Frequent Flyer to Jamboree
(no name) ((no email))
Thu, 27 Aug 1992 20:52:00 MST
If you try to collect and use frequent flyer coupons as donations to help
the scouts make it to the jamobree, be careful. There are several obvious
1. Almost (if not all) plans limit using frequent flyer coupons to the
person who earned them (usually the immediate family can benefit as well.)
Yes I know there are companies which buy the coupons and then sell them to
others. There have been several threats and court actions against these
companies. (Sorry I have been out of direct participation in the travel
industry for about four years so I am not certain of current status.)
2. Airlines will frequently limit the number free seats on a plan.
Sometimes this includes the frequent flyers. If you try and fill a plan
with Jamboree bound scouts all flying on frequent flyer discouts you are
going to get someone's attention.
If you ask the airline for permission to do this and work it out with them,
that would be your best chance to it go without problems. If you approach
the airline and they say NO! Then you may have shown your cards and they
will be watching for you.
Best idea, someone talk to one of the airlines and workout some program on
a National Level, Donate your Frequent Flyer Miles to BSA for the Scouts
going to the Jamboree. Any Airline Executives out there? If not start with
the Airline's regional Sales office in your nearest Big City. Just be very
careful about their use BSA in advertising, National does not like that at
all. It might be better to present it as a way to get their name out in
front of a bunch of Scouters, Scouts, and others who collect frequent flyer
miles. In the process the airline name will be hear by many who do not
collect frequent flyer miles, but do occasionally fly.
Good Luck to anyone who trys to develop this idea into a reality.
Sierra Vista, Arizona
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City