Cuts in SAS earnings on the way?

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Old Dec 6, 18, 10:07 pm
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There are some Star Alliance carriers that have made updates based on the 12/1 SK changes. For carriers that have similar earning structures as A3 for SK flights, the changes seem to be consistent, where Go Light is identified and excluded using the fare basis code. (See Ethiopian). T & O fare classes also move to ineligible for some carriers.

Ethiopian
Effective December 1, 2018 SAS has introduced a deeply discounted economy & light fare called “Go Light”. The key element to differentiate the 2 fares is the GO Light fare basis code ending with GHT. The Go Light fare will be ineligible for mileage accrual for Members travelling on SAS as from departure date Dec 1st 2018.

EgyptAir
  • Booking Classes not eligible to earn miles N-R-X-I-O-T
  • SAS has recently introduced a deeply discounted economy & light fare called "Go Light".
  • The Go Light fare is available on a limited number of routes and basically sold through SK channel only.
  • The Go Light fare will be ineligible for mileage accrual for our members travelling on SAS as from departure date Dec 1st 2018
Aeroplan
Mileage Accumulation Changes
  • Effective for travel December 1st, 2018, booking classes T and O will no longer be eligible for accumulation. For travel until November 30, 2018, earn 50%.
  • SAS Go Light Fares are not eligible for accrual by Aeroplan Members.
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Old Dec 7, 18, 1:03 am
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@Tennen, the change was announced a few weeks ago so they had enough time to prepare and implement the changes, as happened with the earning for SQ... Avianca made changes on their earnings shortly after SAS” announcement, other carriers too (I had flights booked in T)
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Old Dec 7, 18, 4:31 am
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Originally Posted by GBobon View Post
@Tennen, the change was announced a few weeks ago so they had enough time to prepare and implement the changes, as happened with the earning for SQ... Avianca made changes on their earnings shortly after SASĒ announcement, other carriers too (I had flights booked in T)
I just hope itís not a case of a change with no advance notice from A3. Iíve seen UA leave customers hanging in the wind by changing the partner flight mileage earning without notice and then rely upon fine print to stick it to the customers claiming missing mileage relative to what the published charts had indicated at and ever after the flight completion.
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Old Dec 7, 18, 5:10 am
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I dont think they will mass mail every M+B members to let them know that they have new earnings for SAS flights... they will only update the earnings page and thats all...
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Old Dec 8, 18, 1:07 pm
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And typically with A3 the change goes I to effect directly. Not nice, but that's the way it normally goes. Same happened e.g. with the Swiss devaluation some time ago.
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Old Dec 8, 18, 2:23 pm
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I think anyone who books the cheap SAS fares should expect the worse. If they get the 100%, then take it as a bonus.

I certainly wouldn't rely on these fares to get me over the requalification threshold in the last few weeks!
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