I posted about the recent launch of Cebu Pacific’s GetGo rewards program. This post highlights some updates I got from Nik Laming, the General Manager of the Loyalty Division. UPDATE: I have since written a full, in-depth review of the GetGo rewards program – click HERE to read all the information about earning rewards points, how to redeem them and how much they are worth!
The good news is that you can redeem points for any seat on any plane, no restrictions or blackouts. You can also use the points not only for the base fare, but for taxes and fees as well, so you can get a totally free flight – which most conventional rewards programs don’t allow!
According to Nik, the points needed per ticket are variable and there is no fixed redemption value assigned. That sounds like the point system mirrors the cash pricing system for tickets, assigning a value based on routing, distance, load factors, and potentially a host of others. In addition, you can use cash and points for reward flights – the Cebu Pacific system will automatically calculate the needed cash top-up for a ticket you like, if you don’t have enough points already.
While that still doesn’t quite answer the question how many points you will need for a ticket, Nik did say that a member already redeemed a trip for as little as 100 points plus taxes and charges! That is good news as it puts a reward ticket into reach even for infrequent fliers! Let’s hope the GetGo team adds some of these exciting redemptions examples to the site, so people know what they are saving for.
I have a few flights on Cebu Pacific coming up soon and will post a more detailed review, including the group features! Based on what I’ve seen so far, Cebu Pacific is continuing its unconventional approach to the market. While they are late to the rewards program competition, they used the time to come up with something fresh!
If you want more information, read
Review of Cebu Pacific’s GetGo Rewards Program
Cebu Pacific – Facts & Figures
Cebu Pacific Economy Class Review
How to best earn GetGo points with Citibank credit cards