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.
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.
Airline ancillary revenue projected to reach $36.1 billion worldwide in 2012
The Amadeus worldwide estimate of ancillary revenue forecasts an 11.3% increase, surpassing $3.6 billion in new receipts.
Ancillary Revenue reported by airlines grew to €18.23 billion in 2011 and jumped 66% in two years
Analysis from IdeaWorksCompany, sponsored by Amadeus, reveals that United, Delta, American and Qantas are top ancillary revenue carriers for 2011 and 2010.
Corporate Travelers and A la Carte Pricing
Travel managers admit to Congress that a survey of member companies reveals 58% are unable to track the total amount travelers spend on a la carte fees.
A la Carte Shopping is Good for Consumers
The ultimate compliment for the consumer acknowledges their right to choose. IdeaWorks offers a trio of reasons why a la carte methods are good for consumers.
2012 Wild Weird and Wonderful Rewards
IdeaWorks reviews the frequent flier programs associated with 150+ airlines to find the most unique rewards that go far beyond flying.
Spirit Succeeds with the World’s Only Fee for Carry-on Bags
IdeaWorks estimates 20% of passengers choose it, generating $50 million annually for the airline.
The IdeaWorks List of Hotel and Car Rewards for the World’s Top-30 Airlines
Online hotel and car rewards are something new for British Airways, Southwest, and 8 more airlines