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The Benefits of Frequent Flyer Programmes
The Benefits of Frequent Flyer Programmes

If you are a regular traveller, you may be looking to try and cut down on costs. While certain strategies such as purchasing plane tickets during sale periods, or purchasing according to inter-month price differences can each have a positive effect on your airfare expenditure, it is also worth remembering frequent flyer programmes. Not convinced? Here’s why airline loyalty programmes are worth your time.

Earn miles everywhere

Most frequent flyer programmes work on a basis of miles, whereby passengers earn amounts of points that correspond to the distance travelled or amount spent. While the most common way is to earn these when you are flying with the particular airline, lots of providers – Emirates Skywards, for instance – now allow passengers to earn miles through a range of other transactions, including hotel bookings and credit card purchases.

Free gifts

Lots of programmes, including Aeroflot Bonus and Singapore Airlines’ KrisFlyer, allow customers to spend their accrued miles on a range of products, letting you get a little extra for your time in the air.

Airline tickets

Many airline frequent flyer programmes, including Air China’s Phoenix Miles and Miles & More, enable passengers to exchange their miles for free tickets. If you travel a lot for business or leisure, enjoying free tickets can certainly cut down costs, and even give you the treat of business or first class seats every now and again.

Complimentary upgrades

While saving up for free tickets might take a few trips, getting an upgrade can be a quicker and easier way to make the most of accrued miles. Whether you choose the business or first class experience, it is always great to enjoy an upgrade.

Airport benefits

If you are tired of queuing to board and would prefer to spend your time in the airport relaxing in a first class lounge, or perhaps you would like the added flexibility that comes with extra baggage allowance, with frequent flyer programmes you can often enjoy all of these things as either membership benefits or benefits exchangeable for miles, getting an airline experience like no other.

All of these benefits can be enjoyed by guests travelling with Kempinski. Our travel partners include:

  • Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
  • Miles & More
  • Aeroflot
  • Air China
  • Emirates
  • Turkish Airlines
  • Singapore Airlines
  • Qatar Airways

Click here to find out more about our partners, or contact us if you have any questions.

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