Aerclub tier systems in 2020

Old Mar 25, 20, 1:58 pm
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Aerclub tier systems in 2020

Some airlines (e.g. Emirates) and hotel chains (e.g. Hilton) have announced adjustments to their tier points systems to facilitate frequent flyers that will not be able to retain status with them this year due to the flights disruptions in place for the foreseeable future.

Did anyone hear anything from AerLingus about Aerclub tier systems? E.g. if flights are grounded for 3 months, are they going to reduce tier points needed to retain status for each tier by 25%?

I appreciate some of these companies may actually go out of business as a result of this emergency, and in that case the question is meaningless, but was wondering out of curiosity (and probably too much free time locked in the house)

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Old Mar 25, 20, 3:39 pm
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Originally Posted by bustaro View Post
Some airlines (e.g. Emirates) and hotel chains (e.g. Hilton) have announced adjustments to their tier points systems to facilitate frequent flyers that will not be able to retain status with them this year due to the flights disruptions in place for the foreseeable future.

Did anyone hear anything from AerLingus about Aerclub tier systems? E.g. if flights are grounded for 3 months, are they going to reduce tier points needed to retain status for each tier by 25%?

I appreciate some of these companies may actually go out of business as a result of this emergency, and in that case the question is meaningless, but was wondering out of curiosity (and probably too much free time locked in the house)

Thanks for sharing
As I mentioned a few days ago an EI pilot I know reckons it's 50/50 they even survive.

AerClub will be something to be looked at if they do. But not now.
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Old Mar 26, 20, 4:35 am
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Originally Posted by bustaro View Post
Some airlines (e.g. Emirates) and hotel chains (e.g. Hilton) have announced adjustments to their tier points systems to facilitate frequent flyers that will not be able to retain status with them this year due to the flights disruptions in place for the foreseeable future.

Did anyone hear anything from AerLingus about Aerclub tier systems? E.g. if flights are grounded for 3 months, are they going to reduce tier points needed to retain status for each tier by 25%?

I appreciate some of these companies may actually go out of business as a result of this emergency, and in that case the question is meaningless, but was wondering out of curiosity (and probably too much free time locked in the house)

Thanks for sharing

Nothing yet and maybe they won't its hard to know. IAG are so far out of step with other airlines with regards this. Aer Lingus may decide to do something once they know more about their relaunch of flights this Summer. They may do it by a case by case situation.
I had got half way and subject to situation improving will still most likely manage it.

As for crew talk of going bust its purely that just rumours. There is also a rumour of the Irish government taking a large stakehold in the airline if it does indeed need bailing out. Same with UK and Spain although the UK seems more reluctant at the moment.
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Old Mar 26, 20, 11:11 am
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It's not a rumour in fairness. It's very informed speculation. Pilot has been with them almost 25 years. So he'd know a bit. Having said that government may well purchase a big stake. That might be one of the only ways of securing EI's future.
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Old Mar 27, 20, 8:40 am
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It's not a rumour in fairness. It's very informed speculation. Pilot has been with them almost 25 years. So he'd know a bit. Having said that government may well purchase a big stake. That might be one of the only ways of securing EI's future.
My neighbours a pilot and a very senior one too so seems a difference of opinion. They are also taking part in the PEK flights . Of course there are always such differences even in my own company at present. A lot of doom and gloom too sadly.
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Old Mar 30, 20, 3:41 pm
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IAG have a large cash pile compared to a lot of airlines, if they go an awful lot of others would too. The Irish Government would inevitably step in though, given how critical Aer Lingus is to the Irish economy.
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