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What are Last Minute Flights?

Last-minute flights are flights that are booked lose to the actual flight departure time and date. For a flight to be considered 'last-minute', it needs to be booked at least a few days or weeks before the scheduled departure time - this also includes flights booked on the same day of departure! Last-minute flights are booked for many reasons by all kinds of travellers - the most common reasons are for last-minute business trips, spontaneous breaks away and emergency travel. These types of flights can be cheap when airlines need to fill empty seats on the aircraft quickly, or expensive when airlines increase ticket prices to take advantage of travellers who need to travel urgently and are willing to pay more to get on the flight.

Are you looking for last-minute flights with Cathay Pacific? At Alternative Airlines, we're here to help! We've created a handy guide that shows you how to search for and book the ideal last-minute Cathay Pacific flights for you.

We aim to send e-tickets immediately after booking or within 2 hours via e-mail. Please keep this in mind when booking last-minute flights - it may take up to 24 hours for you to receive your e-ticket.

How to Book Last Minute Flights with Cathay Pacific

Step 1 - Search for Flights

Search for flights

First, find our search form at the top of the page and enter your departure/arrival airports, your travel dates (departure date needs to be close to the time of booking for it to be considered 'last-minute'), the number of passengers travelling and your fare type.

Press the 'Search Flights' button to proceed.

How to Book Last Minute Flights with Cathay Pacific

Step 2 - Select Cathay Pacific

Select your preferred airline

Next, the search results will load showing all available flights based on your search criteria. To only see flights operated by a specific airline (e.g., Cathay Pacific), you can use the 'Airline' filter.

How to Book Last Minute Flights with Cathay Pacific

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Pay your way

Once you've found the best last-minute Cathay Pacific flight for you, hit 'Confirm Selection' to confirm your selection to proceed with your booking.

Secure your flights with our flexible payment methods at checkout, including debit, credit, Buy Now Pay Later plans and cryptocurrencies. Discover all our ways to pay for flights for more information.

Your e-ticket can take up to 24 hours to arrive in your email inbox.

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Popular Last-Minute Flight Routes with Cathay Pacific

Cathay Pacific is the flag-carrier airline of Hong Kong, serving over 70 destinations across Asia, Europe, Oceania and North America. The airline is headquartered at Hong Kong International Airport and is also a member of the Oneworld Alliance. Below are the most popular last-minute routes operated by Cathay Pacific:

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Hong Kong ✈ to Seoul

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London ✈ to Hong Kong

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Bangkok ✈ to Hong Kong

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Hong Kong ✈ to Shanghai

Last Minute Flights Tips

To make your search for last-minute flights easier, take a look at our tips below! We suggest considering the destinations you're open to flying to, the dates that you can fly and also the time of the actual flight.

Flexible Destinations

If you're itching to go on vacation but don't have a destination in mind, this will actually help you find the best last-minute flight deals available. Being flexible with where you fly means you can find cheap flights to destinations that aren't the biggest tourist spots, especially at the last minute. Instead of visiting Bangkok, consider visiting Taipei, Sapporo or Kuala Lumpur.

Flexible Dates

Got space in your diary for a quick last-minute trip? If you've got some free time and fancy exploring the world, book a last-minute Cathay Pacific flight now! Use our search form to see which days are the cheapest to fly to any destination of your choice. Airlines often reduce ticket prices at the very last minute in order to fill up empty seats on a plane.

Night Flights

Most travellers opt for flights that depart during the day to avoid feelings of tiredness when arriving at their destination, but if you book a night flight or 'red-eye' flight instead, you may be able to find a cheaper last-minute flight deal.

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Last Minute Flights with Cathay Pacific FAQs

Where can I book last-minute Cathay Pacific flights?

You can book your last-minute Cathay Pacific flights right here at Alternative Airlines! Follow our step-by-step guide from earlier to see how you can easily search for last-minute flights with any airline of your choice, including Cathay Pacific. Please be aware that when booking last-minute flights through our site, it may take up to 24 hours for you to receive your e-ticket(s).

Are last-minute flights cheaper?

There's no solid evidence that proves that last-minute flights are cheaper than those that aren't. However, they can often be cheaper when airlines choose to lower prices in order to quickly fill up empty seats on the flight before departure. Last-minute flights can also be very expensive when airlines take advantage of travellers who need to urgently travel and are willing to pay extra to do so.

Can I finance last-minute flights?

Absolutely! Booking your last-minute Cathay Pacific flights through Alternative Airlines means you can spread the cost of your tickets over time by choosing to pay with our flexible Buy Now Pay Later payment methods at checkout, including AfterpayAtomeTendoPay and Klarna, among many others.

If you're not financially prepared to cover the full cost of your ticket upfront (especially if it's last-minute), choosing our pay-later or financing options can help you with this. You only need to pay a small amount at the time of booking, then pay the rest on a weekly, bi-weekly or even monthly basis (depending on the plan you've chosen). Discover all of our Buy Now Pay Later options that you can use with Cathay Pacific flights for more information.