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    Cathay Pacific Marco Polo - R.I.P.

    One more set of changes from Cathay to its points program.

    I hope some day in the near or distant future we will be able to use these points for mythical flights on their schedule.


    All Asia Miles and Marco Polo Club members will see their miles, points and perks automatically transferred to the Cathay program, to run off a single “seamless” website and app, Smitton says.

    Those newly-minted Cathay members “will access Status Points and Asia Miles, as well as the full range of awards, all in one place on our website and mobile apps.”

    Cathay Status Points are the new name for Marco Polo Club Points – the mechanism by which loyalty is recognised and rewarded – and Smitton says there will be new ways to earn these on the ground in addition to flying, primarily through Cathay co-branded credit cards.
    Executive Traveller: Cathay Pacific readies huge change for millions of frequent flyers.

    https://www.executivetraveller.com/n...brand-relaunch

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    I already converted all my Asia miles to Amazon Australia gift cards. 5090 Asia miles gets you AUD$25

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdw:
    I already converted all my Asia miles to Amazon Australia gift cards. 5090 Asia miles gets you AUD$25

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    If you think this is good value then you must be someone who never flies anywhere. Less than 0.005 AUD per mile??
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    Spending on the multitude of options direct with Asia Miles is the way to go. Marco Polo rewards including flight upgrades and points for flights are not good


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    Quote Originally Posted by er2:
    If you think this is good value then you must be someone who never flies anywhere. Less than 0.005 AUD per mile??
    Probably not good value, but convenient because I'm not in HK now and they were going to expire and I was just going to forfeit them. So a day before they expired just get some gift cards I can use locally where I am.

    I do travel again now. First business trip in over two years was just 2 weeks ago. But I have shifted to other schemes now since I am not going in or out of HK for some time. I can't be arsed with Asia miles anymore. I am happy with a $25 Amazon voucher

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdw:
    Probably not good value, but convenient because I'm not in HK now and they were going to expire and I was just going to forfeit them. So a day before they expired just get some gift cards I can use locally where I am.

    I do travel again now. First business trip in over two years was just 2 weeks ago. But I have shifted to other schemes now since I am not going in or out of HK for some time. I can't be arsed with Asia miles anymore. I am happy with a $25 Amazon voucher
    Better than nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdw:
    Probably not good value, but convenient because I'm not in HK now and they were going to expire and I was just going to forfeit them. So a day before they expired just get some gift cards I can use locally where I am.

    I do travel again now. First business trip in over two years was just 2 weeks ago. But I have shifted to other schemes now since I am not going in or out of HK for some time. I can't be arsed with Asia miles anymore. I am happy with a $25 Amazon voucher
    If they were expiring - fine. But there are still tons of good oneworld redemptions. I recently spent a chunk of mine on a Japan Airlines first class flight to LHR. Very memorable, due to the Russian air space closer it was routed eastwards over Alaska on the way out. Amazing scenery.

    QR had a lot of nice award space, too.

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    Since the pandemic I have converted my miles to a Samsung Fold 2 and Fold 3. We are travelling to Malaysia this summer (fingers crossed) so the Malaysia air points should renew my status until 2023 it seems.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bdw:
    I already converted all my Asia miles to Amazon Australia gift cards. 5090 Asia miles gets you AUD$25

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    That's a really bad deal. Redeeming Asiamiles for flights gives you about $1 per mile with current COVID pricing, on certain routes. Eg. HKG-JFK, one way in business: 85,000 miles or $87,067
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrgoodkat:
    That's a really bad deal. Redeeming Asiamiles for flights gives you about $1 per mile with current COVID pricing, on certain routes. Eg. HKG-JFK, one way in business: 85,000 miles or $87,067

    You assume that (a) someone wants to fly before the points expire and (b) Cathay let’s you redeem on the flights you want

    Both assumptions are likely invalid.
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