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JAL to release updated program content in early March

Discussion in 'JAL | Mileage Bank' started by JALPak, Feb 13, 2012.  |  Print Topic

  1. JALPak
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    JALPak Gold Member

    JAL has updated the FLY ON program change page to indicate announcements coming in March. Unclear whether it is just the FLY ON program change or an overhaul of the JMB program itself. We will find out soon. And let the speculations begin :D

    More explanation/background and my thoughts on my blog: http://jal-pak.blogspot.com/2012/02/jal-to-release-updated-fly-on-program.html

    Below are the updated announcements:

    https://www.jal.co.jp/cms/jalmile/ja/jmb_1409.html
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    http://www.jal.co.jp/cms/jalmile/en/en_jmb_238.html
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  2. JALPak
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    JALPak Gold Member

    I hope whatever the changes are, they are designed to reward loyal JAL passengers not those who mainly fly on other OW carriers :p
     
  3. Simon
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    Simon Milepoint Guide

    They will probably change earning of all Y fares to 50%. Just kidding but seriously they must have had a lot of complaints to release a press release like that.

    How can you make the C and F cabin more exclusive than making it harder to purchase or redeem points on? Not exactly sure how they can achieve what they are saying without making things worse unless they just want to fill the Y side then maybe many changes are possible.

    Let the speculation begin!
     
  4. JALPak
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    JALPak Gold Member

    I went to bed already but was too excited and something came to my mind :p how about changing the FLY ON Mile Up bonus? Give elite extra bonuses and therefore allows them to earn and redeem more easily. Let's say

    JGC = 35%
    Crystal = 100%
    Sapphire and Premier = 150%
    Diamond = 250%

    This gives you more reasons to get Crystal :p and if they are smart or evil, they can tie the bonus with booking classes to make things more interesting. E.g.

    JGC = 0.5 x earning ratio x sector miles
    Crystal = 1 x earning ratio x sector miles
    Sapphire/Premier = 2 x earning ratio x sector miles
    Diamond = 4 x earning ratio x sector miles

    Or
     
  5. JALPak
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    JALPak Gold Member

    Between the time frame makes total sense. We should be receiving our new elite cards around the same time. :D
     
  6. JALPak
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    JALPak Gold Member

    FYI most of the text were there in the original announcement. They just changed the last part of the text and add by early march there
     
  7. fumitani
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    fumitani Gold Member

    they need someone thing to motivate me to re-up diamond
     
  8. Simon
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    Simon Milepoint Guide

    Yeah that is possible but i think unlikely. They keep mentioning how they are trying to keep their C and F as exclusive as possible so surely everything would be therefore targeting Y redemption or something like that.

    I guess we will wait and see. I pray they give you a better reason to fly JAL Fum! Btw Fum, have you have any Op Ups?
     
  9. JALPak
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    JALPak Gold Member

    good service is more than enough :rolleyes: :p
     
  10. fumitani
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    fumitani Gold Member

    Op-Up???!?!?! never had any on JAL lol..........
     
  11. fumitani
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    fumitani Gold Member

    If they do this (I will yokoso it until diamond) every year!!!!!!!
     
  12. JALPak
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    JALPak Gold Member

    OK 4x maybe too much...maybe 3x :p
     
  13. JALPak
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    JALPak Gold Member

    i suddenly have a bad feeling about this change...after reading the JAL HK translation, it sounds more like a program overhaul to me (well but they had done the translation wrong before...actually quite recently too)...and i got the feeling our current miles will get devalued when they start printing out miles like AA and BA does :eek:
     
  14. ilgattonero
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    ilgattonero Silver Member

    i hope your wrong.... but considering changes to FF programs these days are all about increasing revenue and decreasing cost, i have the same feeling. i doubt any good can come from this...
     
  15. JALPak
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    JALPak Gold Member

    i hope i m wrong too
     
  16. Simon
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    Simon Milepoint Guide

    Probably and you can bet your bottom dollar it will be all geared towards the domestic crowd.
     
  17. JALPak
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    JALPak Gold Member

    yea like reducing all the extra benefits the domestic crowds have been enjoying over overseas members over the years! The reduced JAL Card discounts is a step towards the right direction :rolleyes:
     
  18. fumitani
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    fumitani Gold Member

    I still have a hard time justifying getting diamond again
     
  19. JALPak
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    JALPak Gold Member

    not just diamond basically any status for those with JGC JAL Card. And I am definitely not happy about the meal downgrade on TYO-HKG flights either
     
  20. ilgattonero
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    ilgattonero Silver Member

    I am in the same situation... without UGPs whats its worth?
     
  21. Simon
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    Simon Milepoint Guide

    Yep but they have great burn ratio and you can earn more miles per 100 yen with JAL easier.
     
  22. JALPak
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    JALPak Gold Member

    with only 1,000 miles off? :rolleyes:
     
  23. Simon
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    Simon Milepoint Guide

    WAON baby!
     
  24. JALPak
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    JALPak Gold Member

    we have SPG :rolleyes:
     
  25. JALPak
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    JALPak Gold Member

    now it's early march...we can expect an announcement very soon. :(
     

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