A New Chapter for the Cathay Pacific Marco Polo Club - Starting on 15 April 2016.

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cxflyer

Member since 12 Feb 2013

Total posts 18

A New Chapter for the Cathay Pacific Marco Polo Club - Starting on 15 April 2016.

https://www.cathaypacific.com/cx/en_HK/frequent-flyers/changes-to-the-marco-polo-club/overview.html

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

Total posts 2,060

Thanks for the headsup cxflyer!

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

Total posts 2,060

Just had a look at their Club Points earning table and compared it to the Qantas Status Credit table.

Damn! CX is stingy!

Who in the right mind would stick with Marco Polo Club?

moa999

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 02 Jul 2011

Total posts 835

Certainly an 'enhancement'

moa999

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 02 Jul 2011

Total posts 835

The points required is very similar to QF SCs at each level (300/600/1200) (well QF renewal anyway), but the points earn is way below.

e. 0-750m (eg SYD-MEL) in J -- QF 40SC, CX 15points

   7500+m (eg SYD-LHR) in J - QF  280SC, CX 100/120points

   7500+m (eg SYD-LHR) in F - QF 420 SC, CX 140points

And they have followed QF in that any non-CX flight earns even less, albeit it is on all routes, not just selected ones

eg. actual QF SYD-LHR earn on CX is F 100pts, J 85pts.

Rkwm

Member since 23 Mar 2012

Total posts 39

After 24 years of top tier support to CX it will now end after examining the changes . It is appalling and uncompetitive .A " slap in the face " to years of support .I am bewildered by the impersonal email dispatched by the " Sales and Marketing Director", firstly the revisions are disjointed and obviously developed without consideration as there are too many open ended details and further it implies clearly that the revisions are of great benefit to supporters of the airline which is totally incorrect ver much the opposite.Glad QF are extending their service to HK. As of April 2016 I will offer no further support to CX .Stingy is polite!

KG

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 10 May 2011

Total posts 249

What I do not have clear for myself  is the following (anybody out there that can explain?):

1. I earn Gold at 600 clubpoints, if I earn 400 clubpoints more I get 4 oneway sector upgrade (i.e. earn 4 upgrades with a total of 1000 clubpoints)

2. I earn Diamond at 1200 clubpoints, if I earn 400 clubpoints more I get 4 oneway sector upgrades (i.e. I earn 4 upgrades with a total of 1600 clubpoints).

I understand you will get the upgrade certificates when you start from scratch and work your way up at reaching Gold and subsequently hitting 1000 clubpoints and then if you earn Diamond and make the 1600 treshold, you get them again presumably. However, if you are a Diamond, will you get 4 upgrades when reaching 1000 clubpoints when you are trying to requalify, or only when you reach 1600 ?

KG

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 10 May 2011

Total posts 249

EDIT: I read on another blog that Gold will get regional upgrades and Diamond will get system wide, wasn't clear to me from the CX website, can anybody confirm? This differentation would make sense.

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