Yeah, but how many clubs does YX have? It may not be worth it for NW to open all of their clubs up to get just the one YX club in return.
I thought that the reciprocal club agreements had some sort of 'settlement' arrangement that would negate this issue. From what I understood each club totals up its visitors from the other network and at some point they compare and whichever one is higher pays some sort of fee.
Programs: DL-PM, HH-Gold, *wood-Gold, Avis First, National Executive Elite
Originally Posted by BDQBDQ
and what about the upgrades on YX ? does nw PE get auto-upgrade on YX 5 days in advance ?
yes, NW-YX now has a "better" alliance - was trying to get award ticket for lax-nyc....only YX showed up at 25K level....NW/DL/CO/AS alll came at 50K or more
No, unless something is changing no NW elites get free upgrades. YX own Executive Elite do not even get free automatic upgrades. YX is selling for $60 or 65/each way and you're getting extra legroom with a first class seat...no free meals or free alcohol (at least on the flights I've done).
I'm from MKE and in the old days YX was amazing. YX always had 2-across first class/leather seats, full meals in coach (we're talking steak, lobster, shrimp, prime rib etc)...then only their Signature service offered 2x2 leather with BOB meals, while some planes were saver service w/ 2x3 regular coach seats with extra legroom...Effective May 2008, all planes will have 3 rows of first class and the rest 2x3 regular coach seats but you still get the free chocolate chip cookie in-flight.