Historically, Alaska’s Milage Plan was a good program to transfer Qantas Flights to (especially discount economy) as you would get a good amount of frequent flyer points and it had good redemption rates for both Australian domestic and some international flights.
Going through the Alaskan Airlines Website today, I noted the following point earn changes for economy:
Flights taken prior to 1st January 2020:
Economy (Q,O,N,S,V,M,L,G,K,H,B,Y) - 100% Base Miles
Flights taken from 1st January 2020 onwards:
Economy (H,B,Y) - 100% Base Miles
Economy (G,K,L,M,S,V) - 50% Base Miles
Discount Economy (N,O,Q) - 25% Base Miles
Point earning rates for premium economy, business and first class have not changed.
I have not seen this discussed on Point Hacks yet, so wanted to let the community know.
For me this is a massive devaluation in the earning potential of this program as I fly mainly in economy, and will have me reconsider which program I credit my future Qantas flights to.
Wondering also how this will change peoples future earning and redemption habits using the alaskan milage program.