Redeeming awards out of Hong Kong? Here’s some sweet spots to consider

If you’re based in Hong Kong, you may be wondering which frequent flyer programs offer the best value for your miles. The truth is, there is no the”best” program, only the best program for you

In this post I want to lay out some of the best value options for Hong Kong based travelers (and how to earn them)

British Airways Avios for flights within 1,151 miles

Avios is well-known for offering great value on short haul awards. In particular, it is possible to redeem an economy flight for destinations 650 miles and below for 4,500 miles one-way, and 1,151 miles and below for 7,500 miles one-way.

Here is a sample of destinations that are close to Hong Kong- you could easily hop to Taipei or Hanoi for only 4,500 miles, with Manila, Shanghai and Changsha just 7,500 miles away.

From To Initial
Heading
Magnetic
Heading
Distance
Total: 2,924 mi
Average: 585 mi
HKG TPE 066° (NE) 069° (E) 501 mi
HKG PVG 037° (NE) 040° (NE) 779 mi
HKG HAN 263° (W) 266° (W) 526 mi
HKG MNL 138° (SE) 141° (SE) 711 mi
HKG CSX 354° (N) 357° (N) 407 mi

 

Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer to Micronesia and Guam

KrisFlyer classifies Hong Kong under the North Asia 1 zone, whereas Guam and Micronesia are part of North Asia 2. One-way tickets are 12,500 and 22,500 miles respectively for Economy and Business, which can be very good value considering the flight can be upwards of 5 hours.

If you’re looking to get to Micronesia from Hong Kong, United Airlines operates a flight from Guam that stops in TKK and PNI, however you’ll have a long connection in Guam which you can spend exploring the island.

As for PNI, well, I would say, enjoy your silence time there. On the than hand, TKK is a great place for wreck diving

United MileagePlus to Australia/New Zealand

Although the United program underwent a change late last year, there is still good value to be had flying from Hong Kong to Australia/New Zealand.

That’s because United classifies Hong Kong as part of “South Asia”, along with Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar (Burma), Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam.

As the example below shows, a flight from Hong Kong to Auckland via Thai Airways would only cost 25K miles in economy and 50K miles in business. Considering the flight time is close to 14 hours, this is a very good deal. As a business class passenger, you will also be able to enjoy a 30-minute spa treatment in the Thai Airways spa in Bangkok.

Make sure to include your excursionist award for a free segment

Lufthansa Miles & More to Hawaii

One-way awards between Hong Kong and Hawaii cost 20k/35k miles for economy/business class. This flight is about 11.5 hours of flying with a transit in Japan or South Korea, so it represents very good value once again. If you go with the Japan option, you will be able to fly on ANA’s 767-300 and 787-9 aircraft. The 787-9 will have full flat seats.

Emirates Skywards to Bangkok

Emirates operates a fifth freedom route between Hong Kong and Bangkok that uses their A380 aircraft. If you’ve always wanted to experience the over-the-top bling of Emirates cabins, here is one of the cheapest ways of doing so.

You can get a full flat seat with an inflight bar- not bad for a 3 hour flight!

Emirates Skywards charges 40,000 miles for a round trip business class flight between these two cities.

ANA Mileage Club to Europe and USA and Canada

ANA Mileage Club offers very good value redemptions out of Hong Kong to Europe and North America at just 93,000 and 95,000 miles for round trip business class (58,000 and 60,000 miles for round trip economy).

Remember that ANA Mileage Club does not allow one-way redemptions for partner flights.

How to earn these miles?

You can earn some of these miles through your bank credit cards, but for the widest selection of frequent flyer programs, you should use Mileslife. Mileslife has 16 different frequent flyer partners, all of which have direct credit agreements. You can use Mileslife and earn miles at over 20,000 selections around the world, from high end dining and retail, to luxury hotels and spas, to activities and attraction tickets, even from your daily walking and health activities.

Download Mileslife here and start earning miles for your next vacation!

Mileslife launches in Hong Kong! Earn up to 0.25HK$= 1 mile(1USD-8miles) and win 1 million Avios

After several months of hard work by the Mileslife team, I’m very excited announce that Mileslife has officially launched in Hong Kong!

Mileslife has more than 100 dining merchants already in Hong Kong, including popular restaurants and cafes like The Coffee Academics, Modern China, Xia Mian Guan, Craft Brew & Co and BRICK LANE. You can even buy tickets to attractions like Ocean Park and Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, or purchase essential items like HK Airport Express tickets and HK SIM cards.

In addition to dining and activities, Mileslife can also be used to pay for hotel and spa packages. Luxury brands like Aman Resorts and Belmond are also available on Mileslife (this is probably the only place to earn miles at Aman properties and Belmond Trains).

 

How many miles can you earn with Mileslife in HK?

Mileslife users earn miles at HKD1= 1 mile in addition to your usual credit card earning, although there’s a special launch promotion from now till 5 September that gives up to HKD0.25=1 mile.

Mileslife users in Hong Kong will be able to earn miles directly in 16 different frequent flyer programs. This includes

  • ANA Mileage Club
  • British Airways Executive Club
  • China Eastern Miles
  • China Southern Sky Pearl Club
  • Emirates Skywards
  • EVA Infinity MileageLands
  • Hainan Airlines Fortune Wings Club
  • Iberia Plus
  • LifeMiles
  • Miles & More
  • PhoenixMiles
  • Qatar Airways Privilege Club
  • Sichuan Airlines Golden Panda
  • Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer
  • United MileagePlus
  • Xiamen Airlines Egret Club.

During this special launch period, the top 10 customers who make the most transactions on Mileslife (min HKD 59 per transaction) will also have chance to win 1,000,000 Avios in total.

Hong Kong Launch Event

The Hong Kong launch event was held at Eaton Club and attended by our merchant partners and representatives from British Airways, Singapore Airlines, ANA, Hong Kong Airlines, and United Airlines, as well as various media outlets and bloggers.

These lucky audience members had a chance to win a luxurious two night stay at the Amanyangyun Shanghai as well as HKD 2,000 of Mileslife credits to spend!

There was also plenty of great food, all provided by Mileslife partner restaurants including Michelin Starred Snow Garden, Le Reve, NINETYs, 3 ITALIANI, Harbour Plaza 8 Degree, Tulsi Indian Restaurant, Good BBQ and Dodam Chicken.

Mileslife keeps growing every day. Watch out for Mileslife in a city near you soon!

里程积分过期日总结-全球各主要航空公司

许多小伙伴听说了常客积分的概念后常常有个共同反应就是:这分也没啥大用,反正很快就过期了。其实,大部分常客积分计划的里程或积分从某种意义上讲都不过期,只有一小部分有真正的过期日。今天来为大家总结一下全球主要航空公司的里程过期日。

国内部分

南航:里程有效期为滚动式的3年,里程入账后当月的3年后的当月最后一天该里程作废。举例,2011年4月10日,你获得了6000里程,这6000里程将于2014年4月30日过期。

东航:里程有效期为3年,无论当年何时累积,都将于3年后的12月31日统一过期。举例,你2009年2月1日累积了6000飞行里程,该里程将于2012年12月31日过期。

国航/深航:里程有效期为滚动式3个日历年,计算方法和南航一样(深航尊鹏计划已与国航知音常旅客计划合并)。

海航:里程有效期为2年,但是2年内账户里有任何一次活动,累计或兑换,所有里程从活动日期顺延2年。

总结:海航从理论上里程没有有效期,其它均为不同形式的3年。

北美洲

加拿大航空(Aeroplan):12个月。12个月内账户里有任何一次活动,累计或兑换, 所有里程从活动日期顺延12个月。

美国航空公司(AA): 18个月。18个月内账户里有任何一次活动,累计或兑换, 所有里程从活动日期顺延18个月。

美联航(United): 和上面AA一样。

全美航空(US Airways): 和上面AA一样。值得一提的是,如果你的里程不幸过期,还可以交一笔小钱补救回来。

达美(Delta): 永久有效。

阿拉斯加航空(Alaska Air): 24个月。24个月内账户里有任何一次活动,累计或兑换, 所有里程从活动日期顺延24个月。如果账户2年没有活动,或者里程被清零后,可以交75刀来补救。

总结:这几家从理论上里程都没有有效期

南美洲

智利航空:36个月,只有智利航空的航班累积才可以将有效期顺延36个月。

欧洲

汉莎(Lufthansa):36个月。高级会员的里程将永不过期,如果丢掉高级会员,从丢掉当日起算36个月。

英航(British Airways):36个月。36个月内账户里有任何一次活动,累计或兑换,所有里程从活动日期顺延36个月。

法航/荷航(flying Blue):普通会员20个月,20个月内账户里有任何一次飞行的里程积攒可以顺延20个月。高级会员里程不过期,如果丢掉高级会员,里程过期日从你账户里最后一次飞行记录起算20个月。

捷克航空(Ok Plus):24个月。24个月内乘坐捷克航空航班累积可以将有效期顺延24个月,否则全部里程24个月过期。

维珍(Virgin Atlantic):36个月。36个月内账户里有任何一次活动,累计或兑换,所有里程从活动日期顺延36个月。

亚洲

韩亚: 10年,钻石级别以上会员12年。

全日空(ANA):滚动式36个月,就是里程入账后当月的3年后的当月最后一天,该里程作废。

亚洲万里通(Asia Miles):滚动式36个月,就是里程入账后当月的3年后的当月最后一天,该里程作废。除了花钱,没有任何办法延期。

新加坡航空:滚动式36个月,就是里程入账后当月的3年后的当月最后一天,该里程作废,除了花钱,没有任何办法延期

阿联酋航空:3-4年,里程将在你累积之后3年的你的生日月月底过期,如果你在2012年6月飞了里程,你的生日在8月,那么这些里程就会在2015年8月31过期。

卡塔尔航空:3年,里程分别在6月30和12月31日过期。2014年1月到6月所飞的里程会在2017年6月30日过期;2014年7月到12月所飞里程会在2017年12月31日过期。白金会员里程永不过期。

大洋洲

澳大利亚航空(Qantas): 18个月。18个月内账户里有任何一次活动,累计或兑换,所有里程从活动日期顺延18个月

新西兰航空(Air NewZealand): 4-5年,你加入计划的周年纪念日,你4年前累积的里程就会作废;金卡/精英会员累积里程不过期。

点评

亚洲的个别公司比较小气,世界上其它公司多多少少都有办法让里程不过期,而且一般也都有个3年有效期。里程是用来花的,不是用来屯着比谁多的,所以能花就使劲花吧!

积分游中国,此时不走,等待何时?

南航史无前例的推出部分航线的7折和对折兑换,而且是所有仓位,配合着海航的头等舱打折兑换(链接请看这里和这里),我可以说此时不走,等待何时了?

另外注意,拉萨到重庆的航班经济舱打折兑换是5000公里,头等舱是7000公里。原价经济舱是15000公里,头等舱是20000公里

北京到杭州,头等舱南航里程兑换9800公里

杭州到重庆,头等舱,南航里程兑换7000公里

重庆到桂林,经济舱,南航里程兑换3000公里

广州到三亚,经济舱,南航里程兑换4200公里

三亚甩回北京,头等舱,海航里程21000公里,海航的优惠中间可以跳着回北京。

上面只是一个小小例子,可以拼出的各种组合很多,看你要去哪里了?说实话,我真他妈不淡定了

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