• Cathay Pacific Marco Polo Club vs Asia Miles: what's the difference?

    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

  • The unofficial guide to Cathay Pacific Marco Polo Gold status

    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

  • Cathay Pacific opens up paid access to more business class lounges

    Cathay Pacific is expanding its roster of business class lounges into which passengers can pay their way – including its flagship The Pier in Hong Kong – for HK$600 (A$106) per person, or 9,000 Asia Miles. From Monday 4 March until the end of June 2019, Marco Polo Club members t...

    POSTED 27 Feb, 2019 11 Comments

  • These five silver frequent flyer cards give you airport lounge access

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. You’d normally associate flagship airline lounges with flying business class or having a shiny Gold frequent flyer card, but did you know that quite a few airlines also g...

    POSTED 14 Feb, 2019 10 Comments

  • Cathay Pacific business class upgrade guide

    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

  • Your guide to Cathay Pacific's Marco Polo Club loyalty program

    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

  • Cathay Pacific boosts Marco Polo Club 'club point' earn rates

    Members of Cathay Pacific’s Marco Polo Club scheme will soon earn more ‘club points’ – the airline’s equivalent of status credits – on a variety of Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon fares and flights, with the program’s Green tier also becoming easier to r...

    POSTED 3 Nov, 2017 1 Comment

  • Cathay Pacific debuts 'status holiday' for frequent flyers

    Cathay Pacific now allows frequent flyers to put their hard-earned status on hold if they find they're about to become infrequent flyers. Diamond, Gold and Silver members of the airline's Marco Polo Club loyalty scheme can apply for what the airline describes as a 'membership holiday' lasting up...

    POSTED 15 Apr, 2016 5 Comments

  • What Cathay Pacific's Marco Polo Club changes mean for Qantas flyers

    With Cathay Pacific moving to reengineer its Marco Polo Club loyalty program from April 2016, it’s not only Cathay Pacific travel that’s affected: MPC members flying with Qantas but building status with Cathay will also find changes to the way they reach each membership tier. For the...

    POSTED 8 Oct, 2015 7 Comments

  • Cathay Pacific exec: why it's time to revamp Marco Polo Club

    Cathay Pacific’s sweeping changes to its Marco Polo Club loyalty program are a rather mixed bag, with benefits for travellers both in the cheapest economy seats and those frequently flying at the pointy end in business class, or even first class, with free upgrades for the airline’s t...

    POSTED 6 Oct, 2015 1 Comment

  • Cathay Pacific overhauls Marco Polo Club frequent flyer scheme

    Oneworld alliance member and Qantas partner Cathay Pacific will make sweeping changes to its Marco Polo Club frequent flyer scheme from April 15 2016, impacing how elite status is earned as well as the perks it provides. It's a mixed bag, with an all-new points-based qualification system, a loss...

    POSTED 30 Sep, 2015 17 Comments

  • Introducing Cathay Pacific’s Asia Miles frequent flyer scheme

    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

  • Five other frequent flyer programs you should know about

    Australian travellers are familiar with both Qantas Frequent Flyer and Virgin Australia's Velocity Frequent Flyer, but there’s more to the world of airline loyalty programs than just this home-grown duo. In fact, with Qantas overhauling its frequent flyer program from July 1, many travelle...

    POSTED 26 Jun, 2014 3 Comments


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