When it comes to their miles benefit, it is definitely changind for the worst. To only give 50% of miles for saver fares, is simply a cheap way of saying we dont want you. It also is a clever way of deleting those Gold Skyward members who enjoy this tier status, gained on the miles travelled, which will now not really apply unless they double their travel with Emirates. I wonder how many Gold member there will be at this time next year? A lot less I would predict.