Member since 06 Mar 2017
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Some of us are refugees from HK...how to earn AsiaMiles points with an Australian credit card?
Cathay Pacific - The Marco Polo Club
Member since 11 Jun 2018
Total posts 58
Very bold to raise this question. I am sure many refugees are looking forward to the answer. lol
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 06 Nov 2014
Total posts 158
There are several credit cards in Australia that earns AM. The best ones are Amex cards. The best earn rate (apart from invitation only Centurion) is Platinum charge card. It earns 1.125 AM per dollar spent (except government spent which only earns 0.5 AM). But it also has a hefty $1450 annual fee.
The next best IMO is the explorer card. Earns 1 AM/$, only $395 annual fee but comes with $400 travel credit which makes it virtually free.
Westpac Altitude Black also earns 1 AM/$, but it comes in a bundle with mastercard for $399 in total.
Besides these, all non-Amex card earn are really pathetic. The top tier Westpac, ANZ, CBA, Citi (and maybe NAB too, but I didn't bother to even look at it as it's also a terrible value card) all can be converted to AM, but earn rate is very pathetic. Around 0.4-0.4125 AM/$.
In Australia it is worth consider earning QF points rather than AM as the former is much easier to earn, even though the award chart is more expensive than AM.
Member since 06 Aug 2019
Total posts 2
Originally Posted by Michael Kao
I am a platinum charge card member and only get 0.5 points per $1. Not sure why?
Originally Posted by martinspurs
Was it government spent?
Thank you Michael, very useful info. It seems I should switch my AMEX Reserve Platinum to AMEX Explorer based on this advice.
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