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My experience ordering my mom’s Birthday Cake on Cathay Pacific
I’d read long long ago about One Mile at a Time ordering a birthday cake for one of his folks’ bday while flying. I absolutely loved the idea and bookmarked it in my head. Currently you can order on Emirates, Cathay Pacific, and Singapore Air. I’m currently on a surprise trip around the world for my mom’s birthday. She has no idea where she’s going until she gets her boarding pass. It’s so amazing watching her reaction as she finds out each location. Thus far on the trip she’s flown Cathay Pacific First Class and Singapore Suites. While I tried to have a cake delivered in Singapore Suites I was denied because her birthday is in March, but we are taking the trip in April. My experience ordering my mom’s Birthday Cake on Cathay Pacific was very easy and here’s how to do it.
The cost is listed on the Cathay Pacific website.
Once you have your reservation you simply call in and order it. 1 (800) 233-2742
I approached the gate right before we were to board and asked if I could specify arrangements.
I was put in contact with the cabin manager, May, and we sorted out exactly when it would happen.
Right after my mom was finished eating, May came back to business and invited me up to present her with the cake.
I have the entire video on my GoPro and will edit together, but her reaction was priceless.
It was truly delicious. My mom has raved about it ever since 🙂
I wasn’t really sure what to expect in terms of quality. I knew it’d be a full cake from other pictures online, but it was incredible. Later on in the flight I was invited up again to eat more cake with my mom. HOW COOL!
We used 70k Alaska Mileage Plan miles for each first class ticket. Unreal deal
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60k Points after $4k spend in 3 months
80k offer in branch currently – I think this should be online soon
Transferrable Chase Ultimate Rewards
Super solid welcome offer.
If you carry this card alongside Chase’s cashback cards like the Chase Freedom Flex℠and Chase Freedom Unlimited® or the business versions: Ink Business Cash , Ink Business Unlimited you can combine the points into Preferred account and transfer into hotel and airline partners
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There is currently an 80k offer after $4k spend in 3 months available in branch, and up to 90k after $6k spend in 6 months. I suspect some version of this will be online soon if you don’t want the hassle of going into a branch.
We keep an up to date spreadsheet that lists the best ever offers: You can find that spreadsheet here.
Historically 60k is a very, very good offer. In 2021, we saw the offer hit an all time high of 100k. Who knows if that will ever come back. .
Cards that earn flexible points and should be used on the bulk of your purchases.
Cards that earn fixed points in the currency of the airline/hotel and can not be transferred at attractive rates. These cards yield benefits that make it worth keeping, but not necessarily worth putting a lot of your everyday spend on.