60,000 Asia Miles Bonus on Synchrony Bank’s Cathay Pacific Credit Card

Cathay Pacific Credit Card, issued by Synchrony Bank, has a new offer with their highest ever sign up bonus of 60,000 Asia miles. It also requires $10K spending in a year.

Offer & Requirements

  • Earn 35,000 bonus miles when you spend $2,500 in the first 90 days of account opening
  • Earn 25,000 bonus miles When you spend an additional $7,500 in the first 12 months

The card has an annual fee of $95 which is not waived.

Card Benefits

  • Earn 1.5 Asia Miles per $1 spent on purchases outside of the US.
  • New members will enjoy a complimentary Green membership to the Marco Polo Club for the first year of enrollment.
  • Enjoy 2-day priority redemption for discount flight award booking tickets online from time to time.
  • No foreign transaction fees.

Offer Analysis

This is the highest ever bonus, so if this card was on your radar, this is a good time to apply. However we have seen another bonus of 50K miles in the past which could be considered better with just $2,500 spending requirement. There was also a 35K bonus earlier this year with the $95 annual fee waived.

One positive aspect of this card is that it is issued by Synchrony Bank which issues mainly retailer cards. They are pretty lenient with approvals so most people with a good credit shouldn’t have any issues.

Some of the highlights of this card, besides the 35K bonus, are that it earns 1.5 Asia Miles per $1 spent on purchases outside of the US. This could be a good option for people who travel often abroad and have lots of spending in non bonused categories. You also receive complimentary Green membership to the Marco Polo Club for the first year of enrollment. There’s usually a $100 to join, and membership give you the ability to redeeem miles for lounge access and other perks. Sadly you only get the free membership for the first year, and you have to pay $100 the following year. At least a discount would have made sense.

When it comes to redeeming miles for award flights, their chart is distance based.

Cathay Pacific Chart.png

And here’s their OneWorld chart:

Cathay Pacific Chart OneWorld.png

You can find more information here.

If you need more miles, you can transfer points from Starwood Preferred Guest, American Express Membership Rewards and Citi ThankYou programs.

Guru’s Wrap-Up

This Cathay Pacific Credit Card 60K bonus is a good offer, and it makes sense to go for it if you’re in need of Asia Miles. The card comes with a few perks, but nothing groundbreaking that would entice anyone to apply. You need to spend $10,000 to get the full bonus of 60,000 miles, but you do have a while year to complete the spending.

You can always get extra Asia Miles by transferring points from major rewards programs, so that should help with redemptions.


Offer Details

  • Apply Here
  • Earn 35,000 bonus miles when you spend $2,500 in the first 90 days of account opening
  • Earn 25,000 bonus miles When you spend an additional $7,500 in the first 12 months
  • Earn:
    • 2 Asia Miles per $1 spent on eligible Cathay Pacific travel and in-flight purchases.
    • 1.5 Asia Miles per $1 spent on dining in the US or abroad.
    • 1.5 Asia Miles per $1 spent on purchases outside of the US.
    • 1 Asia Mile per $1 spent on all other purchases made in the US.
  • Complimentary Green membership to the Marco Polo Club for the first year of enrollment.
  • 2-day priority redemption for discount flight award booking tickets online from time to time.
  • No foreign transaction fees.
  • $95 Annual Fee (waived first year)
  • Expiration date: June 30, 2018.

HT: Upon Arriving

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