Oneworld's Cathay Pacific has almost completely eliminated fuel and carrier surcharges from both commercial airfares and award bookings. This includes Asia Miles awards and Classic Flight Reward bookings made using Qantas points, where carrier charges are no longer payable at all. The only exception is journeys originating in Japan, where a small fuel surcharge is still … [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.
IN BRIEF | Asia Miles, the frequent flyer program of Cathay Pacific, will no longer allow free stopovers on award bookings from Wednesday, 1 April 2020. Currently, when booking an Asia Miles award ticket for travel on Cathay Pacific, Cathay Dragon or partner airlines, you are entitled to one free stopover on one-way bookings. On return bookings, you can stop over for free in … [Read more...]
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'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...]