Here are the best Frequent Flyer Programs in the Philippines as of 2018. If you are a globetrotter, jetsetter, adventurer, nomad, always have that wanderlust in you, there are number of ways you can join to earn miles and points to get free flights, hotel accommodations, great travel deals and numerous non-flights deals whether you are an international or domestic traveler.
If you are a travel junkie, meaning you also fly frequently, you should leverage your travel expenses. Before you spend money, make sure you also earn miles. Joining these frequent flyer miles programme by well-known airlines can give you rewards that you can use to earn points to redeem free flights, upgrades to business class, book hotel accommodations, get that priority pass, and all those prizes from travel and leisure.
Best Frequent Flyer Programs in the Philippines 2018
We updated the list of best frequent flyer programs here. We recommend to always have your frequent flyer number or membership ID number whenever you book your flights or use partner services to avoid missing miles earnings. Keep them on your phone if you can’t memorize your number. Better yet, download your loyalty program app and log in.
Frequent Flyer Program PAL Mabuhay Miles
Of course, I’m gonna start with out own flag carrier, Philippine Airlines a.k.a. PAL. PAL’s frequent flyer program is Mabuhay Miles. To have an account with Mabuhay Miles, you can register for free at their website, through Mabuhay Miles app, or register in person at any Mabuhay Miles Service Center, Philippine Airlines ticket offices, airport counters, Mabuhay Lounge, in-flight, Mabuhay Miles booths, program partners, and travel agents. Anyone 2 years old or above can have an account. Amazing thing about this loyalty program is that you can also earn points and convert to miles even for non-flights services.
Frequent Flyer Program Cebu Pacific GetGo
GetGo is the frequent flyer miles program of Cebu Pacific. Cebu Pacific is the number one budget airline in the Philippines so having a GetGo account will let you earn more points when you travel. Like PAL, you can also earn miles even if you don’t book a flight. You can earn miles when shopping, banking, or using services of their partnered companies. Points do not expire as well and will stay forever. You can enroll in this program via their official website.
Frequent Flyer Program AirAsia Big
AirAsia is another low-cost airline in the Philippines as they expand more flights. You can also enjoy earning points for their frequent flyer program called AirAsia Big. It’s free to register at their official website or through Big Loyalty mobile app. Redeem trips to over 130 AirAsia destinations worldwide.
How to Earn Miles Points
There are numerous ways to earn miles aside from booking flights. Some credit card companies are tied up with airlines. If you use these credit cards, you will accumulate points which you can convert to miles. You can also use your points from your loyalty cards (listed below) and convert them to miles.
Airline Miles Programs Tie Up Loyalty Programs
If you have loyalty program perks from companies like BDO Rewards, Robinsons Rewards, Petron Value Card, Globe Rewards, Cebuana Lhuillier 24K Plus, partnered hotels and other partnered companies, you can convert your points into miles. Some example tie ups of miles programs are listed below.
Frequent Flyer Programs of International Airlines
I also added the top airline loyalty programs worth the mention below because many Filipinos travel frequently around the world.
Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
Singapore Airlines Krisflyer
Thai Airways Royal Orchid Plus
Malaysia Airlines Enrich
Qatar Airways Privilege Club
KLM – Air France Flying Blue
British Airways Executive Club
Air Canada Aeroplan
Delta Airlines Skymiles
Lufthansa Miles & More
United Airlines Mileage Plus
Turkish Airlines Miles & Smiles
Korean Air Skypass
Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan
American Airlines – USA Airways AAdvantage