Neo Cathay Pacific

Cathay Pacific: benefits of the MastercardMD Cathay World EliteMD, provided by Neo

To the point On November 29, 2023, Neo and Cathay Pacific launched their co-branded credit card available to residents of Canada, with the exception of Quebec residents. Discover its benefits.

November 29, 2023 update: The card is now launched! You can apply now. (Not available to Quebec residents)

The Cathay World Elite® Mastercard®, powered by Neo has been available since fall 2023 for Canadian travelers thanks to the new partnership between Neo and Cathay Pacific, replacing the former partnership between RBC and Cathay Pacific. Here are the benefits available to cardholders.

Cathay World Elite® Mastercard®, powered by Neo

The annual fee for the new Cathay Pacific co-branded Neo credit card is $180.

As this is a Mastercard World Elite premium card, the minimum income required to subscribe to the card is high:

  • 80,000 in annual personal income or;
  • 150,000 annual family income.

There’s also a card available for newcomers to Canada with guaranteed approval, no credit history required.

Cathay World Elite® Mastercard® powered by Neo - Welcome offer

As a new cardholder, receive a welcome offer of up to 30,000 Asia Miles. The miles are distributed as follows:

  • 15,000 Asia Miles once the card is activated;
  • 15,000 additional Asia Miles after $3,000 spent in the first three months following card activation.

For new online bookings with Cathay Pacific, use the code CXNEO10OFF and pay with your Cathay World Elite Mastercard to get 10% off your next flight. Valid for flights departing from Canada for bookings up to December 31, 2024.

Cathay World Elite® Mastercard®, powered by Neo - The earnings

Earn Asia Miles on all purchases charged to your Cathay World Elite® Mastercard®, powered by Neo. Specifically, you will earn:

  • Up to 5 Asia Miles per dollar spent at Neo partners in Canada;
  • 2 Asia Miles per dollar spent on online reservations with Cathay Pacific;
  • 2 Asia Miles per dollar spent outside Canada;
  • 1 Asia Miles per dollar spent on all other purchases in Canada.

Cathay World Elite® Mastercard®, powered by Neo - Benefits

Receive a digital card as soon as your application is approved. So you can start collecting miles even before you receive your physical card in the mail.

The Cathay World Elite® Mastercard®, powered by Neo also offers many benefits to enhance your travels such as:

  • Priority check-in for flights;
  • Additional baggage allowance;
  • A selection of seats with extra legroom;
  • Access to VIP airport lounges with the DragonPass program;
  • Priority access to security screening at airports worldwide with Mastercard Fast Track;
  • Free Wi-Fi on flights with Boingo;
  • Professional airport transfers.

Digital features: Access to spending details, 24/7 chat support, real-time card management, and alerts via the Neo app.

Neo Cathay insurance

What’s more, the card offers comprehensive travel insurance. These include :

  • medical insurance for up to 14 days
  • trip cancellation, interruption and travel accident insurance;
  • flight delay and baggage delay insurance;
  • theft and damage insurance for rental cars;
  • and hotel burglary insurance.

Bottom Line

The Cathay World Elite® Mastercard®, powered by Neo replaces the former co-branded card with RBC which has been discontinued. This new option allows Canadians to earn Asia Miles and fly to Asia at low fares with the Cathay Pacific Asia Miles program. Unfortunately, this card is not available to Quebec residents.

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