Air Canada Aeroplan has revised it’s earning chart for flights operated by SWISS Airlines effective June 1st 2016 and it’s not pretty, especially for Intra-Europe travelers.
I really wonder what has been going through the minds of the folks at Aeroplan when it came to creating this new chart and you will see why once you have a look at it yourself.
You can find the chart for Swiss Airlines flights on the Aeroplan website (see here).
First is the chart for European flights which has been pretty much gutted:
For worldwide flights, only the cheapest Economy booking class G has been cut down to 50%.
There are no serious changes in the Worldwide Chart this time as most of the booking classes in Economy have been reduced from the beginning.
In regards to the changes it says in detail:
Mileage Accumulation Changes
Effective for travel June 1, 2016, earn 50% in booking class P on Intra-European flights. Earn 100% until May 31, 2016.
Effective for travel June 1, 2016, earn 50% in booking classes Y or B on Intra-European flights. Earn 125% until May 31, 2016
Effective for travel June 1, 2016, earn 50% in booking classes M, U, H, Q or V on Intra-European flights. Earn 100% until May 31, 2016.
Effective for travel June 1, 2016, earn 50% in booking class G on Intra-European flights or The Rest of the World Flights. Earn 100% until May 31, 2016.
I can’t wrap my head around this. Reducing full fare Economy in booking classes Y & B as well as Business Saver (P) to 50% earnings is crazy especially considering the prices SWISS charges for their full fares in Europe.
If you travel these routes frequently and have been crediting those to Aeroplan you might want to check out a different frequent flier program for future use because as mentioned and can be seen from the charts, Aeroplan gutted SWISS earning rates within Europe except for Business Class fares in Z and above.