Yes, "Simpler and Fairer" are simply another one in QF's history of re-purposing positive words for negative news rather than simply using the much more honest words "to be honest, we're screwing you over something chronic with this change"Excuse my ignorance, is the Simpler and Fairer changes - reducing the status credits earnt on flights?
Qantas did that a long time ago - can't comment on Ansett as I was never an Ansett FF member. Earning rates change from time to time, based on lots of different things. So while the base rate dropped from 1.6 points per mile to 1 point per mile, other things like minimum points earn (1000 points) and status bonus came into play after the km-mile rate change. Swings and roundabouts. Some were winners, some were losers, and in most cases it varied depending on the specific flight you took.was it Qantas - or was it Ansett that a number of years ago swapped points for kms to points for miles flown?
Actually they do improve things for the targeted group - particularly those traveling on QF flights in fully flex economy domestically and business internationally.The irony of that is (IMHO) the simpler fairer rules don't actually improve anyone's lot in real terms..