What is a Frequent Flyer Programme?
This week’s informative entry in the Diversity Dictionary asks, what is a Frequent Flyer Programme? So, what’s the answer?
A Frequent Flyer Programme is a membership scheme offered by an airline to reward frequent flyers. They encourage repeat business by providing exclusive rewards to members. Rewards for loyalty programme members include:
- Priority check-in and boarding
- Extra baggage allowance
- Exclusive airport lounge access
- Airport parking discounts
- Earning flight miles
Most major airlines have Frequent Flyer Programmes, including:
Sometimes airlines combine these loyalty schemes to enable members to transfer and carry over benefits. This way members don’t lose their saved miles and can reinvest them into another airlines to suit their upcoming trip. The Oneworld Airline alliance is one of the largest and most popular airline alliances for frequent international travellers. OneWorld members include American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific and Qatar Airways.
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