Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Airline Loyalty Blockchain – Is it all hype?

Consider today's problem... You take a flight to see family for Christmas, and you earn some frequent flyer miles...You buy a coffee from Starbucks once...
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Using Loyalty Game Mechanics to Increase Revenue Per Seat

Loyalty game mechanics can be a massive revenue driver for both airlines, and their frequent flyer programs. Getting to the advanced state of leveraging from...
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5 Tips For Pitching Your Product To An Airline Loyalty Program

Pitching your product to an airline loyalty program? Here are 5 tips from someone who has run a global airline loyalty program into the most...
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5 Predictions for Airline Loyalty in 2020

Looking back over the past 10-years, could we have predicted the airline loyalty industry would be where it's at today? Could we have predicted that...

Bad Data Costs United Airlines $1B Annually

Jeff Smisek once liked to describe United Airlines as a "technology company with wings." What the former CEO didn't say was that United was...

Measuring Loyalty – Tracking passengers who fly with competing airlines

Measuring loyalty success through share of wallet tracking is more powerful than traditional metrics. What would your frequent flyer program do if the most valuable...
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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...

American Airlines Going ‘Back to Basics’ To Prep For Big Data

As airlines and MRO providers embrace data analytics to help drive efficiencies, their organizations must first ensure they have basic protocols in place to...

Could Machine Learning Help Cathay Pacific Save Millions From Travel Delays?

Aircraft fuel is without a doubt the biggest cost for any airline and often receives widespread attention, especially when airlines hedge their bets the...
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Virgin Australia to buy back 35% stake in Velocity for $700M

Did Velocity really double in value over 5 years and is it worth AUD $2bn? Virgin Australia announced its intention to buy back its 35%...

Segmenting frequent flyer loyalty member databases

Step by step guide on segmenting frequent flyer member databases. Want to dive deeper than traditional segmenting? Check out my other article on Propensity Modeling...

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...

How Big Data is Changing The Way We Fly

Airline big data, combined with predictive analytics is being used to drive up airline ticket prices. As airlines and their frequent flyer programs gather more...

Disrupting Airline Loyalty – The billion dollar risk airlines are taking

Change is in the air, and disrupting airline loyalty programs is coming from an unlikely source. Globally, airline loyalty programs generate billions of dollars in...
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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,...

Simple Actions To Increase Loyalty Revenue

Increase loyalty revenue with these simple tips My mission with Travel Data Daily has always been to push the loyalty industry forward, usher in better...
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Under the Hood: What the Qantas Frequent Flyer Changes Really Mean For Members

Under the Hood: What the Qantas Frequent Flyer Changes Really Mean For Members. Last week, Qantas announced an overhaul of the frequent flyer program. The Australian...

Cathay Pacific Marco Polo Program Changes

Cathay Pacific announced changes to the Marco Polo program today which come into effect for all flights taken after April 16, 2016. These changes have...
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Creating a new airline loyalty status tier [Part Two]

Creating a new airline loyalty status tier - part two In the previous paper, creating a new airline loyalty status tier - part one, we...
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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...
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Creating a new airline loyalty status tier – [Part One]

Creating a new loyalty status tier can make or break loyalty program economics. From both internal and public perception - new loyalty tiers are exciting! They...

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...

Velocity Frequent Flyer Program Updates

Virgin Australia's loyalty program - Velocity Frequent Flyer made a host of fundamental core changes to the loyalty program this past week. Most notably are...

Metrics to measure airline revenue performance

Complicated revenue management drives unsatisfactory results, but it doesn’t have to be that way, writes Tom Bacon. Let me start this story with a quote...
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Joy – The New Airline Loyalty Metric

Airline feedback is broken. Everyone knows it, but nobody will admit it. Customer feedback surveys with static questions that demonstrate the airline has no idea...

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,...