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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 TWSTUDENT.

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

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

* Passengers who purchase a student fare ticket must present a valid International Student Identity Card (ISIC), student number, student visa, or a school acceptance letter 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.
@ Only available for selected fare categories.

^ Subject to availability.
Note: The discount code TWSTUDENT can only be applied to a maximum of five passengers per booking.

Student Bonus Miles offer – Bonus 3,000 miles

  • Offer period: 3 October 2023 – 10 February 2024
  • Offer details: Cathay members who are eligible to purchase Student Fare Tickets have the chance to earn 3,000 bonus Miles on each Student Fare Ticket booked at with code TWSTUDENT. Bonus miles offer is limited to the first 210*(original 150) tickets only*.


*Please sign up as a Cathay member before booking online or refer to more details in Terms and Condition of "Student Bonus Miles offer".

*updated on 31 January 2024


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 (to US/Canada only), 23kg + 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
Status Points and miles check check check
Upgrade with miles - check check

To travel in true style, book our Premium Economy student fares. On top of our unrivaled 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 may apply.

Booking details

Departure Period: 3 Oct 2023 - 31 Dec 2024
Book by: 2 Apr 2024
Discount code:


  • Taiwan
  • Europe: Amsterdam, Frankfurt, London, Manchester, Madrid, Barcelona, Milan, Paris, Rome, Tel Aviv, Zurich, Munich, Edinburgh
  • United States: Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Boston, Chicago, Vancouver, Toronto
  • Oceania: Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Auckland, Christchurch, Nadi
  • North-East Asia: Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya
  • South-East Asia: Singapore, Manila, Cebu, Bangkok, Phuket, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Jakarta, Surabaya, Denpasar, Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Phnom Penh, Yangon
  • Chinese Mainland: Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Ningbo, Xiamen, Fuzhou, Wenzhou, Quanzhou, Wuxi, Wuhan, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Haikou, Sanya, Zhengzhou, Tianjin, Qingdao, Dalian, Xi'an, Ulaanbaatar
Cabin class:
  • Premium Economy
  • Economy

See Terms and Conditions for complete details.

  1. The Offer applies to students or recent graduates aged 31 and below (based on outbound departure date) holding a valid student identification card or acceptance letter issued by an educational institute from any country. An International Student Identity Card (ISIC), and 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 enjoy the offer, passengers should book flight ticket(s) through the official website www.cathaypacific.comOpen a new window by entering the discount code “TWSTUDENT” in the discount code field. The discount code "TWSTUDENT" can only be applied to a maximum of five passengers per booking. Any request to apply the discount code after checkout is not accepted.
  3. The discount code cannot be used on Cathay Pacific mobile app or other channels.
  4. Children and infant discounts are not applicable.
  5. The offer is valid all year round; airfares differ according to destination.
  6. Tickets must originate and be issued in Taiwan.
  7. Rebooking: USD 50 (Economy Light), USD 20 (Economy Essential), Free (Economy Flex, and Premium Economy). Changes must be made before the ticketed flight/date.
  8. Cancellation Fee: USD 150 (Economy Light), USD 100 (Economy Essential), USD 80 (Economy Flex, and Premium Economy) for wholly unused tickets only. For partially used tickets, a refund is applied only if a residual is available after deducting the flown sector's applicable fare (same or higher class code).
  9. No-show fee: USD 150 for short-haul routes. USD 200 for long-haul routes.
  10. Premium Economy Class may not be available on all flight segments. When passengers choose to switch their booking after ticket issuance to a flight not offering Premium Economy Class, Economy Class seats will be provided 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. Other terms and conditions apply.
  14. This offer is subject to change without prior notice.
  15. Cathay Pacific Airways Limited reserves the right to make of final decision on the offer.

1.      The Students Bonus Miles offer, as further described in these Terms and Conditions (the “Offer”) is organised by Cathay Pacific Airways Limited (“Cathay”) and Asia Miles Limited (“AML”, and together with Cathay, “Cathay/AML”).

2.      The Offer commences on 3 October 2023, 10:00 and ends on 10 February 2024, 23:59 (both days inclusive, Hong Kong Time, [GMT+8]) (“Offer Period”).

3.      Under the Offer, Members who are eligible to purchase Student Fare Tickets (as set out in the applicable Student Fare Terms and Conditions) (“Eligible Members”) have the chance (subject to paragraph 4) to earn 3,000 bonus Miles (“Bonus Miles”) on each Student Fare Ticket booked during the Offer Period at for travel to and from selected locations (as specified in the applicable Student Fare Terms and Conditions) on flights marketed and operated by Cathay Pacific (“Eligible Tickets”).

4.      The Offer only applies to the first 210 (original 150) Eligible Tickets issued during the Offer Period. There is no limitation on the number of times that an Eligible Member can redeem this Offer during the Offer Period.

5.      To redeem the Offer, Eligible Members are required to present evidence of their eligibility (as per the applicable Student Fare Terms and Conditions) and fill in their Membership Number when booking an Eligible Ticket. Students who are not yet Members are welcome to sign up for the Cathay Membership Programme during the Offer Period, provided that they do so before bookings for Eligible Tickets are made.

6.      If Cathay/AML determines that an Eligible Member has met the requirements of the Offer, the Bonus Miles will be credited to that Eligible Member’s account within 3 months after the end of the Offer Period. AML reserves the right to refuse to credit Bonus Miles to any person that does not meet the requirements for eligibility under these Terms and Conditions.

7.      Eligible Tickets that are reissued or refunded will not be entitled to earn or retain the Bonus Miles under this Offer. If, at any time, Eligible Tickets are reissued or refunded, AML reserves the right to deduct the Bonus Miles from the Eligible Member’s account.

8.      Eligible Tickets are subject to the reservation system seat and booking availability of Cathay.

9.      Except as expressly set out in these Terms and Conditions, or as otherwise notified by Cathay/AML from time to time, this Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion, discount, offer or campaign.

10.   This Offer is not exchangeable, transferable, returnable or redeemable for cash.

11.   Eligible Members are responsible for reviewing these Terms and Conditions. By participating in this Offer, each Eligible Member agrees and accepts to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.

12.   This is a short-term Offer. Cathay/AML reserve the right (to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law) to amend any of these Terms and Conditions or suspend or terminate this Offer at any time without prior notice.

13.   These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Hong Kong.

14.   In the event of inconsistency between the English and translated versions of these Terms and Conditions, the English version shall prevail. All disputes relating to this Offer and these Terms and Conditions will be subject to the decision of Cathay/AML, which shall be final.

15.   Other Cathay terms and conditions, including the applicable Student Fare Terms and Conditions and Cathay Membership Programme Terms and Conditions, apply. To the extent of any inconsistency between these Terms and Conditions and other terms and conditions, these Terms and Conditions shall prevail.

16.   Personal data collected, used, stored, disclosed or otherwise dealt with in connection with this Offer shall be processed in accordance with the Cathay Pacific Customer Privacy Policy, available here.

17.   Unless otherwise defined in these Terms and Conditions, capitalised terms in these Terms and Conditions shall have the following meaning:

·        “Cathay Membership Programme” means the travel and lifestyle awards and relationship programme owned by Cathay, and operated and managed by AML.

·        “Member” means any person who is a member of the Cathay Membership Programme.

·        “Membership Number” means the membership number of a Member for the Cathay Membership Programme.

·        “Miles” means the unit of measurement of the Cathay Membership Programme, such Miles being credited to Members in connection with air travel, services and products purchased or usage of participating services and products as determined by AML.

·        “Student Fare Terms and Conditions” means any terms and conditions applying to Student Fare Tickets.

·        “Student Fare Ticket” means discounted student fare tickets, as further described on this page.