Frequent flyer program is a lucrative service offered by many airlines in order to pay respect gain the loyalty of a customer. It is a part and parcel with the travel industry. This program was developed by Western's ad agency and Western ad executive Mark Dennett. By using a punch card Western’s ‘$50 Travel Pass’ was initially offered between San Francisco and Los Angeles, one of the most traveled routes at that time. Travelers could collect as many passes as they wanted and use them to purchase tickets.
Any airline customer enrolls his or her name in this program, that he or she accumulates points depending on the corresponding distance flown on that airline, which typically known as frequent flyer miles, that you can be saved for the different benefits like free airport lounge access, free air travel etc.
The benefits of Airline Frequent flyer programs are listed below:
- To provide entree to business and first class lounges with an economy ticket.
- You are free to make entries in the other airlines' lounges.
- To reserve specific seats.
- You get priority in wait listing or flying standby.
- Reserving an unoccupied adjacent seat.
- To get a chance to free or discounted upgrade to a higher travel class.
- To provide the increased mileage accruement (like doubling or tripling).
- Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan
- American Airlines A Advantage
- ATA Travel Awards
- Air Canada Aero plan
- Delta Air Lines Sky Miles
- Hawaiian Airlines Hawaiian Miles
- Jet True
- Midway Airlines Frequent Traveler
- Air Tran A Plus Rewards
- United Airlines Mileage Plus