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Change to Fare Classes and Class of Service Bonuses (3/31/21)

Change to Fare Classes and Class of Service Bonuses (3/31/21)

Old Jan 22, 21, 5:20 pm
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Change to Fare Classes and Class of Service Bonuses (3/31/21)

For travel on or after March 31, 2021 some fare classes and bonus levels will change. On February 23, 2021 we will share the new chart, and begin converting tickets. Flights booked in "F" class will convert to "J" and receive a 100% bonus; flights booked in "P" class will convert to "D" and receive a 50% bonus; and flights booked in "I" class will receive a 50% bonus.

Pointed out by meej in another thread, but I think it's worthy of it's own.
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Old Jan 22, 21, 5:28 pm
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Harmonizing F fare classes with oneworld?
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Old Jan 22, 21, 5:38 pm
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I have an I-class ticket for May that was booked before this was announced--will I get a 75% bonus or a 50% bonus?
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Old Jan 22, 21, 5:42 pm
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Originally Posted by Eurynom0s View Post
I have an I-class ticket for May that was booked before this was announced--will I get a 75% bonus or a 50% bonus?
That's what I want to know. The 75% COS bonus was enough for me to use the 30% MVP discount code to book an April flight on an I fare. It's a route with an almost guaranteed upgrade, so the little difference of only earning a 50% bonus vs 75% would have pushed me to buy a Y ticket.
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Old Jan 22, 21, 6:02 pm
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Originally Posted by Eurynom0s View Post
I have an I-class ticket for May that was booked before this was announced--will I get a 75% bonus or a 50% bonus?
Based on the wording of the announcement it sounds like they will be converting existing tickets.

and begin converting tickets


If this is for new travel booked after 3/30, I would imagine the fare class would be correctly issued. Someone could test this out by making a dummy booking and observing the fare class I suppose. I could also see AS' IT just waiting until 3/31 and then changing all tickets (prior and newly purchased).

Nonetheless, if we don't get to keep our 75% CoS bonus for previously purchased I fares, I will be disappointed.

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Old Jan 22, 21, 6:16 pm
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changing COS bonuses on already purchased tickets would be a seriously customer-unfriendly move
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Old Jan 22, 21, 6:36 pm
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Add me to the disappointed crowd if true, but their wording seems pretty clear. No mention of travel purchased on or after that date, just travel.
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Old Jan 22, 21, 6:43 pm
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Glad I'm packing the trips in early. Hating this OW merger more as time goes on.
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Old Jan 22, 21, 6:55 pm
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Glad that my long F class trip is in before the 30th.

I booked a bunch of F class tickets and they were all ticketed as I class
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Old Jan 22, 21, 7:06 pm
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Avios redemptions will be a much better deal in the front cabin
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Old Jan 22, 21, 7:26 pm
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Originally Posted by dayone View Post
Harmonizing F fare classes with oneworld?
Harmonising with AA and OW.
OW have RTW fares AONE*(first), DONE*(business) and LONE*(economy). On AA domestic routes DONE* booked into first class.
Some time ago AA fares class letters on 2 class aircraft was changed FA-->DJ. So USA domestic first earned at "business" class rate to other OW ffp's. Most USA domestic (old) "first" class is more like international Business class, or even better airlines premium economy. Made a difference to non USA OW ffp's but not AA as effective earnings stayed the same.

My post494 in the main AS-OW thread

AS link--> https://www.alaskaair.com/content/mi...earn-on-alaska


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Old Jan 22, 21, 8:29 pm
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Wow this might be very bad indeed
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Old Jan 22, 21, 8:31 pm
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Originally Posted by Eurynom0s View Post
I have an I-class ticket for May that was booked before this was announced--will I get a 75% bonus or a 50% bonus?
50%
just read the page on AS site. indicates all flights after 3/31 will convert to new class of service bonus chart.
Full F will be 100%, P and I will be 50%.
I agree, not very customer friendly....and I am not happy about this decision.
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Old Jan 22, 21, 8:38 pm
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This is the new Alaska. No notice changes. No flexibility after major schedule changes. All about the bottom line now.
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Old Jan 22, 21, 9:38 pm
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AS is in the big boys club now. No time to care for peasants.
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