Cathay Pacific Airways

Cathay Pacific

Earn and redeem miles with Cathay Pacific


Earn and redeem AAdvantage® miles for travel on Cathay Pacific within Asia and between Asia and:

  • Africa
  • Canada
  • Europe
  • Indian Subcontinent
  • Middle East
  • South Pacific
  • U.S.

Earn miles

To earn AAdvantage® miles when you fly on Cathay Pacific marketed and operated flights as well as Cathay Pacific codeshare flights operated by oneworld® carriers and affiliates:

  • Buy an eligible published fare ticket in an eligible booking code
  • Fly an eligible route

On most flights marketed by partner airlines, you earn award miles based on a percentage of the flight distance and the fare class of your ticket. Specific flights, routes or cities that are excluded from earning miles or award travel are listed as exceptions if applicable.

Details for earning miles

For travel on or after August 1, 2016^ This content can be expanded
Cabin Purchased fares booked in Base miles Cabin bonus EQMs per mile flown EQDs per mile flown EQSs
First A, F 100% 50% 1.50 30% 1.00
Business C, D, I, J 100% 25% 1.50 25% 1.00
Premium Economy W* 100% 10% 1.50 22% 1.00
Premium Economy R, E 100% Not available 1.50 20% 1.00
Economy Y 100% Not available 1.00 20% 1.00
Economy B, H 75% Not available 0.50 15% 1.00
Economy K, M, L, V, Q, S, G, N 0% Not available Not available Not available Not available Not available

*Travel on Premium Economy fare W on a flight operated by Cathay Pacific will earn an additional 10% class of service bonus with the exception of W fares between Hong Kong (HKG) and Bangkok (BKK), which will not earn a class of service bonus.

^Includes travel on Cathay Dragon through October 21, 2020.

If a purchased fare booking code is not listed in the tables, no Elite Qualifying Credits or award miles are earned. EQMs and EQDs are calculated based on a percentage of the distance flown as determined by the booking code. Elite bonuses do not apply to EQMs or EQDs.

Travel ticketed as an American Airlines marketed flight (booked as an AA flight number) and operated by Cathay Pacific will earn AAdvantage® award miles, Elite Qualifying Miles (EQMs), Elite Qualifying Segments (EQSs) and Elite Qualifying Dollars (EQDs) according to the American mileage accrual chart.

American Airlines

Travel embargo dates

There are currently no travel embargo dates on Cathay Pacific.

Redeem miles

Use AAdvantage® miles to book award travel on Cathay Pacific with oneworld® and partner airline awards which allow you to travel to and from your desired destination using any combination of our airline participants.

AAdvantage® elite status member benefits

Travel on Cathay Pacific and its eligible affiliate airline counts toward qualifying for AAdvantage® elite status membership. AAdvantage® elite status members receive additional benefits when traveling on Cathay Pacific.

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 the mileage request form.

Request missing flight miles

Contact information

AAdvantage® Reservations

Cathay Pacific Airways
800-233-ASIA (2742)

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