TAM signs new FFP agreements with 16 airlines


14 Mai 2010 [08:35h]     Bookmark and Share




With the new partnerships in force, TAM customers will be able to earn and redeem points in flights operated by all Star Alliance member carriers

Sao Paulo – On May 13, after officially joining Star Alliance, TAM Linhas Aéreas will enter into 16 new FFP (Frequent Flyer Program) agreements, thus broadening the benefits already offered to its TAM Fidelidade program members. The partnerships include the following member carriers of the largest global aviation alliance: Adria Airways, Air China, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Blue1, Croatia Airlines, EGYPTAIR, LOT Polish Airlines, Scandinavian Airlines, Shangai Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, Spanair, THAI e Turkish Airlines.

With the new agreements in force, TAM Fidelidade members will be able to earn and redeem points in flights operated by any of the 16 new partnering airlines.  The same benefit applies to members of frequent flyer programs of these airlines, who will be able to earn and redeem points or miles in TAM flights.
 
„We were pioneers in adopting a frequent flyer program in Brazil and are now broadening even further the advantages for TAM customers and those of Star Alliance member carriers“, states TAM’s Vice-President, Commercial and Planning, Mr. Paulo Castello Branco.  He explains that, as of May 13, TAM Fidelidade will be integrated with the FFPs of the 26 airlines which are members of the alliance.

TAM already has FFP agreements with Lufthansa, United, TAP Portugal, US Airways, Air Canada, Brussels Airlines, Austrian, bmi, Continental Airlines and SWISS, all of which are Star Alliance members. TAM also has an FFP agreement with LAN, totaling 27 international partnerships.

„Passengers enrolled in TAM’s FFP – TAM Fidelidade – can now earn points in a variety of ways.  If they take a shuttle flight, for instance, they can earn points that can be used to get tickets to China“, explains Castello Branco.
 
TAM Fidelidade members already enjoy advantages, such as redeeming tickets with no seat restrictions for travel around South America, as well as a wide array of options in international flights by TAM and partnering airlines around the world.  To earn points, one has only to inform their TAM Fidelidade number when they make a reservation or check-in.

As of May 13, all TAM Fidelidade Red and Blue card holders will start enjoying the benefits of Star Alliance Gold and Silver cards, respectively. The advantages include, according to the category of the card: access to exclusive lounges, priority boarding, extra baggage allowance, and priority check-in and on waitlist, among other benefits.







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