Cathay Pacific Visa Platinum card review

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The RBC Cathay Pacific Visa Platinum is the only credit card in Canada that earns Asia Miles. Cathay Pacific code-shares with Oneworld partners, and has additional agreements with a large number of airlines including amongst others Air Canada (selected connecting routes), Alaska Airlines and WestJet. It is also a transfer partner with American Express Membership Rewards, Starwood Preferred Guest and participating RBC loyalty partners including RBC Rewards, Avion, WestJet and British Airways. In addition, to the wealth of partnerships, the current high welcome bonus of up to 35,000 Asia Miles and perks, make this card an interesting option on the Canadian travel credit card scene for frequent Cathay Pacific users.

Card overview:

RBC Cathay Pacific Visa Platinum 

Welcome Bonus: up to 35,000 Asia Miles

  • Annual Fee: $120
  • Supplementary Cards: $50
  • Intro Bonus Minimum Spend: 15,000 Asia Miles welcome offer upon approval; additional 10,000 Asia Miles when you spend $6,000 CAD in the first 3 months; additional 10,000 Asia Miles after the first anniversary of your card account opening
  • Earn: 1 Asia Mile per $1 CAD in local spend; 1.25 Asia Miles per $1 CAD equivalent of foreign currency you spend using your card; double Asia Miles per $1 spent on Cathay Pacific purchases online
  • Perks: Receive complimentary first-year Green Tier Membership to Cathay Pacific’s exclusive Marco Polo Club for the primary cardholder; 3¢/L on fuel 20% more Petro-Pointsat Petro-Canada; redeem for flights on Cathay Pacific, oneworld and partner airlines, hotels, car rentals and lifestyle rewards
  • Insurance & Coverage: Extended Warranty (1year); Purchase Protection (90 days); Travel Accident ($500,000); Emergency Medical (first 3 consecutive days of your trip if you are under 65 years of age, or for the first 7 consecutive days of your trip if you are 65 years of age or older); Flight Delay ($500); Baggage $500); Delay Lost or Stolen Baggage $500); Hotel Burglary ($2500); Rental Car Theft & Damage


  • Asia Miles are based on a combination of cabin class, fare class and distance zone. Asia Mile Reward Chart
  • RBC allows product switches, and frequently award the signup bonuses on product switches as well
  • If you collect Asia Miles, or other rewards that can be converted to Asia Miles keep your eyes on the web for time limited conversion options, promotion codes and coupons


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