Corporate discounts – For efficient business trips
Do you want to save on travel costs and take advantage of corporate discounts for your company?
Get to know PartnerPlusBenefit. Lufthansa’s extensive free corporate bonus program offers small and medium-sized businesses the unprecedented opportunities to save on corporate travel costs for company trips while incentivising employees. With PartnerPlusBenefit, employees travelling on business earn BenefitPoints which can then be redeemed for motivating rewards including award flights, in-flight upgrades, lounge access, merchandise and FlyNet vouchers.
By participating in PartnerPlusBenefit, your company receives benefits that are practically equal to corporate discounts. Better still, participating companies do not have to agree to minimum orders or enter into a general contract for flight quotas, which means you always remain independent and in control of travel budget and management.
Background information on this topic
Corporate discounts – Customer incentives
Price politics sometimes include a corporate discount on the list price of a product or service as an incentive. This special price is offered to those who are especially valuable to the company by virtue of belonging to a specific circle, such as corporate clients or frequent flyers. The goal is to create customer loyalty and to entice these customers to buy additional goods or services. Airlines also use this principle. Lufthansa, for example, offers the PartnerPlusBenefit corporate loyalty program.
Fly more, pay less
According to surveys among passengers in airports, about 40 percent of all flights are business trips. This customer segment is especially significant for airlines, as business travellers are often also repeat frequent flyers. That’s why, based on demonstrable sales, companies often enjoy appropriate corporate discounts.
Generally, airlines require companies to have a certain flight volume of domestic, continental or intercontinental flights per calendar year. As a general rule, the higher the annual volume, the higher the corporate discount.
In most cases, companies that would like to benefit from these discounts sign a supply contract with an airline. The selected airline depends heavily on the employees’ regularly flown routes. So companies benefit by negotiating for corporate discounts for so-called “racetracks”, such as London-Frankfurt.
The drawbacks of general contracts
With Lufthansa’s extensive corporate bonus program, PartnerPlusBenefit, companies can benefit from flight quotas even without a general contract or predetermined minimum flight volumes.
BenefitPoints will be credited to the companies for every flight when they choose Lufthansa or one of the Benefit Partner Airlines to fly to one of more than 300 destinations around the world. The earned BenefitPoints can later be redeemed for award flights, upgrades, and many other attractive rewards.
BenefitAwards as corporate discounts
Award flights, free upgrades and reward vouchers are extra ways to enjoy benefits, in addition to the standard list prices of flight tickets and complimentary services. These benefits can also be directly understood as a corporate discount.
PartnerPlusBenefit rewards aren’t purely monetary; they also include benefits which enhance the comfort of business travellers. A free upgrade to Business Class, for example, means more comfort for the traveller and therefore a deeper feeling of appreciation and increased employee motivation.
The PartnerPlusBenefit program allows companies to take care of highly motivated travelling employees. Companies can plan their meetings with flexibility thanks to the large route network operated by Lufthansa and the Benefit Partner Airlines. This is particularly beneficial for companies with multiple locations, service providers and clients.
The corporate partner to Miles & More
PartnerPlusBenefit is a complimentary program to Miles & More. When travelling for business, members of both programs can earn personal Miles on their Miles & More account, while simultaneously earning BenefitPoints for their company’s corporate account. This doubles the points, miles and rewards.