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May 4, 2005
Qwest and Frontier Launch Communications Program For Frontier EarlyReturns Members
DENVER (May 4, 2005) - More than 700,000 Frontier EarlyReturns members in Qwest’s 14-state local service territory can now earn miles toward free roundtrip flights when they purchase Qwest products and services.
As a result of Qwest’s participation in Frontier’s EarlyReturns Partner Program, EarlyReturns members – Frontier’s frequent flyers – can earn up to 21,000 air miles with the purchase of Qwest services including DSL with MSN, long-distance, wireless and digital TV. And, when EarlyReturns members purchase more than one Qwest service, they can earn additional bonus miles.
“Qwest’s participation in the Frontier EarlyReturns Partner Program is another way Qwest is making it easier for consumers to purchase Qwest services,” said Jim Vogel, vice president of sales for Qwest. “By bringing Qwest services to the places where consumers play and travel, we are making it more convenient for them to do business with the company, and rewarding them with valuable air miles from a leading airline when they purchase Qwest services.”
“Our frequent flyers have told us they want more ways to earn miles, so we are pleased to be able to offer this great partnership with Qwest to reward them for their loyalty to Frontier,” said Andrew Hudson, senior director of marketing and communications for Frontier Airlines. “The value of this relationship to Frontier is that we can offer yet another way for our most loyal customers to earn miles by tapping into the products and services they use on a daily basis.”
Major airline carriers estimate that approximately 50 percent of air miles are currently earned without even leaving the ground through arrangements like the one between Qwest and Frontier.
The Frontier EarlyReturns Partner Program represents the latest way in which Qwest is making it easier for customers to do business with the company. Customers who want to purchase Qwest services and earn miles toward a free flight on Frontier Airlines can call Qwest at 1 877-9 FLY NOW (1 877-935-9669).
Launched in February 2001, Frontier’s EarlyReturns frequent flyer program has grown to over one million members in just four years and finished third for “Best Program of the Year” at the 2004 Freddie Awards for frequent flyer programs. Frontier attributes the success of the program to its aggressive mileage redemption levels – at 15,000 miles for a free ticket anywhere in the U.S. and Alaska, it is the lowest in the industry. In addition, for only 25,000 miles, frequent flyers can use miles to reach any one of five Frontier destinations in Mexico.