Overview of Cathay Pacific Asia Miles Redemptions

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Asia Miles is the frequent flyer program of Cathay Pacific. The Asia Miles program, which is free to join, is used purely for earning and burning miles. Cathay Pacific has a separate program called Marco Polo Club for elite status.

As Cathay Pacific is a member of the Oneworld alliance, Asia Miles can be redeemed to fly on any Oneworld airline:

Oneworld member airlines as of April 2021
Oneworld airlines in 2021

 

As of April 2021, Asia Miles can also be redeemed for travel on the following partner airlines:

  • Air Canada (selected domestic Canada routes only)
  • Air China
  • Air New Zealand (Auckland-Hong Kong only)
  • Austrian Airlines (limited intra-Europe routes only)
  • Bangkok Airways
  • Fiji Airways
  • Gulf Air
  • LATAM Airlines
  • Lufthansa (limited intra-Europe routes only)
  • Shenzhen Airlines (within China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan only)
  • Swiss Airlines (limited intra-Europe routes only)

See the Asia Miles website for more information about partner airlines.

Awards are priced according to distance-based zones. The price will be based on the sum of the distance of all flights in the itinerary.

For travel on Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon, there are three award price levels:

  • Standard Awards (cheapest but lowest availability)
  • Choice Awards
  • Tailored Awards (most expensive but most availability)

Award charts are available on the Asia Miles website.

For some reason, Asia Miles no longer publishes an award chart for one-way or return flights on partner airlines. We’ve published an unofficial Asia Miles partner airline award chart, but these rates are not guaranteed.

With Asia Miles one-way and round-trip awards, you can only use a maximum of two flight sectors in each direction. However, free stopovers are permitted.

Otherwise, you’ll need to book an Asia Miles Oneworld multi-carrier reward. This award permits up to 5 stopovers and 8 flight sectors, and can be used to fly around the world – although this is not a requirement. This award is particularly excellent value in Business class.

The Asia Miles website can be used to book one-way and return award flights on the following airlines:

  • Cathay Pacific/Cathay Dragon
  • Qantas
  • Alaska Airlines
  • British Airways
  • Finnair
  • Iberia
  • Qatar Airways
  • Japan Airlines
  • Royal Jordanian
  • Sri Lankan Airlines

To book award flights including travel on any other partner airline, we suggest calling Asia Miles.

 

Learn more or get assistance with redeeming Asia Miles

Frequent Flyer Solutions members have access to our comprehensive Cathay Pacific Asia Miles program guide in Unit 2.3.2 of the Frequent Flyer Solutions training program. Learn more about Frequent Flyer Solutions training →

If you’d like expert, personalised assistance with redeeming Asia Miles for flights, the Award Flight Assist team may be able to help.

Australian Frequent Flyer also has a Cathay Pacific discussion forum.

 

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