Enjoy a better chance of your preferred seat in all cabin classes with Priority Awards

Priority Awards offers you more seat options when redeeming a flight on popular routes and/or during busy travel periods.

To further enhance your travel experience and for more seat options, you have the choice of redeeming Priority Awards for First and Business Class on Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon in addition to other cabin classes. This option allows you to enjoy a higher chance of confirming your seat redemption compared to Standard Awards.

Furthermore, the number of Asia Miles required to redeem Premium Economy Class Priority Awards starts from only 18,000 Asia Miles for a one-way trip.

Priority Awards may be used for mixed-carrier itineraries (Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon) and are subject to availability.

Please view the updated Priority Awards charts when making your redemption booking online.

Asia Miles required for Priority Awards Tier 1*

Award Zone
(Distance in actual miles)
S
(0-
600)
A
(601-
1,200)
B
(1,201-
2,500)
C
(2,501-
5,000)
D
(5,001-
7,500)
E
(7,501-
10,000)
F
(10,001 or above)
One-way Economy Class 15,000 25,000 30,000 45,000 80,000 95,000 120,000
Round-trip Economy Class 25,000 35,000 45,000 75,000 120,000 155,000 190,000
One-way Premium Economy Class 18,000 30,000 36,000 54,000 96,000 114,000 144,000
Round-trip Premium Economy Class 30,000 42,000 54,000 90,000 144,000 186,000 228,000
One-way Business Class 26,000 35,000 45,000 68,000 105,000 128,000 165,000
Round-trip Business Class 39,000 56,000 75,000 120,000 180,000 218,000 263,000
One-way
First Class
33,000 42,000 60,000 105,000 158,000 195,000 240,000
Round-trip
First Class
52,000 77,000 105,000 180,000 270,000 330,000 390,000


Asia Miles required for Priority Awards Tier 2**

Award Zone
(Distance in actual miles)
S
(0-
600)
A
(601-
1,200)
B
(1,201-
2,500)
C
(2,501-
5,000)
D
(5,001-
7,500)
E
(7,501-
10,000)
F
(10,001 or above)
One-way Economy Class 20,000 35,000 40,000 65,000 120,000 135,000 170,000
Round-trip Economy Class 30,000 45,000 60,000 115,000 175,000 215,000 285,000
One-way Premium Economy Class 24,000 42,000 48,000 78,000 144,000 162,000 204,000
Round-trip Premium Economy Class 36,000 54,000 72,000 138,000 210,000 258,000 342,000
One-way Business Class 30,000 45,000 60,000 90,000 140,000 170,000 242,000
Round-trip Business Class 45,000 72,000 100,000 160,000 240,000 290,000 385,000
One-way
First Class
38,000 54,000 80,000 140,000 210,000 260,000 352,000
Round-trip
First Class
60,000 99,000 140,000 240,000 360,000 440,000 572,000 

*Priority Awards Tier 1 provides more redemption seat availability than Standard Awards

** Priority Awards Tier 2 provides more redemption seat availability than Standard Awards and Priority Awards Tier 1.