Wednesday, December 3, 2014

FFB News Round Up: FFB covers the most promos, oneworld enhancements, Azul TudoAzul 2015 program

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oneworld alliance announced additional elite member benefits that took effect today. Those additional benefits are Priority baggage delivery for Emerald and Sapphire cardholders and Additional checked baggage allowance for Sapphire tier customers. Here are some more details from the oneworld press release:



Priority baggage delivery for Emerald and Sapphire cardholders
Most oneworld member airlines already aim to deliver as a priority checked baggage for their own top-level frequent flyers, along with other passengers flying in First or Business Class.
Now, this benefit is being extended to all frequent flyers with the equivalent of oneworld Emerald and Sapphire in any of the alliance member airlines' loyalty programmes when they fly in any cabin class with oneworld member airlines anywhere in the world.
Additional checked baggage allowance for Sapphire tier customers
Following the launch last year of an additional baggage allowance for the alliance member airlines' most loyal customers - those with the top tier oneworld Emerald status - now cardholders with the next highest status, Sapphire, will also receive an additional baggage benefit.
From today (1 December 2014), when travelling on any flight operated and marketed by any oneworld member airline, the following special baggage privileges will apply to all Sapphire cardholders:
  • On international or domestic itineraries using the baggage allowance "weight" system - 15 kgs in addition to the ticketed Economy allowance.
  • On international itineraries (including domestic sectors flown as part of international itineraries) using the baggage allowance "piece" system – a second bag, weighing up to 23 kgs, when the ticketed allowance is one bag.
  • On purely domestic itineraries with flights using the baggage allowance "piece" system – the assurance of at least one piece of checked baggage, weighing up to 23 kgs, even when the regular ticketed allowance has no free allowance.
Customers travelling in First and Business Class cabins will in most cases receive an even greater free checked baggage allowance.
With all oneworld member airlines already granting Sapphire-level members of their own frequent flyer programme an additional baggage benefit when they fly on their "own" airline, today's move extends this privilege to when those customers travel on oneworld partner airlines.
Notes
1         For the full range of oneworld's services and benefits for frequent flyers and full details of these new baggage benefits, including frequently asked questions about the new Sapphire baggage benefit, see oneworld.com
2         Priority baggage delivery is not available on flights operated by British Airways.
3         The Sapphire baggage benefit does not apply to tickets issued using British Airways' "hand baggage only" fares. 
4         For domestic routes operated by LAN Airlines, Sapphire cardholders may check in up to two bags with a combined weight not exceeding 23 kgs. 



Olympic Airways Travelair Club is on its last legs as the migration to Aegean Miles+Bonus started on November 24th. You have until January 6th to migrate your Travelair Club account to Miles+Bonus. Find out more here.




Brazil's Azul has updated their TudoAzul program for 2015 with levels from Basic to Safira being enhanced with more benefits. Basic members will see more qualifying points when they transfer points into the program while elite levels see increased bonus points for reaching those levels, priority baggage, 2 free amenities and more depending on the elite level tier you reach. Find out more here



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