burnsie28 wrote:janders wrote:Frequent flyer elite program ends March 1st.
https://www.suncountry.com/Explore/Our- ... ELITE.html
Makes sense. Why give away so many perks which serve as the core of ancillary earnings.
Well it's a good way to not keep people flying you... If I can get about the same fare on another carrier with perks for me continually flying them, why would I flew Sun Country? The people that are ELITE are more likely those that use Sun Country for business as well.
I’m gonna go out on a limb and say that I think Sun Country probably doesn’t have a large number of business travelers anyway, given their limited route structure and very modest schedule. Also, if you look at a good number of destinations they serve, they are largely tourist driven... with a couple exceptions. I’m also going to point to Spirit, Allegiant and Frontier with respect to the money they’re pulling in for their investors as evidence that a robust frequent flyer program, or ANY frequent flyer program, is not a significant consideration for the people that fly them. They want cheap fares. That’s it.