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(EXPIRED) Cathay Pacific Offering 25-50% Bonus When Converting Hotel Points To Asia Miles

Asia Miles Hotel Transfer Bonus

Cathay Pacific is offering a 25%-50% bonus when transferring points from many hotel programs to Asia Miles. Members who do this will also get 10% off when redeeming those miles towards hotels, car rentals and experiences, but that’s unlikely to be worth it. The Deal Transfer the following hotel points to Cathay Pacific Asia Miles to receive a bonus: 1,000 Shangri-La Golden Circle points = 1,500 Asia Miles (50% bonus) 2,000 Le Club AccorHotels Rewards…

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Transfer Amex Membership Rewards To Cathay Pacific Asia Miles 1:1.3 (Targeted)

Cathay business seat to side view

There’s a new Membership Rewards transfer bonus available for Asia Miles (Cathay Pacific’s loyalty scheme) offering a bonus of up to 30%. This appears to be highly targeted and might need to be used quickly if you’re interested as last time this was available, it disappeared within a few days. The Deal Transfer American Express Membership Rewards to Cathay Pacific Asia Miles on the following basis: 1,000:1,100 1,000:1,150 1,000:1,200 1,000:1,300 Key Terms Expiry date unknown…

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Surprise: Cathay honoring first and business class fares sold at huge discounts

I have often said that mistake fares are like refundable lottery tickets: when you win, you hit the jackpot; when you lose, you get your money back. You do have to pay to play though — and those who took a spin on Monday did in fact hit the jackpot as Cathay Pacific has announced that they will honor the unbelievable first and business class fares that we reported on New Year’s Eve (See: [Expired] Crazy…

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[Expired] Crazy Cathay Pacific biz / first class fares: $680/$988 RT from Vietnam to North America

Update 1/2/19: Cathay Pacific has announced that they are honoring these fares! Congrats to those who got in. See: Surprise: Cathay honoring first and business class fares sold at huge discounts. Cathay Pacific has some outrageously cheap fares from Vietnam to several cities in North America (including Hanoi to Vancouver from $773 RT in business class or $988 in first class) and New York (first class from $1444) or Da Nang to New York for $680 RT in…

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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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