- Dec 17, 2011
Pardon the pun. But my money is on the bank of Qantas.
VA are screwing themselves. Unfortunately because of their weakening position they are giving QF clear air to get away with more...Well, some one is getting screwed at the end of the day, if its not the shareholders, their customers then it has to be their competitors ...
Hopefully you get at least 3 months notice for a change to something like LTG or longer.... I cannot imagine them changing the goal posts without notice.I have booked flights that will take me over the magical 14000 SC for LTG, but I wont be flying them until March 2020 – so if my lifetime safety net is dashed before I get there by a change in 2 days time I'm not going to be a happy camper.
Yes hopefully it is not a horrifying change for them to pump this up and promo it and roll out a media conference.... But equally you could argue that they might want to front foot a negative announcement with AJ as well for back up (I’m sure OW doesn’t want to be standing there all by herself...).I don't think this will be a whole suite of shitty changes (eg like the recent Amex devaluations). They wouldn't call a big press conference and hype it this way.
I think the overall net effect will be negative, but maybe not that negative. And there may be some flyers for whom they end up being a positive.
I guess partly it depends on the points cost. Many of us won't mind paying an extra 5-10k points to get to the USA if there is greater availability on QF to do so. But more than this would be a problem.Therefore I think the most logical conclusion is a major structural change to the program that in essence will enable more redemptions but at a points cost.
Of course the calm and logic comes from Mr pauly!If I think of all the market research that QF has been doing over the last two years there have been STACKS around availability of flight redemptions and testing if people would pay more (points) for better access. I have done at least 3-4 of these surveys.
Therefore I think the most logical conclusion is a major structural change to the program that in essence will enable more redemptions but at a points cost.
Velocity is hardly a strong program. Zero premium avails to the US. QFF would have to drop into the gutter to match them so hopefully they don’t fall that far!Paging Virgin Australia. Please get ready to offer your bi annual status match offer to corporate groups and Government employees. I suspect we would like to switch to VA