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Loyalty programs for air cargo?

Old Apr 23, 18, 6:16 am
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Loyalty programs for air cargo?

Hi All,

I run a small company. Although we don't spend a lot on air travel (not enough to be corporate member at airliners), we do spend a significant amount of money on air cargo through various forwarders on EK/QR/TK.
I have been trying to search online as much as I can and talk to the local airline offices, but it seems I cannot find any loyalty programs for air cargo usage except Etihad and AA. There probably exist such for freight forwarders, but does any such thing exist for the end users on most other airlines?

Majority of our cargo is currently with EK, however I could quickly shift most of it to TK or QR without causing any noteworthy change/costs to our business.

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Old Apr 23, 18, 9:23 am
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What type of "loyalty" program are you looking for?

I would think businesses are much more likely to have discounted rate agreements, threshold discounts, etc.
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Old Apr 23, 18, 10:37 am
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It's likely not your spend. It's the freight forwarder's spend.

I used to work in the industry and I posed this question many times. I was told that, as a freight forwarder, if we spent a LOT with one single provider they might...just might, throw in a few free flights here and there. But that was the exception.

There's often no shortage of cargo for airlines. Freight forwarders need airlines more than airlines need freight forwarders, and over the Christmas period they often reject freight as demand severely outstrips supply. I never felt we were valued by any particular carrier. It was more of "Ugh, if you're giving us money to do it we'll move this freight when we have time I guess."
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