AS 里程貶值即將貶值?

又一家航司里程貶值即將來臨?這次很可能是廣受歡迎的 Alaska Airlines 里程!根據美卡論壇用戶 csiriusx 的發現,AS更新了網站上關於 award chart 的網頁 (AS官網鏈接):

Update on partner awards

Good news for 2022!  Cathay Pacific awards will be available to book on in October and LATAM awards will be available before the end of 2022.

Starting late December, the way you view award charts online is changing. We』ll have a simplified award chart to show you where award levels start based on which regions you』re traveling from and to. With this change, similar to awards on Alaska, partner award levels may vary depending on multiple factors including route, distance, or demand. You』ll continue to be able to enjoy great value for your miles. As always, the best way to view pricing and availability for the routes you』re interested in flying is to search for your specific travel dates and destinations.

10月起就可以在AS網上預定CX里程票,年底前可以預定LATAM里程票。最重要的是,根據以上描述,12月的時候AS會更新夥伴兌換表,更新後的兌換表會更簡單明了,但後果是 “partner award levels may vary depending on multiple factors including route, distance, or demand”。

目前看來這就是很明確要貶值的一個信號,往往航司或者酒店貶值自己積分都會打着simplicity, availability, convenience這類的招牌,掩蓋一下貶值的真相。目前AS夥伴兌換表基本上還是很分離的,不同的夥伴對應不同的表格:大家熟悉的經典線路,比如北美-亞洲,用AS換CX頭等只需要70k,但要是換KE商務艙都比這貴得多,換AA也比CX貴,那肯定大家都扎堆去換那些高價值的。其實這兩年新加入的AS夥伴兌換表普遍都不咋樣。根據描述,以後應該這些「零碎」的表格都會被統一,比如北美-亞洲,所有夥伴就用一個表,這很符合 a simplified award chart 的描述,代價就是CX這類超值兌換應該就沒有了。

這些年大家已經看到了AA/UA/DL的各種貶值,AS能堅持到現在已經「難能可貴」了,要記得他們現在還是按飛行距離積累里程,那幾家早就換按票價積累里程了。AS的貶值是遲早的事情,今年年初我們就預測不久的獎勵 AS partner chart 會有一次大變動(參考此文),看看年底這一次究竟有哪些變化吧。


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