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How to Fly Around the World Using Cathay Pacific Asia Miles

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By: Anya Kartashova

Round-the-world (RTW) award flights are a bit of a unicorn of the points and miles world because most loyalty programs don’t allow redeeming miles for such grandiose trips without separate bookings.

However, such ambitious awards are still possible, thanks to a handful of programs, such as Singapore KrisFlyer, which we discussed in great detail last month.

Another loyalty program that allows booking RTW awards is Cathay Pacific Asia Miles. The process and the rules are a bit different from KrisFlyer, so let’s dive into the nitty-gritty.

How Many Asia Miles Do I Need For A RTW Trip?

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Flying at least two Oneworld carriers is a must, and it’s not possible to build a RTW trip that includes three or more airlines without flying on Cathay Pacific or Cathay Dragon at least once.

Asia Miles’ RTW redemptions are called Oneworld Multi-Carrier Awards and they’re applicable in two cases:

  1. When redeeming flights on two airlines, neither of which is either Cathay Dragon or Cathay Pacific.
  2. When redeeming flights on three or more airlines, one of which is either Cathay Dragon or Cathay Pacific.

The Oneworld Multi-Carrier award chart is distance-based, which means that the more miles you fly, the more miles you need to redeem.

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How to Fly Around the World Using Singapore KrisFlyer Miles
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How to Fly Around the World Using Singapore KrisFlyer Miles

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By: Anya Kartashova

Have you ever wanted to book a round-the-world (RTW) trip but didn’t know where to begin?

Did you know that it’s possible to book such an extravagant journey with just one award ticket? Although many frequent-flyer programs have done away with RTW awards, it’s still possible.

One of the few programs that still allow you to book these fun awards is Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer.

Let’s take a look at how you can book a RTW award with Singapore KrisFlyer miles!

HOW TO FLY AROUND THE WORLD USING SINGAPORE KRISFLYER MILES

You can transfer points to Singapore KrisFlyer from all major transferable points programs: American Express Membership Rewards, Chase Ultimate Rewards and Citi ThankYou Points. Each of these programs transfers points at a 1:1 ratio.

Why Singapore KrisFlyer Miles?

There are two reasons you might want to book with KrisFlyer miles:

  1. Reasonable redemption rates for round-the-world tickets
  2. Ease of accumulation

If you’re thinking, “But wait! I don’t have any Singapore miles,” do not fret. They’re much simpler to obtain than you think, especially if you prefer collecting transferrable points.

You can transfer points to Singapore KrisFlyer from all major transferable points programs: American Express Membership Rewards, Chase Ultimate Rewards and Citi ThankYou Points. Each of these programs transfers points at a 1:1 ratio.

Marriott Rewards points can also be transferred to Singapore KrisFlyer as well at a 3:1 ratio Additionally, every 60,000 points you transfer at once will provide a bonus of 5,000 miles. In other words, 60,000 Marriott points will net you 25,000 KrisFlyer miles.

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It’s even possible to redeem miles for another traveler, which means you can book both tickets from the same account and share this unforgettable experience.

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