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This Airline Card’s Sign-Up Bonus Just Doubled!

This Airline Card’s Sign-Up Bonus Just Doubled!

Million Mile SecretsThis Airline Card’s Sign-Up Bonus Just Doubled!Million Mile Secrets Team

Via Miles to Memories, the sign-up bonus on the Cathay Pacific Visa Signature® Card has doubled!

For a limited-time, you can earn 50,000 Cathay Pacific miles after spending $2,500 in the first 90 days of opening your account.

I do NOT recommend this card if you’re new to the miles & points hobby.  But I’ll show you why this card could be ideal for folks who have been earning miles & points for a while!

We don’t earn a commission for the Cathay Pacific card.  But we’re committed to telling you about the best deals. 🙂

Cathay Pacific Card Increased Sign Up Bonus
You’ll Have More Than Enough Miles to Reach Asia With This Sign-Up Bonus

I’ll give you the details of this limited-time offer.  And remind you what you can do with the miles you’ll earn from the Cathay Pacific Visa Signature card!

Emily and I don’t earn a commission for this offer, but we’ll always share the best deals!

Cathay Pacific US Credit Card

Link:   Cathay Pacific Visa Signature® Card

You’ll now earn 50,000 Cathay Pacific miles when you open the Cathay Pacific Visa Signature card and spend $2,500 on purchases in the first 90 days of opening your account.  That’s 25,000 miles higher than the previous sign-up bonus!

You’ll also get:

  • 2 Cathay Pacific miles per $1 spent with Cathay Pacific
  • 1.5 Cathay Pacific miles per $1 spent on dining
  • 1.5 Cathay Pacific miles per $1 spent on purchases outside the US
  • 1 Cathay Pacific mile per $1 spent on all other purchases made in the US
  • NO foreign transaction fees

The annual fee is $95, and it’s NOT waived the first year.

Is This a Good Deal?

Link:   Cathay Pacific Award Chart

Cathay Pacific uses a distance-based award chart.  So the price of an award flight depends on the distance you fly.

It costs 40,000 Cathay Pacific miles for a one-way coach flight from the west coast to Asia.  And 60,000 miles for a round-trip ticket.  So the Cathay Pacific Visa Signature is only enough for a one-way flight to Asia.

But if you collect American Express Membership Rewards points, Citi ThankYou points, or Starwood points, you can transfer those points to Cathay Pacific at a 1:1 ratio to top-up your account.

Cathay Pacific Card Increased Sign Up Bonus
A One-Way Flight From The East Coast to Hong Kong Can Cost ~$500+

Check out my posts on how to make the most of your Cathay Pacific miles and the secret ways to book Cathay Pacific award flights.

That said, I do NOT recommend this card for folks new to the miles and points hobby.  That’s because there are better Chase credit cards you should open first.  And if you’ve opened 5+ cards from any bank (NOT counting Chase business cards and these other business cards) in the past 24 months, it’s unlikely you’ll be approved for those more valuable cards.

However, if you already have lots of credit cards from the major banks, like AMEX, Chase, and Citi, this could be a great card for you!  That’s because the Cathay Pacific Visa Signature is issued by Synchrony Bank.  And most folks in miles & points don’t have many cards from them.

Bottom Line

For a limited time, you’ll earn 50,000 Cathay Pacific miles after opening the Cathay Pacific Visa Signature and spending $2,500 on purchases in the first 90 days of opening your account.  That’s enough for a one-way flight from the east coast to Asia.  And nearly enough for a round-trip ticket!

This is NOT a good card for beginners, because there are other cards with better sign-up bonuses!  But if you already have lots of credit cards with the major card issuers, this could be a good option for you.

We don’t earn anything from this card.  But we’ll always tell you about the best offers!

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Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

  • Earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $625 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • Chase Sapphire Preferred® named a 'Best Travel Credit Card' by MONEY® Magazine, 2016-2017
  • 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
  • Earn 5,000 bonus points after you add the first authorized user and make a purchase in the first 3 months from account opening
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for travel through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 50,000 points are worth $625 toward travel.
  • No blackout dates or travel restrictions - as long as there's a seat on the flight, you can book it through Chase Ultimate Rewards

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I want to go to Kuala Lumpur in December for NYE and tried to search for rewards and can't find any. Any idea why? Was searching out of LAX. I don't want to get this card if I can't use the points.

@juan I don't have a problem with it. He already tells us about cards that he makes no commission on. That's awesome to me. Almost all of the other blogs don't do that. So if I have to click on the headline that takes five seconds to open and it makes Darius a few extra bucks, that's worth it to me versus not hearing about cards from a blogger at all because he doesn't get a commission.

Please stop saying "this card" and identify clearly what card in your post title. Clearly you want more clicks, but your old posts didn't do it. Please go back to being straight forward and less "click here before I'll mention the deal"

West coast to Hawaii?

I just got this card few weeks back. Any stories on calling the credit card company to match the latest offers?