Articles tagged “frequent flier programs”

Online Travel

Lufthansa Frequent Flyer Program Tests a Direct-to-Consumer Warby Parker Model

Lufthansa's test partnership may or may not work out. But what's certain is that all major travel rewards programs have broad opportunities to use their customer databases in ways that luxury retailers such as Aston Martin and Omega will actually like.

Lufthansa Frequent Flyer Program Tests a Direct-to-Consumer Warby Parker Model

Airlines

The Dawn of the Untethered Frequent Flier

With business travel down, is there a future where we see a surge in free agents untethered to loyalty plans? This might be on the horizon for certain segments.

The Dawn of the Untethered Frequent Flier

Online Travel

4 Key Takeaways From Skift’s Loyalty and Subscription Summit

The pandemic has proven the resilience of loyalty programs. But it has also suggested the need for travel brands to supplement their loyalty programs with subscription-based products that address complementary needs.

4 Key Takeaways From Skift’s Loyalty and Subscription Summit

Airlines

Travel Blogs Rode Credit Card Referrals Wave: What Comes Next?

If you wanted to make money in travel media in the past decade, credit card referral revenue was the best bet. But now that stream has dried up. Will it return?

Travel Blogs Rode Credit Card Referrals Wave: What Comes Next?

Airlines

How Fraudsters Bilked American Airlines and Citibank in Frequent Flyer Schemes

Airlines have complete control over their frequent flyer programs. They can take your miles for nearly any reason. It is probably not a good idea to try to defraud them.

How Fraudsters Bilked American Airlines and Citibank in Frequent Flyer Schemes

Airlines

Aeromexico Gets $50 Million Lifeline From A Loyalty Company

Aeromexico likely needs a lot more than $50 million. What it could use is a government bailout. It provides a valuable national service as Mexico's only long-haul airline. But the government is not interested in helping the company.

Aeromexico Gets $50 Million Lifeline From A Loyalty Company

Airlines

How Is United Airlines’ Loyalty Program Worth $22 Billion?

United opened some of the books for its MileagePlus program. It's a highly lucrative operation, based mainly on sales of miles to third parties, including credit card companies.

How Is United Airlines’ Loyalty Program Worth $22 Billion?

Airlines

How Frequent Flyer Programs Can Offer Some Relief to Struggling Airlines

Loyalty programs are one of the biggest assets at an airline. As bad as things are, the programs probably still have value that airlines can leverage for cash.

How Frequent Flyer Programs Can Offer Some Relief to Struggling Airlines

Airlines

United May Still Lag Delta, American on Loyalty Revenue Even After New Credit Card Deal

United President Scott Kirby has a reputation for being a skilled negotiator. But because of a mistake by previous management, he had little leverage with JP Morgan Chase. That makes for tough contract renewal talks.

United May Still Lag Delta, American on Loyalty Revenue Even After New Credit Card Deal

Airlines

JetBlue Is Betting New London Routes Will Boost Credit Card Revenue

JetBlue probably will never make the massive credit card revenue some of its peer airlines earn. But JetBlue can still make more money from its relationship with Barclays. It’ll be interesting to see how the partnership evolves.

JetBlue Is Betting New London Routes Will Boost Credit Card Revenue