Marco Polo Club's coming changes to its frequent flyer program in April 2016

Travel News 11 Apr 2016

No matter what kind of a traveller you are, we feel it is important for us to update you on the upcoming changes to the Marco Polo Club frequent flyer program.

Starting 15 April 2016, Marco Polo will introduce significant changes to its frequent flyer program.

The current miles and sectors system will be replaced by a points-based system, which will be calculated based on cabin type, fare class, and distance.

Marco Polo will retain popular benefits of the program such as priority check-in and boarding, and unlimited lounge access for silver members and above.

They will also introduce extra benefits into their offering such as extra lounge passes to invite guests, bookable upgrades for gold members and above, an additional gold companion card for diamond members, membership holidays (so you can retain your status for a period of time if you temporarily reduce your travel frequency) and a lower qualifying age of 12 years for members.

Marco Polo will convert your mileage or sectors into club points based on the most favourable outcome for you when the new system comes into effect.

We suggest you visit the  Cathay Pacific website to understand these changes if you have any questions about the transition to this new model.

These changes will not impact the accrual and reward redemption process under the Asia miles program.

Here's how you will now earn tier status from 15 April 2016:

TIER CURRENT QUALIFICATION NEW QUALIFICATION
GREEN US$50 or 4 Sectors
Example:
2 Economy class trips to Singapore
US$100 or 100 points
Example:
5 Economy class trips to Singapore OR
1.25 Economy class trips to New York
SILVER 30,000 miles or 20 sectors
Example:
10 Economy class trips to Beijing OR
2 Business class trips to New York
300 points
Example:
15 Economy class trips to Beijing OR
1.5 Business class trips to New York
GOLD 60,000 miles or 40 sectors
Example:
20 Economy class trips to Shanghai OR
4 Business class trips to New York
600 points
Example:
30 Economy class trips to Shanghai OR
3 Business class trips to New York
DIAMOND 120,000 miles or 80 sectors
Example:
10 Economy class trips to London OR
6 Business class trips to New York
1,200 points
Example:
18 Economy class trips to London OR
5 Business class trips to New York

 

HIGHLIGHTS

TIER Key Benefits - Current Program Key Benefits - New Program
GREEN
  • Marco Polo Club service hotline
  • Designated Marco Polo Club check-in counters
  • Priority Boarding
  • Marco Polo Club service hotline
  • Designated Marco Polo Club check-in counters
  • Priority Boarding
  • 1 Business class lounge pass given at 200 points
SILVER
  • Business class lounge access (when travelling Cathay or Dragon Air)
  • Extra baggage allowance (10kg)
  • Extra legroom seat reservation (subject to availability)
  • Business class lounge access (when travelling Cathay or Dragon Air)
  • Extra baggage allowance (10kg)
  • Extra legroom seat reservation (subject to availability)
  • 2 Business class lounge pass given at 450 points (for travel companion)
  • Membership holiday
GOLD
  • Business class lounge access with 1 guest (when travelling Cathay, Dragon Air or One world partners)
  • Extra baggage allowance (15kg or 1 piece)
  • Extra legroom seat reservation (subject to availability)
  • Guaranteed economy class seat reservation up to 72hrs in advance (V class fare or above)
  • Business class lounge access with 1 guest (when travelling Cathay, Dragon Air or One world partners)
  • Extra baggage allowance (15kg or 1 piece)
  • Extra legroom seat reservation (subject to availability)
  • Guaranteed economy class seat reservation up to 72hrs in advance (Y class only)
  • 2 Business class lounge pass given at 800 points (for travel companion and redemption group ticket)
  • Membership holiday
  • Four bookable upgrades for regional sectors at 1,000 points (for member or travel companion)
DIAMOND
  • First class lounge access with 2 guests (when travelling Cathay, Dragon Air or One world partners)
  • Business class lounge access with 2 guests (when travelling any airline)
  • Extra baggage allowance (20kg or 1 piece)
  • Extra legroom seat reservation (subject to seats availability)
  • Guaranteed economy class seat reservation up to 24hrs in advance (V class fare or above)
  • Guaranteed premium economy class seat reservation up to 24hrs in advance (W class only)
  • Guaranteed business class seat reservation up to 24hrs in advance (C class or above)
  • First class lounge access with 2 guests (when travelling Cathay, Dragon Air or One world partners)
  • Business class lounge access with 2 guests (when travelling Cathay, Dragon Air or One world partners)
  • Extra baggage allowance (20kg or 1 piece)
  • Extra legroom seat reservation (subject to seats availability)
  • Guaranteed economy class seat reservation up to 24hrs in advance (Y class only)
  • Guaranteed premium economy class seat reservation up to 24hrs in advance (W class only)
  • Guaranteed business class seat reservation up to 24hrs in advance (J class only)
  • 2 first class lounge passes at 1,400 points (for travel companion and redemption group member)
  • Four bookable upgrades for any sectors at 1,600 points (for member, travel companion and redemption group member)
  • One companion card (Gold Tier) at 1,800 points
  • Membership holiday