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Airlines’ Corporate Loyalty Programs Key Updates


As many airlines are changing their corporate loyalty programs, we thought this would be a good opportunity to look at the main key updates released recently to keep you up to date.

 

Karen, one of Tangerine’s account managers, put together a list just for you:

 

American Airlines:

Changes:

  • AA’s Business Extra program has been discontinued

  • Points must be redeemed by January 31, 2024 

  • Travel agency tickets do not qualify

 

 

 

United Airlines:

Changes:

  • United PerksPlus will only be exclusively available to corporate customers booking through a travel agency. That’s good news for you since you book your travel through Tangerine Travel.

    • Effective, February 1, 2024.

 

To verify your company has a PerksPlus account or if you would like to sign up, please contact your Corporate Account Manager.

 

 

 

Delta Air Lines:

Changes:

  • As of early January, 2024 (the specific timing of which will be communicated by Delta) 

  • To continue accruing your company points, you will need to opt in for SkyMiles For Busines

  • It will convert the dollars your company spends on eligible flights with Delta, Air France, KLM, Aeromexico, Virgin Atlantic or any of Delta’s codeshare partners into miles

    • Here’s how:

    • Log into your SkyBonus account at skybonus.delta.com

    • Verify your contact information is correct

    • Select the Opt-in link from the post-login homepage

    • The new account must be linked to a SkyMiles account

 

Benefits of SkyBonus: 

 

Note: Please disregard the message that points are expiring. As a courtesy to members, SkyBonus points did not expire in December 2023 as we prepare for the final cutover to SkyMiles for Business

 



Southwest Airlines:

Corporate loyalty program - Rapid Rewards Business

  • Earn points for the company and travelers earn points too on qualifying Southwest flights:

    • Company must a minimum of two linked Rapid Rewards Members traveling on behalf of the company.

    • Must have an active SWABIZ account and Company ID Number.

    • Rapid Rewards points don’t expire.

    • Manage account through SWABIZ

    • Points are usable for redemption on any seat, any day, any time


 

 

This post will continue to be updated as we continue to monitor updates made to our client’s most used loyalty programs.

 

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