Cathay Pacific Airways announced a partnership with Bilt Rewards customer loyalty program. Members of Bilt Rewards will be able to take their points earned on rent, new leases, and more and transfer them at a 1:1 ratio into Cathay Pacific Asia Miles rewards program. This marks the first time that travelers will be able to earn Asia Miles from rent payments.

"Bilt Rewards makes it easy for renters to earn points and fly around the world just by paying their largest monthly expense. We are excited to be an early transfer partner of Bilt Rewards and look forward to welcoming renters to the skies," said Paul Smitton, Director of Customer Lifestyle, Cathay Pacific Airways.

Bilt Rewards launched in June 2021 through a partnership with AvalonBay, Blackstone, Camden, Cushman & Wakefield, Equity Residential, GID, Related, SLGreen, Starwood, and Veritas among others. The alliance currently represents over 2 million apartment units where residents can earn points on every rent payment and redeem for miles.

In addition to flight awards, Asia Miles members can also redeem miles and enjoy awards including hotel stays, car rental services and lifestyle and experience awards.

Bilt Rewards CEO and Founder Ankur Jain says, "Housing is the single largest expense for the vast majority of Americans and until now, rent has been the only major expense you couldn't earn anything back on. We are thrilled to be partnering with Cathay Pacific and Asia Miles to make travel around the world a real possibility for millions of renters."

Any qualifying U.S. resident can enroll in Bilt Rewards through the Bilt Rewards app and can link their Cathay Pacific account to earn Asia Miles.

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