Members of rewards programme Asia Miles can earn bonus miles based on their overall miles accrual between now and the end of the year.

The bonuses are based on total miles earned between November 1 and December 31, 2017 rather than on a transaction-by-transaction basis, and there are two ways bonus miles can be earned.

The first is by Tier: members who earn between 2,500 and 9,999 miles will get 500 bonus miles, while those who earn between 10,000 and 29,999 miles will earn 2,000 bonus miles. There are three tiers overall.

The second way to get bonus miles is based on how these miles are earned. There are four categories, referred to as “Themes”, in which miles-earning purchases can be made – Travel, Stay, Shop and Dine – and the more ways you accrue miles the more bonus miles you can get.

For example, members who earn between 2,500 and 9,999 miles between November 1 and December 31, 2017 will be able to get 500 bonus miles. If these miles are all earned through Travel purchases (airlines, cars, transport, insurance, etc), an additional bonus of 150 miles can be accrued for a total of 650. However if those miles are earned across purchases from all four Themes, an additional bonus of 600 miles can be gained, for a total of 1,100. Up to 4,600 bonus miles can be accrued in total.

Here is a breakdown of each of the Tiers and Themes:

Tiers of Asia Miles earned Bonus Miles
2,500-9,999 500
10,000-29,999 2,000
30,000+ 4,000


Number of Themes Miles are accrued in Bonus Miles
Any 1 theme 150
Any 2 themes 300
Any 3 themes 450
All 4 themes 600

Members have to register and set their goal first in order to be eligible for the bonus, which can be done on the programme’s website, and is available for residents of Hong Kong, Macau, China and Taiwan only.

Miles earned through the programme’s “Pay Once, Earn Twice” option, which allows members using co-branded or partner credit cards to claim twice for miles on each purchase, will also count towards your total during this period.

Seperately, Asia Miles is also offering between 3,000 and 6,000 bonus miles on economy class tickets on select Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon routes until December 17.

Looking for ways to earn Asia Miles without flying? Take a look at our article below.

How to earn Asia Miles without booking a flight