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Cathay Pacific Credit Card and 20k Amex points with Air France $1k purchase
These are the two big stories floating around the interwebs today. Cathay has released a new credit card with a 25k offer and Amex is running a promotion whereby spending $1k or more on the Air France app or Airfrance.us will net you 20k Amex points. Let’s take a look at the details on these offers.
The new Cathay Pacific Credit Card. 25k Bonus points after $2500 in 90 days. $95 annual fee.
The Deets and perks
- 25k Bonus Asia Miles after $2500 spend in 90 days
- Will affect your 5/24
- 1.5x Asia Miles on dining in U.S. and abroad
- 1.5x Asia Miles on all International purchases ( outside U.S.)
- No foreign transaction fees
- Marco Polo Green Tier Status
This isn’t a card that I’ll be putting in my wallet anytime soon. Asia Miles are pretty easily gained through Citi Thank You, SPG, and Amex MR cards which are all transfer partners. I’m already over 5/24 and wouldn’t add a personal card to my arsenal if it didn’t add considerable value. Everyone’s situation is different, but it’s not the best fit for me.
If you’re looking to see if you’ve been targeted it will be in your Amex offers and look like:
Here are the details:
Terms and Conditions:
- Must spend $1k+ by 4/14/2017
- ONLY valid using the Air France app OR Airfrance.us
- US based Amex cards are eligible.
- Buying points won’t qualify
My thoughts on the deal. Outstanding.
In a worst case scenario I can redeem Amex points for $0.o2 because of my Amex Biz Plat. So this deal is worth at least $400. With that being said, I’m not going to run out and buy an Air France ticket, but I’ll take this offer into consideration when comparing my options for flights abroad.
One thing that I do really like…Air France is a partner of Alaska and I’m trying to re-qualify for MVP GOLD 75 this year. That’s pretty awesome.