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Health Reward Stat of the Day – Feb 3

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Here are some facts about frequent flyer programs:

  • The first flyer program was launched by Texas international Airlines in 1979.
  • American airlines Advantage program is the largest frequent flier program in the world with 106 million members.
  • The average active member in frequent flyer program in United States earns 28,000 miles per year.
  • While the name of the individual is the secret,the individual with the most miles ever earned is 114 million.
  • In many cases the frequent flyer programs of airlines are valued almost as much as the airline itself. For example, Air Canada is valued at $3.6 billion and the frequent flyer program is valued at $2.4 billion.
  • 60% of all frequent flyer miles are earned from nonflying activity such as purchases at gas stations, supermarkets and retail establishments.

 

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