Our tips for the best uses of 100,000 Asia Miles

Cathay Pacific’s frequent flyer program Asia Miles is one of our favourites due to its consistently lower-than-average award redemption rates and high-quality airline partners. This remains the case, even after Asia Miles’ June 2018 program changes, which produced a mixed bag of good and bad outcomes.

One key thing to note is that the best value redemptions are to be had by redeeming for Premium Economy, Business or First Class flights. To understand why, consider joining the Point Hacks ‘earning more points’ email course.

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Save thousands of points by using Asia Miles for round the world flight redemptions instead of Qantas Points

Asia Miles is a very interesting frequent flyer program which we at Point Hacks feel isn’t so familiar to most Kiwi points collectors – but should be in your box of tricks, especially due to their good value option for using points for around the world flights.

It is not a simple or common program to earn miles from flights, and it also has a confusing set of award charts and routing rules. But by looking deeper into Asia Miles redemption options, there are a lot of hidden gems if you get into the details.

Considering Asia Miles can be earned relatively easily through American Express Membership Rewards, there are some good value opportunities here for using your points.
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You can redeem Asia Miles for Cathay Pacific Lounge Access – useable only in certain circumstances though

Those with access to Asia Miles have the ability to redeem for one-time lounge access at any of Cathay Pacific’s lounges worldwide.

Cathay’s flagship ‘The Wing’ Business and First class lounges located at Hong Kong Airport are included, and as far as we know, this is the only way to access Cathay Pacific’s renowned lounges without having oneworld status, or travelling in Business or First Class.

But is this a good deal? Well… It’s only really a good deal for those with paid Marco Polo Club membership already who want to cash out some Asia Miles. But still worth knowing about.
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