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RewardPass to cease COB 19 January

Discussion in 'General Hotel Loyalty Discussion' started by DPG, Jan 18, 2006.

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Did you find Flight Centre Limited RewardPass useful?

  1. Yes, I earned enough points to redeem

    100.0%
  2. Yes, I was on my way to being able to redeem

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. No, I could not see the benefits

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. DPG

    DPG Member

    Oct 23, 2005
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    Hi to everyone...

    A little bit of disapointing news... Flight Centre Limited has decided to end the RewardPass program at COB 19 January 2006.
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    The program was running for approx 13 months. It has not been able to bring enough benifits when compared to the cost of the program.

    I guess it is a little dissapointing for those who were collecting these points.

    What did people think of the program? Did anyone get to redeem any points?

    D P G

    Edited to correct Poll.
     
  2. straitman

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    Apr 27, 2003
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    Unfortunately (or otherwise) the nearest Flight Centre is many Klms away so they don't get my business. Whilst the scheme appeared OK from my limited research it was just not a practical option for me. 8) 8) 8)
     


  3. Mal

    Mal Enthusiast

    Dec 25, 2004
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    Bye Bye Rewardpass.

    Never earnt any points. Never used any points.

    My feelings on them have been documented here before.
     
  4. straitman

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    Interesting that I just drove down town and there was an ad on the radio for the scheme and no mention of a windup. :evil: :twisted: :roll:
     
  5. Mal

    Mal Enthusiast

    Dec 25, 2004
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    Left Hand, Right Hand. Pre-booked media committments.

    I'm sure you'll see the ad slots changed to "Price Beat Offer". Don't know how they can price beat a domestic fare on the Qantas site, but hey if they really want to...
     


  6. Jobu

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    Dec 24, 2005
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    Don't know how many points I have but when last I asked before spending $17k on tickets I had enough to redeem $250 worth of travel stuff...

    Have yet to redeem anything but guess I should start to seriously think about it now.

    JOBU
     
  7. Kiwi Flyer

    Kiwi Flyer Senior Member

    Sep 24, 2004
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    Never used it and had no intention of using it (unless significantly improved).
     
  8. Damien

    Damien Member

    Aug 29, 2005
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    In the limited experience I had with Flight Centre, they either quoted directly off the airline's website, or gave a price that I could easily beat myself. So I never spent any money with them - therefore no points.
     
  9. one9

    one9 Active Member

    Sep 14, 2005
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    Whilst i have no probelm with flight centre ending their program, i take a disliking to companies who make major changes and have them take effect immediately or with very limited notice.

    I believe such changes should be given with about at least three months notice. At least when your bank decides to start points capping your credit card they give you around three months notice.
     
  10. oz_mark

    oz_mark Enthusiast

    Jun 30, 2002
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    Given the fairly short life of this program, it clearly wasn't thought through very well.
     
  11. JohnK

    JohnK Veteran Member

    Mar 22, 2005
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    To be fair to flight centre the majority of travel agents these days just quote off the QF website. I wanted return flight SYD-MEL-SIN for April and the itinerary and fare appears on QF website. One travel agent was more expensive than QF website, 2 (including flight centre) were the same and another was a few dollars cheaper. To Flight Centre's credit they said I can have a $20 discount because the fare was available on the QF website. I know it's not much but still a good gesture.

    As for reward pass I looked into it a few months back and never appealed to me as I don't fly often enough to make it worthwhile.
     
  12. QF WP

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    Jun 20, 2002
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    Yes, I got the letter today and my enormous points balance (5,637) gives me a value of $45.10. Now just where am I going to spend that? Well, at least I have 12 months to think about it.

    I only used them before I had a 9* travel agency (whose terms are a lot better :D ).
     
  13. serfty

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    Mine was ~zip~, so I'm having no trouble with not thinking about it. 8)
     
  14. mick

    mick Member

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    I received an e-mail a week ago stating I had a final points balance of 4,262 with $34.10 value. I wasn't expecting anything because I thought you could only redeem once you'd accumulated 5,000 points... Never look a gift horse in the mouth, I was oft told - I'm sure it'll part pay for some taxes and levies for my next domestic trip. 8)
     
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