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Frequent Flyer Programs

In the airline industry, gaining and keeping loyal customers is just as important as any business. To create that loyal customer base, most airlines have a frequent flyer program. Even though Texas International Airlines began the first program in 1979, American Airlines jumped on the idea in 1981 and took off with it. Later that same year, United Airlines and Delta both began implementing their own frequent flyer programs. The earliest programs started out with passengers earning one mile for their account for every mile they actually flew. Now, each airline has set up unique parameters within their rewards programs. Whether people earn their points for flying certain distances, staying at designated hotels, renting cars, utilizing their particular credit cards, or taking qualified cruises, the opportunity for boosting frequent flyer points are almost endless.
Furthermore, most airlines have different levels within their programs. To earn this elite status, the customer needs to gain a certain number of mileage points. The benefits of earning these higher levels include ticket upgrades to business or first class seating, waived baggage charges, and priority boarding privileges.

American Airlines has the American AAdvantage program. One feature of their plan is the ability to earn an additional 25% bonus points for purchasing a business class ticket, or 50% more bonus points for a first class ticket. Delta's program, SkyMiles, allows someone to pay for a ticket with bonus points and money. They also have a SkyMiles Marketplace, Auction, and Magazines for Miles where the customer can redeem points for products. United Airlines' frequent flyer program is called United Plus. Due to the merger with Continental Airlines, points can be earned from flying with United or Continental. Voted as the best frequent flyer program for six years in a row by Global Traveler, United Plus allows their customers to earn points from their trips or from purchasing products from over 100 different partners.

The flying public benefits greatly from all the different frequent flyer programs. From earning free airline tickets to redeeming points for products, customers are rewarded for their continued loyalty to a particular airline.

Aegean Airlines: Aegean Miles & BonusAer Lingus: Aer Lingus Gold Circle Club
Aeroflot: Aeroflot BonusAeromexico: Aeromexico Club Premier
Air Astana: Air Astana Nomad ClubAir Baltic: Air Baltic BalticMiles
Air Berlin: Air Berlin / Niki Top BonusAir Canada: Air Canada Aeroplan
Air China: Air China PhoenixMilesAir India: Air India Flying Returns
Air Jamaica: Air Jamaica 7th HeavenAir Malta: Air Malta Flypass
Air Mauritius: Air Mauritius KestrelflyerAir New Zealand: Air New Zealand Air Points
AirTran Airways: AirTran A+ RewardsAlaska Air: Alaska Air Mileage Plan
Alitalia: Alitalia MilleMigliaAll Nippon Airways ANA: All Nippon Airways ANA Mileage Club
American Airlines: American Airlines AAdvantageAsia Miles: Asia Miles
Asiana Airlines: Asiana ClubBangkok Airways: Bangkok Airways Flyer Bonus
British Midland bmi: BMI Diamond ClubBritish Airways: British Airways Executive Club
Caribbean Airlines: Caribbean MilesChina Airlines: China Airlines Dynasty
China Southern: China Southern Sky Pearl ClubContinental Airlines: Continental OnePass
CSA Czech Airlines: CSA OK PlusDelta Air Lines: Delta Skymiles
Egyptair: Egyptair PlusEl Al: El Al Matmid Club
Etihad Airways: Etihad GuestEVA Air: EVA Air Evergreen Club
Finnair: Finnair PlusFlybe: Flybe Rewards4All
Air France KLM: Flying BlueFrontier Airlines: Frontier Airlines EarlyReturns
Garuda Indonesia: Garuda Indonesia Frequent FlyerGermanwings: Germanwings Boomerang Club
Gulf Air: Gulf Air FFPHainan Airlines: Hainan Airlines Fortune Wings Club
Hawaiian Airlines: Hawaiian Airlines HawaiianMilesIberia: Iberia Plus
Icelandair: Icelandair Saga ClubJapan Airlines JAL: Japan Airlines JAL Mileage Bank
JetBlue: JetBlue TrueBlueKingfisher Air: Kingfisher King Club
Korean Air: Korean Air SkypassLAN: LAN LanPass
Lufthansa: Lufthansa Miles & MoreMalaysia Airlines: Malaysia Airlines Enrich
Malev: Malev Duna ClubMEA Middle East Airlines: MEA Cedar Miles
Mexicana: MexicanaGOOman Air: Oman Air Sindbad
Porter Airlines: Porter Airlines VIPorterQantas Airways: Qantas Airways Frequent Flyer
Qatar Airways: Qatar Airways Privilege ClubRoyal Brunei Airlines: Royal Brunei Royal Skies
S7 Airlines: S7 PrioritySAS Scandinavian Airlines: SAS EuroBonus
Saudi Arabian Airlines: Saudi Arabian Airlines AlfursanSingapore Airlines: Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer
Emirates: SkywardsGOL: Smiles
South African Airways: South African Airways VoyagerSouthwest Airlines: Southwest Rapid Rewards
Spanair: Spanair PlusTAM: TAM Fidelidade
TAP Air Portugal: TAP VictoriaThai Airways: Thai Airways International Royal Orchid Plus
Turkish Airlines: Turkish Airlines Miles&SmilesUnited Airlines: United Airlines Mileage Plus
US Airways: US Airways Dividend MilesVietnam Airlines: Vietnam Airlines Golden Lotus Plus
Virgin America: Virgin America ElevateVirgin Atlantic Airways: Virgin Atlantic Airways Flying Club
Virgin Blue: Virgin Blue Velocity

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