IdeaWorksCompany reviewed the credit cards offered by the five largest US airlines, such as American and United, and compared these to the independent travel reward cards offered by banks such as Chase and Citi. This report finds American Express, Barclays, Chase, Citibank and Southwest are most rewarding, while American, Delta, US Airways, and United cards offer travel perks but higher reward thresholds.
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Points, Pillows and Porsches: Hotel and Car Rewards at the Top 30 Airlines
Car and hotel rewards are now offered by every major frequent flier program in North America and Europe with the exception of Turkish Airlines and US Airways. Of the 30 frequent flier programs reviewed worldwide, 20 offer hotel rewards and 17 provide car rental rewards.
Profit From Innovation: Benefits of Ancillary Revenue Reach All Over the World
Ancillary revenue innovators include AirAsia, KLM, and Virgin America, and global practitioners include Disney, Norwegian Cruise Line, and Starbucks.
Curiouser and Curiouser: the Wonderland of Changes Wrought by BA
Has British Airways fallen into a rabbit hole or embarked on an adventure of change?
Delta, Alaska Airlines, and Aeroplan Create Solutions for the Reward Availability Problem
Innovation and accountability are key factors in addressing an issue that many consumers complain about and many airline executives prefer to ignore.
Today’s Cash-Strapped Consumers Demand More – Low Cost Long Haul Flights and Cheap Hotels in Major Cities
IdeaWorks describes why AirAsia X and easyHotel have the right product at the right time, and how airlines and hotels can thrive by deploying an a la carte pricing strategy.
More Airlines Worldwide Choosing Revenue-Based Methods to Serve and Reward Customers
IdeaWorks predicts increased reliance upon a “pay for perks” philosophy for customer services, a la carte features, and frequent flier benefits.
Keynote Presentation by Jay Sorensen at the Ancillary Revenue
Airline Conference (ARAC) in Budapest, Hungary
Worldwide Review of Ancillary Revenue Innovation. What works. What didn’t work. What happens next.
Testing Consumer Patience – Airline Executives Predict More Fees
IdeaWorks, in cooperation with Terrapinn’s upcoming World Low Cost Airlines Congress in London (www.LowCostAirlinesWorld.com), has conducted its second annual survey of airline executives on the topic of ancillary revenue and a la carte pricing.
Frequent Flier Credit Cards Generate More Than $4 Billion for Major U.S. Airlines – A Report from IdeaWorks
Frequent flier programs were launched more than 25 years ago as a tool to identify the highest revenue-producing travelers, establish regular customer communication, and enhance brand loyalty. In today’s revenue hungry environment, airline management now places a greater demand on the profit-producing power of these programs.