Independence Air's iClub signs millionth member
The US-based low cost airline Independence Air has signed up the one-millionth member of its 'iCLUB' frequent flyer loyalty programme, having launched in June last year.
The lucky millionth member is a resident of Germantown, Maryland, and the airline has given him a gift of a free round-trip airfare to any Independence Air destination for his whole family.
The airline believes that the large number of customers joining its iCLUB programme is down to simple programme rules and easy, unrestricted redemption for award flights.
Simple points iCLUB members earn 1 iPOINT for each US$1 spent on their own tickets. For accumulating 1,500 points in any 12 month period, members earn a travel award (useable up to one year after it is issued), and there are no blackout travel dates or other booking restrictions.
Redemption One travel award can be exchanged for a free round-trip fare anywhere the airline flies under 1,500 miles from the passenger's originating city. Alternatively the award can buy them 50% off a round-trip fare of over 1,500 miles from the originating city. Two awards can be combined for a free round-trip fare of over 1,500 miles.
Web offers There are also iCLUB-only deals available for passengers who book their flights through the airline's own web site. For example, new iCLUB members are to receive a 500 point bonus if they sign up online before September 30th 2005, and members who book and complete two round-trip flights by that date will also receive a free round-trip companion ticket (redeemable for travel up to November 15th 2005).