Wednesday, August 12, 2020

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...
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...
new elite loyalty tier

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...
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...

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...

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...
reinvent loyalty

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...

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...
Airline Boardroom

Airline Loyalty is a C-Level Role

This week, United Airlines announced a US $5B loan secured by MileagePlus, proving once again that the Loyalty Program is more valuable than the...

Drive New Revenue by Adding Elite Benefits

What if frequent flyer programs could drive new revenue by adding elite benefits? This scenario is one I've been hypothesizing recently. Airline and hotel loyalty program...
united mileage plus

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...

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...

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...
airline loyalty programs

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...
loyalty game mechanics

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...
qantas

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...
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...

Predicting Loyalty Churn – Cathay Pacific Marco Polo [Case Study]

Cathay Pacific Marco Polo loyalty program changes in 2015 could have cost the company over $1B in lost revenue Big data can now predict when...

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...

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...
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...

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...

How To Monetize Award Inventory in the Age of Data-Driven Travel

Airlines across the globe remain focused on maximizing utility of their existing digital assets, including their highly lucrative loyalty programs, which in the US...
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,...

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...