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America West Gift Cards?  
User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6422 posts, RR: 17
Posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1676 times:

I was at a 7-11 store this morning, and I notice next to the counter.....AMERICA WEST GIFT CARDS in a package. They were vouchers, I think. I've never seen this before. Do any other airlines have these?  Confused


Listen Betty, don't start up with your 'White Zone' s*** again.
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User currently offlineCRPilot From Costa Rica, joined Nov 2004, 311 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1666 times:

One of the best marketing tools I've ever seen! Doesn't get anymore convenient than that. "here Bobby go to Vegas on me". Seriously...ingenious.


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User currently offlineQuestAir From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 367 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1645 times:

It would be great to see a spot at those self check-in kiosks where you can swipe your prepaid gift card.

What are the increments? $100? $250? $500?

And what happens with the leftover credit? Do you get it back in cash, or is it going towards future purchases on America West?



'Do we carry rich people on our flights? Yes, I flew on one this morning and I�m very rich.' - Michael O'Leary
User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6422 posts, RR: 17
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1636 times:

The one I saw was for $50


Listen Betty, don't start up with your 'White Zone' s*** again.
User currently offlineMonorail From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 625 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1625 times:

Where did you see them, in TPA?


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User currently offlineGoldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5970 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1586 times:

They are all over. I remember that CVS had an ad with them in it.


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User currently offlineN801NW From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 744 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1579 times:

Kind of like Dell computer gift cards, I don't get it. Does HP have any city ticket offices? I don't see why paper and virtual gift certificates wouldn't do the same thing, probably for less money. Usually a third-party proecessor gets a cut when the GC is redeemed.

User currently offlineMatthewkh From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 72 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1540 times:

N801NW,

HP does have a city ticket office in PHX. The cards can also be used over the phone, on line, or at the ticket counter (perhaps could be used for a F/C upgrade at check in). A paper or virtual gift certificate would do the same thing, but when giving a gift people usually like to have something tangible. Also, distributing them in gas stations and grocery stores opens them up to a whole new market that would usually remain un-tapped. The value of exposure to a larger base of potential revenue passengers far exceeds the cost of using a card versus a virtual gift certificate.



God I love the smell of avgas in the morning!!!
User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6422 posts, RR: 17
Reply 8, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1499 times:

I took another look at it yesterday. It says in can be used on HP and codeshare flights. No exp. date that I could see. So, who does HP code sahre with? Anybody that flies to London?? PLEASE!!!!


Listen Betty, don't start up with your 'White Zone' s*** again.
User currently offlineCactus739 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2442 posts, RR: 31
Reply 9, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1490 times:

Its a brilliant move on their part. Last year gift card sales in the US were an estimated $55 billion. In 2007 its expected to be up to $85 billion. My company we sold over 10 million cards, that's a lot of returning and new customrs.

From America West's website...

http://www.americawest.com/travelplanning/gift/faqs.htm


America West is turning into quite the little code sharing airline....

From their website they codeshare with:
British Airways
Hawaiian
Virgin Atlantic
Qantas - this one is brand new
Royal Jordanian
Northwest (pacific flights only)
Eva Air
Big Sky Airlines.



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