Transfer Points To Cathay Pacific
U.S.-based members only have access to one Cathay Pacific credit card which doesn't provide much in terms of earning. Luckily, there are several programs that allows you to transfer your earned earned rewards directly into your Cathay Pacific Asia Miles account. This lets you earn Asia Miles faster and more efficiently than using the Cathay Pacific Credit Card. It also means you can earn a bunch of Asia Miles using partner credit card sign up bonuses.
Transfer Rewards To Asia Miles
Cathay Pacific Asia Miles is the direct transfer partner of several rewards programs. This lets you earn points in these partner programs and transfer the points you earned directly to your Asia Miles account. This opens up a bunch of new ways to earn miles since you U.S. residents only have access to one Cathay Pacific credit card. Below is a list of transfer partners. You can also click on any of the credit cards listed below, switch the earnings to Asia Miles, and calculate how many miles you can earn based on your spend!
Do note that this may not be the full list of partners. You can click on any of the programs to learn more about earning, redeeming, and transferring points. Below the transfer table is a breakdown of some of the better transfer partners.
Membership Rewards Points
Earning Membership Rewards Points are going to be the easiest way you can earn Cathay Pacific Asia Miles since points earned in AMEX's program transfer to Cathay Pacific at a 1:1 ratio. This gives you a total of 10 AMEX credit cards to work with. AMEX also has very generous sign up bonuses ranging from 10,000 points to 100,000 points meaning you can easily pick up a significant amount of points just hitting the spend required for the sign up bonus.
Capital One Miles
Capital One Venture Miles (Personal Cards) and Capital One Spark Miles (Business Cards) both transfer to Cathay Pacific at a 4 to 3 ratio. Both families of Capital One cards features a 2 mile per $1 earning card meaning you can earn 1.5 Asia Miles on all purchases making this a solid choice for anyone looking to earn miles at a flat rate.
Marriott Bonvoy is one of the best hotel programs for earning miles in 35+ airline loyalty programs thanks to their transfer ratio of 3:1 for the majority of their partners as well as the 15,000 point bonus you receive for every 60,000 points you transfer. Pair any Marriott Credit Card with Marriott Bonvoy Elite Status and you're looking at earning between 5.3 to 7.8 Asia Miles per $1 spent at Marriott hotels.
IHG Rewards Club
For those who love IHG Hotels, the IHG Rewards Club offers a solid transfer of 2:1 to Cathay Pacific. This means you will earn 2 Asia Miles per $1 spent at IHG hotels since IHG Rewards Club members earn 10 points per $1 as a base rate.
Earning Miles With Partner Credit Cards
All of the credit cards listed in the table below allow you to earn rewards and transfer them directly to your Asia Miles Account. This gives you alternative ways to earn rewards through spend and sign up bonuses. The earning rates listed are based on the transfer ratio when converting rewards to Asia Miles. Remember you can use the Search By Currency function on the homepage to find lists of cards that earn rewards with specific programs!
Best Membership Rewards Cards
Membership Rewards is going to be the best program for those looking to earn Asia Miles on everyday spend at a superb rate.
AMEX Gold Card
The AMEX Gold Card earns 4 points per $1 spent on both supermarket and restaurant purchases. It also features a sign up bonus ranging from 35,000 to 50,000 points after $3,000 spend.
AMEX Everyday Preferred
The Everyday Preferred is another great card for everyday purchases. It earns up to 4.5 points per $1 on supermarket purchases, 3 points on gas stations, and 1.5 points on all other purchases when you make at least 30 transactions in a statement.
AMEX Platinum Card
The Platinum Card is the best card for lounge access. Earn 5 points per $1 spend on airfare (includes Cathay Pacific) and gain access to Priority Pass lounges, Centurion Lounges, and Delta SkyClub Lounges when flying Delta.
Capital One Cards
Capital One doesn't have the most favorable transfer ratios, but they can still be a good choice for those looking to top off their account.
Capital One Venture Card
The Venture Card earns 2 miles per $1 spent on all purchases. As a promotion running until early 2020, this card also earn 10 miles per $1 spent on hotels.com/venture purchases which is equal to 7.5 Asia Miles per $1 spent when transferred.
Capital One Spark Visa
The Spark Visa Business Card earns 2 miles per $1 spent on all purchases for a solid 1.5 Asia Miles per $1 spent.
Marriott is the best hotel loyalty programs when it comes to transferring earned points to airline partners thanks to their wonderful 3:1 ratio and bonus points for large transfers.
Marriott Bonvoy Boundless
The entry card for Marriott is the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Card. It earns 6 points per $1 spent at Marriott hotels which is equal to 2 Asia Miles. It's a great card for anyone looking to earn miles spending directly at Marriott hotels. It also comes with an annual free night at any 30,000 point (or less) Marriott hotel.
Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant
The Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant Card is Marriott's luxury card. It earns 6 points per $1 at Marriott and 3 points per $1 on restaurants and airfare. It comes with slightly better free night good at any 50,000 point (or less) Marriott hotel and a $300 Marriott statement credit. It's been known to feature a 100,000 point sign up bonus as well which is equal to 38,333.
IHG Rewards Club
IHG is a solid choice for anyone that enjoys staying at IHG hotels that finds themselves frequently in need of some Asia Miles.
IHG Premier Card
The IHG Premier Card earns 10 points per $1 spent at IHG Hotels. Since it comes with IHG Platinum Elite Status you're looking at earning a total of 25 IHG Points per $1 spent at their hotels which comes out to being 5 Asia Miles after being transferred.
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