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Help - which frequent flyer programs give out plastic cards upon signing up?

Old Oct 20, 15, 11:25 pm
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Help - which frequent flyer programs give out plastic cards upon signing up?

Hey

Can anyone tell me which airlines give out plastic cards when you sign up for their frequent-flyer program?

Thanks!

EDIT: I'm sorry to post the thread here!
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Old Oct 20, 15, 11:32 pm
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"Help!" would be a great title for a Beatles movie; for an FT thread, not so much.

You should alert a Moderator by clicking on the red triangle, and request that your thread be moved to the appropriate forum (Information Desk?), and be given a descriptive thread title to give FTers a sense of what the thread is all about.
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Old Oct 21, 15, 1:04 am
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I agree with guv1976, this thread is probably best located in the Information Desk forum. I've moved it there, and updated the thread title to make it more accurate.

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Old Oct 21, 15, 2:10 am
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Here are two vintage threads that may not apply anymore, but are fun to peruse
anyway:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/miles...p-cards-2.html

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/miles...tic-cards.html

I find this quote exciting

Originally Posted by GradGirl View Post
I am with the previous poster. These programs should never issue a card. You should get a membership number, which you can plug into your palm pilot or write in your organizer along with every other membership number.

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Old Oct 21, 15, 10:01 am
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I agree with guv1976, this thread is probably best located in the Information Desk forum. I've moved it there, and updated the thread title to make it more accurate.

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Old Oct 22, 15, 12:18 am
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I know JAL and ANA do, as I have their cards without ever having flown them.
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Old Oct 22, 15, 1:24 pm
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I know JAL and ANA do, as I have their cards without ever having flown them.
But from how long ago? Just because an airline used to do so a few years ago does not prove that it still does it today. Many programs have cut back on sending out plastic membership cards in recent years.
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Old Oct 22, 15, 2:32 pm
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I have a LH one from fairly recently
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Old Oct 22, 15, 3:04 pm
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Air Canada, ANA, Asiana.
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Old Oct 22, 15, 3:08 pm
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SAS also sends plastic cards upon signing up.
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Old Oct 22, 15, 3:17 pm
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As do Virgin Atlantic.
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Old Oct 22, 15, 3:37 pm
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Originally Posted by sdsearch View Post
But from how long ago? Just because an airline used to do so a few years ago does not prove that it still does it today. Many programs have cut back on sending out plastic membership cards in recent years.
I also got both JAL and ANA recently, within the past few months. Both sent me plastic membership cards.
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Old Oct 22, 15, 10:04 pm
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Recently received ANA card

I am in search of other cards.

Thanks for your answers.
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Old Oct 22, 15, 11:08 pm
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CX does, but it'll cost you 50 USD (unless you have one of their co-branded CC's)
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Old Oct 24, 15, 7:30 am
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Originally Posted by guidospizza View Post
CX does, but it'll cost you 50 USD (unless you have one of their co-branded CC's)
Hmm..that's quite a markup on a 20 cent piece of plastic.
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