New Air France subscription/ reduction cards

Old Jun 20, 2021, 4:37 pm
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After further tests, it's not working at all on AF desktop site (at least for me). But it's working on AF app, but you need to make sure you select the card clicking under your name. For my trip, the saving is -6%. Better than nothing for sure, but not huge. I think this is a consequence of the sharp drop in the price of the card.
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Old Jun 20, 2021, 4:42 pm
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Originally Posted by San Gottardo
IThere is one thing I don't understand in the article: it mentions that the new cards will be interesting for status customers only after January 2022, I didn't get why.
Tickets for trips until the end of the year are fully flexible as per the AFKL Covid policy. From Jan 1st 2022, it is understood that we will go back to pre-Covid policies and then the revamped suscription cards come with a very interesting benefit : the WE fare is modifiable and cancellable for a small fee (while the light fare is neither modifiable nor cancellable).
But the card is already interesting before 01/2022 with the reduced fare.

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Is that card valid for business class ticket ?
I tried but you get an error message. I tried also booking Y WE fare for the outbound and switch to J for the return but you can't. So the conclusion is that it is for Y only.
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Old Jun 21, 2021, 2:54 am
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Is it still the case that these are only valid from France-originating tickets?
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Old Jun 21, 2021, 4:07 am
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Originally Posted by Goldorak
After further tests, it's not working at all on AF desktop site (at least for me). But it's working on AF app, but you need to make sure you select the card clicking under your name. For my trip, the saving is -6%. Better than nothing for sure, but not huge. I think this is a consequence of the sharp drop in the price of the card.
It works on the website, but you have to remember before searching for the fare, to click on "1 passenger" in the search form, click on yourself, and then only it will load the different discount cards you have....

It would be great if AF automatically searches for fares with all possible discount cards (or not), so in my case for no discount + weekend card + abonn card, and then I could choose what fare suits me best... Oh well, that's dreaming


To compare, here is what I have without the weekend card:





And with the weekend-card:





Here it's 10€ less for the week-end card (and the abonn fare was 277€).
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Old Jun 21, 2021, 5:22 am
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And the card gives full SkyPriority benefits? Lounge, fast track security, additional luggage, access to better seats... not bad.
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Old Jun 21, 2021, 5:24 am
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Originally Posted by Goldorak
Tickets for trips until the end of the year are fully flexible as per the AFKL Covid policy. From Jan 1st 2022, it is understood that we will go back to pre-Covid policies and then the revamped suscription cards come with a very interesting benefit : the WE fare is modifiable and cancellable for a small fee (while the light fare is neither modifiable nor cancellable).
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I get that tickets are fully flexible until the end of the year. But that is true for all passengers, not just status card holders. And yet, the article mentions status card holders. So what is it that kicks in for status card holders in January? Or is it just the usual poor journalism of Le Figaro?
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Old Jun 21, 2021, 6:53 am
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Originally Posted by San Gottardo
And the card gives full SkyPriority benefits? Lounge, fast track security, additional luggage, access to better seats... not bad.
I rather think these benefits come from the status of the OP, and the +2 XP come from the "carte d'abonnement".
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Old Jun 21, 2021, 8:12 am
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Originally Posted by SpinEcho
I rather think these benefits come from the status of the OP, and the +2 XP come from the "carte d'abonnement".
Yes, those are due to my platinum status (I can't simulate a weekend fare without being logged in, and thus without my status taken into account...).
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Old Jun 21, 2021, 8:31 am
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Yes I can confirm that Carte Jeune was already valid on European destinations.

I've been looking at Subscriptions cards for a while now ("thanks"? to remote working but I'm questioning the economic aspect of this decision as I'm not really interested in the flexibility but more driven by the pricing)

For those of you who have this card, what is the €/% difference on a given domestic flight between a normal fare and a subscription fare ?
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Old Jun 21, 2021, 9:13 am
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Originally Posted by Coder33
I've been looking at Subscriptions cards for a while now ("thanks"? to remote working but I'm questioning the economic aspect of this decision as I'm not really interested in the flexibility but more driven by the pricing)

For those of you who have this card, what is the €/% difference on a given domestic flight between a normal fare and a subscription fare ?
If your only consideration is price (meaning you usually want to buy a Light fare), then the subscription card/abonn card is not a good choice. It mostly aims at reducing the cost of work-related/last-minute full flex tickets, not light ones booked ahead of time.

E.g for two random flights on TLS/ORY:
  • Wednesday June 23rd / Thursday June 24th - light is 636€ and subscription is 566€ (same flights) - full flex is 766€ - no weekend card
  • Friday July 2nd / Sunday July 4th - light is 165€ and subscription is 353€ (same flights) - full flex is 295€ - weekend card is 154€

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Old Jun 22, 2021, 1:18 am
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Originally Posted by lynxy
It works on the website, but you have to remember before searching for the fare, to click on "1 passenger" in the search form, click on yourself, and then only it will load the different discount cards you have....

It would be great if AF automatically searches for fares with all possible discount cards (or not), so in my case for no discount + weekend card + abonn card, and then I could choose what fare suits me best... Oh well, that's dreaming


To compare, here is what I have without the weekend card:





And with the weekend-card:





Here it's 10 less for the week-end card (and the abonn fare was 277).
Thanks. Yes I did see this on the desktop site, but it never shows me WE fares for EU trips, only for domestic trip, while everything is fine on the App.

Originally Posted by San Gottardo
And the card gives full SkyPriority benefits? Lounge, fast track security, additional luggage, access to better seats... not bad.
Those discount cards do not come with any SkyP/lounge benefits.
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Old Jun 22, 2021, 2:05 am
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Originally Posted by Goldorak
Those discount cards do not come with any SkyP/lounge benefits.
Ok. It's just that the screenshots above mention "full SP benefits on AFKL operated flights" for the Carte Weekend. I don't this is driven by the person who has made the fare search having SP status, as otherwise this mentioning would appear for all the fares, but it doesn't (not for Light and Standard, but shown for Flex and Weekend)
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Old Jun 22, 2021, 3:43 am
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Originally Posted by Goldorak
Thanks. Yes I did see this on the desktop site, but it never shows me WE fares for EU trips, only for domestic trip, while everything is fine on the App.
Ah, well, I guess it's the usual AF IT being terrible.... But the UX is not great on the desktop site in any case
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Ok. It's just that the screenshots above mention "full SP benefits on AFKL operated flights" for the Carte Weekend. I don't this is driven by the person who has made the fare search having SP status, as otherwise this mentioning would appear for all the fares, but it doesn't (not for Light and Standard, but shown for Flex and Weekend)
Sorry, I was not logged in when I searched for light/standard fares...
That's how it looks when logged in:

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Old Jun 23, 2021, 4:00 am
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Does the weekend card only work on flights ex/to FR? Or would I get a discount for something like a return BSL-CDG-WAW?
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Old Jun 23, 2021, 4:44 am
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Originally Posted by 8mh
Does the weekend card only work on flights ex/to FR? Or would I get a discount for something like a return BSL-CDG-WAW?
I just tried, and I was not offered a weekend fare on this routing.
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