Articles tagged “rewards”

Six Flags Takes Travel Counterparts’ Cue, Launches Rewards Program

Six Flags Takes Travel Counterparts’ Cue, Launches Rewards Program

Grant Martin, Skift

Six Flags' new loyalty program is as much about collecting visitor data as it is about rewarding visitors for their habits.

1 year ago

United’s Premium Economy Domestic Expansion Should Learn From Polaris Mistakes

United’s Premium Economy Domestic Expansion Should Learn From Polaris Mistakes

Grant Martin, Skift

A premium economy cabin on United's domestic fleet could give it a leg up on competitors in terms of both product and revenue. But can it actually execute?

1 year ago

Premier Credit Cards for Travel Are Now Requiring a Much Higher Spend

Premier Credit Cards for Travel Are Now Requiring a Much Higher Spend

Ben Steverman, Bloomberg

Banks compete for customers by issuing credit cards with lavish perks but there has to be a balance so they can make money. The balance is now swinging back toward the making money part.

2 years ago

What Hotels Are Doing to Win Your Loyalty: 5 Podcast Takeaways

What Hotels Are Doing to Win Your Loyalty: 5 Podcast Takeaways

Sarah Enelow, Skift

With so many hotel mergers in recent years, loyalty is being reimagined for bigger, broader, more diverse audiences. But can any one loyalty program appeal to all travelers?

2 years ago

Inside the Risky, Jet-Setting World of Credit-Card Churning

Inside the Risky, Jet-Setting World of Credit-Card Churning

Ben Steverman, Bloomberg

If anyone has the time and energy to mange 43 different credit card accounts and legally reap the rewards, more power to them.

3 years ago

Moving Up to a Cozier Seat to Cost More Delta SkyMiles Next Year

Moving Up to a Cozier Seat to Cost More Delta SkyMiles Next Year

Michael Sasso, Bloomberg

Now that most of the majors have switched to the new, tougher standards let's see how loyalty shakes out.

4 years ago

Airlines Increase Reward Seat Availability But They Could Be More Costly

Airlines Increase Reward Seat Availability But They Could Be More Costly

Dan Peltier, Skift

Having plenty of rewards seats means nothing if airlines don't make it easier for travelers to redeem their rewards points, something that's becoming harder to do as programs become more revenue-based.

4 years ago

Uber Introduces Tools, Rewards Plan for Drivers After Complaints

Uber Introduces Tools, Rewards Plan for Drivers After Complaints

Serena Saitto, Bloomberg

Now that Uber has attracted and retained users, it needs to prove that it can also take care of its drivers -- the most critical part of its user base.

5 years ago

Marriott International Introduces Free Basic Wi-Fi for Rewards Members

Marriott International Introduces Free Basic Wi-Fi for Rewards Members

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Although it's a step in the right direction, Wi-Fi is still expensive for many regular and loyal customers depending on the kind of service they need.

5 years ago

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How To Maximize Your Hotel Loyalty Rewards

How To Maximize Your Hotel Loyalty Rewards

American Express + Skift

Today, frequent flier miles get you only so far. Instead, focus on redeeming your business travel hotel points when vacationing with family or friends.

5 years ago