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, with substantial tax savings if you start outside the UK in a city such as Paris, Amsterdam or Dusseldorf.

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 […]

My review of the Cathay Pacific (and BA) lounge at Paris Charles de Gaulle

Rather than take the train back to West London from Southend Airport last Monday, I decided to fly!  I took an easyJet flight to Paris and then came back on British Airways. This is my review of the Cathay Pacific lounge at Paris Charles de […]

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 16 – Using Cathay Pacific for low-tax Avios redemptions to Asia

The “Avios Redemption University” series is a good starting point for beginners, although I hope everyone will learn something from them.  Click here to see the other articles. Today I want to take a look at how you can make substantial tax savings – although not […]

Bits: 3000 American Airlines miles at Ramada / Days Inn, Cathay at Gatwick, buy cheap Melia points

News in brief: 3,000 American Airlines miles per Ramada or Days Inn stay I don’t cover Wyndham Rewards, the loyalty scheme for Ramada and Days Inn, much on HFP.  I did write this overview here if you want to learn more. Despite this, there are a […]

Bits: Priority Pass relaunch, Cathay devalues, using to top up Amazon accounts

News in brief: Priority Pass relaunch Priority Pass, the membership scheme which gives you global airline lounge access, relaunched yesterday with a new website and a new logo.  The new logo was certainly overdue! The new site seems to feature more, and larger, lounge photographs to […]

Bits: redeem on Cathay’s new Madrid route, Swiss J sale to Zurich & Geneva, SAS lounge

More news in brief: Cathay Pacific to launch new service to Madrid Hong Kong-based airline Cathay Pacific has announced that it will be launching services to Madrid next June.  This adds to a growing Cathay network in Europe – Manchester and Dusseldorf were also added […]

Excellent Cathay reward availability and minimal tax – Dusseldorf to Hong Kong

I was originally going to discuss this as part of my Hyatt Regency Dusseldorf review yesterday, but I thought it deserved a wider audience. Few people know that Cathay Pacific flies from Dusseldorf to Hong Kong. You may wonder why you need to know this! […]

Bits: 50 free Avios via Avios Suitcase, Cathay business sale to China / Oz / Cebu, Plaza Premium in Singapore

News in brief: Avios Suitcase is back Avios Suitcase is a Facebook app which allows you to earn Avios points – credited to and NOT British Airways Executive Club accounts – for completing various simple tasks and earning ‘badges’. (If you’ve never tried it, […]

Bits: Lufthansa and Cathay business class sales, bonus Clubcard points on toys and Will Young

More news in brief: Lufthansa launches a business class sale Lufthansa has not, historically, been very aggressive in targeting the UK market.  I was a little surprised to see this sale launched. The prices are not bad, although of course a few places on the […]

Cathay Pacific launches Dusseldorf to Hong Kong – a new Avios option

Hong Kong-based airline Cathay Pacific has announced a new service from Dusseldorf starting on September 1st. The service will initially operate four days a week on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.  The outbound leaves Dusseldorf at 12.35pm which would make it possible to connect the same day […]

Got Cathay Gold? Did you know about these hotel benefits?

Many Head for Points readers hold a Cathay Pacific Marco Polo Club Gold card.  This is because, until March 2014, American Express was giving them away as part of the benefits package with the Amex Platinum charge card. This was an outstanding deal since Cathay […]

Has Heathrow scrapped Fast Track security for oneworld Sapphire inc Cathay Gold?

In August 2013, the rules for using the Fast Track security lanes at Heathrow were changed.  If you were flying on British Airways, American Airlines or Iberia, you were allowed to use Fast Track if you held a Sapphire-level (mid tier) status card from any […]

12,500 Avios (or Etihad, Cathay, Singapore) points with the HSBC Premier credit card

I was surprised last year when HSBC added the ability to earn Avios points to the HSBC Premier MasterCard. I assumed that American Express, Lloyds and TSB had that contract tied down. I was even more surprised to see the exceptionally generous earning rate of […]