FlyerBonus Program Changes effective 1 November 2017

FlyerBonus Program Changes

From November 1, 2017, changes will be made to the FlyerBonus Programme that will impact on the point scale and how points can be accrued in which booking classes. Changes will also be made to the benefits on offer for Priority Members (including holders of a Samui Resident Card, Sukhothai Privilege Card or Trat Privilege Card) described as follows:


I.Revised Bangkok Airways Point Scale

On 1 November 2017, a new scaling system will be introduced across the FlyerBonus programme. All members will see their points total automatically scaled up by a multiple of 50. For example, if your points balance is 200 on 31 October 2017, it will convert to a balance of 10,000 FlyerBonus points on 1 November 2017 (200 points x 50).

The new system will apply to points earned from all activity types on offer by Bangkok Airways and FlyerBonus Programme partners including award redemption, tier qualification and calculating expiring points. The expiry period of all points is not extended as a result of this change and remains subject to the activity date of base points earned.


Revised Bangkok Airways Point Accrual Chart

The revised point accrual chart will be effective from 1 November 2017 and FlyerBonus members will continue to earn points from eligible Bangkok Airways flight activity. Tickets purchased in the booking classes of 'R' and 'P' will not be eligible for earning points. The revised Point Accrual Chart is as follows:

One-way Flight FlyerBonus Points Earned per One way flight
Business Class
C D J
Premium Economy Class
W E
Economy Class
Y M K N T L H Q V G B Q V G B
(to/from Samui)
Domestic:
Between Bangkok and Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Sukhothai, Lampang, Trat, Phuket, Krabi, Samui

Between Chiang Mai and Krabi, Mae Hong Son, Samui, Phuket

Between Had Yai and Phuket
Between Pattaya and Phuket, Samui
Between Samui and Krabi, Phuket
750 600 500 250 500
International Zone 1
Between Bangkok and Danang, Luang Prabang, Mandalay, Nye Pyi Taw, Siem Reap, Phnom Penh, Vientiane, Yangon

Between Chiang Mai and Mandalay, Vientiane, Yangon
Between Samui and Kuala Lumpur, Singapore
1,000 900 750 500 750
International Zone 2
Between Samui and Guangzhou, Hong Kong
1,250 1,150 1,000 500 1,000
International Zone 3
Between Bangkok and Dhaka, Maldives, Mumbai
1,750 1,500 1,250 750 -

Conditions: FlyerBonus Points cannot be earned from flight activity where award tickets have been utilised. Tickets booked in the classes of R, P, S, X, U and Z are also not eligible for point accrual.


Revised Bangkok Airways Point Award Chart

The competitive value of points earned from flight activity on Bangkok Airways and program partners will remain the same once the revised chart is introduced on 1 November 2017. Service fees and taxes are not be affected by this change.


One-way Flight
FlyerBonus Points Required per One way flight
Business
Class Award
Z
Premium Economy
Class Award
U
Economy
Class Award
X
Domestic:
Between Bangkok and Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Sukhothai, Lampang, Trat, Phuket, Krabi, Koh Samui

Between Chiang Mai and Mae Hong Son, Samui, Phuket, Krabi

Between Had Yai and Phuket
Between Pattaya and Phuket, Samui
Between Samui and Krabi, Phuket
7,500 6,500 5,000
International Zone 1
Between Bangkok and Danang, Luang Prabang, Mandalay,
Nye Pyi Taw,
Siem Reap, Phnom Penh, Vientiane, Yangon

Between Chiang Mai and Mandalay, Vientiane, Yangon
Between Samui and Kuala Lumpur, Singapore
10,000 9,000 7,500
International Zone 2
Between Samui and Guangzhou, Hong Kong
15,000 13,500 10,000
International Zone 3
Between Bangkok and Dhaka, Maldives, Mumbai
20,000 18,000 12,500

* Point Redemption for Premium Economy Award Tickets is not available


Revised Point Earning from Program Partners and Point Redemption for Program Partner Awards

The revised accrual chart for flight activity on Bangkok Airways and programmed partners will see point earnings scaled up by a multiple of 50 from 1 November 2017. Members can continue to enjoy earning FlyerBonus points ranging from 250 points (previously 5 points) to 17,500 points (previously 350 points) from Hotel, Car Rental and Lifestyle Partners.

Importantly, the introduced revisions will allow for easier-to-comply credit card conversion rates. For example, Bangkok Airways & KTC Co-branded card holders can transfer their points at a rate of 1.5 KTC reward points to 1 FlyerBonus point (previously 750 : 500 10).

The new earning rates for Partner Award Redemption begin at 7,500 FlyerBonus points (previously 150 points) for a hotel night stay or a one-day car rental. Access to the Blue Ribbon Club Lounge can be redeemed for 2,250 FlyerBonus points (previously 45 points)!


Revised Point Earning and Point Redemption on Airline Partners

From 1 November 2017, Members will earn FlyerBonus Points from Airline Partners based on the calculated mile distance between the applicable airports at a rate of 1 FlyerBonus point per mile flown. The FlyerBonus Accrual Chart for Airline Partners will be subject to additional bonuses or discounts subject to the class of travel set by each airline partner.

For travel on connecting flights, flown miles will be calculated for per trip sector. For direct or through flights with one or more intermediate stops (only one flight coupon), flown miles will be calculated from the ticketed origin to the ticketed destination. For travel on round trip flights, flown miles will again be calculated per sector.

From 1 November 2017, the number of award points required for redemption will be based on the revised chart in which a scaling up system has been incorporated.


Revised Tier Qualifying Rate

Members can attain Premier membership level by accruing 12,500 qualifying flight points* or traveling 35 qualifying sectors** within a 12 month consecutive period. Upon reaching Premier level, the member will be rewarded with 1,000 bonus points. Membership status upgrades will be processed at the end of every month for those members who have earned sufficient flight qualifying points and four weeks should be allowed for delivery.

*Qualifying Points: Base Points accumulated from Bangkok Airways qualifying sectors** are considered qualifying points and count towards membership level status. Points from partners and bonus points are not deemed as qualifying points.

**Qualifying sectors: Qualifying sectors not eligible include Bangkok Airways flight activity on code share flights, award tickets and tickets in the booking classes of R, P, S, X, U and Z.




II.Booking Classes Eligible for Points Accrual

Tickets purchased in the booking classes of ‘R’ and ‘P’ will not be eligible for point accrual from 1 November onwards.Members can continue to earn FlyerBonus points on flown flights in these booking classes until 31 October only




III.Revised Priority Membership level benefit

Check-in baggage privileges for Priority Members and holders of a Samui Resident Card Member, Sukhothai Privilege Card or Trat Privilege Card will be changed to increase by an additional 5 kilogrammes on Bangkok Airways marketed and operated flights.



Cabin Class
Maximum baggage weight allowance for adult and child ticket purchases
Passengers Priority Members
SRC, THP, TDP Members*
(+5 kilograms)
Premier Members
(+20 kilograms)
Economy Class 20 kilograms 25 kilograms 40 kilograms
Premium Economy 30 kilograms 35 kilograms 50 kilograms
Blue Ribbon Class (Business Class) 40 kilograms 45 kilograms 60 kilograms

* SRC- Samui Resident Card, THP - Sukhothai Privilege Card and TDP - Trat Privilege Card
**Extra baggage allowance privileges do not apply to infant tickets