Articles tagged “loyalty”

American’s New International Upgrade Policy Is Good For All Frequent Flyers

American’s New International Upgrade Policy Is Good For All Frequent Flyers

Grant Martin, Skift

New details on how frequent flyers will upgrade on flights with premium economy leaked this week. For once, the news is good for almost everyone.

5 days ago

JetBlue Rolls Out Loyalty Program Incentives For Cuba Routes

JetBlue Rolls Out Loyalty Program Incentives For Cuba Routes

Grant Martin, Skift

Demand to Cuba may be weaker than originally forecasted, leaving airlines like JetBlue to incentivize travel. Through March 18th, TrueBlue members will be rewarded with 3X the points when traveling to the region.

6 days ago

Virgin America Begins Shrinking Its Elevate Loyalty Program

Virgin America Begins Shrinking Its Elevate Loyalty Program

Grant Martin, Skift

Though Virgin America and Alaska Air still run separate loyalty programs, the former seems to be shoring up partnerships in preparation to wind down.

3 weeks ago

Alaska Keeps Its Industry Leading Loyalty Program — Skift Business Traveler

Alaska Keeps Its Industry Leading Loyalty Program — Skift Business Traveler

Grant Martin, Skift

Business travelers have a new loyalty program to call their own for 2017 with Alaska's Mileage Plan. Hopefully it sticks around through Alaska's merger with Virgin America.

3 weeks ago

How Earning Airline Elite Status Will Change In 2017

How Earning Airline Elite Status Will Change In 2017

Grant Martin, Skift

Budget travelers may be facing a tough landscape for airline loyalty next year. But there are still a few inexpensive pathways to airline elite status.

3 weeks ago

5 Things That Frequent Flyers Have to Look Forward to in 2017

5 Things That Frequent Flyers Have to Look Forward to in 2017

Grant Martin, Skift

Woe is the business traveler who plans to travel frugally in 2017, but for those with some flexibility there's a little bit to look forward to.

4 weeks ago

La Quinta’s New Loyalty Play Foreshadows a Major Relaunch in 2017

La Quinta’s New Loyalty Play Foreshadows a Major Relaunch in 2017

Deanna Ting, Skift

The hospitality industry continues to tweak its various loyalty programs. But is this what customers really want?

1 month ago

Delta Opens Upgrades to Top-Tier Starwood and Marriott Elites

Delta Opens Upgrades to Top-Tier Starwood and Marriott Elites

Grant Martin, Skift

Delta and Starwood's crossover program got even better last week for hotel elites with no airline status. Low-tier Delta elites however, may now face more competition for their premium seats.

1 month ago

How Revenue-Based Loyalty Programs Changed the Way I Earn Points

How Revenue-Based Loyalty Programs Changed the Way I Earn Points

Grant Martin, Skift

Strategic and smart budget travelers could once keep up with the business class flyers in the rewards earning world. That world has changed now.

2 months ago

Alaska Airlines Changes Its Upgrade Policy as It Inches Towards a Revenue-Based Loyalty Program

Alaska Airlines Changes Its Upgrade Policy as It Inches Towards a Revenue-Based Loyalty Program

Grant Martin, Skift

Alaska is changing its loyalty program to add revenue considerations to its upgrade process. Beyond the immediate impact, that move may foreshadow a dark future for its loyalty program.

2 months ago

How Marriott’s Doing Things Differently and Digitally in China

How Marriott’s Doing Things Differently and Digitally in China

Deanna Ting, Skift

Smart travel companies already know that the Chinese travel market will be absolutely crucial to their future growth and success. But the way they approach that market is what counts, and to do so, they need to be well-informed and tech savvy.

3 months ago

Points Guy Vs. Airfare Watchdog: The Great Loyalty Debate in 120 Seconds

Points Guy Vs. Airfare Watchdog: The Great Loyalty Debate in 120 Seconds

Jason Clampet, Skift

We'll argue that the price of getting better service is just that: Paying a bit more for your room or seat.

3 months ago