tullamarine wrote:getluv wrote:The reduction in "fees" is quite substantial. The increase in points for premium seats makes a lot of sense if they're going to make more seats available for redemption. Given a majority of points are probably redeemed on economy seats this will like benefit most people with modest point balances.
At face value, QF are making the program more rewarding and putting pressure on banks and companies to continue to be QFF partners. The Points Club will also attract SMEs and people who go after credit card sign ups.
They probably had no choice but to look to lower the fees and taxes. The ACCC has expressed a number of times concerns related to airlines and banks calling items taxes when they are just gouging and bear no relation to the actual costs involved. QF has got ahead of a potential conflict with the ACCC where the charges would come under severe review; whether they have averted this will be seen in the next few months I guess.
This has had been going on for a more than a decade though. This tells me ACCC didn’t have enough evidence to go after QF.