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As frequent traveller and long-standing market observer, our CEO/Managing Director, Ravindra Bhagwanani, has also personal opinions about the market of customer loyalty programs. Read in his blog his views and experiences.

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LCC13 June 2017

Earlier this month, the latest low cost carrier, Level, took to the skies. It has opted to use the Iberia Plus program as loyalty product, underlining how different strategies at LCCs actually are. Its short-haul sibling Vueling, for instance, has an own program.

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I’ve been passionate about aviation ever since I can remember and about FFPs ever since I started to think – yes, I am not one of these young bloggers, who were even not yet among us on 01 May 1981, when an idea of American Airlines was

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Beyond control31 May 2017

The best loyalty work sometimes evaporates in the blink of an eye if something goes wrong beyond the boundaries of the loyalty program as such. But is this really just fate or can (and should) businesses prepare for such situations?

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Alliances

12 May 2017

Air Canada’s announcement to launch an own Frequent Flyer Program in 2020 did not come as true surprise, but marks nevertheless an important turning point in the industry. The spin-off of loyalty programs is dead. Well, it was never really alive.

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Alliances

07 April 2017

The best days of airline alliances seem to be over, with other forms of cooperation models gaining importance in the airline industry. This might complicate things for frequent flyers, but doesn’t make them necessarily worse. And new challenges are on the horizon for loyalty managers.

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19 January 2017

Some CRM basics might be well known. But not always they are executed by frontline staff, pointing to the huge industry issue between boardroom knowledge and delivery at customer touchpoints. A recent experience.

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16 January 2017

Everybody knows that small attentions like a box of chocolate or a flower bouquet at the right time can have a great impact. Also companies can leverage the power of such soft factors to create positive customer experience, leading ultimately to loyalty.