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Joining A Frequent F. Club Just For The Card?  
User currently offlineJetBlue777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 1443 posts, RR: 1
Posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3506 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]


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User currently offlineQuokka From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3491 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, 1443 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3408 times:

Quoting Quokka (Reply 1):

Thanks for the info!  



My worst nightmare is not getting a window seat!
User currently offlineajd1992 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3405 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, 1443 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3399 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?


My worst nightmare is not getting a window seat!
User currently offlineN801NW From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 744 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 3394 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, 2917 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3378 times:

Hawaiian sends you one automatically.


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User currently offlineeinsteinboricua From Puerto Rico, joined Apr 2010, 2678 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3362 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, 213 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3334 times:

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, 1443 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3297 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.  



My worst nightmare is not getting a window seat!
User currently offlineAI151 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2009, 303 posts, RR: 16
Reply 10, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3293 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 offlinereadytotaxi From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 3051 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3246 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, 1443 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3218 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]


My worst nightmare is not getting a window seat!
User currently offlineClassicLover From Ireland, joined Mar 2004, 4601 posts, RR: 24
Reply 13, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3210 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 offlinereadytotaxi From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 3051 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3171 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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