Asia Miles Cathay Pacific Credit Cards Deals

Transfer credit card points to Cathay Pacific Asia Miles with up to 15% bonus

Transfer credit card points to the Cathay Pacific Asia Miles programme for up to 15% bonus, with no cap.

Asia Miles is back with one of its regular bonus offers when you transfer credit card points across to the programme, with 10% or 15% additional miles for each transfer made and no upper cap.

The two-month-long transfer bonus offer is now live and running between 13th September 2022 and 12th November 2022.

Under this offer you’ll get either a 10% or 15% bonus when making transfers to the programme, based on the number of miles you transfer in each conversion:

  • Convert credit card points and earn less than 30,000 miles: 10% bonus
  • Convert credit card points and earn more than 30,000 miles: 15% bonus

Importantly, unlike some previous deals, there is no limit to the number of conversions and number of points that can be converted within the promotion period with this bonus offer.

Registration required

You will have to successfully register for this Asia Miles offer during the promotion period, using the following link.

  Asia Miles 10-15% Bonus Registration

You can register ay any time during the promotion period, but to keep it ‘tidy’ we’d recommend doing so before transferring your credit card points into the scheme.

Registering your account for the bonus will generate an email confirmation from Asia Miles confirming that you have enrolled successfully, so it’s good to show you did this from the outset in case of any issues later on.

After 12th November 2022 it will be too late to register for the bonus, even if you made one or more transfers during the promotion period.

Again, there is no limit to the number of miles conversions you can complete and no limit on the amount of points converted during this promotion.

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Eligible transfer partners

Converting points from all international banks offering transfer of credit card points into Asia Miles will be eligible for the 10% or 15% bonus under this promotion, with the exception of Cathay Pacific and Asia Miles co-brand credit cards and China Merchants Bank credit cards.

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In Singapore that means points held with the following banks are eligible:

Bank Eligible Points
Amex.png Membership Rewards
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is BOCtrans.png BOC Points
CITItrans Citi ThankYou Points / Citi Miles
DBStrans DBS Points
HSBCtrans HSBC Reward Points
MAYBANKtrans Maybank TREATS Points
UOBtrans UOB UNI$

For many of our overseas readers, here are some example eligible banks in other countries.

Malaysia
  • American Express
  • AmBank
  • Citi
  • Maybank
  • Standard Chartered
  • UOB
USA
  • American Express
  • Brex
  • Capital One
  • Citi
Australia
  • American Express
  • ANZ
  • Citi
  • Commonwealth Bank
  • HSBC
  • National Australia Bank
  • Westpac
United Kingdom
  • American Express
  • HSBC

Transfer ratios

Here are the new ‘effective’ transfer ratios from seven eligible Singapore banks into Asia Miles during this promotion, depending on whether you are participating at the 10% or 15% bonus level.

The minimum transfer quantity is shown for each finance partner / credit card.

Note that OCBC and Standard Chartered are the only two banks in Singapore that do not support Asia Miles conversion.

Bank
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is 10-Bonus.png10% Bonus This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is 15-Bonus.png15% Bonus
MR Points 450* Points 250
275
 Miles
450* Points 250
287
 Miles
Points 27,000 Points 6,000
6,600
 Miles
27,000 Points 6,000
6,900
 Miles
Miles 10,000 Miles 10,000
11,000
Miles
10,000 Miles 10,000
11,500
Miles
ThankYou Points 25,000 Points 10,000
11,000
Miles
25,000 Points 10,000
11,500
Miles

Points
5,000 Points 10,000
11,000
Miles
5,000 Points 10,000
11,500
Miles

Reward Points
25,000 Points 10,000
11,000
Miles
25,000 Points 10,000
11,500
Miles

TREATS Points
12,500 Points 5,000
5,500
Miles
12,500 Points 5,000
5,750
Miles

UNI$
5,000 UNI$ 10,000
11,000
Miles
5,000 UNI$ 10,000
11,500
Miles
Bank
10% Bonus 15% Bonus
MR Points 450* Points

250
275 Miles
450* Points

250
287 Miles
Points 27,000 Points

6,000
6,600 Miles
27,000 Points

6,000
6,900 Miles
Miles 10,000 Miles

10,000
11,000 Miles
10,000 Miles

10,000
11,500 Miles
ThankYou Points 25,000 Points

10,000
11,000 Miles
25,000 Points

10,000
11,500 Miles

Points
5,000 Points

10,000
11,000 Miles
5,000 Points

10,000
11,500 Miles

Reward Points
25,000 Points

10,000
11,000 Miles
25,000 Points

10,000
11,500 Miles

TREATS Points
5,000 Points

2,000
2,200 Miles
5,000 Points

2,000
2,300 Miles

UNI$
5,000 UNI$

10,000
11,000 Miles
5,000 UNI$

10,000
11,500 Miles

* Amex Platinum Charge and Centurion members require only 400 Points per transfer block

The bonus won’t credit immediately

Bonus miles under this promotion will be credited to your Asia Miles account within 8 to 10 weeks after the end of the promotion, which means you’ll get the standard transfer rate applicable for your bank / card product initially, topped up with the relevant bonus level as a separate credit by 21st January 2023 at the latest.

During a recent Asia Miles bonus promotion for credit card points transferred in December 2020, the miles were actually credited by mid-March 2021, 6 weeks after the promotion ended, despite the same 8-10 week timeframe being quoted.

Similarly in the previous two bonus promotions we participated in, miles were credited at around the 6-week mark, so while there are no guarantees it does look as though you should see the bonus before the end of December 2022 this time round too.

What if the bonus doesn’t credit?

You’ll have until 28th February 2023 to notify Asia Miles if you do not receive the expected bonus miles. That’s a reasonable window since the bonus should have come through at least five weeks before that.

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From 1st March 2023 onwards it’s unfortunately too late to claim any missing bonus, so be sure to check and plan a chase-up with Asia Miles if required.

Transfer time

Aside from registering your Asia Miles account for the 10% or 15% promotional transfer bonus, it’s important to consider the lead time for your bank to miles transfer.

The processing time of Eligible Miles Conversion might vary among Eligible Finance Partners. AML accepts no liability for failure or delay in the provision of the Promotion Offer to the Eligible Members for any reason beyond AML’s control.

Asia Miles

Many banks will quote 5-10 working days (i.e. up to two weeks) to complete this process, but in reality most are much quicker. While we have more experience with KrisFlyer transfers, we have the following data points for Asia Miles transfers we have made, or our readers have shared:

  • BOC SG: 6 weeks (why bother?)
  • Citi SG: 2 working days
  • Citi USA: Instant
  • DBS SG: 4 working days
  • UOB SG: 3 working days

Our recommendation is to initiate any transfers by Friday 4th November 2022 to allow five clear working days before