Etihad verändert mit 30.06. das Etihad Guest Programm …

In letzter Zeit hören wir nicht sehr gute News von Etihad. Das Stichwort ist Cost Cutting.

Das Cost Cutting der letzten Zeit:
WHAT: Etihad verkauft nun auch die Arrivals Lounge in Abu Dhabi
Die Etihad Business Amenity Kit Regel! Manchmal noch!
Hmm: Etihad verkauft nun auch Zugang zur Residence Lounge in Abu Dhabi
Etihad COST CUTTING: Nix Chauffeur mit Meilenticket (First oder Business)
Etihad Cost Cutting: Friseur in den Lounges in Abu Dhabi ZU
Etihad reduziert die Freigepäckgrenzen für First und Business drastisch!
Bei Etihad wird jetzt alles verkauft: Pyjama, Amenity Kit, The Residence Lounge! Alles muss raus!
Keine Pyjama mehr in der Etihad Business
Keine Business oder First Lounge in Abu Dhabi für Statuskunden mit Etihad Partner Flug
Etihad “verbessert” Etihad Guest – Es wird schlechter!
Keine Amenity Kits mehr in der Etihad Business?
Kein kostenloses Rasierservice in der Etihad Arrivals Lounge mehr
Etihad schließt den Spa in der Lounge in London
Etihad beschneidet den Chauffeur Service drastisch!
Review: Etihad First Lounge Abu Dhabi

Nun hat Qatar Airways drastisch in die Meilentabelle eingegriffen und die Award Tabelle größtenteils um 60% angehoben: ENTWERTUNG: Qatar Airways verändert die Meilentabelle drastisch!

Etihad zieht nach und verändert die Meileneinlösungen auch. Die günstigste Einlösung stellt ja bei Etihad immer der Guest Seat dar. Die Meilenanzahl dafür wird sich ab 30.06.2018 dann dynamisch verändern.

“GuestSeat Changes
On 30 June 2018 Etihad Guest will introduce variable pricing for redemption bookings on Etihad Airways marketed and operated flights. Moving from fixed single rate for redemption bookings to variances in fares within Economy class and Business class.

When will these changes be introduced?
The changes will come into effect on 30 June 2018.

Will this change impact my booking?
The change will impact bookings made on or after 30 June 2018.

Will this change affect GuestSeats, OpenSeats and Upgrades?
This change impacts GuestSeat bookings only. OpenSeats and Upgrades are not affected.

Do any of these changes impact new or existing bookings made with partner airlines Air Serbia & Air Seychelles?
No, Changes to Etihad GuestSeat booking only impact Etihad Airways’ marketed and operated flights.

Will these changes affect my booking with Etihad Guest Airline Partners?
No, Changes to Etihad GuestSeat bookings only impact Etihad Airway’s marketed and operated flights.

How do I check how many miles will be required for a GuestSeat once the changes have been implemented?
Mileage Calculator will reflect the minimum value for a given route. You can also input your desired destination and flight date into the booking engine to confirm the price.

Will there be a change in the taxes for GuestSeat bookings?
No, the taxes will remain the same.

What happens if I have issued my GuestSeat ticket on Etihad Airways before 30 June 2018?
The booking will not be impacted by the change.

What would be considered as peak period?
Peak period is subject to seasonality and availability of seats.

What happens if I have issued my GuestSeat ticket before 30 June 2018 and would like to change my booking after the change has come into effect?
For GuestSeats issued prior to 30 June 2018, in the event of a date change (post 30 June 2018) the ticket will be re-issued with a date change fee, in line with the Etihad Guest Terms and Conditions.

What happens if my GuestSeat ticket is issued on/after 30 June 2018 and I would like to change my booking?
For GuestSeats issued on/after 30 June 2018, in case of a date change the ticket will be re-issued, difference in fare (if applicable) will be collected in the form of miles, along with the date change fee. Etihad Guest Terms and Conditions apply.

Can my GuestSeat ticket be refunded?
A refund fee of 10% of the miles deducted for the redemption ticket will apply on GuestSeats. In case of no-show GuestSeats are non-refundable. Refunds for a GuestSeat have to be processed through the Etihad Guest Service Centre within the ticket validity, up to 24 hours prior to departure.

Who do I contact in case of questions?
Please feel free to contact us at guest@etihadguest.com or at any of the Etihad Guest Service Centres.”

Zur Info Page: GuestSeat Changes

Eine dynamische Einlösung muss ja nicht gleich prinzipiell negativ einzuschätzen sein. Ich denke aber nicht, dass man unter die bereits bestehenden Meilenwerte gehen wird. Wenn man also in Peak Perioden teurer wird, dann kann man das schon als Entwertung einschätzen.

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