Diners Club wants Ansett seats

 
Old Dec 6, 01, 3:16 pm
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Diners Club wants Ansett seats

Diners Club wants Ansett seats
From AAP
07dec01

CREDIT card company Diners Club has called on Ansett to free-up empty seats for its loyalty program, Global Rewards.

Diners Club has seized upon confirmation from Ansett's administrators earlier this week that on average the airline's flights are only half full.

The company said it was unfortunate that neither Ansett Mark II nor airlines within the Star Alliance network were willing to honour the points.

Diners Club spokesman James Atkins said members have earned the points in good faith and the seats should be made available.

"We've got over 300,000 Diners Club members that have earned points over the years with the global rewards program and a number of them have come up with the suggestion that the administrators should make available those seats given that they're flying a number of planes less than capacity," Mr Atkins told ABC radio.

"We think the administrators could do pretty easily and at a low cost."
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Old Dec 7, 01, 2:29 am
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*Flyer, you will be pleased to know that the world out there is catching up to our FT forum. Over two months back we strongly recommended that existing Australian domestic tickets obtained with AN FF points be allowed to use the space available on ANII flights. One member threw in the red herring by suggesting that would mean congestion at terminals. My belief is that it would have earned ANII a great deal of goodwill, particularly if the idea had been extended to permit redemption of Global Rewards points that had not yet been ticketed. Hopefully the Lew consortium, if they make it over the line by 31 January, will adopt this strategy. See the link:
http://www.flyertalk.com/forumcgi/ubbmisc.cgi
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