Many people travel primarily on airplanes for work, vacation, and on special occasions. In support of continued, frequent travel by customers, airline carriers, along with other companies, devised various types of frequent flyer programs to give customers rewards and incentives to continue flying. Nowadays, frequent flyers can earn airline mileage or redeemable points for airline travel, hotels, food, and car rentals by using –
- Airline Rewards cards
- Bank credit and debit cards such as American Express, Visa or Mastercard
- Hotel and car rental rewards cards
- Airline miles debit cards issued by airline carriers and banks such as CitiAAdvantage, which is issued by Citibank and American Airlines.
The newest form of rewards card for frequent flyers are the debit cards offered by airline carriers that partner with banks. In addition to earning redeemable points from purchases made, these frequent flyer debit cards even allow you to earn mileage based on dollars spent. Many of the major airline carriers have teamed up with major banks to offer these cards to its customers. Some of the other perks include –
- Get preferred service with the airline carrier, hotel, or car rental
- Get rewards such as magazine subscriptions, or merchandise and gift cards with participating vendors in a network
- Get deals from third party vendors on gas, utilities, and insurance.
- Share your mileage points with others
- Give your mileage points as a gifts