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New AI FFP... it's almost here.....

Old Mar 29, 2024, 7:01 am
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New AI FFP... it's almost here.....

Please note that flights taken from April 2nd 2024 onwards will accumulate benefits according to the new Flying Returns Program framework. We’re delighted to inform you of the upcoming enhancements to our Flying Returns Loyalty Program, set to be introduced on April 3rd 2024. This update is a part of our ongoing efforts to enrich your travel experience with Air India, offering a range of new features and privileges. In preparation for this exciting development, we will perform a
system upgrade on the night of April 2nd 2024. Consequently, your account will be temporarily inaccessible from
21:00 Hrs to 23:59 Hrs IST on this date
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Above email from AI... and while there's a high chance of KLPD... I'm hoping that it is a competitive one!
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Old Mar 29, 2024, 9:51 am
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Old Mar 29, 2024, 1:37 pm
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Originally Posted by PiperAtGatesofDawn
Above email from AI... and while there's a high chance of KLPD... I'm hoping that it is a competitive one!
Hahaha haven't heard a more appropriate usage of KLPD in a long while..

On the positive side, I'm really hoping they price their India-US J nonstops in the 80-100k region with no fuel surcharge. It could become a competitive Axis Group B program in that case.

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Old Mar 30, 2024, 1:15 am
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i'm just hoping you can earn FR points while flying Vistara.. bare minimum..
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Old Mar 30, 2024, 2:46 am
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Originally Posted by galaticos
i'm just hoping you can earn FR points while flying Vistara.. bare minimum..
What difference will it make... CV will convert to FR at merger. No idea about earning or conversion ratios to know which will be better.
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Old Mar 30, 2024, 3:36 am
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Originally Posted by PiperAtGatesofDawn
What difference will it make... CV will convert to FR at merger. No idea about earning or conversion ratios to know which will be better.
Star alliance status build through AI (have stopped crediting to UA).. always prefer flying vistara instead of AI - hence the selfish desire
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Old Apr 2, 2024, 9:30 pm
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And it is here... revenue based earning... some new tier names (TMC is gone)... some improved domestic Y redemption... *A bookings working including the ability to book SQ J.... but thanks to the idiotic old search engine... it still doesn't tell you which class you're booking... extend points validity with activity.

How will they get revenue details of all *A partner flights I don't know.

I assume people who were qualifying by the old method would get some leeway in qualifying this time around.

Yet to properly study the AI or *A charts... much of which might remain as is.

They really need to put more text detailing things on their website!
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Old Apr 2, 2024, 10:04 pm
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Tiers are linked to revenue -

Silver - ₹2.5L including ₹75k on AI
Gold - ₹5L including ₹1.5L on AI
Plat - ₹7.5L including ₹2.25L on AI
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Old Apr 2, 2024, 10:09 pm
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One round trip in business from the US could get me gold (if I couldn't get a web special fare)?

Fares are higher ex-US, of course.

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Old Apr 2, 2024, 10:51 pm
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I never got any of the emails that others got. But I just checked my account.

Tier before = Maharaja Club
Tier now = Platinum

Tier validity before = 30 June 2024
Tier validity now = 31 March 2025

So basically, they extended my status for 9 months, which is nice I suppose.

But they re-set the counter to zero. Until yesterday, I was maybe 15,000 points short of renewing Maharaja Club for another year. However, now I'm at zero points, with 9 months to go from nothing to Platinum. This part seems not so nice.


Oh and upgrade vouchers have (finally) gone electronic. Though I haven't checked if they're transferable.



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Old Apr 2, 2024, 11:50 pm
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But they re-set the counter to zero. Until yesterday, I was maybe 15,000 points short of renewing Maharaja Club for another year. However, now I'm at zero points, with 9 months to go from nothing to Platinum. This part seems not so nice.
Isn't it 1 year to qualify again?
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Old Apr 3, 2024, 1:07 am
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Did they raise the number of miles required for business & first class redemption? It seems they have lowed the miles required for economy.
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Old Apr 3, 2024, 2:49 am
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Did they raise the number of miles required for business & first class redemption? It seems they have lowed the miles required for economy.
Yups.... they've followed UK's strategy. AI's a (kind of, sort of) decent program to credit to IFF you are looking at Y redemption only.

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Old Apr 3, 2024, 4:54 am
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still no credit for flying UK.. basic need not fulfilled

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Old Apr 3, 2024, 5:47 am
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Originally Posted by PiperAtGatesofDawn
Yups.... they've followed UK's strategy. AI's a (kind of, sort of) decent program to credit to IFF you are looking at Y redemption only.
That's pretty much the final nail in the coffin as far as I am concerned. Will stop crediting to AI going forward.
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