I have been a WN RR member for several years now. I have flown WN exclusively for the RR program at the expense of direct flights, assigned seating and having to be up early to print my boarding passes 24 hours in advance....most of my flights are usually short haul so I fail to see how the new program benefits me...thoughts?
I will not pay a Business Select fare if a Wanna Get Away fare is available simply to get more points. It would also be fiscally irresponsible of me to have my company pay for a Business Select Fare if a Wanna Get Away fare is available, especially during the economic times we face. I certainly understand the need to make changes but couldn't WN simply raise the number of trips needed or offered more credits to those who flew longer segments?
I must agree with a couple of other posts here in that WN always prided itself on being the low-cost carrier....this is one of the reasons so many people have been loyal; yet, now it appears WN wants to be in the same ranks as Delta or American.....if we wanted Delta or American, we would have flown with them...instead we chose you.
I was .25 credits away from my next award and just used my SW Visa card today to charge enough to get this last credit in before the new program takes effect....as an FYI....I am using two awards for travel over the summer...I booked them the day after the segments opened for booking and yet only a single flight each way out of the several available could be booked with an award--a mere 24 hrs after the flights became available. I guess my a new concern is now that I have earned what is probably my final award, I will not be able to find a flight with which to redeem it.
In the end, I thank WN for the wonderful program it had; however, it appears there is no longer a reason for me to use you exclusively. Apparently, I am also not the only one who has come to this conclusion.
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