Best Credit Cards For Asia Miles

Enter your spend to get a list of the best credit cards for earning Asia Miles with Cathay Pacific. Includes transfer partner credit cards.
Last Updated: 2020-09-21

The best Asia Miles earning credit card will depend on your spend. If you're looking to maximize your earnings on general Cathay Pacific spend, the RBC Cathay Pacific Visa Platinum Card provides a solid 2 Asia Miles per $1 spent on Cathay Pacific purchases along with 1.25 Asia Miles per $1 spent on foreign currency purchases.

The American Express Cobalt Card will be at the top of the charts if you want to earn a superb 3.75 Asia Miles per $1 on restaurant and grocery spend. The card also features several other categories including a general travel category in which you can earn 1.5 Asia Miles per $1 spent with Cathay Pacific.

Another solid option will be HSBC Rewards. All of the HSBC World Elite Mastercards allow you to transfer your earned HSBC Points to Cathay Pacific at a 25:8 ratio meaning 25,000 HSBC Points will give you 8,000 Asia Miles. These cards also come with some solid travel insurance and they have a 0% foreign currency conversion rate which boosts the value of these cards significantly.

Lastly, RBC Avion Rewards transfers to Cathay Pacific at a 1:1 ratio. These cards will only earn you 1 to 1.25 Asia Miles on all purchases, but they offer great travel insurance as well as other benefits. Plus, RBC Avion Rewards Points can easily be redeemed for up to 2 cent in value.

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This calculator will give you a list of the best credit cards for earning Asia Miles based on your monthly, yearly, or quarterly spend across different categories. Results will include credit cards that earn Asia Miles directly and credit cards that earn rewards that are transferable to your Cathay Pacific Asia Miles account.

After your results are displayed, you can click on more info to get a more accurate number by adjusting and changing the cash value of perks, spend bonuses, sign up bonuses, annual fees and authorized user fees, and much more. You'll also be able to compare the results side by side any U.S. credit card featured on the site.

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