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Old Oct 31, 17, 1:31 pm
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Airport loyalty programs

Does anyone participate in any of the airport loyalty programs out there? I know some airports, from small to big, have programs that award perks for parking, shopping, or other frequent uses. Some even have their own private lounges that travelers can use if there is not an airline or third party lounge while others offer special amenities like free wifi, etc. What are some of your favorites?
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Old Oct 31, 17, 1:57 pm
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Old Oct 31, 17, 2:35 pm
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I participated in FRA Rewards for a while. I played one of their video games for like 20 min, made a highscore, and got rewarded with 50 EUR in partner spend.

I did earn a little bit more by doing a promo or two. However, "regular" spending based rewards seemed out of reach for me. Prices of participating stores aren't really competitive and I buy most stuff online anyways.

EDIT: On another note, I really like the blog HFP. But I think he's going overboard on Heathrow Rewards and such. I mean, sure, participating stores are aware of concepts such as loss leaders and will give us a decent deal now and then. But they're also aware their customer base contains a lot a impulse buyers and somewhat less price-sensitive high net worth individuals. Overall, their sales don't play in the same league with the big online retailers. And I find that's sometimes forgotten when bloggers such as HFP praise mileage earning via airport programs.

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Old Oct 31, 17, 2:37 pm
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Unusual, lesser known travel loyalty programs

Essentially the same thing. Some chatter about airport programs as well as Parking Spot, etc.
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Old Nov 2, 17, 12:18 am
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Originally Posted by pinniped View Post
Unusual, lesser known travel loyalty programs

Essentially the same thing. Some chatter about airport programs as well as Parking Spot, etc.
Yes, but this is exclusively about airport programs. People might not read through that to find the few that are there.
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Old Nov 2, 17, 8:09 pm
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Changi Rewards (SIN)

There's Changi Rewards which I do earn some minor points for airport spending. Not much but since you're buying stuff at the airport sometimes you might as well earn some points to redeem for stuff.
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Old Nov 3, 17, 9:19 am
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thanksagain.com awards miles for shopping at many airports.
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Old Dec 9, 17, 2:51 am
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PAR airports (CDG/ORY/LBG) have a membership program that transfers 1:1 to AFKL's FlyingBlue.
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Old Dec 12, 17, 1:46 pm
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Heathrow Rewards.
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Old Jan 14, 18, 6:48 am
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Lansing Michigan has one:

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Old Feb 14, 18, 2:37 am
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Here in Nice, France our airport has a really nice and useful loyalty program called Club Airport Premier.
Every time you scan your card and boarding pass at designated kiosks you earn 100 CAP points (only works for outbound flights and not arrivals). You also earn 1 point per euro spent on parking, fast track / lounge access purchases and when shopping or eating at the airport restaurants or duty-free.
Once you reach 1000 CAP points you will be reach Gold Status which gives you free fast track security, automatic registration of your flights to CAP when going thru fast track (no need to go to a kiosk) and almost half price off lounge access (€16 vs €30).
There's also a Platinum Status but I don't think there's much benefit to it over Gold.
(PS : Not affiliated with Nice Airport just a happy Gold CAP Cardholder)

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Old Feb 22, 18, 4:32 am
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Whilst it doesn't offer any kind of points collection, LGW have 'myGatwick' which offers targeted discounts and freebies based on your travel pattern...
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Old Feb 22, 18, 5:27 am
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Interesting concept. Our local airport (YYG) does alot of advertising to convince people to use it instead of nearby airports (YQM & YHZ) that offer more flights. I wonder if they ever considered bribing people with points...
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Old Feb 22, 18, 11:37 am
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The airports in Milan have a loyalty scheme ("Via Milano Fidelity Card") that rewards members with points for spend which can be redeemed for lounge access, Fast Track security, cashback vouchers and other rewards. It's attractive even for casual users as members get a discount on parking right away, and one gets two Fast Track passes as part of an enrollment package. Minimum spend is five euros...
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Old Apr 7, 18, 12:53 pm
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Colorado Springs Premier program isn't terrible. There's a small, decent lounge, and if you park three weeks out of the year you break even on valet parking charges (some would say that even the long-term parking is so close there's little need for valet parking. That may be true in the summer, but not so much in the winter.)

https://coloradosprings.gov/flycos/premier-membership
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