(16 Mar 2021)
Cathay Pacific has launched a new payment option that
gives customers the flexibility to pay using a mix of Asia Miles
and cash when booking seats on the airline’s website.
Starting 30 March, customers will not only be able
to purchase tickets using Miles, but also earn further miles and
club points on their tickets.
With Miles Plus Cash, customers can book any
available seat option on any flight – including on partner
airlines – with the benefit of instant confirmation.
After selecting a flight and seat Cathay’s
website, there is an easy-to-use slider bar that allows customers
to decide exactly how many Miles they wish to spend – ranging from
a minimum of 5,000 miles to the entire ticket purchase.
Cathay Pacific Director Customer, Simon Large, said,
“We understand that international travel is currently subdued, but
I fully anticipate that once conditions improve there will be huge
demand to travel again. We believe that this new ability, to use Miles to
pay for seats and have instant confirmation, will be extremely
valuable and popular.
“We are always looking for ways to make both
earning and burning Miles simpler and enabling customers to have
more flexibility. Miles Plus Cash is an excellent example of this.
It is a very useful function that we believe makes travel planning
and purchasing a whole lot easier and opens up a great way of
using those Miles. And then earning more for future purchases!”
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