Cathay Pacific

Earn Miles

Earn miles when flying on Cathay Pacific marketed and operated flights for travel on an eligible published fare ticket. Miles are also earned on Cathay Pacific codeshare flights operated by oneworld carriers and oneworld affiliates.

Travel on Cathay Pacific Airways and affiliate airlines counts toward qualifying for AAdvantage elite status membership.

What is an eligible published fare ticket?

Eligible published fare tickets must be:

  1. Booked in a eligible booking code — find the fare booking code by looking for a single letter which immediately follows the flight number on your ticket. Next, compare this booking code against the airline's "Earn Miles" chart below to determine whether or not it is eligible to earn base miles and, at what percentage base miles will be accrued.
  2. On an eligible routing — check the airline's "Earn Miles" chart below to determine if any origin and destinations are excluded from earning base miles.
Class of Service Purchased Fares Booked in:* Base Miles (elite status qualifying) Class of Service Bonus Miles Elite Qualifying Points per Mile Earned
First Class A, F 100% 50% 1.50
Business Class C, D, I, J 100% 25% 1.50
Premium Economy Class** W, R, Eˆ 100% 10% 1.50
Full Fare Economy Class Y, B 100%   1.50
Economy Class H 100%   1.00
No Mileage Credit* K, M, L, V, Q, S, G, N 0%   n/a

**Effective April 1, 2012

ˆ Effective June 1, 2012

Note – Travel ticketed as an AA marketed flight (booked as an AA flight number) and operated by Cathay Pacific will earn AAdvantage base miles and elite qualifying miles, points and segments according to the AA mileage accrual chart.

Redeem AAdvantage Miles

Use AAdvantage miles to book award travel on Cathay Pacific and Dragonair flights with one of the following award options:

  • oneworld & Other Airline Awards - Awards that allow you to travel to and from your desired destination using any combination of our airline participants.

All awards are valid for one-way travel — unless otherwise specified — and may be combined to create round-trip or multi-city travel. These awards are MileSAAver awards and as such are subject to special seating limitations and to certain travel embargo dates.

There are no Travel Embargo Dates on Cathay Pacific.

To book award travel on one of our AAdvantage participating carriers or oneworld airlines, contact Reservations at 1-800-882-8880 (or your local American Airlines office). An award service charge applies to AAdvantage award reservations ticketed by our reservations office, Travel Centers or airport agents. View complete details on making award reservations

View oneworld & Other Airline Awards

AAdvantage Elite Status Member Benefits

The following benefits apply to AAdvantage Executive Platinum, AAdvantage Platinum and AAdvantage Gold members when flying on Cathay Pacific or their affiliate airlines:

  • Additional elite status bonus miles for AAdvantage Executive Platinum and AAdvantage Platinum members and AAdvantage Gold members
  • Additional oneworld airline recognition and benefits

Contact Information

Cathay Pacific – 1-800-233-ASIA (1-800-233-2742) or online at www.cathaypacific.com.

Missing Mileage Credit

Please allow up to 30 days for AAdvantage mileage to automatically post to your account.

To request missing mileage credit for flights flown on Cathay Pacific, complete an online mileage request form. When completing this form, choose Cathay Pacific from the "Select Airline Flown" drop-down menu.

View AAdvantage Program Terms and Conditions

Cathay Pacific Airways

Cathay Pacific Airways is an international airline based in Hong Kong offering worldwide service eligible for AAdvantage mileage accrual and redemption within Asia and between Asia and the U.S, Canada, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and the South Pacific. Cathay Pacific Airways is a member of the oneworld alliance.

oneworld Affiliate Airlines

Dragonair

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What is an eligible published fare ticket?

Eligible published fare tickets must be:

  1. Booked in a eligible booking code — find the fare booking code by looking for a single letter which immediately follows the flight number on your ticket. Next, compare this booking code against the airline's "Earn Miles" chart below to determine whether or not it is eligible to earn base miles and, at what percentage base miles will be accrued.
  2. On an eligible routing — check the airline's "Earn Miles" chart below to determine if any origin and destinations are excluded from earning base miles.