Frequent flyer programs offer many incentives to those that use them. Today, just about every airline out there, especially those that are based within the United States, offers some type of benefits program. Taping into these frequent flyer programs allows people, and businesses, to gain something rather valuable: free travel. With so many more people taking to the air each year, it makes sense that those that are looking for a way to save a few dollars here and there would take into considerations the frequent flyer programs available. But, how do frequent flyer miles benefit your business?
Tax Free Benefit
To date, those companies that take advantage of frequent flyer miles for their employees are not necessarily paying taxes on doing so. In most cases, frequent flyer miles are not attached to any one business. Rather they are linked with the person doing the flying. Therefore, if you have John Smith flying 3000 miles per month, John Smith is earning frequent flyer miles (hopefully!) This allows companies to offer their employees a bit of an incentive to fly around the country. After all of that flying, they can take a trip with their family without having to worry about the cost.
There are other benefits to using frequent flyer programs with the business of course. For many of those people that fly a great deal, there are benefits like free upgrades to first class and even allowing them to select their own seats. Wouldn’t it be nice for you to get John Smith into that already filled flight so that he can make the meeting across the country? Some programs allow for their elite members to bump the regular passenger from the flight so that they can get into it. That’s a nice benefit. Of course, as the business owner all of those frequent flyer miles can be added to your specific account, allowing you to save on airline trips for your business employees or for yourself, if you so choose to.
Frequent flyer miles are essential for any business owner that has to get people around the country and wants to save a bit of money in doing so. There are plenty of various companies out there offering them as well as various other benefits to gain from them. Your goal is to get into a frequent flyer program and start earning something for those expensive airline tickets you are constantly paying for.