Air NZ has a funny idea of what a loyalty programme is, having just degraded the value of airpoints for the second time in just two years. One just can’t trust them not to degrade it even more in another year as they make profits for the Government (their owner).
An airpoint dollar is equal to 75 old airpoints. Now earning these is much harder unless you fly business or first class. I’ll use airpoint dollars only to make comparisons easy.
Auckland – Singapore economy return drops from earning $224 to $160.
Auckland – LA economy return drops from earning $280 to $230.
Auckland – London economy return drops from earning $490 to $260.
Well I’ve always needed an incentive to join the Qantas/One World Club also – now I have it.