Aeroplan is changing the earnings on tickets on United Airlines. The new chart looks like this:
The changes are as follows:
Mileage Accumulation Changes
1 Effective for travel April 1, 2014, earn 150% in booking classes J, C, D, Z or P. For travel until March 31, 2014, earn 125%.
2 Effective for travel April 1, 2014, earn 125% in booking classes Y or B. For travel until March 31, 2014, earn 100%.
3 Effective for travel April 1, 2014, earn 50% in booking classes S, T, L, K, G or N. For travel until March 31, 2014, earn 100%.
The worst cuts are to the lowest economy fare buckets, which go from earning 100% to 50%. This is awful for the people that do have to buy lowest fare class for work travel and the (few) mileage runners in Canada.
The lowest fare classes on Air Canada haven’t been earning 100% with Aeroplan, mostly I think Aeroplan is realigning the partner airline earnings.
The next question is if United will devalue earnings on paid fares on Air Canada, which for all flights except the lowest fare buckets on transborder, Carribean, and domestic flights earn 100% across the board:
Unfortunately the usefulness of mileage runs for elite status and redeemable miles just continues to decrease.