Changes to Tango Mileage Accumulation

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  1. global_happy_traveller
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    Ouch, that's a big difference in miles for longhaul.
     
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    Just aligning with LH to deal with all those people who complained about booking on the AC booking engine but only get 50% miles when they flew LH. :rolleyes:
     
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    :p

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    That is gonna hurt those who book Tango!
     
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    Is it that different than what other airlines do?

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    Apart from sun routes (which I almost never fly), Tango fares seem to be few and far between on international flights these days. And when they are there, the price difference to Tango+ is usually very small. Or maybe I'm just flying the wrong routes?
     
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    Really depends on the airline. I think its 100% on all fares for US-based airlines (so far), and tiered system on many International ones (SAS goes as low as 25% IIRC). some might even give 0%. (Its not a judgement on my part).

    that is why I said - those who book Tango. Not may fares out there (in fact, from where I am, its even more rare) -from LGA I think I have seen it crop up twice!
     
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    SQ gives 0....................
     
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    Though this could portend the wider spread introduction of Tango fares into the international realm, though as noted these now only appear on Sun Destination flights to the US and mainly Caribbean flights.
     
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    I see tango fares between YYZ-HKG before
     
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    Some programs are going the other way. BA EC for example not that long ago started awarding full miles on it's discounted economy fares which hadn't been earning miles previously. I got several emails trumpting this "enhancement" which caught my eye as I'm normally a back of the bus BA flyer so could make a difference on a future trip all things being equal.
     
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    True, forgot that these fares were what those Asia Passes booked into. But from AC's standpoint it represents a new source of revenue because it is now saving having to purchase AE and other program miles/points in such numbers. Even at the penny a mile formula paying for miles costs over $120 a customer which is almost 15% of the full ticket price. Cutting this in half is consistent with domestic accumulation and with its non-NAmerican based competition who as noted give 50%, 25% or even nothing on such fares.
     
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    That's because it needed to compete with NAmerican carriers across the Atlantic now that AA members can collect miles on BA flights ex-USA so it had to realign mileage.
     
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    Essentially, its buyer beware. An informed buyer will be able to value those miles vs a Tango/T+ fare and make a decision. An uninformed buyer will probably not realize this until too late and then try to get the points, without realizing that they paid $50-100 less for their fare to forfeit the points. Which reminds me to remind family members of this as I usually get the complaints re: airline issues and am supposed to rectify the situation!:eek: (as if I work for Air Canada, United, Continental, American.... :p)
     
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    when did we sign up for a job as airline customer service agents?
     
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    Given how the booking site is set up, and since Tango fares within Canada have been earning fewer miles, why should there be any confusion in the buyer's mind?
     
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    I think we will see more of this from AC.
    It will hurt those that buy fares from Expedia or Orbitz were it may be difficult to see the actual fare class.....and then its too late when you notice the miles are missing.
     
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    When we signed up as members of MilePoint, or, uhh, that other site ... ;)
     
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    Service here. Surly there. :D

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    there i just want to boot people out with a broomstick
     
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