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:
601-1,200 miles from HKG:
Ho Chi Minh City