Well this has been interesting reading through this topic of D+ cutbacks. Being D+ myself I agree with some points and not others. It seems that royal brought in a level as emerald into the wrong position while in the meantime made it too easy for people to reach Diamond level, hence the overcrowding in the lounge. I always knew in the back of my mind they would do something about it one day. Putting 3 drinks on card for Diamond makes sense for the business and the overcrowding in lounge. But what royal has to do is establish a starting date for this to happen fleet wide, stop advertising perks unless your prepared to give them. What ever happens some will cry, the sooner it happens the better.