Thai Airways Royal Orchid Plus Devaluation Postponed

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    In mid-June I wrote about the drastic award chart devaluation announced by the Thai Airways Royal Orchid Plus program, which was supposed to kick in for redemptions made starting September 1, 2014. When I first saw the new award chart I said "hmm, this doesn't look so bad, what's everyone complaining about?" And then I quickly realized that the award chart was going from displaying roundtrip redemption costs to displaying one-way redemption costs, and the rates remained roughly the same -- ouch! For example, an award ticket between "Asia 1" and North America presently costs 264,000 miles roundtrip, while under the new chart it would cost 264,000 miles one-way. That's right, the saver award cost between Asia and the US would be 528,000 miles roundtrip. That's insane! The post Thai Airways Royal Orchid Plus Devaluation Postponed appeared first on One Mile at a Time.

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