Save On Cathay Pacific Flights With Amex Offers (Targeted)

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For those of you not familiar with Amex Offers, it’s a program available through most Amex cards, where different cards are eligible for different savings and bonus offers. In many cases the offers can be huge, and more than offset the annual fee on a card.

To view Amex Offers, go to the bottom of the account summary page of any American Express card, where you’ll see all the offers you’re eligible for. These offers come in different forms, including discounts and even in some cases bonus points.

Save $300 With Cathay Pacific

At the moment there’s a great new targeted offer on airfare. Specifically, there’s an Amex Offer for a $300 statement credit when you spend $1,500 in one or more transactions with Cathay Pacific by November 24, 2019. I guess it’s not too surprising to see Cathay Pacific trying to drum up additional business.

In order to be eligible, you need to book on Cathay Pacific’s US website or via Cathay Pacific’s app, and your travel needs to originate in the US.

As you’d expect, this promotion excludes purchases in-person at the airport and in lounges, onboard purchases of food, beverages, and wifi, hotel bookings and car rentals, and other third party bookings.

This promotion is targeted. It’s not as widely targeted as some offers (sometimes I see offers on almost all of my cards), but rather in this case I just see it on just a couple of my cards. The best case scenario is that you see the offer on The Platinum Card® from American Express, since the card offers 5x points on airfare purchases.

Note that I’m only seeing offers for a $300 statement credit for Cathay Pacific purchases, though typically when you see these kinds of offers there’s also a version offering points in lieu of a statement credit, which would be a much better value.

Maybe some people see an offer for 30,000 Membership Rewards points when spending $1,500, which I’d value significantly more (since I value Membership Rewards points at 1.7 cents each).

Bottom Line

If you’re planning on booking a Cathay Pacific revenue ticket anytime soon, this is a great opportunity to save 20% on the first $1,500 spent.

This deal is best if you get the offer on The Platinum Card® from American Express, since you can earn 5x points on airfare purchased directly with airlines on that card.

If you were targeted, do you plan on taking advantage of this Amex Offer?

(Tip of the hat to Scott)

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Comments
  1. Peter B,

    I notice all the time that ex-US fares are usually more expensive than fares to the US from that same location. It can make a difference of thousands for a long-haul premium ticket.

    I suspect there are all kinds of Cathay deals at the minute, given the troubles there

  2. @Jules. IIRC the previous CX offer like this back in May didn’t have the restriction. It said must be from US website but didn’t say it must originate from US.

  3. Nice offer but sadly I’m not willing to use it on Amex. If I were to fly on Cathy to or through HK these days I would make sure I do it on a credit card that offers some level of travel delay insurance. I really wish Amex included an insurance product. I guess I could buy travel insurance in this case on a one time basis.

  4. Term change was similar with the Air France/KLM offer. Previously just had to be the US site which made Canadian departures possible.

  5. I got it on 6 cards and always $300

    The only one it was not on, was the Delta Platinum as I would not expect it on a competing airline.

  6. It’s on my Personal Gold card, but no plans to travel to Asia anytime soon. Plus, I’m not based in the US anymore.

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