Marco Polo Club's coming changes to its frequent flyer program in April 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|
2 Economy class trips to Singapore
|US$100 or 100 points|
5 Economy class trips to Singapore OR
1.25 Economy class trips to New York
|SILVER||30,000 miles or 20 sectors|
10 Economy class trips to Beijing OR
2 Business class trips to New York
15 Economy class trips to Beijing OR
1.5 Business class trips to New York
|GOLD||60,000 miles or 40 sectors|
20 Economy class trips to Shanghai OR
4 Business class trips to New York
30 Economy class trips to Shanghai OR
3 Business class trips to New York
|DIAMOND||120,000 miles or 80 sectors|
10 Economy class trips to London OR
6 Business class trips to New York
18 Economy class trips to London OR
5 Business class trips to New York
|TIER||Key Benefits - Current Program||Key Benefits - New Program|
Flight Centre Travel Group recommends for all our Marco Polo Gold members and above to contact your consultant to help plan your upcoming trips before the onset of these changes, whilst we can still take advantage of guaranteed seats on lower booking classes. This will help reduce your travel costs for peak season travel, which is what we care about the most.