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.

Cathay Pacific gets a $5 billion Government bailout

You have to feel for Cathay Pacific, which has been down in the doldrums for some time now. The airline was already facing difficulties before coronavirus as a consequence of reduced demand due to the Hong Kong protests. Coronavirus appears to be the straw that […]

How to use Cathay Pacific for low-tax Avios flight redemptions to Asia (Avios Redemption University, Lesson 15)

Today I want to take a look at how you can make substantial tax savings – and potentially Avios savings – when flying to Hong Kong and beyond on Cathay Pacific. The “Avios Redemption University” series is a good starting point for beginners, although I […]

Where can I fly with Avios from UK regional airports? (Avios Redemption University, Lesson 10)

What flights can you book with Avios if you live in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham or anywhere outside London? 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 […]

Cathay Pacific selling flight discount vouchers on Groupon!

Cathay Pacific has taken a slightly different approach to running a sale, by selling discount codes on Groupon!  This even includes Business Class fares. It on ONLY valid on Sydney, Perth, Shanghai, Tokyo or Manila. You can see details on Groupon here. This is how […]

Bonuses galore: 25% TopCashback to Avios points transfer bonus, and a 50% Asia Miles / Heathrow Rewards bonus

Cashback shopping site TopCashback is offering a 25% bonus if you convert your earnings to Avios. Until 15th December, you will receive 1.25 Avios for every 1p of cashback you convert. Be clear about the maths before you do this.  You are basically buying Avios […]

Cathay Pacific is suspending its Dublin flights

Cathay Pacific is making a number of service cuts in response to the disruption in Hong Kong, which has led to a sharp drop in tourist numbers. Whilst there is no change in flights from the UK, Cathay is suspending its flight from Dublin to […]

Where can you fly on British Airways from Heathrow Terminal 3 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 Airport

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 American Express Membership Rewards members can buy frequent flyer 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 […]

How to use Cathay Pacific for low-tax Avios flight 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 UK regional airports? (Avios Redemption University, Lesson 10)

What flights can you book with Avios if you live in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham or anywhere outside London? 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 […]

Cheap business class deals: Australia and New Zealand 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! […]

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