Best Credit Cards For Asia Miles

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Enter your spend across multiple categories to get a list of the best credit cards for earning Asia Miles with Cathay Pacific. Includes partner cards.

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.

Best Credit Card Calculator

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.

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Best Cards By Estimated Return - Get a list of credit cards that gives you the best return. This is based on spend, currency value, annual credits, and annual fees.

Best Cards By Total Points - Get a list of credit cards that earns you the most points/miles based on spend. Currency value, annual credits, and annual fees are not factored into this search. Great for those who get waived fees (i.e. military).

After your results are displayed, I recommend clicking on a card's Rewards Calculator. This allows you to come up with a more accurate number by adjusting the cash value of perk, being able to calculate spend bonuses & other savings, add in sign up bonuses, toggle annual fees and authorized user fees, and much more. You'll also be able to compare the results side by side any credit card featured on the site!

Click on Rewards Calculator to compare credit cards side by side based on spend, benefits, and fees. You can also change any credit card to reflect transfer partner ratios (when applicable).
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Do note that results may take a few seconds to generate after doing a search. For more accurate results, I recommend using the Rewards Calculator. Some credit cards may appear in this list more than once if there's more than one path to transferring rewards. Credit cards with negative returns may also appear in this list, but be sure to consider the perks of the card before canceling it out as an option!
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