Articles tagged “airline loyalty”

Marriott and Emirates Are Latest to Launch Hotel-Airline Loyalty Partnership

Marriott and Emirates Are Latest to Launch Hotel-Airline Loyalty Partnership

Grant Martin, Skift

It's now possible to earn bonus points and other perks as an elite Marriott Rewards member flying on Emirates and vice versa. Sure, Emirates may not fly to every destination on the planet, but free points are free points.

2 months ago

Amadeus Backs Startup Volantio to Help Airlines Manage Overbooked Flights

Amadeus Backs Startup Volantio to Help Airlines Manage Overbooked Flights

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Props to Volantio, which won the Air Pitch startup competition at Skift Global Forum last year, for now getting investment and sales support from Amadeus.

4 months ago

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Skift Webinar: Machine Learning — Creating More Human Interactions for Travel Brands

Skift Webinar: Machine Learning — Creating More Human Interactions for Travel Brands

Epsilon-Conversant + Skift

Machine learning is revolutionizing the travel industry, where it has the potential to transform company activity related to marketing, customer service, e-commerce, and much more. In our recent webinar, we discuss how industry executives can make use of this powerful new tool.

4 months ago

U.S. Airlines Make It Easier to Redeem Frequent Flyer Miles: New Study

U.S. Airlines Make It Easier to Redeem Frequent Flyer Miles: New Study

Justin Bachman and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

The six largest U.S. airlines have lowered how many frequent-flier miles they require for some domestic flight awards, a study says. But the prices to redeem miles have tended to decline in tandem with airfares. In many cases, that means airline miles aren’t as valuable as before. Plus, international redemptions have generally gotten worse.

7 months ago

Why Southwest Needed to Deliver a Sweet Credit Card Promotion

Why Southwest Needed to Deliver a Sweet Credit Card Promotion

Brian Sumers, Skift

Southwest lags behind some of its competitors in credit card revenue. But it is working on fixing that.

7 months ago