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Not so fast, Australia…American cancelled my hold (and it might have been my fault)

Last week, I wrote about finding seats in Cathay Pacific business class from New York to Hong Kong on the British Airways site, only to have a US-based American Airlines agent tell me that there were no available seats on the flight (See: No availability? Australia to the rescue). After several attempts with that US-based agent telling me there were 0 seats, I called the Australian call center for American Airlines AAdvantage, where the agent…

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No availability? Australia to the rescue

The other day, I wrote about my dilemma in choosing how to book an upcoming unplanned trip to Asia (See: A miles vs points dilemma: Redeem an award or “pay” with points?). In a nutshell, I was looking at using airline miles vs booking a paid fare using the Chase Ultimate Rewards portal or Membership Rewards points through Amex travel. I felt like the value proposition was poor with most miles because of the low…

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Toward hacking Asia Miles: the unified oneworld award chart

In my recent post “Searching for business class sweet-spots in Iberia’s OneWorld award chart,” I wrote “I haven’t yet compared Iberia Avios awards to those available from other OneWorld airlines such as Cathay Pacific.”  Well, now that Cathay Pacific is out with a new 60K signup offer, it’s time to take a look. Cathay Pacific offers two different award charts depending upon how many non-Cathay OneWorld partners you fly.  If your itinerary includes more than…

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(EXPIRED) New 60K offer on Cathay Pacific Visa (requires big spend)

Synchrony Bank has increased the offer on the Cathay Pacific Visa Signature card to a total of 60,000 bonus Asia Miles, though it’ll require $10K spend to get the total bonus. The Offer Earn up to 60,000 bonus Asia Miles for the following spending requirements Earn 35,000 bonus miles when you spend $2,500 in the first 90 days of account opening Earn 25,000 bonus miles when you spend an additional $7,500 in the first 12 months Find a link to…

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Buy miles via ThankYou Rewards

In general I don’t recommend purchasing airline miles, even at a discount, but if you have an immediate need for miles for a high value award, it can make sense. If you have a Citi Premier or Citi Prestige card and a few ThankYou points in your account, you can buy miles indirectly through the ThankYou Rewards program at a cost of only 2.5 cents per mile (or less when transfer bonuses are in effect). The best airline programs for these indirect mileage purchases, in my opinion, are: Air France, Cathay Pacific, Singapore, and Virgin Atlantic.

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20% bonus when transferring Citi Thank You to Cathay Pacific Asia Miles

Through September 6, 2017, you can get a 20% bonus when transferring Citi ThankYou points to Cathay Pacific’s Asia Miles program. This would be a great way to add to the 50K-point signup bonus currently being offered on the Cathay Pacific Visa card. The Deal Get a 20% bonus when transferring Citi ThankYou points to Cathay Pacific’s Asia Miles With the bonus, 1,000 ThankYou points = 1,200 Asia Miles Key Terms Valid through 11:59pm ET on September 6, 2017 Transfers must be made…

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[Expired] New 50K offer on Cathay Pacific card

About six months ago, Synchrony Bank launched Cathay Pacific credit card and Greg asked: Should you be inspired to earn 25,000 miles with the Cathay Pacific Visa? To sum that up, the answer was more or less: “Meh.” It might have made sense for some to make a quick mileage score, but it wasn’t all that special. That “Meh” might just turn into a “Yeah” with the new signup bonus being offered: 50,000 Asia Miles after spending $2,500 in…

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Business class for two: Cathay Pacific Companion Ticket Awards

Cathay Pacific Business Class

Update: This post references an American Express Business Platinum benefit that has changed. As of June 1, 2017, the pay-with-points rebate has changed to 35% for your chosen airline or any airline in business or first class. Additionally, there is a cap of 500,000 rebated points annually. Thanks to Cathay Pacific’s ho-hum new credit card, I spent some time looking at Cathay’s award charts and I stumbled upon something potentially very interesting…  Companion Ticket Awards. …

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Should you be inspired to earn 25,000 bonus miles with the Cathay Pacific Visa?

Cathay Pacific Visa

Cathay Pacific has unveiled a credit card for US residents.  The card is issued by Synchrony Bank and it offers 25K miles after $2,500 spend.  It gives first year cardholders free green tier membership in the Marco Polo Club (after the first 12 months you can pay $100 per year to keep that status).  The benefits of green tier are pretty weak: priority boarding for yourself only, and the ability to use Cathay Pacific Asia…

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