Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Commercializing frequent flyer program member data

I recently shared an article on how airlines are using information to individually price airfares and extract maximum value from passengers which was thought...

The Perfect Frequent Flyer Program

Dear Frequent Flyer Programs of the World, Thank you for making 2016 a year to remember in the loyalty business. A year of devaluation announcements, revoking...
the magic of loyalty

The Magic of Loyalty

The magic of loyalty is something we've all experienced in our lifetimes, and yet, few of us can articulate that powerful feeling while linking...
changing frequent flyer programs

Should airline management be forced to pay full price for tickets?

Why are frequent flyer programs constantly changing? Before we get to the nitty-gritty of frequent flyer programs logic, consider the following scenarios: You pay full price...
airline fly over city

The 4 Keys to Running a Future Successful Airline

The airline industry is on its knees and at the mercy of Governments, Shareholders and cashed-up billionaire investors who've always wanted to be millionaires. With...
Loyalty Financial Managemnet

Leadership Interview: Managing Liability, Engagement & Redemptions

Some of the hot topics in the loyalty industry right now are Managing Liability, Member Redemptions & Member Engagement. How important is it for Loyalty...
Status Match

Loyalty Status Matching – What’s the Future?

According to research by Loyalty Data Co, up to 60% of all Status Match submissions are fraudulent. With no way to know how many times...
Frontier Airlines

Leadership Interview: Frontier Airlines Insights

"MASSIVELY INSIGHTFUL - Something all airlines can learn from".  That is how Aviation Festival Americas organisers described the recent "What's the Status of Status"...
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Leadership Interview: Reinventing Loyalty Programs

Industry veterans, Dave Canty and Phil Gunter join the Loyalty Summit WebCast to discuss reinventing loyalty programs. In the Loyalty Leaders Insights discussion series, we...
Balancing Loyalty Engagement

Leadership Interview: Balancing Member Value vs Program Profits

The Loyalty Summit continues to host regular weekly Loyalty Webinars with special industry expert guest speakers. In the Loyalty Leaders Insights discussion, we went all-out...
The New Normal in Aviation

The Travel Industry Will Soar One Day Again Soon

What is the new normal for the aviation industry? Are we destined for an eternity of wearing masks, social distancing, quarantine periods, Government restrictions? Is the...

Leadership Interview: Can Airlines Have Too Many Elite Members?

Can airlines and hotel loyalty programs have too many elite members? What happens to the core business when programs are top-heavy on elites? Does the core...

Leadership Interview: Time For A Loyalty Reboot

The Aviation Festival Asia is hosting a series of leadership interviews with experts in their respective fields to discuss key airline challenges, insights and...
Cathay Pacific Extend Elite Status

Should Airlines & Hotels Extend Elite Status in Times of Crisis?

Extend elite status or Not to extend elite status? That's the million-dollar question circling around the travel loyalty industry lately. The unprecedented grounding of aircraft,...
Loyalty and Revenue Management

Loyalty & Revenue Management – The Super Duo

"Show me the money!" That's what Jerry Maguire says to keep his Client in Cameron Crowe's 1996 film starring Tom Cruise in which Jerry, a...
Qatar Airways

Leadership Interview: Qatar Airways & Mastercard on Monetizing Data

Data monetization -- the new loyalty buzzword?! Earlier this week I spoke with top industry experts on loyalty data monetization,  Christian Hylander from Mastercard and...
Airline Boardroom

Airline Loyalty is a C-Level Role

In 2020 -  United Airlines announced a US $5B loan secured by MileagePlus, proving once again that the Loyalty Program is more valuable than...
airline loyalty data

Monetizing Data: How Much is Airline Loyalty Data Worth?

Successful data-driven airlines typically attribute value of the airline loyalty data they collect within the loyalty program based on the commercial application of that...
Flying Love Joy Freedom

Love is the answer for the travel industry

Something is absent from airline marketing messages in 2020. Something that airlines have spent the better part of the last century branding customers with. That something...
Airline Loyalty Business

Airlines – Wakeup and Smell the Money

Some of the brightest people in the travel sector have hung up their boots and are beginning new careers in other industries - and...
frequent flyer status extension

Will airlines & hotels ever end the unlimited free elite status extensions?

Over the past two years -  airlines, hotels and travel companies extended complimentary status for elites because, Covid. These elite status extensions were mainly justified...
loyalty predictions 2022

Airline Loyalty Predictions for 2022

Each year I review past loyalty predictions and make new predictions for the upcoming 12 months. The report card for my 2021 predictions is 4...
American Airlines

Loyalty Programs Need More Control to Fuel Growth of Airline Industry Valuations

According to a recent SEC filing, American Airlines AAdvantage generated $1B cash in Q2 2022, representing a 73% gross margin for the loyalty business. American...
Let's Talk Loyalty

Positioning Airline Loyalty Programs for New Value Creation

This is my favourite podcast so far in 2022. Let's Talk Loyalty host, Paula Thomas, has a powerful conversation with loyalty industry heavyweight Mark...
british airways

Status Match Would Be The Cover Photo of An Airlines Dating Profile

Lessons from online dating help show why a status match programme is the best way for airlines to acquire high-value passengers, fast. Consider online dating,...
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