AFF (and Clifford Reichlin) in the news

Discussion in 'Qantas Frequent Flyer Program' started by QF WP, May 21, 2005.

  1. QF WP

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    So our fearless leader has been working hard on the media hustings. Congratulations Clifford.
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  2. Kiwi Flyer

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    :twisted: What a load of baloney.
     
  3. oz_mark

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    I think it's called marketing spin. :)
     
  4. Kiwi Flyer

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    Probably why I could never work in marketing. Couldnt tell such porkies with a straight face.


    Ooops forgot - congrats clifford ^
     
  5. QF WP

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    Marketing has such a bad name these days. "Spin" is all about finding and portraying the positives to the unsuspecting travelling public hoping they don't notice the pile of excretment just below. To the average domestic travelling pax (the irregular earners and users of FFP's), they think there are some benefits - lesser points SYD/MEL etc. We, the more savvy and higher FFP earners (and status holders), think "whooppe, I'd never use the points for such an irrelevant flight that I can buy for between $100 to $250, I'd rather blow it on two Y to J ODU's on the same sectors; because that's better value to me".

    To the minority of International travelling QF pax, there are some savings on certain sectors. Again, we know that the majority of popular runs (Aust-UK and Aust-USA) are increasing dramatically points-wise.

    No matter what they say, the days of FF programs are numbered as all participants (airlines, FF programs, etc) have found once you've created a monster, how difficult it is to stop it; so ongoing changes curtailing the offers is what they are all about. DAmage minimisation, in other terms

    So spens those points while they're still available...
     
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    Dont know if their days are numbered, but certainly many schemes moving towards rewarding revenue not distance, and more tightly managing the cost to the airlines.

    This means even more need to be savvy to keep a couple of steps ahead.
     
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    And marketers have no-oine to blame but themselves.
     
  8. Guest

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    perhaps some marketing to market marketing :?:
     
  9. johnsmith

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    I am not a regular flyer but I fly to the UK once per year using FF points. On every trip I have been able to get the dates, the flight times and the route that I want. I usually book 6 to 12 months in advance. I find it strange that people are not able to fly when they want to, unless they are trying to book only 3 months in advance and expect there to be seats available.
     
  10. serfty

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    I think the main issue is the availability of Business of First Class rewards.
     
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    I always fly economy class, thats probably why I can get seats, maybe no one else can suffer the terrible conditions.
     
  12. oz_mark

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    3 months out?? Luxury. I couln't even tell you where or if I'll be travelling next week :)
     
  13. QF WP

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    ozmark, can TOTALLY concur with your sentiments.

    I know I'm going to SYD tomorrow until Sunday (work Wed-Fri + Flyertalk get-togethers on Fri PM & all day Sat).

    I know where I have to fly over the next 5 weeks, but I can only really organise a week or two in advance. Have lots of increased SC's to collect with upcoming flights being (probably in this order from my initial thoughts):

    BNE/ADL/BNE
    BNE/ADL/PER/ADL/BNE (I hate the redeye)
    BNE/MEL/CBR/BNE
    BNE/TSV/CNS/BNE
    BNE/NTL/BNE
    BNE/SYD/BNE

    So onward to Platinum again ;)
     
  14. shillard

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    Give me a yell when you're in NTL, and when you know your PER dates - I've got to hit PER, ADL and MEL during June.
     
  15. QF WP

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    NTL may not be until July now...not my biggest client and not a big office, so happy to push back.

    PER looks like being leaving BNE Fri 10th PM (either on direct flight or via ADL) with weekend with Mrs LW in Margaret River/Freemantle (taking her along for the ride, we've spent too much apart and it's her birthday present!). Staying probably at the Parmelia Hilton (directly across the road from clients' office). Working Monday (not a Queens Birthday holiday in PER) , Tuesday; probably leave Tues PM for ADL, there on Wed and home Wed PM.

    When are you there, shillard??
     
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