Thai Airways not awarding bonus points

I have been a big fan of the Thai national carrier for many decades, especially since they have also been my employer for a short periode of my life. Their membership in the Star Alliance has always also been positive, as it was easy to gather points when travelling between Asia and Scandinavia. But now, there are many restrictions to be aware of… bonus points are not awarded for certain booking classes, and selected flights. Basically, there is sadly no reason to choose them ahead of for example other airlines such as Norwegian, which operates between Oslo and Bangkok non-stop with a new Dreamliner and which gives you award points for the flight.†

During booking of flights, I would guess that very few people actually pay particular attention to the booking class of the ticket, and whether this class is eligible for award points or not. The bonus program of Star Alliance is starting to look like something near a rip-off. ARGH!†

Norwegian, or Emirates next time!†

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