How to Choose the Best Frequent Flyer Program for an Indian Domestic Traveller?by Manish Kumar Marketing Head
Travelling via aeroplane is the fastest way to travel and also the most comfortable. But every good thing comes at a price. However, Through an FFP you can save a lot of money. For example: if you’re a frequent flyer to a city let’s say Agartala and you stay outside the home like at hotels near Agartala airport then you can earn points every time you swipe your FFP card.
• Know more about Frequent Flyer Program
Frequent Flyer Program is a very brilliant scheme to keep the customers loyal to the airlines. Different airlines offer different benefits depending upon the points you have gained. There are literally more than hundred ways of gaining the points like booking a ticket, applying for a magazine, issuing a card of an incorporated bank and many more.
We’ve mentioned the three main airlines with the domestic FFPs for you to evaluate yourself and choose which one suits you the best.
• Jet Airways
Jet Airways named their FFP “Jet Privilege” and it stands corrected to the name as it is indeed a privilege. The benefits are distributed in five segments namely blue, blue plus, silver, gold and platinum. If you’re fly internationally, then Jet privilege is your best option as you can use the JP points to fly with other airlines Etihad airlines, AirBerlin and many more.
“Club Vistara” is title Vistara gave to their loyalty plan. It is a relatively new airline and also the fastest rewarding airline to their loyal customers in India. Club Vistara has four levels of Frequent Flyer Programs namely base CV, silver CV, gold and platinum CV. The higher tier entitles a client for better benefits.
• Air India
“Flying Returns” is India's first Frequent Flying Program to reward loyal customers. It has many benefits as it is a part of star alliance. Moreover, you can claim a free ticket based on the FR point of your and your’s spouse points. Air India provides physical cards to premium members and virtual card to new members. The tiers include the silver edge club, the golden edge club and the maharaja club.
• The destinations you choose
You need to consider the places you travel to before opting for a Frequent Flyer Program of an airline. As some airlines might not be able to provide their facilities to your chosen destination. For example: if your destination is Agartala and stay at hotels in Agartala you might not be able to avail your FFP of Vistara as Vistara has limited airports that to only in metro cities.
• How Frequently Do you fly?
The last but probably the most important tip. The reason for asking this question is to evaluate if you need a Frequent Flyer Program. If you fly over 50 thousand miles annually then you should definitely consider an FFP. However, if you fly 20 to 25 thousand miles then not so much. You might end up spending more than you would save.
To sum up, you should choose after comparing the benefits of a couple of airlines. Then, look which airline provides you with more benefits according to your flying needs. So that you can travel even more comfortably.
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