Cathay Pacific Asia Miles 10-15% Credit Card Transfer Bonus

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles 10-15% Credit Card Transfer Bonus

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Cathay Pacific’s Asia Miles frequent flyer program has just launched a potentially useful transfer bonus.

Convert credit card rewards into Cathay Pacific miles

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles is offering a 10-15% transfer bonus when you convert credit card points into miles with the program:

  • If you convert credit card points and earn under 30,000 miles, you’ll receive a 10% bonus
  • If you convert credit card points and earn 30,000 or more miles, you’ll receive a 15% bonus
Cathay Pacific Asia Miles transfer bonus

This promotion is valid for transfers between September 13 and November 12, 2022, and registration is required. The bonus miles will only post within 8-10 weeks of the end of the promotion — my goodness, that’s a long time to wait! There’s no limit to how many bonus miles you can earn with this offer. You can find the full terms here.

Often we see transfer bonuses being offered directly by credit card rewards programs, but in this case the bonus is being offered directly by Asia Miles. That’s why you won’t see this promotion when you go to the credit card rewards pages to transfer points. The standard points should post quickly, and then expect to wait many weeks for the 10-15% bonus to post.

As a reminder, in the United States Cathay Pacific Asia Miles is transfer partners with Amex Membership Rewards, Capital One, and Citi ThankYou.

Is this Cathay Pacific Asia Miles transfer bonus worth it?

While Cathay Pacific is one of my favorite airlines in the world (or at least was pre-pandemic — it’s a shell of its former self at this point), Cathay Pacific Asia Miles is far from my favorite frequent flyer programs:

  • If I want to redeem for travel on Cathay Pacific, you’re much better off booking through some partner programs, like Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan
  • Cathay Pacific Asia Miles’ partner award chart isn’t terribly lucrative, as redemption rates can be high, and fuel surcharges can also be steep

Nonetheless some people do like the program, so if that describes you, then this offer is worth taking advantage of. Meanwhile for those who aren’t otherwise too familiar with the program, this offer shouldn’t get you too interested either, in my opinion.

I love Cathay Pacific, but not Asia Miles

Bottom line

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles is offering a 10-15% bonus when you convert credit card points into Cathay Pacific Asia Miles. If you’re looking to convert points with Amex, Capital One, or Citi, to Cathay Pacific, this is a good opportunity.

In general I don’t find Asia Miles to be a particularly compelling program, especially with Hong Kong continuing to have so many travel restrictions. But if you have a specific use in mind and you know what you’re doing, this could be worth it (just remember your bonus miles might not post for over four months).

Anyone taking advantage of this Asia Miles transfer bonus?

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  1. pdxluver Guest

    If you could find a long-haul award space on CX...

  2. BooHoo Guest

    Excludes HK credit cards.

  3. Omar Guest

    It's useful for lower fuel surcharges on BA operated flights though the gap has narrowed in recent months.

  4. Andrew Guest

    I can think of a lot of uses for Asia Miles…

    I flew DFW to Tokyo to SYD on JAL business class for 90k points $200 taxes and fees. They’re the only one that allows this routing on one ticket (AA and Alaskan don’t).

    I also have a DFW to DOH to SYD on Qsuites and in first class on Qatar’s A380 for 112.1k points and $500 in taxes and fees.

    Not amazing,...

    I can think of a lot of uses for Asia Miles…

    I flew DFW to Tokyo to SYD on JAL business class for 90k points $200 taxes and fees. They’re the only one that allows this routing on one ticket (AA and Alaskan don’t).

    I also have a DFW to DOH to SYD on Qsuites and in first class on Qatar’s A380 for 112.1k points and $500 in taxes and fees.

    Not amazing, but pretty solid considering I booked with a 20% Amex bonus and a 15% Cathay bonus so 35% bonus total. So really 66.6k points and 83k for business class and business/first class to Australia.

  5. NYCAlex Guest

    I’m about to transfer a lot to AsiaMiles. Too bad about the 8-10 weeks though, that kinda kills it. Need to use for BA to Europe and avoid the crazy surcharges.

  6. mattnav_travel Guest

    There is one use I can think of for Asia Miles which is to book BA Club Suites with much lower surcharges. Also, we non-US points users don't usually get transfer bonuses so this is somewhat of a one-in-a-million offer for us lol

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pdxluver Guest

If you could find a long-haul award space on CX...

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BooHoo Guest

Excludes HK credit cards.

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Omar Guest

It's useful for lower fuel surcharges on BA operated flights though the gap has narrowed in recent months.

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