Flybe limits Rewards4all redemption routes

7 Nov 2010 by BusinessTraveller

Members of Flybe’s Rewards4all loyalty scheme will no longer be able to redeem points against flights to Spain, Portugal or Croatia from next April, due to “heavy demand on the routes.

As flagged on our forum earlier today, the regional carrier is making the change from March 31, 2011, with “limited availability over the upcoming winter period up to Match 30, 2011”.

In an email to members Flybe said that “over the past few months we have become increasingly aware that the heavy demand for flight redemptions on what is actually just a small number of the routes Flybe operates is putting huge pressure on some of our most popular ’sea and sun’ routes such as those to Spain and Portugal”. It added that “as our network evolves over the next few years this situation is unlikely to change”.

Redemptions will still be possible to all routes aside from Spain, Portugal and Croatia, but the carrier warned that “due to high demand, availability during school holidays, around major sporting events and on routes we operate only at weekends, will still be extremely limited”.

Flybe also said that it would be advising members of late availability for redemption bookings, and will be sending “a regular email newsletter that will give you the best tips and latest value for money offers”. Redemption flights will now be made available for booking approximately one month after the normal schedule is available for purchase on the carrier’s website.

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