Every time you fly you receive a boarding pass. Yes that boarding pass can get you on-board, but it can get you much more than that with the right airline. Especially when visiting cities or destination that you want to explore, you might find great value just by holding on to your boarding pass. There might be seasonal deals, limited time promotions or ongoing discounts and perks. Let’s take a look at some examples on what your boarding pass can get you.
Did you know you can use your Alaska Airlines boarding pass to redeem incredible ski deals, including free lift tickets? There’s a total of 12 resorts offering deals and discounts for those who show an Alaska Airlines boarding pass and even free lift tickets. You can find them in Alaska, California, Colorado, Montana, Utah and even Canada.
At Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows in North Lake Tahoe, those who show a same-day boarding pass from any commercial airline receive a complimentary lift ticket for the day they arrive.
Excellent Boarding Pass from Korean Air
Korean Air’s Excellent Boarding Pass program offers its passengers some great discounts that vary from ground transportation to fine dining to the ballet. All you need to do is show your boarding pass. If you have an international Korean Air flight boarding pass from an overseas region to Korea, you get discounts at participating partners within 7 days of your departure date. Those traveling from Korea to an international destination can take advantage of boarding pass offers for a full month.
With your boarding pass you can get discount of up to 50% at parks and attractions, up to 20% off at restaurants, 20% off movies and performances, and more discounts on transportation, shopping etc. Worldwide benefits will offer similar discounts in USA, Japan, Australia, Russia and more.
My Emirates Pass from Emirates Airlines
Experience the best of Dubai and the UAE with My Emirates Pass. This is a always changing program that offers new deals and perks constantly. You can enjoy exclusive offers at over 500 locations simply by showing your Emirates boarding pass. Dine in some of the best restaurants, enjoy family fun at world-class theme parks, relax at the spas and see top cultural attractions. Along with offers throughout Dubai, you can use My Emirates Pass at participating venues across the United Arab Emirates.
Abu Dhabi Pass from Etihad Airlines
Choose your favourite activities and save with the Extraordinary Abu Dhabi Pass. Simply choose your favorite activities from the retailers listed in the program page and show your boarding pass to receive your discount. You can get 25% off at restaurants, 10% off at clubs, 15% off shopping and excursions and more.
Boarding Pass Privileges from Singapore Airlines
The Boarding Pass Privileges from Singapore Airlines will give passengers a full month of discounts at restaurants, parks and attractions, transportation and much more.
Hot Boarding Pass from Air Asia
Air Asia has a similar program that will offer you discounts on cruises, safari trips, bungee jumping and more. All you need is your boarding / e-boarding pass or travel itinerary. Check out what their partners offer with the Hot Boarding Pass program.
Magic Boarding Pass from Asiana Airlines
Asiana Airlines offers a program called Magic Boarding Pass. Just present your domestic/international boarding pass and take advantage of affiliate discounts! Customers traveling on domestic or international flights with Asiana Airlines (excluding codeshare flights) can use their boarding passes at affiliates 7 days to 1 month from their boarding date. There’s discounts on restaurants, breweries, parks and much more in many different countries.
Thai’s Boarding Pass Privilege
Thai Airways has the Boarding Pass Privilege program that offers a few discounts. Not a big selection, but they change from time to time.
Boarding Pass True Value from Garuda
Cheack out an exciting array of perks at all their domestic and international destinations with the Boarding Pass True Value program. Enjoy special discounts at selected merchants, hotels and resorts, spas, entertainment hotspots, shopping malls, restaurants and car rentals with the Boarding Pass True Value program. Simply present your Boarding Pass at participating outlets to enjoy exclusive deals. It’s valid for 7 days from the date of travel. You can get 35% off hotels, discounts on restaurants and lots more.
Discounts from Alitalia
Keep your boarding pass-from an Alitalia flight to/from Rome and take advantage of the special offers. You can get discounts at many museums and galleries and eve some offers at other Italian cities. The list changes all the time with limited time offers, so it’s worth checking if you’re purchasing an Alitalia ticket.
London Discounts from British Airlines
Take advantage of exclusive offers especially designed for British Airways international customers (non-UK residents only) offering a range of discounts with some of the UK’s most prestigious heritage brands. Simply present your British Airways boarding pass at any of the participating stores to get free gifts or discounts.
Free Istanbul Tours with Turkish Airlines
Turkish Airlines passengers who have layovers between six and 24 hours in Istanbul can show their boarding passes at the Hotel Desk and get a free highlight tour of the city. After your Turkish Airlines connecting international flight, you can sign up for Touristanbul at the Hotel Desk in the International Arrivals Terminal of Istanbul Ataturk Airport.
While many foreign carriers offer perks and discounts for their travelers outside the airport, most American airlines have not joined in. Getting a 20% or 30% discount on museums, activities, restaurants etc, should yield decent savings especially for larger families or groups. It could even be worth asking your airline when you book a flight if your boarding pass provides any bonuses.
Please let me know if you’re aware of any other similar programs from other airlines, so I can add them to the list.