China Eastern Airlines released a new product launch announcement: it launched the first weekend free flight product in the civil aviation field. After the product is purchased and activated, passengers can take China Eastern Airlines and Shanghai Airlines Flights unlimited times on any Saturday and Sunday in 2020 to fly to major cities in China except Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan.
China Eastern Airlines launched fly at your heart on weekends
3322 yuan for unlimited weekend flights a year
On June 18, China Eastern Airlines launched the weekend heart to fly product, and paid 3322 yuan to take the domestic flight economy class travel of China Eastern Airlines and Shanghai Airlines for unlimited times from the date of purchase to December 31, 2020, with the planned take-off time of Saturdays and Sundays. Take the East Airlines route from Shanghai to Xian as an example. The average price of economy class at weekends is about 800 yuan. A round trip may be about 1400 yuan. You can take three round trips in a year to get back to the capital.
But according to the rules of the product, unlimited flights at weekends also need to follow certain rules:
After the purchase, the buyer shall determine the passenger (over 12 years old) and complete the binding within 7 days, once the binding is completed, it shall not be changed;
The product is not limited to the number of exchanges, but only three unused tickets can exist at the same time, and only one unused ticket can exist at the same place of origin on the same date (that is, it is not allowed to fly back in one day);
If the flight cannot be completed 5 days before the departure date, the ticket must be refunded at least 4 days in advance;
After the product is purchased and activated, passengers can take China Eastern Airlines and Shanghai Airlines Flights unlimited times on any Saturday and Sunday in 2020 to fly to major cities in China except Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan.
After the flight is exchanged, it is not allowed to sign for transfer or reschedule. The refund shall be made at least 4 days in advance, and only the unused segment tax shall be refunded. If you fail to take the ticket after 3 times of reservation and exchange, and you fail to return the ticket within the specified time, the free flight on weekends you purchased will automatically become invalid.
In addition, there is no limit to the number of exchanges during the validity period of the product. However, only 3 unused tickets can exist for the same weekend free flight. Only one unused ticket can exist at the same date and place of departure. Redeemed tickets can enjoy regular member courtesy, but no mileage points, no upgrade times; platinum card members do not enjoy free upgrade.
When the flight is cancelled due to delay, ordinary passenger service shall be enjoyed, but the flight protection arrangement shall be accepted, and the flight on a different date shall not be specified, and there is no cash compensation.
The product is suspected to have triggered a wave of rush buying. Many users commented on the social media of China Eastern Airlines that the official app of China Eastern Airlines was seriously jammed and the refreshed interface could not be purchased. Some users said, after three hours of struggling, the purchase was successful.
At 6:00 p.m. on the 18th, the purchase interface of the product seemed to collapse. The interface shows that there are too many visitors at present. Please try again later.
It is clear in the description that in view of the sufficient capacity of China Eastern Airlines, it is expected that the limited sales will continue for a certain period of time, and it is recommended that customers purchase calmly. The system has reserved a quota for users who have successfully made an appointment, and will continue to complete the purchase procedures through SMS notification.
This product has a perfect reservation mechanism guarantee. On the premise that the flight to be booked has marketable seats and the reservation time meets the requirements, it can be exchanged conveniently. Consumers should update the version of China Eastern app as soon as possible according to the product description, China Eastern stressed, the first phase of the product is only available to the users with ID card in mainland China for the time being.
Idle fish shows that many ticket scalpers buy 10 sets of products at one time and try to resell them at a price of 4000-5000 yuan each. The buyer needs to send the personal ID card number and mobile phone number to the seller to complete the information binding.
Another attempt of self rescue of aviation enterprises
It is reported that the launch of weekend flying at will is an innovative measure for China Eastern Airlines to do a good job in six stability work, implement the six guarantees task, fight for the initiative of finding and turning the crisis into an aircraft, effectively play the strategic leading role of the aviation industry, and fully combine the characteristics of the air transport products that can not be stored. This measure aims to invigorate the current transport capacity resources and the market changes such as the gradual recovery and rise of current passenger travel willingness, to provide the general public with inclusive and convenient aviation service products, to help speed up the recovery of production and life order, to boost the consumption level of the whole industrial chain of aviation tourism, and to effectively serve the new development of domestic and international double cycles with the domestic big cycle as the main body and mutual promotion Pattern.
According to the financial report of the first quarter, the revenue of China Eastern Airlines in the first quarter was RMB 15 billion 454 million, a year-on-year decrease of 48.58%; the net profit was RMB -39.33, a year-on-year decrease of 296.06%; the net cash flow from operating activities was RMB -61.26, a year-on-year decrease of 214.83%.
Is it really fragrant or chicken ribs?
Some netizens commented that the half year package tickets of China Eastern Airlines were only suitable for those freelancers and people with economic strength working in Hangzhou and middle-aged Ali employees with children in Beijing. Strictly limit weekend flights. Ordinary people either go to a place to feed pigeons or spend an extra week on annual leave and hotel money. There is only one public holiday in the second half of the year. The airline is betting that although you can afford a set of tickets, you have no money or time to enjoy life at all
Judging from the discussion of social media, the wave of China Eastern Airlines is also a steady one.
There are also netizens with big brain holes, who fly to Guizhou every week to buy Moutai, the real flying Moutai.
But then someone analyzed that it was impossible to do so.
Source: Yang Bin, editor in charge of China Fund News_ NF4368