Thursday, May 13, 2021
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...
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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...

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...
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...
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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...

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...

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...

How Airlines Measure Loyalty

For years, the airline loyalty industry has been debating over what the definition of a high-value customer is. One that spends big on airline...

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...
Joy Airline Metric

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...

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...
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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...
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...
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...

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...

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...
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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...
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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...

How airline loyalty programs use big data to drive new revenue

How airline loyalty programs use big data to drive new revenue The past few years have seen a wave of travel companies member accounts compromised...
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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...

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...
Virgin Australia Velocity

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%...
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...

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...
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...
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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...