International Frequent Flyer Programs to Broaden Your Horizons


While signing up for a frequent flyer program with your favorite domestic airline may be worth your while, it’s important to remember that the perks that come with it don’t extend beyond short, domestic flights. Here are some international frequent flyer programs that will be sure to broaden your horizons.

British Airways Executive Club

As a partner of the Oneworld Alliance, this loyalty program’s benefits extend far beyond the United Kingdom. You’ll be able to enjoy perks from members including Cathay Pacific and Qantas along with non-member Alaskan Airlines.

Air France-KLM Flying Blue

This program is ideal if France and the Netherlands are your destinations of choice. Still, your benefits won’t be limited to just these countries—every month, Flying Blue releases a catalog of “Promo Rewards” where you’ll be offered discounts ranging from 20% to 50% for flights to a range of European cities.

Virgin Atlantic Flying Club

Despite not being in an alliance, this UK carrier has partners including Air France-KLM, Delta Air Lines, Singapore Airlines, and Virgin Australia. Being a member of the Flying Club will entitle you to benefits covering each of its partners while providing very reasonable offers for international flights when using air miles to pay. For example, you could pay as little as 50,000 miles for a flight from the US to Europe.


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