Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Are frequent flyer miles a liability for FFPs?

Are miles a liability for frequent flyer programs? At the end of 2015, members of the American Airlines AAdvantage program had over 853 BILLION frequent...
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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...

Are Predictive Analytics In Marketing Helping The Wrong People?

The rise of predictive analytics has brought many benefits to marketers. The tremendous amount of both real-time and historical data available about customer behaviour...

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...

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...
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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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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,...
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Loyalty Program Liability Management in the Age of COVID-19

A famous statistician once said, "All models are wrong, but some are useful." This could not be truer for loyalty program models in our current...
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...
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Shadow Loyalty Members – The Revenue Hiding in Plane Sight

Take a moment to consider the following: Who are the most valuable passengers to the airline? How do the airlines track and measure total...
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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...

Leadership Interview: Loyalty Platform Insights

When was the last time a loyalty platform vendor said their technology would generate more revenue for your organisation than it costs to buy...

Loyalty: On the Cusp of Major (R)Evolution

Loyalty program announcements so far this year indicate a major sea change. From the customer perspective, it amounts to a Revolution - where brands...

IHG turns its back on loyal OTA guests

Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG) is the latest major global hotel chain to cut off loyalty perks for elite loyalty members who make their reservations...

Disrupting loyalty: How can hotels become enablers, not just destinations?

The location is everything in the hotel world. But are hotels doing enough to make the most of their locations and enable better experiences for...
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...
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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...
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...
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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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...
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...
Use data intelligence to understand your customers

Using data intelligence to understand your customers

Do you understand your customers? How do airlines identify customer needs? How can loyalty programs use that data to improve customer loyalty? Understanding your customers is more...

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...
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