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Articles tagged “frequent flyers”

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British Airways Finds 7 Common Emotions Travelers Feel During Flights

British Airways Finds 7 Common Emotions Travelers Feel During Flights

Samantha Shankman, Skift

The levels of these emotions will change depending on the flyer and frequent business flyers, in particular, are immune to certain aspects of flight that become more tiring than invigorating over time.

6 years ago

Lufthansa Looks to Profitable Frequent Flyer Program in Business Revamp

Lufthansa Looks to Profitable Frequent Flyer Program in Business Revamp

Reuters

Mileage programs are emerging as a top money maker for airlines worldwide and becoming assets in the carriers' restructuring towards greater profits and streamlined operations.

6 years ago

U.S. Supreme Court Considers Case of Frequent Flyer Kicked Out of Loyalty Program

U.S. Supreme Court Considers Case of Frequent Flyer Kicked Out of Loyalty Program

Lawrence Hurley , Reuters

It appears that Rabbi Binyomin Ginsberg gamed the system, namely Northwest's loyalty program at the time. But it appears that the Supreme Court is leaning away from deciding the case. Did Northwest have the right to boot him from the program? We may not get that answer from the high court.

6 years ago

Alaska Airlines Adds Google Wallet to iPhone and Android Apps

Alaska Airlines Adds Google Wallet to iPhone and Android Apps

Dennis Schaal, Skift

With Google Wallet, and Apple Passbook before that, Alaska Airlines is adding all of the bells and whistles to meet customers' needs when they are using their smartphones at the airport -- and most any place else.

7 years ago

Lawsuit Claims US Airways Cheats Frequent Flyers on Awards Miles Calculations

Andrew Harris, Bloomberg

US Airways can obviously save a lot of money by awarding miles on point-to-point distances instead of actual miles flown, but if the airline is going to cut corners like this, then it has to be absolutely transparent about it.

7 years ago

Rocketmiles Expands Overseas, Secures Exclusive Partnership with United

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Travelers are becoming savvier with collecting and redeeming loyalty points as it becomes easier to do so with tie-ins across travel providers. There's no reason Rocketmiles' U.S. success won't also translate into international bookings.

7 years ago

Delta Air Lines gets failing grades on upgrades for loyal customers

As Delta and other airlines emphasize the importance of their mega-elite customers, they have made the monetary calculations and are neglecting the needs of unmanaged business travelers. This may come back to bite Delta as its rivalry heats up with United and the new American.

7 years ago

NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity surfaces in…an ad for Qantas?

NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity surfaces in…an ad for Qantas?

Qantas frequent flyer program is one of the biggest money earners for the airlines, so even if it went through a lot of effort to create this ad, it may reap enough benefits if it gets the message across.

7 years ago

United joins Delta in adding spending requirements for elite frequent flyers

Associated Press

United and Delta are catering to their respective elite frequent flyers, but the airlines are also ensuring that you have to spend certain minimums in order to get qualify.

7 years ago

Best and worst airlines and cards for miles, points and redemption

Best and worst airlines and cards for miles, points and redemption

Kevin Hunt, The Hartford Courant

You have about a one in three chance to redeem miles with US Airways, a survey found, and that doesn't bode well for frequent flyers in the American Airlines-US Airways merger.

7 years ago

Will new American Airlines frequent flyer program shortchange lower tiers?

If US Airways executives are indeed running the show at the post-merger American Airlines, then AAdvantage's well-regarded reputation could be at risk as lower tiers of frequent flyers could find that upgrades become an impossible dream.

7 years ago

Trend alert: Airlines offer flyers access to thousands of digital publications

Most airlines are saving the perk for frequent flyers and loyalty members, but the day is not far off when airlines see some fee opportunities in the offerings.

7 years ago