Just days after Virgin Australia announced its withdrawal from Hong Kong, Cathay Pacific is significantly reducing its services between Hong Kong and Australia during March 2020. Worldwide, Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon have cancelled more than half of their flights over February and March this year. Many of the cancelled flights are to mainland China and Taiwan, but … [Read more...]
Cathay Pacific is a popular topic at the Australian Frequent Flyer. Cathay Pacific is a Qantas Oneworld partner, so it's possible to earn and redeem Qantas Frequent Flyer points on Cathay Pacific. You can also earn Cathay Pacific Marco Polo Club status and Asia Miles when taking Qantas flights.
Cathay Pacific's Asia Miles frequent flyer program will change the way in which miles expire from 1 January 2020. Currently, Asia Miles have a fixed expiry date of 3 years after they are earned. Regardless of how actively you earn or redeem miles, they will always expire if not fully used within 3 years. This is problematic because it's very difficult for the average … [Read more...]
Unlike most airlines, Cathay Pacific has separate loyalty programs for earning and redeeming miles, as well as for earning status. The Asia Miles program is free to join and allows you to earn and redeem miles for flights with Cathay Pacific and its partners. But to earn status with Cathay Pacific, you'll need to join the separate Marco Polo Club. The Marco Polo Club has a … [Read more...]
You may be aware that you can fly around the world in Business class for 280,000 Qantas points. But did you know that Cathay Pacific offers a virtually identical Asia Miles round-the-world award for just 210,000 miles in Business class? That's a saving of 70,000 points per passenger! The Oneworld Multi-Carrier Award offered by Asia Miles is a special type of multi-city … [Read more...]
Australian regulators have tentatively rejected Qantas' application for an expanded codeshare agreement with Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific. Back in January, Qantas applied for permission from Australia's International Air Services Commission (IASC) to place its "QF" code on five Cathay Pacific services between Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Hong Kong. Similarly, Cathay … [Read more...]