Travelling by Air? Don’t forget to claim your mileage points

6 06 2009

Almost every airline carrier now a days has or is associated with flight miles clubs. If you are travelling by air, do not forget to claim your free points for these clubs. You can redeem these points for future airline tickets, shopping etc.

In India, Kingfisher has King Club and Jet Airways has JetPrivilege programme. Like wise Lufthasa is associated with Miles and More Club. You can register for these programmes online for free through the airline websites. Not only that there are some partnerships between some airlines which allow you to earn miles for flying in partnering airlines.

Let me explain in a sample scenario, if you are travelling by Emirates Airlines from USA to Hyderabad. Emirates is a partner airline for King Club, so for flying in Emirates you can earn miles in King Club. In this scenario, you require to go to Kingfisher airlines website and register for King Club (if you are not already registered), you will instantly get a membership number.

You need to submit this membership number to Emirates Airlines (you may submit online, or mention at the time of checkin). Once you travel is complete, Emirates will transfer the miles to King Club. In this scenario, for flying from USA to Hyderabad in Economy will earn you about 9000 miles in King Club. With these 9000 miles, you can book free airline tickets in King Fisher Airlines. So, these 9000 miles are worth about Rs.9000 or more.

Like wise, if you travel by Lufthansa you can get miles in Miles and More which you can redeem with IndiaTimes Shopping. Or you may earn JetPrivilege miles as Lufthansa is associated with Jet Airways.

So, the point here is: Check if the airline you are flying with has partnerships with any airline clubs in your home country. If it has one, register for that club and get miles transferred to the airline in your country. You may use these miles for getting free tickets to domestic flights.




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