If you’re sitting on a stash of Cathay Pacific’s AsiaMiles or you just have a trip coming up that you haven’t booked yet, now is the time.
Without rehashing the whole devaluation, this is the chart that takes effect from Oct 1st:
Here is the current chart:
Asia Miles required by Distance zone (one-way)
|Distance zone||Economy||Premium Economy||Business||First|
|Long – Type 1
|Long – Type 2
As you can see, New York to Asia will generally increase from 85,000 miles in Business and 125,000 miles in First to 110,000 miles in Business and 160,000 miles in First – a pretty whopping increase.
These mileage amounts refer to flights on Cathay Pacific flights only, though we also know that multi-carrier awards (Two oneworld alliance airlines, which Cathay Pacific is not one of your selected carriers; or Three or more oneworld alliance airlines, which Cathay Pacific is one of your selected carriers) are going up as well.
Unclear is if one carrier partner awards are going up, though my bet is yes.
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