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Top 10 Best Airline Frequent-Flyer / Loyalty Programs

A FREQUENT-FLYER PROGRAM (FFP) is a loyalty program offered by many airlines. Typically, airline customers enrolled in the program accumulate frequent-flyer miles (kilometers, points, segments) corresponding to the distance flown on that airline or its partners. There are other ways to accumulate miles: In recent years, more miles were awarded for using co-branded credit and debit cards than for air travel. Acquired miles can be redeemed for air travel, other goods or services, or for increased benefits, such as travel class upgrades, airport lounge access, or priority bookings.

LOYALTY PROGRAMS are structured marketing efforts that reward, and therefore encourage, loyal buying behavior – behavior which is potentially beneficial to the firm.

In marketing generally and in retailing more specifically, a loyalty card, rewards card, points card, advantage card, or club card is a plastic or paper card, visually similar to a credit card, debit card, or digital card that identifies the card holder as a member in a loyalty program. Loyalty cards are a system of the loyalty business model. In the United Kingdom it is typically called a loyalty card, in Canada a rewards card or a points card, and in the United States either a discount card, a club card or a rewards card. Cards typically have a barcode or magstripe that can be easily scanned, some are chip cards or proximity cards.

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  • 3 Airfare Hacks for the Committed Penny-Pincher - The New York Times.
  • AIRLINE ALLIANCE - Wikipedia.
  • AIRPORT LOUNGE - Wikipedia.
  • Are airport lounge passes an expensive waste of money or a genius travel hack? - The Telegraph.
  • Best Airline Rewards Programs - The Huffington Post.
  • Chinese billionaire paid $170 million for famed Modigliani nude with his American Express card so he could get the frequent flyer miles - Daily Mail.
  • FlyerTalk - the world's most popular frequent flyer community. An interactive community that provides up-to-date information on travel-related loyalty reward programs. It's the hub that brings everyone together - from leisure travelers to mileage junkies - to converse about programs, get the latest program buzz or discuss how to maximize points or miles.
  • How Much Are Frequent Flier Miles Really Worth? - The New York Times.
  • How to Earn Miles & Points Without Leaving Home - The New York Times.
  • How to Get a Good Deal on Flight Upgrades - The New York Times.
  • List of frequent flyer programs - Wikipedia.
  • LOYALTY PROGRAM - Wikipedia.
  • Points - "Points Loyalty Wallet." Manage all your loyalty programs in one spot, move points and miles between programs, and redeem them for shopping and dining gift cards.
  • The Cost of Sharing Frequent Flier Miles - The New York Times.
  • The Points Guy - "Maximize Your Frequent Flyer Miles & Travel Points."
  • Up in the Air: Meet the Man Who Flies Around the World for Free - Rolling Stone.
  • Which ‘Trusted Traveler’ Program Is Right for You? - The New York Times.
  • Top 10 Best Airline Frequent-Flyer & Loyalty Programs
  • American Airlines AAdvantage - "Frequent Flyer Miles. Travel Awards." Voted best airline affinity program in the Americas by FlyerTalk members. American also won for best airline program benefit.
  • British Airways Executive Club - "Seven million Members know the benefits of belonging." Joining the Executive Club is free for everyone and the benefits start the minute you become a Member. You can collect Avios, the Club’s currency, every time you travel with us and our oneworld airline partners.
  • Delta Skymiles - "Get up in the air with Delta's frequent flyer program, Delta SkyMiles. Manage your account, earn miles and redeem reward points. Go farther."
  • EXPERT FLYER - "Empowering the frequent flyer." Designed to meet the needs of the frequent flyer, the airline mileage program "elite tier" passengers, professional travel managers, and the occasional air traveler looking for the best values.
  • IAPA | INTERNATIONAL AIRLINE PASSENGERS ASSOCIATION - "Frequent Flyers count on us." Provides travel insurance, seating plans & other planning tools for all travelers. Over 300,000 frequent business travelers in 175 countries already enjoy the many benefits that IAPA membership brings.
  • Jet Airways JetPrivilege - JetPrivilege is Jet Airways' global frequent flyer programme in which members have access to unique privileges across five membership tiers: Blue, Blue Plus, Silver, Gold and the exclusive Platinum. If you are a member of frequent flyer program with Jet Airways, you qualify for online account access, additional baggage allowance, tele check-in, web check-in, and much more.
  • KVS AVAILABILITY TOOL - "The most powerful Tool for frequent flyers since 2004." Global flight availability, award availability, fares, timetables, seat maps.
  • ONEWORLD - the third largest airline alliance in the world. Founded in 1999 by American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Canadian Airlines and Qantas Airways. "Choosing to fly with oneworld has never been so rewarding for frequent flyers. Because as a member of a oneworld airline's frequent flyer programme, you earn credits towards your tier status every time you travel on an eligible oneworld flight."
  • Priority Pass - since 1992. "The world’s largest independent airport lounge access program." Membership offers great value for money and allows you to use any of 1000+ airport lounges whenever you travel.
  • SKYTEAM - "One program has you covered." The second largest airline alliance in the world partnering eleven carriers from four continents.
  • STAR ALLIANCE - founded in 1997. "The Way the World Connects." The world's first and largest airline alliance. As the world's first airline alliance, we work behind the scenes to constantly improve your travel experience. Bringing you benefits to make your journey smoother and more relaxing. Extending our network to fly to new places where you’ll do business tomorrow. And creating ways to earn and redeem your miles, including our Star Alliance Upgrade Awards.
  • Southwest Rapid Rewards - "A reward flight is just one of the many rewards waiting for you when you're a Rapid Rewards® Member. We've made it easier than ever to earn points when you fly, participate with our Partners, and with the Rapid Rewards Points Center, get the points you need to enjoy those rewards even faster."
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