HSBC has an interesting discount offer in its latest WOW On Weekend promotion for credit card holders, giving customers an instant discount of S$120 on eligible Cathay Pacific flights costing S$1,000 or more, right at the booking stage.
At the optimum spend level that’s equivalent to almost 12% off, but even for a more expensive fare of S$2,000 it represents a very nice 6% discount.
Unfortunately this promotion is capped, like many WOW on Weekend deals, and is only valid for the first 50 bookings to use the discount code. That might make it worth you being online at midnight on Friday (i.e. late Thursday night) to lock in your booking as soon as the deal goes live.
How it works
To benefit from the deal you’ll have to make an eligible Cathay Pacific booking between 19th May 2023 (midnight) and 1st June 2023, though we expect the limit of 50 redemptions will be exhausted sooner than that – so the earlier the better.
- Eligible flights: One-way or round-trip flights originating from Singapore, with flights marketed and operated by Cathay Pacific.
- Travel Period: 19th May 2023 to 30th November 2023.
- Booking: Via the Cathay Pacific website here. Payment must be made using a Singapore-issued HSBC credit card.
Enter the discount code CXHSBC120, as shown below, when searching your itinerary.
The discount of S$120 on the total ticket cost will be reflected at the payment stage, provided your itinerary exceeds S$1,000 before any taxes, applicable fees/charges and carrier surcharges are added (so in reality, your total trip cost has to be a bit more than S$1,000 for this to work).
Don’t make the mistake of thinking this is only good for travel to Hong Kong. While your ticket must originate in Singapore, your destination can be across the entire Cathay Pacific network, including the likes of Japan, Europe and the USA (you’ll have to transit in Hong Kong, of course).
You can use the discount code more than once, provided it has not been exhausted, so for a trip of S$2,000+ before taxes for two passengers, it may be best to make two separate bookings using your HSBC card and apply the discount code for each one, saving you S$240 in total.
The discount code is only eligible for use when booking the following cabin classes and fare codes:
- Economy Class (O,Q,N,S,V,L,M,K,H,B,Y)
- Premium Economy Class (E,R,W)
- Business Class (I,P,D,C,J)
As far as we can see, this includes all Cathay Pacific fare types (Light, Essential and Flex) in all three cabin classes. Note that First Class (F, A) is not included in the offer.
HSBC credit card holders in Singapore get a nice S$120 discount on a one-way or round-trip full fare Cathay Pacific itinerary departing from Changi Airport, provided the total cost before taxes comes to S$1,000 or more.
That’s potentially good for close to 12% off and could be well worth locking in if you have travel plans coming up with the airline between now and the end of November 2023.
Do note that the discount is only applicable for the first 50 bookings using the promotional code CXHSBC120, and it goes live at 00:00h on Friday (i.e. Thursday night), so you might want to be online right there and then to almost guarantee being able to take advantage.
The code is good for use until 1st June 2023, but we expect it will probably be exhausted before that (no harm in trying though!).
(Cover Photo: Cathay Pacific)