Through Sunday, September 28, 2014, a seat in the business class cabin on an airplane operated by SWISS from Geneva to Copenhagen will cost you only 39 Swiss francs for travel through at least Thursday, March 26, 2015 — but…
…apparently, with regard to airlines:
- Air France Sucks
- Alitalia SUCKS!
- Swiss sucks
- Lufthansa Sucks
- Mexicana sucks !@#$%^&
- Sas Sucks!
- El Al’s “upgraded” Matmid Sucks
- American Airlines Sucks…Go UA Go!
- Air Canada Jazz Sucks !
- United sucks!
…and, just in case there was any doubt about United Airlines…
One FlyerTalk member asks:
…to which the response is, apparently definitively…
Sometimes, once is not enough, as in the case with the Continental Airlines OnePass frequent flier loyalty program:
The Internet web sites of airlines are apparently not immune either:
- CO.com sucks
- NWA.com sucks
- United.com sucks
- Air Canada website sucks
- USAir’s website basically sucks
Many FTers are familiar with YUP (or QUP, KUP, etc) fares offered by some US-based airlines – pay for economy fly in first. Now Swiss has added their own version of YUP (pay for economy fly in business) on selected intra-Europe routes. Are there other non-US-based airlines also offering these types of fares? Please share by a comment or a message.
In the United Airlines Mileage Plus forum there is frequent discussion on the reduced availability for awards flying on partner airlines, relative to using some other Star Alliance frequent flyer miles. A sample of recent threads includes Air New Zealand (UA filtering NZ), Asian airlines (UA filtering NH, OZ, SQ and TG), Lufthansa (UA being stingy with LH), general (UA gets tough on manual sell for award seats), and I hate the ANA tool. A simple search on “Starnet” brings up many more threads.
For those unfamiliar with the ANA tool, anyone can sign up to the ANA program and search for awards on all Star Alliance airlines (except Swiss) online.
This is not something as simple as a blackout for a short period, or the oft-discussed situation whereby Qantas releases awards 355 days before departure but AAdvantage can only access them 330 days prior (thus many prime awards have already gone).
Do other frequent flyer programs have a similar issue of reduced availability on partner airlines?