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Joining A Frequent F. Club Just For The Card?  
User currently offlineJetBlue777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 1459 posts, RR: 1
Posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3640 times:

Hi, will I get in trouble if I just sign up for a frequent flier club just for the card itself? I would like to collect FF cards. What airlines give you REAL cards as a basic member? I know OZ does and UA doesn't. Comments are welcomed.  

And if I can, what are some of the best looking FF cards out there?  Smile

PS: I'm already an OZ (later moved to UA) and I used those frequently.

[Edited 2010-12-10 19:05:17]


It's a cultural thing.
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User currently offlineQuokka From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3625 times:

Many frequent flyer programs will only issued a card once you have flown a minimum number of sectors or miles. EK is an example. You'll need to check the fineprint of each program to see what the threshold is. Some frequent flyer programs will let you print a temporary card to use until the proper card is issued.

Have fun collecting.


User currently offlineJetBlue777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 1459 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3542 times:

Quoting Quokka (Reply 1):

Thanks for the info!  



It's a cultural thing.
User currently offlineajd1992 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3539 times:

I know BMI DON'T issue you a card straight away. I signed up ages back and don't have one, just a membership number. I assume it's similar with all Star Alliance members.

User currently offlineJetBlue777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 1459 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3533 times:

I did my research and it looks like AF, TG and VS will send you a card once you sign up. And I'm planning to sign up for LH and I intend to use it. Can anyone confirm?


It's a cultural thing.
User currently offlineN801NW From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 744 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3528 times:

I was automatically issued a real Delta SkyMiles card late last year. I don't know if that was standard practice or because I had an active WorldPerks account.

User currently offlineBraniff747SP From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 2997 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3512 times:

Hawaiian sends you one automatically.


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User currently onlineeinsteinboricua From Puerto Rico, joined Apr 2010, 3185 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3496 times:

AA and DL sent me one, but those miles are long gone. I'm stocking up miles with US, but they have yet to send me a card.

Though I like your idea. Might be fun.  



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User currently offlineBNEFlyer From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 222 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3468 times:
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From experience QF and DJ send a card out right away. NZ do but you now have to pay NZD$50 to join Airpoints. I have an SQ card but only received it after I flew a sector.

User currently offlineJetBlue777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 1459 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3431 times:

Quoting N801NW (Reply 5):
Quoting Braniff747SP (Reply 6):
Quoting einsteinboricua (Reply 7):
Quoting BNEFlyer (Reply 8):

Thanks for all your responses!

I already signed up for Hawaiian and Lufthansa.

As well as TG and DL but unfortunately you have to fly some miles before you can get the card.  



It's a cultural thing.
User currently offlineAI151 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2009, 303 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3427 times:

Quoting JetBlue777 (Reply 4):
I did my research and it looks like AF, TG and VS will send you a card once you sign up. And I'm planning to sign up for LH and I intend to use it. Can anyone confirm?

As far as I'm aware you get a temporary card which you print off and after you have flown your first sector then they send the actual card along with the booklets, etc.

Quoting BNEFlyer (Reply 8):
NZ do but you now have to pay NZD$50 to join Airpoints.

I recently signed and wasn't charged anything at all, however QF charged me 2,000 points for one which I thought was wrong.



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User currently onlinereadytotaxi From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 3319 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 3380 times:

Hi JetBlue777,

I did this many years ago when I worked at LHR, Also joined all the Hotel chains, great fun collecting the cards.
Here are a few examples for you.





 

Yes I know the membership number is there, just incase someone wants to donate some mileage 



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User currently offlineJetBlue777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 1459 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3352 times:

Quoting readytotaxi (Reply 11):

WOAH!! Cool collection! Do you know if BA and QF will send you one after signing up?? There's looks cool. Once again, wonderful collection!  


Did you have miles in them or no?  Smile

[Edited 2010-12-13 14:46:30]


It's a cultural thing.
User currently offlineClassicLover From Ireland, joined Mar 2004, 4643 posts, RR: 23
Reply 13, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3344 times:

Quoting JetBlue777 (Reply 12):
WOAH!! Cool collection! Do you know if BA and QF will send you one after signing up?? There's looks cool. Once again, wonderful collection!

Qantas will send you a card, only if you have an Australian address and pay the Australian joining fee. If you are from another country and join, there is no fee, and you won't get a card until you go to Silver Status.



I do quite enjoy a spot of flying - more so when it's not in Economy!
User currently onlinereadytotaxi From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 3319 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3305 times:

Quoting JetBlue777 (Reply 12):
Did you have miles in them or no? Smile

Yes, some are active with mileage.
BA will send you a Blue Card when you join.



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