Pittsburgh, PA (June 18, 2014) – The Allegheny County Airport Authority (ACAA) announces a new customer rewards program at Pittsburgh International Airport. The program, named FlyPIT Perks, makes Pittsburgh International Airport the first airport in Pennsylvania to offer airport travelers valuable rewards when they park, shop and dine at the airport.
This program allows airport passengers to automatically earn more frequent flyer miles, hotel points or cash back gift cards when they park, shop at the AIRMALL and dine at great restaurants like Bar Symon. Once enrolled, travelers can also earn the same benefits nationwide at more than 160 airports and 20,000 neighborhood businesses that are also program participants. FlyPIT Perks is powered by Thanks Again, a loyalty brand company with a growing merchant network that is rapidly expanding throughout North America and Latin America.
Enrollment in the program is free and easy. Passengers simply register any credit or debit cards at www.in.thanksagain.com/PIT and then use those cards for purchases at participating locations to earn one mile or two hotel points for every dollar spent. Points and Miles automatically accrue and new members will also receive 100 bonus miles when they enroll with a mobile device by texting FLYPIT to 82257.
“It is important that we recognize and reward our passengers and thank them for choosing to fly PIT. This incentive for our loyal customers offers them a unique opportunity to earn more of their favorite travel rewards,” said Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald. “We are excited to offer PIT passengers more perks.”
“We are happy to reward our customers when they park, shop and dine at our airport,” said David Minnotte, ACAA Chairman. “Our parking and concessions programs have maintained a leadership role in the industry in regards to both retail selection and pricing. This opportunity to reward and engage passengers will add to that legacy.”
“We are excited to partner with the Pittsburgh International Airport, AIRMALL and Grant Oliver Corporation and kick off a seamless airport-wide loyalty program,” said Jay Ellis, SVP Network Development of Thanks Again®. “Their concessions and parking expertise will lead to a strong engagement program that ultimately benefits and drives significant additional value to the passenger. We are happy to launch the program within the state of Pennsylvania, and specifically with this forward-thinking team of leaders.”
In addition to the airport, local merchants can also participate in this program and allow these same passengers to earn miles and points at their place of business. “Air travelers tend to be the best customers for many merchants outside of the airport. As this program will grow at PIT, it creates an excellent opportunity to extend the reach of the program regionally. Thanks Again will be seeking other companies in the area to offer rewards. This opportunity is seamless, easy to implement and beneficial to everyone,” said Ellis. Companies interested in learning more about the loyalty program can visit www.in.thanksagain.com.