Posted by William Charles on March 4, 2019
Airline Rewards

Published on March 4th, 2019 | by William Charles

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[YMMV] American Express Transfer Bonus: Up To 30% To Cathay Pacific Asia Miles (1:1.3)

The Offer

  • You can currently receive a transfer bonus of up to 30% when you  transfer American Express Membership Rewards points to Cathay Pacific Asia Miles. Normally you can transfer 1,000 MR points and receive 1,000 LifeMiles, during this promotion you’ll receive up to 1,300(1:1.3).
  • Some people have offers for 10%/15% or 20%.

The Fine Print

  • No end date listed

Our Verdict

This is the first transfer bonus we’ve seen for Cathay Pacific Asia Miles from American Express. That’s somewhat interesting as a few days ago we saw the first transfer bonus for Avianca Lifemiles as well. There are a number of other transfer bonuses currently available from American Express:

You can view a full list of current and previous American Express transfer bonuses here.

Hat tip to OMaaT



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Matthew Khor
Matthew Khor

Should I keep looking even if I don’t see it in the rewards portal now?

Staradmiral
Staradmiral

Any idea on what fuel surcharges they charge? Looking towards booking a business class flight North america to Europe

Too Nashty
Too Nashty

Here’s hoping for an ANA transfer bonus next!!

EyesOnThePoints

Hey Doc, there was a targeted Asia Miles back in sept 2018 10 to 30% I am pretty sure. it was targeted though. Anyway, just thought I would add that. THought it might be useful. Thanks for all the content.

Fathiss
Fathiss

I seem to recall that as well. I remember being targeted at 30% last time and holding off a few days with intent to transfer. Then it was gone. Didnt get in on it. Didn’t last long as I recall.

sam
sam

very complicated the whole cathay pacific award structure and confusing hard to use

james
james

which is better avianca or asiamiles

Mike
Mike

No offer here. I would kill for this offer!

Fathiss
Fathiss

Who would you kill?

neverland
neverland

Hopefully my MIL

Maria
Maria

“Normally you can transfer 1,000 MR points and receive 1,000 LifeMiles, during this promotion you’ll receive up to 1,300(1:1.3).”

It should read: “…receive 1,000 Asia Miles. During this promotion, you’ll receive up to 1,400 (1:1.3).”

P
P

Do you have to have an asia miles account linked first before you can find out if you’re targeted?

Nicholas

I am a little frustrated – the transfer bonus was there this morning and then I went to take advantage of it and it is now gone. Very unfortunate.

Anon
Anon

Amex rep said Cathay Pacific sold out of all available miles within 24 hours. The promotion was supposed to last a month, and since it’s been sold out it has been permanently removed from the website.

croctravel

I got nada 🙁

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