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Shareholder Benefits From Airlines?  
User currently offlinekaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12593 posts, RR: 34
Posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 7169 times:

A friend was telling me recently that she acquired BA shares solely on the basis of getting free flights from BA; I think it was about 200 shares. I was just wondering if (apart from dividends!), other airlines give their shareholders benefits - such as flights, upgrades, FF miles etc?

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User currently offline0NEWAIR0 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 939 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 7161 times:

Shareholder Discount Coupon
Shareholders who hold a minimum of 200 shares or more on a record date in early November each year are entitled to a Shareholder Discount Coupon. This coupon entitles the shareholder and up to eight travel companions to a 10% discount on BA flights. Coupons are sent automatically to those shareholders who hold their shares on the Register, for those holding their shares through a PEP, ISA or in nominee account (other than BAIS) the coupon has to be applied for by your Plan Manager e-mailing company.secretary@ba.com, providing the shareholders details.

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[Edited 2010-02-11 09:30:51]


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User currently offlinekaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12593 posts, RR: 34
Reply 2, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 7140 times:

Thanks for the info; presumably the level of rewards goes up the more shares you have?

User currently offline0NEWAIR0 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 939 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 7131 times:

It appears as though this benefit does not change if you have more than 200 shares (but I can't say that it doesn't for certain). Maybe someone else can give you some more information.

I do not know of any other airlines that offer a similar benefit to shareholders but I'll do some Googling and see what that turns up.



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User currently offlineDerridd From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 26 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 7068 times:

Here in the US about the only benefit you get is the tax-offset against all the stocks you held from non-airline entities that actually made you money through the year  

User currently offlineVV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 7737 posts, RR: 17
Reply 5, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 6962 times:

Quoting kaitak (Reply 2):
Thanks for the info; presumably the level of rewards goes up the more shares you have?


No. The requirement is a minimum holding of 200 shares. Each shareholder with this required minimum holding is annually issued with a order number that allows him or her to book as many flights for him or her and up to 7 travelling companions on the same flight with a 10 per cent discount for all tickets,

If you are planning a long haul flight for your family this can make an investment in 200 shares very worthwhile. The cost would currently be a little over £400 with every prospect of getting your money back when you came to sell. However it should be noted that the discount coupon is only issued to shareholders with a registered holding as at early November each year and is valid for the following 12 months.

Having said that the lowest normal priced tickets for a family of 4 flying to SYD would cost around £2,100. So an investment of around £400 with every chance of recovering most of that investment or perhaps even making a profit would save more than £200 on the ticket cost. The saving would be approximately half of this on a flight to the west coast of the USA.


User currently offlinePEET7G From Hungary, joined Jan 2007, 695 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 6876 times:

It really sounds as a favourable investment  

What other airlines have this for their shareholders? LH maybe?  



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