Best Ways to Earn Cathay Pacific Asia Miles

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Transfer Partners to Asia Miles

American Express Membership Rewards and Citi ThankYou points are 1 to 1 transfer partners. You can also transfer at a 2 to 1.5 airline point from Capital One, and from Marriott at a 3 (Marriott) to 1 airline point transfer ratio. You can also get an additional 5,000 airline points bonus if you transfer in increments of 60,000 Marriott points. (e.g., 60,000 Marriott points become 25,000 airline points, whereas if you only transfer 59,000 Marriott points, you would only get 19,667 airline points)..

Other Ratios

  • Hyatt Passport (2.5 to 1)
  • IHG Rewards Club (5 to 1)
  • Hilton (10 to 1)
  • Le Club Accor (2 to 1).

Flying on Cathay and Partners

Flying on Partner Airlines (click on logo)- Typically based on miles flown with 150% for first and business class, 110% for premium economy, and 100% for economy class for most partners.

Points Earning Flying on Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon



Synchrony Cathay Pacific Credit Card

Application Link (Target: 50,000; Current: 40,000)

Annual Fee: $0 the first year, $95 after that. 

Earning: 2x on Cathay Pacific, 1.5x on dining and international purchases; 1x on other domestic purchases.

Benefits: No foreign transaction fees, lost luggage reimbursement, trip cancellation insurance, and travel accident insurance. 


Other Ways to Earn Asia Miles

List of All Promotional Offers (not all offers are for the United States, so read the fine print)

Hotel Portals: RocketMilesPoints Hound, and Kaligo (you forgo hotel points and elite benefits for airline points).