All posts tagged: Asia Miles

Asia Miles will no longer expire from 1 Jan 2020, with a caveat

Asia Miles will be kept active as long as there’s an activity once every 18 months. Sounds good at first glance, but that means you need to keep your account active more often. Cathay Pacific loyalists can cheer: Asia Miles earned from 1st January 2020 will no longer expire, as long as you earn or redeem at least one mile every 18 months. Note that this will only apply for miles earned from 1st January 2020, and any miles earned before that will still expire under the current rules. Current system Under the current rules, all miles earned within a membership year will expire three years after the current membership year. For example, if your membership year (based on your sign-up month) is from April to March the following year: If you earned 10,000 miles in May 2018, they will expire in March 2022 (i.e. end of membership year in March 2020 plus three years). If you earn another 5,000 miles in December 2019, they will expire in March 2023. New system The new system …

Cathay Pacific reopens lounge at Shanghai Pudong Airport

The lounge reopens after nine months of upgrading works. Cathay Pacific has reopened its lounge at Shanghai Pudong International Airport earlier this week (18 July), offering an upgraded lounge experience for its customers. The new space, located near gate D69 in Terminal 2, can seat up to 305 customers. Opened from 0530H to 2100H, it primarily caters to the Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon flights, although eligible frequent flyer members of other oneworld carriers may also use it. This is what the PR promises out of the new lounge: Cathay Pacific is “moving beyond” for its customers with a superior experience at every stage of their journey. The new Shanghai Pudong Cathay Pacific Lounge will be another reason for customers to arrive early, rest and recharge in the welcoming atmosphere of comfort and wellbeing before their flight. Cathay Pacific press release What can you expect out of the new lounge? The marketing photos honestly look amazing, and one should expect no less from a Cathay Pacific lounge. This is what you can expect from the …

Earn up to 20,000 bonus Asia Miles on trips between US and Southeast Asia

Offer only open to residents of Southeast Asia. Register and fly from now to 31 July 2019. Cathay Pacific is currently running an Asia Miles promotion, offering up to 20,000 bonus Asia Miles for trips between Southeast Asia and USA. The promotion Current Asia Miles members will earn between 5,000 and 10,000 each way between Southeast Asia and select destinations in US. You will receive 5,000 Asia Miles each way for economy class, 8,000 Asia Miles each way for premium economy and 10,000 Asia Miles each way for business class. There is unfortunately no bonus for first class (then again, if you can afford to buy a first class ticket, you really shouldn’t be worrying about bonus miles). To receive the bonus miles, you must register for the promotion here, before you begin your trip. Registration of the promotion and the entire trip have to be completed before 31 July 2019. The bonus miles will be credited 6 to 8 weeks after your trip, although in reality Asia Miles usually comes in pretty quickly. The …

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles and Marco Polo Club

Singapore-based members who are very familiar with Krisflyer (Mainly Miles have an incredibly resourceful guide) may fumble at the first glance of Asia Miles. Asia Miles is travel rewards programme, a fully-owned subsidiary of Cathay Pacific Group. Members of Asia Miles can earn miles through everyday activities such as dining, hotel stays and flights, and use the miles for flights, hotel stays, and even lifestyle goods. Marco Polo Club (MPC) is Cathay Pacific’s loyalty programme, rewarding frequent flyers with perks as they move through the tiers by accumulating club points. When you accumulate enough club points, you will get to a certain tier which will give you extra benefits from extra checked baggage allowances to lounge access. While Asia Miles is free to join and use, there is a first-time joining fee of USD100 for MPC, payable every year unless you earn a minimum of 20 club points, which can be earned rather easily with any return flight from Singapore to Hong Kong on Cathay Pacific. Note that club points cannot really be used to redeem for anything; …

PROMO: Cathay Pacific is giving away a million miles to Singapore Asia Miles members

Singapore-based Asia Miles members stand to win up to 300,000 miles if they purchase a Cathay Pacific or Cathay Dragon ticket from now until 26 August 2018. Cathay Pacific will give out a total of one million miles to a total of 11 members. The lucky draw is only open to Singapore-based customers, and travel must originate from Singapore One key thing to note is that you will have to manually enter the contest using the online form here. The good news is that the lucky draw is open to customers who booked through any booking channel, whether they do on Cathay Pacific’s website, mobile app or through a travel agent. And also, looking at the T&Cs there doesn’t seem to be a restriction on the travel dates. The top prize of 300,000 miles is good for a round trip first class ticket to US or Canada, or six round trip tickets in business class to Hong Kong. That’s enough Hong Kong trips to get you sick and tired of wanton noodles and dim sum. …