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Discussion in 'Cathay Pacific | Asia Miles/Marco Polo Club' started by uggboy, Jun 24, 2015.
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Cathay's Marco Polo Club 'to become revenue-based'
It's pretty big news in HK, at least from what I'm seeing now.
People have been complaining degraded service from CX for the past year (which I haven't noticed) and now this devaluation.
The media here is practically saying that if you're poor and always fly Y don't ever hope that you're going to be Silver, Gold or Diamond.
Ditto +1...that's what we thought when we first read this "heavy" impact news. Overall, it's sad, especially for the "good value" flyer.
Revenue-based FFP's aren't new anymore...but I think the massive benefit cuts are the ones that made it the news.
While they aren't new anymore, it's interesting that "everyone" must keep up with this trend, even when it's literally a "race to the bottom" in terms of benefits.
That just makes these schemes more rational, doesn't it? Airlines aren't in the business of being altruistic to those who don't pay profitable fares.
Then again FF Programmes in Asia weren't that altruistic to begin with in comparsion with the North America FFPs.
Only if you're flying on the cheapest fares. If you're on higher fares the benefits are not really disappearing. And in some cases they're easier to realize.