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Articles tagged “frequent flier programs”

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?

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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

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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

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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

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Delta Expects to Make $7 Billion From Its Amex Credit Card Relationship by 2023. But How?

Delta's new contract with American Express should generate massive revenue. It's another sign Delta is trying to stay far ahead of its peer airlines.

Delta Expects to Make $7 Billion From Its Amex Credit Card Relationship by 2023. But How?

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It’s Getting Easier to Redeem Frequent Flyer Miles: New Study

It's becoming easier for travelers on many airlines to use frequent flyer miles. That's the good news. But many airlines are only making the cheapest award tickets available on flights where the cash fare is low. In many cases, that means airline miles aren't as valuable as before.

It’s Getting Easier to Redeem Frequent Flyer Miles: New Study

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Why Your Airline Award Flight Is (Often) Not Exactly Free

Southwest doesn't care if you pay with points or cash. That's for good reason. Even if you pay with points, the airline often gets paid.

Why Your Airline Award Flight Is (Often) Not Exactly Free

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Should More Airlines Spin Off Their Loyalty Programs?

Joseph DeNardi, an analyst with Stifel, is passionate about his thesis — that airlines should sell their frequent flyer programs. Yes, an airline can make money doing so. But airlines that don't operate their own programs sometimes get into trouble. They have far less data about customers than their competitors. And in 2017, access to data is a big deal.

Should More Airlines Spin Off Their Loyalty Programs?

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Southwest and JetBlue Loyalty Plans Are Best for Free Domestic Tickets Says Study

Southwest and JetBlue might have the cheapest redemptions, but savvy frequent flyers generally still find more value in programs offered by American, Delta, and United.

Southwest and JetBlue Loyalty Plans Are Best for Free Domestic Tickets Says Study

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DOT Auditor: Government Should Scrutinize Frequent Flier Program Changes

When it comes to regulating frequent flier programs, the U.S. Department of Transportation has little authority.

DOT Auditor: Government Should Scrutinize Frequent Flier Program Changes