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Extending your membership status and benefits

As Hong Kong and the world open up, we’re looking forward to the return of international travel. With the launch of the elevated Cathay membership programme in August, we would like to thank you, our members, for your longstanding support and help you embark on more adventures while enjoying all the Cathay status benefits by automatically extending all Silver, Gold and Diamond memberships, as well as any unused mid-status benefits earned this year, until 31 December 2023.

At the same time, Marco Polo Club Green members can enjoy their current benefits until the end of their current membership year. Thereafter, Marco Polo Green members will become Cathay Green members with benefits that never expire. Click here to learn more about Cathay member benefits.

A message from our Director Customer - Lifestyle

Our Director Customer - Lifestyle, Paul Smitton, has a personal message of thanks for your longstanding support and patience.

Automatic extension of membership status

All Silver, Gold and Diamond memberships expiring between December 2022 and November 2023 will automatically extend to 31 December 2023 regardless of whether the status requirements have been met. The extended membership status will be reflected in your account at the end of 2022.

Status Points arrangement

The Status Points balance of Silver, Gold and Diamond members with membership status expiring on or before 31 December 2022 will be reset to zero after the automatic status extension.

The Status Points balance of Silver, Gold and Diamond members with a current membership end date on or after 1 January 2023 will be carried forward to the end of 2023.

Automatic extension of mid-status benefits

Any unused mid-status benefits of Silver, Gold and Diamond members that expire between December 2022 and November 2023 will be extended to 31 December 2023. This should take about 10 working days from the expiry date.

Special rewards for members who have fulfilled the conditions to extend the membership status on or before 31 October 2022

To show appreciation for our members’ loyalty and support, we are rewarding Status Points to members who have fulfilled one of the conditions between 1 January 2022 and 31 October 2022, and are entitled to the conditional status renewal to extend their membership status. The Status Points will be automatically credited to the members’ account  in January 2023, bringing you closer to your next mid-status benefit and status upgrade.

Silver members: Receive 100 bonus Status Points 
Gold members: Receive 200 bonus Status Points 
Diamond members: Receive 400 bonus Status Points

Silver, Gold and Diamond members can enjoy the special rewards for the conditional status renewal by meeting one of the following requirements:

Requirements1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Achieved by
Fly 2 sectors6, 7, 8  on
  • Flights marketed and operated by Cathay Pacific on eligible fare classes9; or
  • Eligible fare classes with our oneworld alliance airlines10; or
  • Asia Miles redemption flights based on departure date11
Ticket issued on or before 31 October 2022
and depart on or before 31 December 2022
Earn miles on a Cathay Pacific or an Asia Miles co-branded credit card12, 13, 14
31 October 2022
Earn miles from finance partnersOpen a new window or banking products13, 14, 16 
  • Earn 50,000 miles from Hong Kong finance partners by converting credit card points to miles or via banking products or
  • Earn 30,000 miles from non-Hong Kong finance partners by converting credit card points to miles
Shop with Cathay Pacific17, 18

Frequently asked questions

As Hong Kong and the world open up, we’re looking forward to the return of international travel. With the launch of the elevated Cathay membership programme in August, we would like to thank you for your longstanding support and help you embark on more adventures while enjoying all the Cathay status benefits by automatically extending all Silver, Gold and Diamond memberships, as well as any unused mid-status benefits earned this year, until 31 December 2023.

Silver, Gold and Diamond members with membership status expiring between December 2022 and November 2023 are eligible for this extension. 

Your membership status will automatically extend to 31 December 2023 by the end of 2022. 

We value simplicity and want to make it as easy as possible to understand and remember the membership status extension period.

No, we will automatically renew your status by the end of 2022. There is no need to reach out to our Customer Care team.​

The Status Points of Silver, Gold and Diamond members with membership status expiring on or before 31 December 2022 will be reset to zero when we extend your membership status.

The Status Points of Silver, Gold and Diamond members with membership status expiring in 2023 will be carried forward when we extend your membership status.

No, your Asia Miles balance will not be affected.​

If you have not started your Membership Holiday, you can cancel it and your entitlement will be reinstated. If you have started your Membership Holiday, no change or cancellation can be made with the exception of reinstating your entitlement. When you come back from your Membership Holiday in 2023, your membership will also be extended to 31 December 2023.

For members who are entitled to the conditional renewal and fulfilled one of the conditions to extend their membership status between 1 January 2022 and 31 October 2022, we will arrange a special reward to express our gratitude for your support with bonus Status Points.

Silver members: Receive 100 bonus Status Points
Gold members: Receive 200 bonus Status Points
Diamond members: Receive400 bonus Status Points

For members who are entitled to the conditional renewal and fulfilled one of the conditions to extend their membership status between 1 January 2022 and 31 October 2022, we will arrange a special reward to express our gratitude for your support with bonus Status Points.

Silver members: 100 bonus Status Points 
Gold members: 200 bonus Status Points 
Diamond members: 400 bonus Status Points

Members who have purchased the eligible flight tickets on or before 31 October 2022 with departure date between 1 January 2022 and 31 December 2022 will be entitled for the special rewards.

We will inform members who have met any of the 2022 status renewal requirements and are entitled to the special reward by the end of November.

No. The four conditions are mutually exclusive, so you can enjoy the special reward only once by fulfilling any of the conditions. A combination of partially fulfilled conditions will not be considered. Members meeting multiple conditions will not be entitled to additional special rewards.

  1st sector 2nd sector
Direct flight
(E.g. Hong Kong to Tokyo round trip)
Hong Kong - Tokyo Tokyo - Hong Kong
Connecting flights
(E.g. Hong Kong to Montreal)
Hong Kong - Toronto Toronto - Montreal
Mix of ticket types
(E.g. Purchased Cathay Pacific-operated flight & Asia Miles redemption flight on other carriers)
Paid Ticket
Hong Kong - Bangkok on Cathay Pacific Airways
Redemption Ticket
Bangkok - Hong Kong on Bangkok Airways

No, certain fares and flights are not eligible in fulfilling the condition. These include staff travel, prizes, other free tickets, and some codeshare flights.

The second sector must depart by 31 December 2022 in order to be entitled for special rewards.

We understand that your travel plans might be impacted by factors out of your control. Unfortunately, you will not be eligible for the special reward on Status Points. You are still eligible for the automatic extension of membership status until 31 December 2023. 

Miles earned from Cathay Pacific or Asia Miles co-branded credit cards, with the exception of the Standard Chartered Cathay Mastercard® , can be combined to reach the 15,000 miles requirement.

Standard Chartered Cathay Mastercard® holders may combine the miles from other Cathay Pacific or Asia Miles co-branded credit cards to reach the 25,000 miles requirement.

Promotion and bonus miles earned from co-branded credit cards are eligible.

Yes, you can combine miles earned from banking products and miles converted from different credit card partners to achieve the miles requirement.

Promotion and bonus miles earned from conversion cards or banking products are eligible.

Yes, you can accumulate and achieve the HKD $5,000 or USD640 requirement on Cathay Pacific shop through several transactions across different dates.

  1. The four conditions are mutually exclusive; you can enjoy the special rewards by fulfilling one of the conditions. A combination of partially fulfilled conditions will not be considered.
  2. Members who meet any of the conditions will be entitled for the special rewards.
  3. Members meeting multiple conditions will be entitled for the special rewards once only.
  4. Silver, Gold and Diamond members will enjoy automatic extension of membership status for 2023. The new membership year will be from 1 January 2023 to 31 December 2023. The updated membership period will be reflected in members’ accounts by January 2023.
  5. Cathay Pacific Airways Limited reserves the final right of decision towards the Cathay membership status extension.  
  6. The flight tickets must be associated with your membership number that’s provided during the booking or check-in process.
  7. The flight must be purchased between 1 January 2022 and 31 October 2022 and depart between 1 January 2022 and 31 December 2022.
  8. Ticketing Terms & Conditions apply.
  9. Certain fares and flights are not eligible for fulfilling the condition. These include industry / agency discounts, staff / award travel, prize, donation, group and other special discounted tickets, chartered flights and certain codeshare flights.
  10. For more information on the eligible fare classes with our oneworld alliance airlines, please find out here.
  11. The flight tickets redeemed must be redeemed and flown by the member.
  12. The Asia Miles or Cathay Pacific co-branded credit card must be linked to your membership number to earn miles.
  13. Promotion miles earned from co-branded credit cards, finance partners credit cards or banking products are eligible.
  14. Miles earned from co-branded credit cards, finance partners credit cards or banking products are based on the miles credited to the membership account from 1 January 2022 to 31 October 2022.
  15. Miles can be earned through a combination of co-branded credit cards (except the Standard Chartered Cathay Mastercard®).
  16. Miles earned from converting credit card points to miles or via banking products can be accumulated from a combination of different finance partners.
  17. The cash portion spending requirement on Cathay Pacific shop can be accumulated from 1 January 2022 to 31 October 2022.
  18. Selected products on Cathay Pacific shop require minimum miles. The miles portion on Cathay Pacific shop do not count towards the minimum spending.