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April 4, 2007

Frequent Fliers Rank New York – Los Angeles as the Top Market for Reward Travel in the United States
IdeaWorks releases report listing the top 15 market choices for standard frequent flier rewards on the mainland routes of U.S. airlines.

February 28, 2007

Stormy Weather: Frequent Flier Executives Are Concerned About Reward Availability and Other Consumer Issues
In a recent survey of frequent flier program management, 66% recognize seat availability is “too limited” at the lowest reward level.

December 13, 2006

Viva Las Vegas and the King of Ancillary Revenues
Allegiant Air’s recent stock prospectus reveals it is changing the business model for US low cost carriers.

October 10, 2006

Europe’s Top 4 Low Cost Carriers Generated 470 Million Euros (US$593 Million) From Non-Ticket Sources in 2005
But U.S. frequent flier programs produced revenues estimated at 2.5 billion Euros (more than US$3 billion) and better per passenger results.

July 20, 2006

Low Cost Airlines Launch a New Batch of Frequent Flier Programs All Over the Globe
Free travel benefits are now offered by eight new entrant airlines: Eos Airlines, Germanwings, go!, Kingfisher Airlines, MAXjet Airways, Spirit Airlines, Virgin Blue Airlines, and Virgin Express.

May 22, 2006

Frequent Fliers Reach New Heights with More Than 15 Million Reward Trips During 2005
Balance sheet liability for unused miles also increases for the top frequent flier programs to a record $3.8 billion.

May 11, 2006

Frequent Flier Miles Gain Value But Redemption Remains a Consumer Complaint
Mileage Value Index for jumps in 2005, reward issues continue to plague consumers and United Airlines offers an alternative to credit card miles.

January 19, 2006

The IdeaWorks Report on Innovative Reward Alternatives for the World’s Largest Airlines
Airlines in Asia, Europe and the United States offer hotel stays, car rentals, vacation packages and merchandise as alternatives to air travel rewards.

October 24, 2005

The IdeaWorks Report on Partnerships for the Top 15 U.S. Frequent Guest Programs
Marriott Rewards and InterContinental’s Priority Club compare favorably to major frequent flier programs such as United Mileage Plus and Delta SkyMiles for total partner opportunities.

August 22, 2005

The IdeaWorks Report on Frequent Flier Partnerships for the World’s Top 20 Low Fare Carriers
This report describes activities in the following partner categories: airline alliances, hotels, rent-a-car, personal finance, communications, retailers and credit cards.

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