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A new Amex Offer appeared yesterday for Cathay Pacific, offering a $300 statement credit when spending $1,500 or more on airfare. This seems to be targeted and is a great way to get back up to 20% on paid flights if you have it on any of your cards.
- Spend $1,500 or more with Cathay Pacific and get $300 back.
- Expires November 24, 2019.
- Offer valid on one or more transactions.
- Offer valid for purchases made directly with Cathay Pacific Airways through U.S. cathaypacific.com or via Cathay Pacific Airways App.
- Offer valid only for purchases where Cathay Pacific Airways is the merchant of record.
- Flight must originate from US, purchase must be made through US Website or US version of merchant mobile app, and transaction must be in USD.
- Excludes the following: (i) purchases in-person at the airport, lounges, and Cathay Shop online, (ii) purchases on-board flights for food, beverage, and WiFi, (iii) standalone hotel bookings and car rentals, (iv) purchases through third parties or affiliated agents, and (v) charges for pet fees, port service fees and animal hold fees, (vi) duty-free pre-flight orders, Marco Polo Club Service Center, air ticket reissuance, flight Insurance, revalidating an air ticket issued by another airline and Asiamiles.com.
One of the most important things to note about this Amex Offer is that flights have to originate in the US in order to trigger the statement credit. The good thing is that Cathay Pacific has some decent fares to Asia from both west and east coasts. If you can find fares that cost as close to $1,500 as possible, you’ll be saving 20%.
For example, you can fly from Dulles to Bangkok via Hong Kong for $755.89 per person. If two of you are traveling, that comes to a total of $1,511.78 – enough to trigger the $300 statement credit.
I flew that Dulles to Hong Kong route last month in economy and it was surprisingly comfortable for being a 15+ hour flight and which is Cathay Pacific’s longest route. There was a good entertainment selection, service was great and the food was tasty.
Cathay has been heavily impacted by the protests in Hong Kong, so this is no doubt one method they’re using to encourage people to keep booking with them. With round trip flights from the west coast to Hong Kong for less than $500, it’s certainly worth considering taking advantage of that encouragement.