Thai Airways Suspends Most Awards

Chronically loss-making Thai Airways filed for bankruptcy in Thailand, and we have covered their financial issues a few times (read more here, here, and here).

Now, most Royal Orchid Plus (ROP) award options, including Star Alliance, hotel, and lifestyle rewards, have been suspended. You can continue redeeming for Thai Airways flights (when they resume).

You can access the Thai’s page for the announcement here.

Here’s the announce from Thai:

From now on, redemption on all Star Alliance Air Awards, Hotel Awards, and some Lifestyle Awards is temporarily not available until further announcement. We do apologize for the inconvenience that may cause.

Conclusion

Thai Airways won’t disappear, but what will this restructuring achieve when they cannot bring in competent outside leaders to run the airline commercially rather than keep well connected on payroll to benefit the few?

We certainly hope that something good will come out of this.

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