Friday, May 20, 2022

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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United Airlines Breakdown: MileagePlus Loyalty Program Changes

Breakdown of the United Airlines MileagePlus Program Changes. Recently, United Airlines MileagePlus announced that from November 15th, 2019, the program would be changing. The program will...
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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...
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...

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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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...
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...
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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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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...
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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%...
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"...
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...
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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...

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...
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...

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...
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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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...

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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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...
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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...

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...

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...

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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