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Cathay Pacific exclusive benefits for students

Cathay Pacific offers exclusive benefits for students to complement your journey abroad with added comfort and flexibility.
The all-new exclusive benefits for students 2020 is on board. With our all-in one way ticket starting from RMB2,146*, students can travel on our most popular of routes to Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand, our array of benefits from special baggage allowance to flexible ticketing conditions will definitely suit your needs. You can find more details in "How to purchase the ticket" below.

Details of exclusive benefits 

Special baggage allowance

Special baggage allowance

  1. Australia, New Zealand and Europe:2 pieces; total 40KG.
  2. America and Canada: 2-3 pieces depending on different fares; 23KG, 25KG or 32KG per piece for Economy, Premium Economy and Business Class respectively.
  3. Southeast Asia, the Middle East, India and South Africa: 2 pieces; total 40KG.
  • Special baggage allowance is only applicable to flights marketed and operated by Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon, not applicable to codeshare flights operated by other airlines.

Please send via email the following documents to our reservation department ( at least one week prior to departure date.

  • Scanned copy of valid student visa, ISIC(International Student Identity Card) or other student    identity
  • Contact number, e-itinerary
  • Scanned copy of student's valid passport photo information page
  • Email subject: STU EB

Upon verification, successful applicants will receive a conformation email. Incomplete application will not be processed.

For passengers who purchase tickets through a travel agency, please contact the travel agency to apply for the exclusive benefits.

Ticket refund due to visa rejection

Ticket refund due to visa rejection

  1. Students who aren’t able to travel as planned to Europe, Australia, New Zealand, the United States ,Canada, Middle East and Africa due to visa rejection may apply for a ticket refund. You may cancel your reservation 24 hours before your scheduled flight departure with an up to RMB500 refund fee.
  2. Ticket refund request received within 24 hours of scheduled flight departure or after flight departure will be carried out in accordance with the original terms and conditions of ticket purchased.
  • This benefit is not applicable to routes in Southeast Asia.

Please call our service hotline 400-888-6628 and provide your ticket number. Customer service can help you to check the relevant information. When applying for a refund due to visa rejection, please provide proof of visa rejection, passport copy and ticket information.

Ticket rebooking fee waived

Ticket rebooking fee waived

  1. No service fee will charged for rebooking during ticket validity period. If your ticket is subject to a rebooking fee, it can be waived by providing your valid student VISA. Any fare difference incurred as a result of rebooking shall be borne by passengers.
  2. Ticket refund fee: USD250.
  3. Ticket no show fee: USD150.
  • This benefit is applied to all routes.
  • The expenses incurred shall be subject to the date of demand and local currency.
  • Please take this as the standard for student ticket refund. If you have any questions, please call our service hotline: 400-888-6628.

Please prepare ticket number and scan copy of student document, then call our service hotline 400-888-6628 to confirm your rebooking.


Booking of more than 9 passengers is currently not available online. Please contact your local reservations office.

Booking of more than 4 passengers is currently not available online. Please contact your local reservations office.


How to purchase the ticket

  1. Please choose "One-way" or "Return" on the search panel above to purchase student tickets. 
  2. Redemption tickets and O/Q class tickets are not eligible for student exclusive benefits. When purchasing your tickets, you may view your “Cabin Class” by clicking “Total” on the top right corner of the “Passengers and Services” page.
  3. This promotion is only available for taking Cathay Pacific or Cathay Dragon flights departing from 24 cities in Chinese mainland. (Beijing, Shanghai, Qingdao, Zhengzhou, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Xiamen, Ningbo, Wenzhou, Wuhan, Chengdu, Chongqing, Changsha, Kunming, Fuzhou, Xian, Guilin, Haikou, Sanya, Nanning, Jinan, Tianjin, Dalian,Guangzhou) 

*Fare quoted includes taxes and other surcharges, and apply to certain commencing port(s) only. Air ticket Fare, taxes and surcharges may vary according to travel date(s) selected and are subject to change without prior notice. Terms and Conditions apply, please check out our website for more details.

Popular destinations for students

Country City
United Kingdom London-Heathrow Airport, London-Gatwick Airport, Manchester
Italy Milan, Rome
France Paris
Netherland Amsterdam
Ireland Dublin
Germany Frankfurt
Spain Barcelona, Madrid
Swiss Zurich
Belgium Brussels
America Boston, Chicago, New York-Kennedy International Airport, New York-Newark Freedom International Airport, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington DC
Canada Toronto, Vancouver
Australia Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide
New Zealand Auckland