Ansett Australian Global Rewards - Westpac dumps AN for QF
Nov 2, 01, 1:12 am
Funny to think that thousands of $ that I paid to AN for a tix (still waiting on refund *grumble*) will turn into thousands+.5 of QF FF points :p
RichardMEL, UA 1K
A Star Alliance Member.
From the Westpac website:
Westpac is pleased to announce its association with Qantas to offer Qantas Frequent Flyer points as part of its new credit card rewards program.
Features of the new program include:
- Domestic and International flight and travel rewards, retail rewards and more; including redemption for Qantas Frequent Flyer points.
- One reward point for every dollar you spend on your card, with bonus points available from a range of new bonus partners.
- From 5 November to 31 December 2001, Westpac will offer 1.5 points for every dollar spent under the new program.
- No points expiry. You will earn Westpac points that never expire and will always be secure as long as you are a card holder in our new program.
Nov 2, 01, 3:37 pm
Yes,but rather than "Westpac dumps AN for QF" I would think "AN pushes Westpac into QF fold" would be more appropriate.
Nov 6, 01, 8:06 pm
What concerns me in relation to award seat availability,is now that Diners and Westpac are using QANTAS, where are the award seats coming from ???
They were hard enough to get before the AN crash .Just imagine what things will be like if QF do not increase their award seat inventory in line with the extra seats being redeemed.
Maybe the new players have enough sense to insist on some form of guaranteed availability for their customers but I don't know how they can arrange this.
Nov 7, 01, 8:52 pm
You'd assume an increase in reward seats together with the increase in planes and services.
Nov 8, 01, 8:52 am
<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by QantasAllTheWay:
You'd assume an increase in reward seats together with the increase in planes and services.</font>
But when you look at what is happening - flights to the US reduced, flights to the UK reduced. With a reduction in flights on long-haul international services, how does this auger for those interested in international rewards?