This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. Holding a Gold or Diamond Marco Polo Club (MPC) card affords you many perks when travelling with Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon, such as priority check-in and lounge access. ...
POSTED 16 Jul, 2019 0 Comments
This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. If you’ve recently started flying with Cathay Pacific, chances are you’ve come across its two affiliated programs – Asia Miles and the Marco Polo Club. Not sure how th...
POSTED 30 May, 2019 4 Comments
On-par with Qantas Frequent Flyer Gold, Cathay Pacific Marco Polo Club Gold is an appealing card to slip into your travel wallet, given it's your ticket to complimentary worldwide lounge access with Cathay Pacific, Qantas and other Oneworld airlines, and your pass to the fast-track lanes at airpo...
POSTED 7 May, 2019 7 Comments
This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. If you’re trekking to London with Cathay Pacific in business class, why not use your Asia Miles for a first class upgrade? While Cathay Pacific’s Australian flight...
POSTED 3 Jan, 2019 10 Comments
This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel, and was last updated January 2019. If you’re travelling with Cathay Pacific to Hong Kong and beyond in premium economy, a great use for your Asia Miles is a business clas...
POSTED 4 Dec, 2018 11 Comments
The Asia Miles frequent flyer program allows you to earn and burn miles on flights and upgrades – but when it comes to building frequent flyer status with Cathay Pacific, that’s where the Marco Polo Club program comes into play. Boasting great perks like priority check-in and boardin...
POSTED 20 Aug, 2018 0 Comments
Using your Qantas Frequent Flyer points to book flights is naturally one of the best ways that you can spend them – and for some high flyers, that means using points to travel with Qantas' Oneworld alliance partner Cathay Pacific. Offering flights between Australia and Hong Kong and onward...
POSTED 3 Apr, 2018 12 Comments
Earning Asia Miles when flying with Cathay Pacific and its partner airlines like Qantas is usually straightforward: attach your Asia Miles number to your booking before you travel and those miles tend to appear without much hassle. But occasionally, the miles you’re owed never turn up, or ...
POSTED 15 Nov, 2017 3 Comments
Flying with Malaysia Airlines, Malindo Air or Cathay Dragon from Kuala Lumpur International Airport? Then take advantage of the city’s in-town check-in desks, where you can ditch your suitcase and obtain your boarding pass before reaching the airport. It’s a great move if you’r...
POSTED 26 Sep, 2017 8 Comments
If you’re stuck in economy to Hong Kong and beyond with Cathay Pacific, you’ll have a much more comfortable journey by using your Asia Miles for an upgrade to premium economy. Sensibly and like most other frequent flyer schemes, you’ll need more points to upgrade on longer flig...
POSTED 16 Jan, 2017 0 Comments
Airlines will soon begin selling their 'early bird' fares for 2017, with significant savings across the board – especially in business class and even first class. We're talking thousands of dollars off regular year-round pricing, especially for travel during the quieter periods. You can e...
POSTED 2 Aug, 2016 6 Comments
Put your hard-earned frequent flyer points to work on your next international trip and swap your usual business class seat for a first class suite. Australian Business Traveller's series of expert 'upgrade guides' explain just how easy it can be and how many points you'll need when flying with Q...
POSTED 30 Jul, 2016 1 Comment
Hong Kong International Airport boasts a wealth of Oneworld lounges, thanks mostly to being the home port of Cathay Pacific in addition to the Qantas Hong Kong Lounge. Many travellers in transit at Hong Kong airport like to sample several of these lounges, especially the newest ones, between the...
POSTED 15 Jul, 2016 12 Comments
As the newest member of Cathay Pacific's fleet, its Airbus A350 aircraft offer travellers new standards of comfort as they kick back in one of 38 business class seats. With no first class service on these jets, business class starts at the very front, with each pod transforming into a fully-flat...
POSTED 13 Jul, 2016 8 Comments
This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel, and was last updated January 2019. Your boss or your budget may see you consigned to the cheap seats in economy but there's no reason you have to stay there. Our expert upgrade guides r...
POSTED 20 Jul, 2015 3 Comments
Aussie travellers, meet Asia Miles – the loyalty program for earning points on flights with Cathay Pacific and its Oneworld partners such as Qantas and British Airways. Regardless of how frequently you fly, perks like lounge access are kept at bay unless you’re also a paid-up member ...
POSTED 22 Jul, 2014 3 Comments
With many jaded Qantas Frequent Flyer members now looking for greener pastures, one option worth considering is Cathay Pacific’s Marco Polo Club. Perks such as lounge access and priority check-in are available when travelling with Qantas, thanks to Cathay’s membership in the Oneworld...
POSTED 2 Jul, 2014 5 Comments
Already have an AusBT account? Log in below.
Signing up with Australian Business Traveller only takes a second and lets you interact with our community. It's completely free and we'll never pass your information on to third parties.
If you’ve forgotten your password, simply enter your email address below, then click 'Submit'. We’ll send you an email to re-activate your account and enter a new password.
Resend activation email
If you have not received the activation email, simply enter your email address below, then click 'Submit'. We’ll send you an email containing the activation link.