SNPL union does not want Transavia pax to earn FB miles

Old Jun 19, 15, 9:13 am
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Cool SNPL union does not want Transavia pax to earn FB miles

Yes, you correctly read the title.

Source : http://www.lepoint.fr/economie/a-air...1938261_28.php

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The main union is against Flying Blue miles earning on Transavia's flights. They fear to see customers shifting to the low-cost subsidiary and thus weakening the AF medium-haul network.

Oh dear...
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Old Jun 19, 15, 9:27 am
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If employee unions can weigh in on customers' FF benefits, then it would seem that passengers should have input about airline employee benefits, particularly the terms under they can do nonrev travel. In like, I'd like to suggest that the airline always put its crew up overnight in very basic isolated hotels so as to discourage them from going out to restaurants and bars or even doing tourist activities since I want my crew to be well rested for safety reasons rather than having the opportunity to party during layovers. If this isn't my business, then FF program rules aren't the business of any union.

In the next step, hotel workers can tell management what package rates should and should not be offered to customers.

I'm almost surprised that employees know FF program rules or are interested enough to learn.
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Old Jun 19, 15, 12:08 pm
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I will refrain to say what I think about those SNPL AF pilots because it will likely be against FT rules...
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Old Jun 19, 15, 12:48 pm
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My head is spinning....unions....interfering with commercial decisions...frequent flyer advantages...SNPL...pilots...trying to run AF...

Who do they think they are?!?!?!?!?!!!
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Old Jun 19, 15, 2:09 pm
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
I'm almost surprised that employees know FF program rules or are interested enough to learn.
Isnt that the most common complaint here on FT.. when a customer facing employee is unaware of the FFP rules? I would think FT'ers would want those employees to have the rules memorized.
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Old Jun 20, 15, 4:54 am
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They should also act against MiNi fares which made my fly KL iso AF ! (for me their introduction was price up by 40 %)
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Old Jun 20, 15, 7:50 am
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While I have no doubt that the SNPL's motivations are all wrong, there is actually a point in what they are saying in the sense that delusional AF want to make TO some sort of 3rd division mini-AF (below mainline and A5) rather than create a sustainable LCC if they must. AF are so completely useless in that process. They should not have ventured in TO at all, and if they did, they should give it complete autonomy with their own costs, pilots, strategy (including competing with AF head to head if they want) and choice of having a FFP or not. Right now, AF are creating a rubbish bin in which they can dispose of what they cannot make work directly but simultaneously acting like control freaks and imposing bizarre idiosyncratic constraints to their latest Frankenstein's operations. I can only hope that TO fails sooner rather than later so that AF can cut the loss and focus on what they could conceivably do well without trying to learn the ropes of a sector they understand absolutely nothing about.
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Old Jun 20, 15, 11:36 am
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
If employee unions can weigh in on customers' FF benefits, then it would seem that passengers should have input about airline employee benefits, particularly the terms under they can do nonrev travel. In like, I'd like to suggest that the airline always put its crew up overnight in very basic isolated hotels so as to discourage them from going out to restaurants and bars or even doing tourist activities since I want my crew to be well rested for safety reasons rather than having the opportunity to party during layovers. If this isn't my business, then FF program rules aren't the business of any union.

In the next step, hotel workers can tell management what package rates should and should not be offered to customers.

I'm almost surprised that employees know FF program rules or are interested enough to learn.
If we passengers had that right i think SNPL would be on permanent strike

Honestly though this is just getting ridiculous...
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