I am completely miffed! I have been flying with Emirates for about 10 years and have had a Citibank Emirates card for over 2 years - but I am currently considering moving to another airline. This is due to the overhaul of the Skywards program on the 1st of Jan 2010.
For the same flight I have taken every year (MEL-DUS) around the same time of year (May-July) I will now earn more than half the tier miles LESS, and will only earn a bit more than half of the Skywards miles I have been for the last decade, while paying the same fare as I always have!
This is due the the introduction of the Flex vs Saver fares. In the time I fly, I can only opt for a Saver fare now. There is no possibility of choosing a Flex fare, though a Flex fare will still get me around the same skywards miles and about 3 000 tier miles less, but will likely cost much more. Doesn't seem fair to me!
I am incredibly disappointed with Emirates, and can't believe that 10 years of loyalty gets this kind of appreciation! Has anyone else come across this issue?
So I am considering changing to another airline with a credit card combo - does anyone have any recommendations?