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Students, we've got you covered.

Take advantage of exclusive fares, extra baggage allowance and free changes# to your booking with our student-only discount code GBSTUDENT.

Whether you’re flying to study abroad, returning home to visit loved ones, or planning an exciting getaway in between terms, travel lies at the heart of life as a student.

That’s why we’ve overhauled our student fares, so you can take advantage of exclusive prices, flexible booking options and extra baggage allowances# when travelling from London Heathrow or Manchester to Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, China or Thailand.*

It’s easy to book. All you have to do is enter code GBSTUDENT when searching for your flight to reveal our student fares and benefits.^

#Only available for selected fare categories

* Passengers who purchase a student fare ticket must present a valid sutudent ID number, student visa, letter of acceptance from a recognised educational institute or International Student Identity Card (ISIC) for verification when checking in at the airport. Passengers who are unable to present the required documents will be required to pay the fare difference for their flight.

^ Subject to availability

Student fare options

Our redesigned Light, Essential and Flex Economy faresOpen a new window offer you more choices and more value than ever. And when you book a student ticket, we’ll throw in even more flexibility and benefits.*


Taking advantage of your term break? Travel light with our great-value fares.


Heading home? Take advantage of our increased baggage allowance.


Embarking on your study abroad adventure? Take complete control over your booking.






Student fare price Exclusive fare rate^
Cabin baggage 1 piece, 7kg 1 piece, 7kg 1 piece, 7kg
Checked baggage+ 1 piece, 23kg 2 pieces, 23kg each 2 pieces, 23kg each
Student fare checked baggage - - + 1 extra piece (all destinations), 23kg
Student fare flight changes Exclusive rate of USD50 Exclusive rate of USD20 Free
Free seat pre-selection - check check
(also applicable to extra legroom)
Free same-day earlier flight change - - check

To travel in true style, book our Premium Economy and Business student fares. On top of our unrivalled experience, we offer students three pieces of checked baggage and unlimited complimentary date changes on every booking.

Checked baggage allowances are applicable to Cathay Pacific operated flights only. Baggage size and piece restrictionsOpen a new window may apply.

Booking details

Departure Period: 9 Mar 2022 - 31 Dec 2022
Book by: 30 Sep 2022
Discount code: GBSTUDENT
  • United Kingdom: London Heathrow, Manchester
  • Hong Kong
  • Australia: Adelaide, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth
  • New Zealand: Auckland, Christchurch
  • Taiwan: Kaohsiung, Taipei
  • China: Beijing, Chengdu, Chongqing, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Qingdao, Shanghai, Wuhan, Xiamen
  • Thailand: Bangkok, Phuket

See terms and conditions for complete details.

Book a trip

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.

  1. The Offer applies to students aged 18-31 (based on outbound departure date) holding a valid student identification card or acceptance letter issued by an educational institute. A International Student Identity Card (ISIC), proof of a student visa will also be accepted as proof of student status. Proof must be valid at the time of travel.
  2. To take advantage of the offer, customers must add the discount code to the flight search panel at Any request to apply the discount code after payment will not be accepted.
  3. Discount code cannot be used on the Cathay Pacific mobile app or other channels.
  4. Children and infant discount not applicable.
  5. Offer is valid to use until 30 September 2022 for departures before 31 December 2022. Airfares differ according to destination. A full breakdown of individual ticket rules depends on your itinerary selection; these can be found in full once you select your preferred destination, travel dates, cabin and fare category. 
  6. Tickets must originate and be issued in the United Kingdom.
  7. Rebooking: USD50 (Economy Light), USD20 (Economy Essential), Free (Economy Flex, Premium Economy and Business Class). Changes must be made before the ticketed flight/date.
  8. Cancellation Fee: Economy Light: USD230 / Essential: USD180 / Flex: USD100 for wholly unused ticket only. For partially used tickets, refund applied only if residual is available after deducting the applicable fare (same or higher class code) of the flown sector plus handling fee USD230.
  9. No-show fee: USD 200.
  10. Premium Economy Class may not be available on all flight segments. Where passengers choose to switch their booking after ticket issuance to a flight not offering Premium Economy Class, Economy Class seat will be offered without any fare refund.
  11. Fares displayed include taxes and carrier-imposed surcharges. All fares, government taxes and fees, and surcharges are subject to change at any time. For ticket cancellations, where applicable, the Hong Kong Passenger Security Charge, the Hong Kong Air Passenger Departure Tax, and the Hong Kong International Airport Construction Fee will be refunded without any administration fees.
  12. The fares detailed in this offer are subject to limited availability and offered on a first come, first served basis.
  13. For details regarding mileage accrual, please refer to
  14. Other terms and conditions apply.
  15. This offer is subject to change without prior notice.
  16. Cathay Pacific Airways Limited reserves the right of final decision on the offer.