Posted by William Charles on September 6, 2018
Credit Cards

Published on September 6th, 2018 | by William Charles

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Cathay Pacific Credit Card Bonus 40,000 Mile Offer

Offer extended until March 31st, 2019. December 31st, 2018

The Offer

Direct link to offer

  • Synchrony is offering a bonus of 40,000 miles after $2,000 in spend on the Cathay Pacific credit card

Card Details

  • Valid until October 31st, 2018
  • Annual fee of $95 is not waived the first year
  • Card earns at the following rates:
    • 2x Asia miles per $1 spent on eligible Cathay Pacific travel and in-flight purchases
    • 1.5x Asia miles per $1 spent on dining in the US or aboard
    • 1.5x Asia miles per $1 spent on purchases outside of the US
    • 1x Asia miles on all other purchases
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Complimentary first year green tier membership in the Marco Polo Club (Cathay Pacific’s loyalty program. Green tier is their base level and as I understand it first year is always free. Second year onwards you need to pay $100 USD or earn 100 Club points).
  • Not available to applicants who have or have had the Cathay Pacific Visa card. Not sure if this is enforced?

Our Verdict

This bonus is really not that exciting, we’ve seen bonuses of up to 60,000 miles publicly available and 65,000 targeted bonuses. Even a public offer of 35,000 miles with the annual fee waived would be better for most people. I’d recommend just waiting for a better bonus to come along.

Hat tip to Sift Swift



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Blue
Blue

Sign up for an Asia Miles account and you should get one of the targeted offers.

JA
JA

what’s the churnability on this? I literally just closed my last one cause AF hit. Waiting for an AF waived offer either way.

T
T

Also curious here about this card’s churnability. I searched FlyerTalk forums without finding any datapoints.

Tom
Tom

I’m also curious about this.

Kevyx72
Kevyx72

Applied and got rejected since I had the card and cancelled it in may. Aldo to William Charles first year marco polo green isn’t free, it’s $100 but asia mile membership is free.

Quango
Quango

There is ” Only one Welcome Bonus Miles offer per person. Not available to applicants who have or have had the Cathay Pacific Visa card.” in the T&C. Is this like AMEX? Once per lifetime?

Andy Shuman

First, I agree that 40K with AF is not a bonus, it’s a joke. Second, keep in mind who you’re dealing with. It’s Synchrony! I applied for a TARGETED 65K offer, and they gave me a $300 credit line. Targeted my ass! This is the bank that hires robots who have zero power to deviate from whatever their computer tells them. I ended up canceling their sorry-ass card, so think twice.

Tony
Tony

I still regret that I applied this card last year when offer was 50k miles/2500 spent.The card they send me has been lost. I called them and they send me a new one to my new moved address. Everything seems fine until one day they report me 90 days late. When they send me new card, they created a new account but does not zero out the annual fee charged on lost account. They report both accounts to credit bureaus, made me over 5/24. It’s took me 8 months and a lot of calls to them and credit bureaus just for removing the late mark. All 3 credit bureaus refuse to remove the lost account on my credit report. I’ll never open another card with them.
P/S: Asia miles is hard to understand, hard to redeem for a good value and they expire after 3 years.

Mike
Mike

300 credit line — bwahahaha! I picked up this card in July and they gave me 6k. I could have sworn my offer was 40k miles for 1500 spend, but everywhere I look it’s 2k spend. I wish I could find my original itinerary

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