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Re: AS devaluation of EK redemptions
« Reply #15 on: March 31, 2016, 09:47:03 AM »
Anyone know if this is true or just them laying the blame on others?

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I have a guy in Alaska airline and he confirmed it has nothing to do with them!
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Re: AS devaluation of EK redemptions
« Reply #16 on: March 31, 2016, 09:51:28 AM »
But this is only on one partner.  Plenty of other great AS redemption options.

They set the precedent that they are willing to massively devalue without notice. The timeline for the CX devaluation has started...

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Re: AS devaluation of EK redemptions
« Reply #17 on: March 31, 2016, 09:53:12 AM »
I have a guy in Alaska airline and he confirmed it has nothing to do with them!
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Re: AS devaluation of EK redemptions
« Reply #18 on: March 31, 2016, 09:56:42 AM »
I do understand why they aren't announcing it ahead of time. If the goal is to slash EK F redemptions, they would not be doing themselves a favor giving people 2 months to basically book every EK F flight out there.
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Re: AS devaluation of EK redemptions
« Reply #19 on: March 31, 2016, 09:57:58 AM »
Anyone know if this is true or just them laying the blame on others?

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Why would EK care how many miles are used? They're being reimbursed at a set rate, not per mile that you redeemed using AS miles. 
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Re: AS devaluation of EK redemptions
« Reply #20 on: March 31, 2016, 09:59:06 AM »
I do understand why they aren't announcing it ahead of time. If the goal is to slash EK F redemptions, they would not be doing themselves a favor giving people 2 months to basically book every EK F flight out there.

+1, IMO they don't care about a PR backlash from churners. Had it been a program-wide devaluation that would have significantly impacted loyalists as well, IMO they'd care more about giving notice.

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Re: AS devaluation of EK redemptions
« Reply #21 on: March 31, 2016, 09:59:21 AM »
What's the current status of YQ when using KE or JL miles for EK?
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Re: AS devaluation of EK redemptions
« Reply #22 on: March 31, 2016, 09:59:38 AM »
I have a guy in Alaska airline and he confirmed it has nothing to do with them!
And what is his position in AS? Phone Rep?

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Re: AS devaluation of EK redemptions
« Reply #23 on: March 31, 2016, 10:00:20 AM »
And what is his position in AS? Phone Rep?
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Re: AS devaluation of EK redemptions
« Reply #24 on: March 31, 2016, 10:00:36 AM »
I do understand why they aren't announcing it ahead of time. If the goal is to slash EK F redemptions, they would not be doing themselves a favor giving people 2 months to basically book every EK F flight out there.
... Except that the pennies they save devaluing without notice pales in comparison the value lost as a result of pissing off some of your most valuable flyers, not to mention the thousands of people who bought miles over the last few days in order to redeem for EK F.
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Re: AS devaluation of EK redemptions
« Reply #25 on: March 31, 2016, 10:00:39 AM »
Why would EK care how many miles are used? They're being reimbursed at a set rate, not per mile that you redeemed using AS miles.

They obviously don't care. They may have increased the costs, though. I'm wondering if AS's contract with EK is an April - March contract. That would make sense since IIRC there were availability issues w/ AS around this time last year...

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Re: AS devaluation of EK redemptions
« Reply #26 on: March 31, 2016, 10:01:31 AM »
Why would EK care how many miles are used? They're being reimbursed at a set rate, not per mile that you redeemed using AS miles.
No, that's how you *assume* their contract works.
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Re: AS devaluation of EK redemptions
« Reply #27 on: March 31, 2016, 10:02:02 AM »
What's the current status of YQ when using KE or JL miles for EK?
No YQ for ex USA for JL.
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Re: AS devaluation of EK redemptions
« Reply #28 on: March 31, 2016, 10:03:17 AM »
Guess it's gonna be a bit tougher to snag that "railway car" esque first class seat now.
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Re: AS devaluation of EK redemptions
« Reply #29 on: March 31, 2016, 10:04:49 AM »
What's the current status of YQ when using KE or JL miles for EK?

No YQ for ex USA for JL.

Uh oh, I'm smelling a DDMS post :(. At least JL are harder to accrue.