Cathay Pacific Asia Miles Guides
The Asia Miles program from Cathay Pacific is potentially far better value for redemptions, point for point, than Qantas Frequent Flyer - and as a result, Asia Miles is in the top four frequent flyer programs Australian travellers need to be aware of.
While it's harder to accrue Asia Miles from a wide range of sources in Australia, earning miles from credit card spend is very doable with a number of bank rewards program offering transfers to Asia Miles, including Altitude Rewards, Membership Rewards and ANZ Rewards.
Credit Cards that earn Asia Miles in Australia
Earning Asia Miles
This app is an alternative to Uber and has been aggressively marketing to the Australian public.
Cathay Pacific’s loyalty program is useful for those who fly on Cathay Pacific and its partners like Qantas and Qatar Airways.
Asia Miles iShop is an online mall which kicks you back a number of Asia Miles per dollar spent if you click through from their site. These portals work by ensuring you log in with […]
It’s harder to earn Asia Miles from day-to-day activities outside of credit card spend in Australia, but Asia Miles redemption rates are cheaper than Qantas Frequent Flyer, and as such it deserves your attention.
Like most frequent flyer programs Asia Miles has a number of partnerships for earning points from hotel stays – whether you book directly with the hotel or via an online travel agent.
Up to 5x Asia Miles on Hilton Hotels and 5,000 bonus miles on flights to London on Cathay Pacific until end of year
The earnings from these two promotions could be quite strong given how good value Asia Miles redemptions are.
Using Asia Miles
A one-way Business Class flight will set you back 104,000 Qantas Points (or only 70,000 Asia Miles).
From 1 January, a charge of between $3.50 and $230 will be added to some redemptions, increasing the further you fly.
Asia Miles has a number of intricacies and quirks, and you have to understand the various ins and outs when you come to make a redemption on Cathay Pacific or a partner airline.
There’s a heap of options to fly between the East Coast of the US and Europe. In this guide, we cover which airlines and routes you can use with your Qantas Points and Asia Miles, how much they cost in Business and First Class, how to search and book these awards, and our tips to get the best-value redemption.
Since changes were made to the Asia Miles program in June, availability of their cheapest Saver awards has tightened on many routes. Here are the ones you are more likely to find an open seat on.
Cathay Pacific’s frequent flyer program is one of our favourites due to its consistently lower-than-average award redemption rates and high-quality airline partners. Here are our top tips for getting maximum value from your Asia Miles balance.
Asia Miles is a very interesting frequent flyer program which we at Point Hacks feel isn’t so familiar to most Australian points collectors – but should be in your box of tricks, especially due to their good value option for using points for around the world flights.
Unlike your own fate, the fate of your points after your death does not have to be a cosmic mystery. However, not all points programs are created equal. While some will let your loved ones take advantage of your hard earned points, others will insist that they are buried with you.
About every three months, Cathay Pacific’s Asia Miles frequent flyer program discounts by 20% redemptions for last-minute award seats on select routes in Business, Premium Economy and/or Economy Class.
You can now redeem Asia Miles for Cathay Pacific Lounge Access - useable only in certain circumstances though
Cathay Pacific have added a new option for those with access to Asia Miles – members can now redeem Asia Miles for one-time lounge access at any of their Cathay Pacific branded lounges worldwide, but there are a few catches.
Not every flight you book is eligible for an upgrade. If you’re looking to use points to upgrade with Singapore Airlines or Cathay Pacific, you need to book the right fare class.
In this super guide we run through the various ways you can use points outside of Qantas Frequent Flyer for Qantas flights, opening up non-Qantas linked credit card points to use with Qantas.
Cathay Pacific’s Asia Miles program is a partner with American Express Membership Rewards, Citibank Rewards, ANZ Rewards and Westpac Altitude Rewards. If the majority of your points come from credit card spend, then an Asia […]
Buying Asia Miles
Stocking up on Starpoints prior to the merger with Marriott next month is a great way to take advantage of new redemption opportunities.
How to buy American Express Membership Rewards points from Amex directly - useful for transfers to other frequent flyer programs
American Express Membership Rewards cards have a somewhat hidden option—you can buy points to top up your account for a redemption, and the cost is not actually that unreasonable.
Frequent flyer programs generally fall into two camps when it comes to selling you points or miles directly – those who allow it, or even promote it aggressively, and those who either don’t allow it […]