Free roaming data for Cathay Pacific business class flyers

Free roaming data for Cathay Pacific business class flyers

Cathay Pacific is giving its business and first class flyers access to free data roaming when travelling abroad.

The limited-time promotion nets pointy-end passengers with a coupon code for use with XCom Global, which unlocks five days of free and unlimited internet access.

Valid for bookings created through July 20 2014, jetsetters are eligible for this freebie if the first flight on their itinerary departs on or before August 31 2014.

Although valid for customers visiting Australia, these coupon codes are only offered when starting the trip in the United States and booking via the Cathay Pacific USA website.

These codes are also restricted to revenue bookings – so if you’ve used US Airways miles to nab a cheap business or first class flight, or you're a Marco Polo Diamond member stuck in econony, you’ll need to arrange your own roaming.

Aussie travellers strike out when heading to Hong Kong or onwards to Europe, although if flying between New York and Vancouver on Cathay’s ‘fifth freedom’ flight, you’re in luck.

Eligible travellers can request coupon codes for seven days after the booking has been made, which can be done through the ‘manage my booking’ section of the Cathay website, or from the booking confirmation email.

The offer is limited to one code per booking – not per passenger – so you’ll have to play nicely and share your Wi-Fi around if travelling with a partner or colleague.

Business and first class passengers can also save their coupon for a future trip, as inactive codes won’t expire until June 30 2015.

Along with Australia and Vancouver, roaming is also free when flying from the US to destinations across Asia and the Middle East, including China, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates, among others.

For full details of the offer, visit the Cathay Pacific website.

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Chris Chamberlin
Chris Chamberlin is a senior journalist with Australian Business Traveller and lives by the motto that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, a great latte, a theatre ticket and a glass of wine!


  • Alvin Tse


    8 Jul, 2014 03:39 pm

    Is Dragonair eligible for the deal? Booked a revenue J seat from HKG to FUK on August 2nd.

    No member give thanks

  • Chris Chamberlin


    8 Jul, 2014 03:54 pm

    Does your journey commence in the United States Alvin? :)

    If so, then there's no mention in the terms that it can't be a Dragonair flight – although there's also no mention that it can be:

    "Offer Valid for First or Business class booking from the United State of America to ... Hong Kong, ... Japan ... made on from July 07 2014 until July 20 2014"

    No member give thanks

  • Alvin Tse


    9 Jul, 2014 03:11 pm

    Crap, not sure how I missed that. :)

    No member give thanks


19 Jul, 2019 10:54 pm


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