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Who Has The Most FF Members In The US  
User currently offlineAirCanada014 From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 1513 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 6202 times:

Hello all


I know this hasn't been discussed but which of the legacy carriers have the most members in their FF plan? In what order?

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User currently offlineCommavia From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 11413 posts, RR: 62
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 6202 times:

Quoting AirCanada014 (Thread starter):
I know this hasn't been discussed but which of the legacy carriers have the most members in their FF plan?

American is definitely number 1. The oldest, and still the largest, frequent flyer program in the world with over 50 million members.

[Edited 2006-09-16 05:29:53]

User currently offlineN270ft From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 85 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 6088 times:

I would agree, AA Advantage or Delta SkyMiles.

AW


User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 57
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 6087 times:

AA is the winner here.......dont forget, it was AA that originated the idea of a FF loyalty program, thus they are responsible for this madness!!!  Smile  Smile

User currently onlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20376 posts, RR: 62
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 6074 times:

Quoting Dutchjet (Reply 3):
it was AA that originated the idea of a FF loyalty program, thus they are responsible for this madness!!!

Western Airlines actually gets that nod, with the introduction of TravelPass, that awarded a $50 travel chit after 5 trips. A few years later AA developed the mileage-based system we know today.



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User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 57
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 6071 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 4):

Western Airlines actually gets that nod, with the introduction of TravelPass, that awarded a $50 travel chit after 5 trips. A few years later AA developed the mileage-based system we know today.

Whatever......being that FF programs as we know them are based on miles and status, as AMERICAN developed, I must say that AA originated the FF programs as we know now them. I dont see many airlines handing out travel chits these days, do you?


User currently onlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20376 posts, RR: 62
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 6066 times:

Quoting Dutchjet (Reply 5):

It's nothing to get upset about. You used the words loyalty program, and that nod goes to Western, not American. I did credit American for the modern-day system of it being mileage-based in my post.



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User currently offlineCY319 From Cyprus, joined Apr 2006, 396 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 6045 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 4):
Western Airlines actually gets that nod

CORRECT. i was about 2 say that.

AA was the 1st to develop the mileage system on 1st May 1981, quickly followed by UA on 5th May. TWA and Delta launched an FFP later on that year.

but even before the proper FFPs, some airlines has established a sort of 'relationships' with their most frequent travellers. For example, Pan Am identified its most loyal customers and provided them with lounge access b4 every flight but there was not a concept such as free award tickets.

As for the current popularity of the American FFPs, AA is No 1 folllowed by UA.



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