In one of the previous articles, I talked about how to earn 70,000 Asia Miles in one year in Canada. Since I made an article for Asia Miles sweet spots for Canadians living in Eastern Canada, I thought it’s only fair I make one for Western Canadians as well. In this article, you will learn about four sweet spots for Canadians living on the west coast. Before you jump in and read the rest, I’d like you to use this article as an example of how to find Asia Miles sweet spots.
One thing you’ll notice is that one of the best ways to maximize the value of your Asia miles is to book a flight really far away. And, you also want to keep in mind that Asia Miles is the frequent flyer program for Cathay Pacific. So naturally, you will be connecting in Hong Kong for many of your redemptions. The last thing to remember is that because Asia Miles is part of Cathay Pacific, you will see more Cathay Pacific rewards availability in this program compared to other programs (such as Alaska Airlines). Taking advantage of this fact will make your life easier as you look for rewards availability using your Asia miles.
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Vancouver to Hong Kong to Bangkok (YVR-HKG-BKK)
The Cathay Pacific flight going from Vancouver to Hong Kong to Bangkok is a good example of how to use your Asia Miles. This flight falls under the “Long Type 2” redemption which will set you back 70,000 Asia Miles in business class and 30,000 in Economy. I mentioned this is a good example because you can use a similar itinerary to fly yourself to other Asian destinations besides Thailand.
Vancouver to Tokyo (YVR-NRT)
The flight between Vancouver to Tokyo is a partner redemption with Japan Airlines. As a result, this Asia Miles partner redemption will cost you 61,000 Asia Miles in Business and 27,000 in Economy.
Vancouver to Hong Kong to Johannesburg (YVR-HKG-JNB)
This classic redemption used to be way better when they allowed you to have a stop-over in Hong Kong. Regardless, you are still allowed an under 24-hour layover when making an Asia miles redemption. So if you want, you can still leave the airport to stay in a hotel.
This Cathay Pacific redemption is under the “Ultra-Long” category which will set you back 85,000 Asia Miles in Business Class and 42,000 in Economy.
Vancouver to Dallas to Bogota (YVR-DFW-BOG)
This redemption is interesting as it takes you to South America. Also, this redemption also applies to those living on the East Coast of Canada. This Asia Miles redemption on American Airlines will set you back 61,000 Asia Miles in Business Class or 27,000 in Economy.
As you can see, the Asia Miles program is actually very good for Cathay Pacific redemptions. Partner redemptions aren’t bad either if you know what you’re doing.