foppishbum From Taiwan, joined Mar 2006, 865 posts, RR: 0 Posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3676 times:
I remember when I was very young, I joined China Airline's (CI) frequent flier program for kids (華夏小天使, Junior Dynasty Flyer). They made it very legit with a kiddy membership card and, instead of accumulating mileages, I got free gifts (airplane toys, stuff animals, etc) after a certain number of flights.
I'm wondering if any other airlines are doing/did the same thing......
This is a picture of the membership card I found on Google. I don't remember where I kept mine.
AirCanada787 From Canada, joined Nov 2010, 295 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 3603 times:
Emirates has one called 'Skysurfers' for people between the ages of 2-16, it even has three membership tiers: blue, silver, and gold. Skywards Miles can also be earned with partner airlines and partner hotels.
Akiestar From Philippines, joined May 2009, 813 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 3559 times:
Philippine Airlines started a kids' version of the Mabuhay Miles program last year, and it's called Y Flyer, open to anyone between the ages of 2 and 21. Details are pretty sparse online, but it does offer a ten-percent discount on domestic fares!
Malaysia Airlines also has Grads, a frequent flyer program for students over 12.
Birdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 3968 posts, RR: 50
Reply 5, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 3555 times:
Quoting Baschiiii (Reply 1): I know Lufthansa has their JetFriends program for kids and teens...not really sure about the benefits though....
Back in the 80s I was in LH's kid frequent flyer program, called Lufthansa Junior Service. You had to fly 4 segments to be admitted. You proved this by logging your flights in a provided log book that the captain would sign. Once you were in, they sent you lots of things several times a year, there was a magazine and the occasional toy and other items.
I'm really sad about sending them my log book and not making a copy before. Well I was 7 or 8 at that time so how would I know. I wish I still had that info, as it contained registration numbers of the planes. I guess I could ask Lufthansa if they threw it away or still keep all those log books somewhere. Yeah right.
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jetblue777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 1577 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3503 times:
Well Finnair has Junior Plus for kids under the age of 18 (?)
I signed up for it like a year ago, they sent me a real plastic card, a non-personalized luggage tag (good quality too), a flash drive with a neck cord and the usual welcome messages, etc. Once I turn 18 then I think they're going to send me the regular card that my parents have.
Yflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 1212 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3408 times:
As a related question, do most airlines have age restrections on their "regular" frequent flier programs? Could a parent who travels with their kids a lot or has them travel as a UM sign them up for a normal SkyMiles or Mileage Plus account and have them earn miles when they travel?