Cathay Pacific and Asia Miles

Cathay Pacific flies to Hong Kong from London and Manchester. We cover it on Head for Points because, as a member of the oneworld alliance, you can earn Avios and British Airways tier points when flying with them.

You can also redeem Avios points on Cathay Pacific, with substantial tax savings if you start outside the UK in a city such as Paris, Amsterdam or Dusseldorf.

How to maximise your Avios earning when flying with BA airline partners

It seems strange, but British Airways Executive Club and Iberia Plus do not have the same earning rates for oneworld partner flights.  This means that, in some cases, it is preferable to credit a cash flight on a specific airline to Iberia Plus rather than […]

How to get a better Avios Oz / New Zealand deal using the multi-partner chart

I get a steady stream of emails asking about how to book Avios tickets to Australia or New Zealand.  My honest answer is – don’t bother.  Use cash. There are three reasons for this: Avios availability, if using a 2-4-1 voucher, is exceptionally hard to […]

Bits: last day for our Scotland competition, Qatar sale and 10% off code, Cathay sale, HFP on mobile

News in brief: Last chance to enter our Scotland competition If you haven’t entered already, today is the last chance to enter our Chivas Regal whisky competition. One reader will win an exclusive VIP visit to the Strathisla distillery in the Scottish Highlands, the home […]

Cathay Pacific launches Dublin – a new low-tax Avios route to Hong Kong

Cathay Pacific announced three new European routes to Hong Kong yesterday, including Dublin. As Cathay Pacific is a member of the oneworld alliance, you can earn and spend Avios points on its flights.  This means that you now have far more opportunities to get to […]

How Amex Membership Rewards members can buy miles for up to 50% off

One of the lesser known features of the American Express Membership Rewards programme is the ability to buy up to 10,000 Membership Rewards points per year for 1.5p each. This facility is mentioned on the Amex website here although it does not mention the price. […]

Bits: Virgin cooling off period for buying miles, €29 Vueling sale, Cathay business sale

News in brief: Virgin introduces a cooling off period when buying miles Virgin Flying Club is currently offering a targeted 30% bonus when you buy miles.  You should have received an email about this if you are included, but you can try speculatively logging in here […]

Get 5,000 bonus miles with the HSBC Premier credit cards – World Elite is now 45,000 miles!

HSBC Premier has launched a special sign-up bonus on its two HSBC Premier credit cards. Until 31st August, you will receive an additional 10,000 HSBC Premier points when you take out either of the HSBC Premier credit cards and spend £2,000 within 90 days. 2 […]

How I used Avios for a flat-bed from Japan to China – and other Asian Avios deals

This is my review of Japan Airlines Boeing 787 Business Class, in its regional intra-Asia configuration. Last year I ran an excellent article, written by a reader, on how to use Avios points to travel domestically in Japan.  As Japan Airlines is a member of the […]

Earn Avios or Virgin miles at Duty Free with Instamiles!

A few weeks ago a reader (thank you) sent me an email to ask “Do you know that Instamiles has added Avios and Virgin Flying Club as partners?“. I didn’t, because I had never heard of Instamiles.  Even odder, a search of the entire Flyertalk […]

The new Cathay Pacific lounges at Heathrow Terminal 3 reviewed

This is our review of the new Cathay Pacific lounges at London Heathrow Terminal 3. This is part of our series of reviews of airport lounges across the UK.  You see all of the reviews here. It took one year, but Heathrow Terminal 3 has […]

Bits: Cathay boosts Gatwick and Manchester, BA schedule changes, MOXY Aberdeen opens

News in brief: Cathay Pacific boosts Gatwick and Manchester Cathay Pacific has announced a further boost to its UK operation following the successful launch of its Gatwick service this year. The Gatwick flight will increase to a seven day service from 1st June.  It currently […]

Bits: £199 to LA with Air New Zealand, Iberia offers, Dragonair becomes Cathay Dragon

Some news in brief: £199 Air New Zealand deals to Los Angeles at 10am It’s Cyber Monday!  Yes, I know.  Before things go back to whatever passes for normal a month before Christmas on the shopping front, we’ve got one day left of deals. Most […]

Bits: 1700 Avios on Avis rentals, Cathay Pacific sale extended, triple Avios to Latin America

News in brief: 1,700 Avios on Avis car rentals Avis has launched a new Avios promotion which runs until 31st October for rentals until 15th December. If you book a car in Group C or above for 3+ days, using the BA Avis discount code, […]

Bits: amazing deals at InterCon New York, BA cuts Philadelphia, inside Cathay’s Gatwick A350

News in brief: Stupidly cheap deals at InterContinental New York Barclay I reviewed the newly reopened InterContinental New York Barclay back in July.  Situated just around the corner from the Waldorf-Astoria and in front of Grand Central Station, the hotel had just emerged from a […]

Bits: Cathay Pacific sale (HKG £369), BA launches Tesco competition, Qatar TO Heathrow for £700

News in brief: Cathay Pacific sale prices reduced further – and earn Avios Cathay Pacific sent me a press release about their current sale, and before I got around to running it I had another one saying that prices had been cut further! The sale […]