Cathay Pacific Asia Miles adds fee for award ticket date changes as of October 8, 2013

While Cathay Pacific’s Asia Miles program isn’t one through which I book many awards, one nice perk of the program is that they allow free date changes on award tickets. Per their website, it appears as if this will change as of October 8, 2013:

Airline Award Ticket Re-booking
Applicable only to change of confirmed flight date or flight number for tickets issued on or after 8 October 2013, with the same itinerary, same airline, and same ticket expiry date. Charge per flight sector per passenger.

The fee for such a change will be $25 or 1,000 miles per sector (which can add up if you’re changing multiple sectors).

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(Tip of the hat to jackson)

Comments

  1. they sneaked this in by combining this with an email subject: Enjoy more opportunities to earn Asia Miles in Economy Class on Cathay Pacific and Dragonair


    Enjoy more opportunities to earn Asia Miles in Economy Class on Cathay Pacific and Dragonair
    For travel from 8 October 2013, you’ll earn Asia Miles in more Economy fare classes (namely “S”, “N” and “Q”) on Cathay Pacific and Dragonair, with an accrual rate of 25% of actual miles flown. These new earning classes are in addition to the Economy fare classes that currently entitle members to an accrual rate of 100% of actual miles flown.

    With these additional opportunities to earn, you’ll be able to redeem award tickets and other lifestyle awards from Asia Miles even sooner!

    For details, please refer to:
    Cathay Pacific partner page and fanfares page
    Dragonair partner page and fanfares page

    Award ticket re-booking charges for all Asia Miles airline partners
    For Asia Miles award tickets issued on or after 8 October 2013, a fee of USD25 or 1,000 mileage credits will be charged each time a confirmed flight date or flight number is changed (per flight sector per passenger, with the same itinerary, same airline, and same ticket expiry date). For details of Asia Miles service fees, please click here”

    However, i do not see one word of “enhancement”

  2. CX’s AsiaMiles already cost much more miles than other programs and now they are going to add fee to change date? That’s bad. And the phone service was not great and waiting time is so long that makes even US dividend miles phone center isn’t that lousy at all. I am glad I finally use up the rest of my AsiaMiles as I wont come back.

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