For NWA WorldPerks cardholders, I just called this morning to claim my miles for free travel and I've got disappointing news.
Due to the FAA standard downgrade the Philippines received last Jan 25, Cebu Pacific no longer part of the NW SkyTeam. Meaning, NW can no longer use Cebu Pacific (partnership) for connecting flights to Asian countries.
Because of this, all NW flights will fly directly to Japan for stop-overs before proceeding to any desired Asian destination. Example, if you book flights for Bangkok via NW, immediate stop-over will be at Narita Airport. From Japan you will be brought to Bangkok by NW partner airline, JAL.
So that will be 4 hours travel time to Japan, then 5-6 hours waiting time at Narita airport for your connecting flight to Bangkok and another 2 hours travel from Japan to Bangkok. For return flights Bangkok to Manila , same arrangements too. Grabe..tagal di ba?! Kainis.
Should you wish to avail the flight plan above, you can claim your reward at 20K miles for Asian countries plus payment of US$60 for taxes/insurances (varies dpeending on the desired asian destination) and $15 for ticketing. So total payment $75 only.
Hmmmm... not sure if I still want to avail my NW worldperks miles this time. But I think this is very ideal if you plan to travel to Japan only. Oh yes...why not consider Japan for travel?! Hahaha..need to do some serious talk with hubby tonight. :) Haayyy...sayang ang miles.