Asia Miles Short Distance Asian Award Redemptions

Similar to my post on BA Avios redemptions, this post will focus on the best use of Asia Miles for short haul flight, up to 1,200 miles from HKG. A lot of the information from the BA post pertains to the Asia Miles program as well, because it is distance based.

Personally I know someone with 16,000 Asia Miles expiring at the end of July, with no need to fly anytime soon. As suggested in the other post, I recommend booking a ticket to someplace you anticipate possibly going within a year and changing the date later on.

Flight award options: 

One-way economy 0-600 miles: 10,000 Asia Miles
Round-trip  economy 0-600 miles: 15,000 Asia Miles
One-way economy 601-1,200 miles: 15,000 Asia Miles

Keep in mind China Eastern and Air China fly a number of routes short distance from both HKG and SZX.
Sample destinations on Cathay Pacific or Dragonair from Hong Kong below : (bolded destinations are better values based on usual ticket price)

0-600 miles from HKG: 

Changsha
Fuzhou
Guangzhou
Guilin
Hanoi
Kaohsiung
Sanya
Taichung
Taipei
Wuhan
Xiamen

601-1,200 miles from HKG: 

Bangkok
Cebu
Chengdu
Chongqing
Hangzhou
Ho Chi Minh City
Kota Kinabalu
Kunming
Manila
Nanjing
Ningbo
Okinawa
Phnom Penh
Qingdao
Shanghai
Xi’an

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  1. July 2, 2012

    […] did a post on this last month, primarily for Asian destinations from HKG, you can check it here I think the best redemptions are shorter distances, but you can fly HKG to HEL which is under the […]

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