zckls04 From United States of America, joined Dec 2011, 776 posts, RR: 3 Posted (1 year 4 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1735 times:
Whilst investigating what to do with several hundred thousand Virgin miles I'm never going to use, I looked into transferring them to other Frequent Flyer programs. I was quite amazed at the terrible quality of some of the names. I'm trying to decide which I hate more; "Eurobonus", which sounds like a lottery scratchcard, or "OK Plus", which sounds like a French satellite channel that shows nudie films after 10pm.
Which FF names do you hate/love and why? What name would you prefer?
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WestJet747 From Canada, joined Aug 2011, 1259 posts, RR: 7 Reply 2, posted (1 year 4 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1712 times:
WS - Frequent Guest Program (how an airline with such great marketing manages to settle on this gem is beyond me...)
LH - Miles & More
A3 - Miles & Bonus
TP - Victoria (probably just because I don't understand why it's called that)
Any Russian carrier apart from Aeroflot
BE - Rewards4all
EY - Etihad Guest
MH - Enrich (I never got this one either, maybe someone can explain?)
GA - Garuda Frequent Flyer
QF - Qantas Frequent Flyer
If you can't tell, I hate things that have zero originality...
These are fine, they're not stupid or gimmicky and are unlikely to show nudie films after 10pm (which is a big shame in my opinion). It's like some airlines' names for their business class - Cedar Class (MEA of course), Marco Polo Class (Cathay Pacific), Club World (British Airways) are quite nice (or at least, in the case of the latter, well known) but some are really awful. I've flown Etihad many times (and totally recommend the experience) but their business class is named...I don't even remember, is it Coral? Or is that economy? Emerald? No, wait, that's Aer Lingus? My point being, if you can't be high level and clever, be totally classy and don't eff around with silly nonsense. Call it Business Class. And to return to the subject at hand, Frequent Flyer is actually perfect in my opinion.
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srbmod From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 16888 posts, RR: 51 Reply 7, posted (1 year 4 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1504 times:
AirTran's A+ Rewards sounds more like a school-related program as opposed to an airline frequent flyer program. Defunct airline Independence Air called theirs "iClub" (surprised Apple didn't sue.....).
EricAY05 From Finland, joined Sep 2010, 77 posts, RR: 0 Reply 13, posted (1 year 4 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1344 times:
I find Krisflyer just awful. I know what it really means, but the first thought that always comes into my mind when I see that name somewhere is crisis. In Swedish crisis = kris. It not that far from the English word either.
rwsea From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 3014 posts, RR: 2 Reply 14, posted (1 year 4 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1229 times:
I think TK's "Miles & Smiles" is a pretty dumb name. In general, I hate all of TK's marketing, from the cheesy "globally yours" songs to the incessant use of sports figures in every form of advertising (and even the safety video). Seems like they're trying too hard.
ZaphodB From United States of America, joined Jan 2012, 77 posts, RR: 0 Reply 15, posted (1 year 4 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1180 times:
Quoting zckls04 (Reply 8):
Thinking about it my least favorite might be BA's "Executive Club", which is just tragic.
Yup. Conjures up images of Thatcher Youth types with huge mobile phones and filofaxes waving their 3-series key fobs around like it was something worth aspiring to. Rebranding the points as Avios is even worse. Reminds me of when they rebranded the post office as Consignia. What a load of BS!