FlyerBonus Program Changes effective 1 March 2020

FlyerBonus Program Changes


I. New Tier Introduction – Premier Plus & Updates on Member Benefits and Privileges

FlyerBonus is excited to introduce a new loyalty tier, 'Premier Plus', developed exclusively with Bangkok Airways most frequent flyers in mind. Members with Premier Plus status will enjoy enhanced benefits as outlined in the updated table below;

Benefits and Privileges

Qualifying Rules
Free Enrollment
Earn 12,500 qualifying points or 35 qualifying Bangkok Airways sectors within 12 consecutive month-period
Earn 40,000 qualifying points  or 50 qualifying Bangkok Airways sectors within 12 consecutive month-period
Collect Points and Redeem awards check check check
Tier Bonus points -
10%
15%
Welcome Bonus points -
1,000 points
2,000 points
Excess Baggage -
+10 kgs
+20 kgs
Dedicated Check-in lane
- check check
Blue Ribbon Club Lounge -
Premier Member Access
Premier Plus Member
with 1 companion Access
Priority Baggage - check check

II. Tier Bonus points for Premier and Premier Plus Members

Starting 1 March 2020, Premier members and Premier Plus members will receive special "Tier Bonus" points when flying eligible Bangkok Airways flights. Tier Bonus points are the number of pre-calculated base points earned from eligible Bangkok Airways flights. The member's tier rate, based on their membership status on the day of activity, is also factored in. The tier rate for Premier members and Premier Plus members is 10% and 15% respectively of the base points earned. Tier Bonus points do not count towards tier up-grading.

III. Membership Tier Upgrade

FlyerBonus is making updates to its program from March 1, 2020 onwards as follows:
Premier Plus 
Tier Upgrade 
Earn 40,000 qualifying points* or 50 qualifying Bangkok Airways flights** within a consecutive 12 month period.
Example:

If the Priority or Premier Member has attained qualifying points** or qualifying Bangkok Airways flights** in 30 April 2020, you will be entitled to Premier Plus status on the next day. The Premier Plus membership card will be valid until 31 May 2021.
Tier Renewal
Within the current Premier Plus Status's 12 consecutive month-period, the member earns 40,000 qualifying points*or 50 qualifying sectors**
From the above example, if the Premier Plus Member has attained 40,000 qualifying points** or 50 qualifying Bangkok Airways flights** from May 2020 to April 2021, you will be entitled to Premier Plus status until 30 May 2022.

In case of disqualification, the membership status will be downgraded.
Premier Plus Card Validity
12 months
 
As a special courtesy during the migratory period, Premier members holding non-expired Premier card dated before 1 March 2020 will receive a complimentary upgrade to Premier Plus status, valid until 30 April 2021. Premier members who attain their Premier status after 29 February 2020 will receive Premier benefits.

Premier  
Tier Upgrade 
Earn 12,500 qualifying points* or 35 qualifying Bangkok Airways flights** within a consecutive 12 month period.
Example:

If the Priority Member has attained qualifying points** or qualifying Bangkok Airways flights** in 30 April 2020, you will be entitled to Premier status on the next day. The Premier membership card will be valid until 31 May 2021.
Tier Renewal
Within the current Premier Status's 12 consecutive month-period, the member earns 12,500 qualifying points*or 35 qualifying sectors**
From the above example, if the Premier Member has attained 12,500 qualifying points** or 35 qualifying Bangkok Airways flights** from May 2020 to April 2021, you will be entitled to Premier status until 30 May 2022.

In case of disqualification, the membership status will be downgraded.
Premier Card Validity
12 months
 

IV. New Bangkok Airways Awards Chart

Effective 1 March 2020, FlyerBonus members can enjoy more benefits with our new Bangkok Airways Award Redemption Chart.
The following Bangkok Airways Flight Award point requirements will apply;
Destination From - To FlyerBonus Points Required per One-way Sector
Economy Class (X) Business Class (Z)
Zone 1
Bangkok - Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Sukhothai, Lampang, Trat, Krabi, Phuket
Koh Samui - Krabi, Phuket

Chiang Mai – Mae Hong Son
Phuket – Hat Yai
Pattaya - Phuket
Koh Samui - Krabi, Phuket                
5,000 7,500
Zone 2

Bangkok - Koh Samui, Siem Reap, Phnom Penh, Luang Prabang, Vientiane, Yangon, Mandalay, Nay Pyi Taw, Danang, Phu Quoc, Cam Ranh/Nha Trang

Chiang Mai – Yangon, Mandalay, Luang Prabang          

Koh Samui – Pattaya
6,500 10,000
Zone 3

Chiang Mai - Koh Samui, Phuket, Krabi 
Koh Samui - Kuala Lumpur, Singapore
9,000 15,000
Zone 4

Koh Samui - Hong Kong
12,500 25,000
Zone 5

Bangkok - Mumbai, Maldives
14,000 27,500

V. Plastic FlyerBonus Membership Card Discontinuance

FlyerBonus is currently phasing out its distribution of plastic FlyerBonus Membership Cards and moving to the digital FlyerBonus Wallet Card. These cards are considered more travel-friendly and convenient when it comes to flight check-in, lounge access and utilising partner properties and services. More importantly, this effort will contribute to waste reduction and keeping the environment green. FlyerBonus members are encouraged to download their FlyerBonus Wallet Card by logging-in to their FlyerBonus account and simply saving/downloading the FlyerBonus Wallet Card. For a step-by-step guide, visit https://flyerbonus.bangkokair.com/walletcard/

*Qualifying Points: Base Points accumulated from flight activities are considered qualifying points and count towards membership level status. Points from partners and bonus points are not qualifying points.
**Qualifying sectors: The qualifying sectors not applicable for flight activity on code share flight, award tickets, complimentary tickets, staff tickets and tickets under the classes of R, P, A, O, S, X, and Z.