Corporate discounts – with PartnerPlusBenefit
Do you want to save on travel costs and take advantage of corporate discounts for your company?
Get to know PartnerPlusBenefit now. The free and powerful Lufthansa Group airlines corporate bonus programme offers small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) unprecedented opportunities to save on travel costs for business trips and motivate employees. With free flights, upgrades, and vouchers for excess baggage, for example.
By participating in PartnerPlusBenefit, your company receives benefits that are practically equal to corporate discounts. And you also benefit: you do not have to agree to minimum orders or enter into a general contract for flight quotas, which means you always remain independent.
Background information on the topic
Corporate discounts – a proven means to save money
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 consumer circle, such as corporate clients. 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 instance, offers the corporate bonus programme PartnerPlusBenefit.
Frequent fliers pay less
According to surveys among passengers in German airports, about 40 percent of all flights are business trips.1 This customer segment is especially significant for for airlines, as business travellers are often also 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 (German), 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 Frankfurt-London.
Contract conditions for corporate discounts
When a contract is signed, companies first pay a deposit, which is a percentage of the expected sales depending on the discount class. The deposit is credited towards the ticket prices. This allows a company to secure a certain flight quota for its individual corporate discount.
The company's discount can be downgraded if the company does not achieve the agreed minimum sales. The credit from the deposit can then be refunded.
Benefits and corporate discounts also do not operate with a general contract
With the free Lufthansa corporate bonus programme PartnerPlusBenefit, companies can benefit from flight quotas even without a general contract or predetermined minimum flight volumes.
Benefit points 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 Benefit points can later be redeemed for free flights, upgrades, and many more rewards.
Benefit awards as corporate discounts
Free flights, free upgrades and excess baggage vouchers are other ways to enjoy benefits compared to the standard list prices of flight tickets or additional services, and they can also be understood as a corporate discount.
And the rewards aren't purely monetary; they also include benefits which enhance the comfort of business travellers, thereby increasing employee motivation. Because a free upgrade to Business Class means more comfort for the traveller and therefore a deeper feeling of appreciation, for example.
This allows companies to take care of highly motivated travelling employees, who can plan their meetings with much flexibility thanks to the large route network operated by Lufthansa and the Benefit partner airlines.2 In turn, the satisfaction experienced on business trips translates into increased company loyalty.3