Programs: BalticMiles VIP, TK Elite Plus (*G), HHonors Diamond, Club Carslon Concierge, Sixt Plat, Hertz Gold
Yet another change is coming to BalticMiles. It used to be 5 points per 1 EUR in any economy class and 10 points for any business class ticket.
There will be 5 classes - Basic Economy, Economy, Economy Flex, Business Restricted, Business Flexible. Basic Economy will earn only 1 mile per 1 EUR. Economy and Economy Flex will earn 5, Business remains unchanged with 10.
airBaltic is openly telling it's customers that they are trying to get rid of cheap elites. BalticMiles is a different legal entity and there are no known plans of other changes in BalticMiles program besides this.
BalticMiles, the independent loyalty program of airBaltic, has won the Global Technology Innovation Award at the Loyalty 2013 awards in Dubai. They'd created the "World's first crowdsourced tier", which received over 450 recommendations and 6000 comments when frequent fliers were asked to come up with a new tier. Key recommendations were implemented and that got them the award.