Priority Awards redemption for First and Business Class is now available

Priority Awards offers you more seat options when redeeming a flight on popular routes and/or during busy travel periods. To further enhance your travel experience and seat options, effective from 12 October 2016, you now have a choice to redeem First and Business Class Priority Awards on Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon. This option, now available in all cabin classes, will allow you to have a higher chance of confirming your seat redemption compared to the Standard Awards.

Furthermore, the number of Asia Miles required to redeem Premium Economy Class Priority Awards has been reduced and now starts from 18,000 Asia Miles for a one-way trip.

View the new Priority Awards chart when making redemption booking online. 

  Awards zone
  S A B C D E F
Distance in actual miles

0 - 600

601 - 1,200

1,201 - 2,500

2,501 - 5,000

5001 - 7,500

7,501 - 10,000

10,001 or above

Priority Awards Asia Miles required to claim award
Priority Awards Tier 1 *

One-way Economy Class

15,000

25,000

30,000

45,000

80,000

95,000

120,000

Economy Class

25,000

35,000

45,000

75,000

120,000

155,000

190,000

One-way Premium Economy Class

18,000

30,000

36,000

54,000

96,000

114,000

144,000

Premium Economy Class

30,000

42,000

54,000

90,000

144,000

186,000

228,000

One-Way Business Class

26,000

35,000

45,000

68,000

105,000

128,000

165,000

Business Class

39,000

56,000

75,000

120,000

180,000

218,000

263,000

One-way First Class

33,000

42,000

60,000

105,000

158,000

195,000

240,000

First Class

52,000

77,000

105,000

180,000

270,000

330,000

390,000

Priority Awards Tier 2**

One-way Economy Class

20,000

35,000

40,000

65,000

120,000

135,000

170,000

Economy Class

30,000

45,000

60,000

115,000

175,000

215,000

285,000

One-way Premium Economy Class

24,000

42,000

48,000

78,000

144,000

162,000

204,000

Premium Economy Class

36,000

54,000

72,000

138,000

210,000

258,000

342,000

One-Way Business Class

30,000

45,000

60,000

90,000

140,000

170,000

242,000

Business Class

45,000

72,000

100,000

160,000

240,000

290,000

385,000

One-way First Class

38,000

54,000

80,000

140,000

210,000

260,000

352,000

First Class

60,000

99,000

140,000

240,000

360,000

440,000

572,000

*Priority Awards Tier 1 provides more redemption seat availability than Standard Awards
** Priority Awards Tier 2 provides more redemption seat availability than Standard Awards and Priority Awards Tier 1.
# Priority Awards may be used for mixed-carrier itineraries (Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon). All Priority Awards are subject to availability.