The route im looking is SYD-NRT or SYD-HKG


Hi duyap92,

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"Book an award trip with our partners.

Award travel with all our partners can be booked online with the exception of Cathay Pacific and LAN. To book award travel with Cathay Pacific or LAN, call Alaska Airlines reservations at 1-800-252-7522."

Which is a bit annoying but what can you do. You can try the numbers below for local contact numbers.

Phone: 1300 304 135 (Toll Free – Australia only)
Fax: (02) 9290 3306

Check availabilities via Qantas before hand.

Good luck

Do u think it is too risky to buy miles in advanced? Im planning to some Alaska miles but im not going to redeem any flight soon, just to keep it and use it later this year or maybe next year.