Got 1.4 million Alitalia Millemiglia points to burn? That just might be enough for one business class ticket between Rome and Los Angeles according to the new website. Fortunately, however, the website is broken.
Check out the new Alitalia MilleMiglia redemption prices for LAX-FCO! (I called and they confirmed a website error. Told me “don’t book anything” and wait 48 hours.) @garyleff @WandrMe pic.twitter.com/CggvkUtW5V
— Peter (@ATCPeter) January 1, 2018
Every couple years Alitalia’s program expires and a new version is established. This isn’t individual member points expiring but a “new edition” of the whole program being rolled out. It is a pain for members and moderately ridiculous in general. And as the changeover happens the website gets updated. And things go (apparently) wrong.
On the plus side, Alitalia is still in business, so that seems to be a mildly positive position.
Also, while the numbers look bad, they aren’t completely out of the scope of reason for a revenue-based program. Oops.
Thanks for the tip, Peter.
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