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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 or Amsterdam.

 

You can find out more on the Cathay Pacific website here.

Get an extra £30 off Virgin’s Economy Delight …. and Cathay Pacific is suspending Dublin

Until 16th September, Virgin Atlantic is again offering an extra £30 saving on sale flights in its Economy Delight cabin to all destinations. Full details are on the Virgin Atlantic website here. You do not need a promo code to book the offer. There are […]

Where can you fly on BA from T3 to visit the excellent Qantas and Cathay Pacific lounges?

Long time readers of HFP will know that when you are flying from Heathrow Terminal 3 you are spoilt for choice when it comes to airline lounges. The excellent Qantas lounge (review here) has now been open for almost two years, and is regarded as […]

Review of Cathay Pacific’s The Pier First Class Lounge at Hong Kong Airport

This is our review of Cathay Pacific’s The Pier First Class Lounge at Hong Kong International Airport. Two of the best regarded lounges across the oneworld airline alliance, which includes British Airways, are the two First Class lounges run by Cathay Pacific at Hong Kong’s […]

Review of Cathay Pacific’s ‘The Wing’ First Class Lounge in Hong Kong

This is our review of Cathay Pacific’s ‘The Wing’ First Class Lounge at Hong Kong International Airport. Two of the best regarded lounges across the oneworld airline alliance, which includes British Airways, are the two First Class lounges run by Cathay Pacific at Hong Kong’s […]

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 – scroll down to Clause 3 – although […]

Using Cathay Pacific for low-tax Avios redemptions to Asia – Avios Redemption University – Lesson 15

The “Avios Redemption University” series is a good starting point for beginners, although I hope everyone will learn something from it.  Click here to see the other “Avios Redemption University” articles. Today I want to take a look at how you can make substantial tax savings […]

Where can I fly with Avios from the UK regions? – Avios Redemption University – Lesson 10

The “Avios Redemption University” series is a good starting point for beginners, although I hope everyone will learn something from it.  Click here to see the other “Avios Redemption University” articles. What flights can you book with Avios if you live in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham […]

Cheap business class deals: Australia / NZ from Sweden and lots of places from Amsterdam (via Cairo!)

I’ve no idea what happened to the Qatar Airways mega-sale this year.  The airline hasn’t had a sale at all, yet alone a very aggressive one.  I have no excuse for not knowing as I shared a lift with the Qatar Airways CEO last Friday! […]

How to book low tax Cathay Pacific Avios seats from Dublin to Hong Kong

Last June, the Hong Kong-based airline Cathay Pacific launched a 4-weekly service to Dublin. I haven’t looked at Cathay Pacific redemptions since this service launched, so I thought it was worth another look at how you can make substantial tax savings when flying to Hong […]

Get 5,000 Avios (or other miles) sign-up bonus with the free HSBC Premier credit card

HSBC Premier has launched a special sign-up bonus on its free HSBC Premier credit card. Until 2nd March, you will receive 10,000 HSBC Premier points – the usual bonus is nothing – when you take out the free HSBC Premier credit card and spend £1,000 […]

Cathay Pacific partners with AirPortr to offer at-home luggage delivery and collection

Cathay Pacific has launched a new partnership with AirPortr, the luggage collection and delivery service. Cathay Pacific customers from Heathrow or Gatwick can now arrange for their luggage to be picked up at their home or office and checked in for their flight on their […]

How to get a 35% bonus on your Membership Rewards balance – but why it isn’t always a great idea

One of the downsides of the fall of Sterling against the Dollar and the Euro since the Brexit vote has been to destroy much – but not all – of the generous arbitrage that used to be available if you held the American Express International […]

Heathrow Rewards adds a new airline partner with a conversion bonus

Heathrow Rewards has added Asia Miles as a new redemption partner. This joins Avios, Virgin Flying Club, KrisFlyer, Miles & More, Emirates Skywards, Aegean Miles+Bonus and Royal Brunei Royal Skies as airline transfer options. The standard conversion rate is 1:1 in multiples of 250 Heathrow […]

This weekend: BA Holidays Club Europe flash sale, £15 off Lufthansa, Cathay Pacific flash sale

News in brief: New BA Holidays Club Europe flash sale launched BA Holidays is running another of its ‘luxury flash sale’ events this weekend.  Accommodation is either in 4* or 5* hotels and flights are in Club Europe.  You have until Monday 19th February to […]

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 15 – 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 – and […]

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