Deal: Get 15% bonus for credit card miles/points transfers to Cathay Pacific Asia Miles

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Cathay Pacific Asia Miles is running an offer for credit card miles/points conversion from its finance partners.

Asia Miles is running fairly regular transfer bonuses in recent years, with the most recent one just 3 months ago.

Key points to note

  • Get 15% bonus miles when you transfer at least 20,000 miles from your credit card to Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
  • Get 10% bonus miles if you transfer less than 20,000 miles
  • Offer is valid from 30 December 2022 to 31 January 2023
  • Registration is required
  • There is no limit to the number of bonus miles that can be earned
  • Bonus miles will be credited 8 to 10 weeks after the end of the offer (by 11 Apr 2023)
  • Renew unused miles earned before 1 January 2020 when you convert at least 30,000 miles
  • Terms and conditions
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Best ways to redeem Asia Miles

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles are great for redemption on a number of sweet spots:

1) Fly Finnair to Europe

  • Bangkok to Helsinki: 27k miles (Economy) / 61k miles (Business) + ~US$50 taxes/fees
  • Southeast Asia to Europe: 35k miles (Economy) / 61k miles (Business) + ~US$50 taxes/fees
Finnair’s new Business Class (read my review)

2) Fly Cathay Pacific to Europe

  • Singapore to Frankfurt, Zurich, Milan: 30k miles (Economy) / 65k miles (Business) + ~US$264 taxes/fees

3) Fly Qantas to Australia

  • Singapore to Perth: 15k miles (Economy) / 30k miles (Business) + ~US$165 taxes/fees
  • Singapore to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane: 27k miles (Economy) / 61k miles (Business) + ~US$165 taxes/fees

4) Fly Japan Airlines to Hawaii

  • Southeast Asia to Honolulu: 75k miles + ~US$300 taxes/fees
Japan Airlines Sky Suite III Business Class (read my review)
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How to find oneworld award availability

The easiest and quickest way to search for oneworld award availability is on American Airlines’ website, aa.com.

This is because, you will be able to set filters like “non-stop flights only”, “business class only” and no. of passengers, and have a lovely calendar view of the award availability.

Use aa.com only as a reference and ignore the miles indicated on the website.

When you see availability on aa.com, replicate the search on your preferred frequent flyer program (e.g. Asia Miles, Executive Club) to complete the booking.

Calendar view on aa.com

You may also look for oneworld Business Class award availability with the calendar view on alaskaair.com.

Is this a good deal?

This is a good deal if you plan to fly on one of the above sweet spots.

While the taxes/fees are high for redemptions on Cathay Pacific, Qantas and Japan Airlines, the miles savings are pretty great too, when compared to Singapore Airlines Krisflyer.

It is also worth noting that Asia Miles expiry are very easily extendable with at least one account activity every 18 months. The easiest way to do this is by clicking through Asia Miles’ shopping portal the next time you shop online.

Bottom line

Asia Miles is offering up to 15% bonus miles for credit card miles/points conversions in the coming weeks.

If you have been eyeing one of those sweet spot routes for travel in the coming months, this is a good time to convert to Asia Miles.

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