Economy class passengers of Cathay Pacific and Dragonair will soon be able to accumulate Asia Miles faster and more easily, allowing them to quicker become eligible for reward tickets and other redemption opportunities through the travel reward programme.
From October 8, passengers who travel in three restricted economy classes – namely S, N and Q – can earn Asia Miles at a rate of 25 per cent of actual miles flown. Both CX and Dragonair offer restricted economy class fares, which are less expensive than full-fare economy but lack flexibility. They are also typically subject to more travel restrictions, such as ticket validity, miles accumulation and seasonality.
Passengers who have purchased tickets in full-fare economy subclasses Y, B, H, K, L, M and V will still be able to earn 100 per cent of actual miles flown.
The overall miles accruing policy for higher classes of both airlines will remain unchanged. Passengers can earn miles at a rate of 150 per cent, 125 per cent and 110 per cent of actual miles flown, when travelling in first, business and premium economy class respectively.