Kingfisher’s loyalty program KingClub is offering free status to premium MasterCard holders all the way uptil December 31, 2011. To register, you should have an eligible MasterCard (Platinum, World, Titanium Credit Cards or a Premium Debit Card), and you have to plonk the first 6 digits on the Kingfisher website here, to get your upgraded status. Titanium and Platinum tiers get Kingfisher KingClub Red tier, but World MasterCard users get KingClub Silver. Please note, this promotion works when you open a new account with Kingfisher Airlines KingClub, and not on existing accounts. You also get 250 miles credited for opening your account, and if you fill up your details to complete the profile, another 500 come your way.
In the new scheme of things, where Kingfisher will be a oneworld member airline soon, this could be an easy way to get Ruby tier status on oneworld, where it is expected to be equalled on the ow heirarchy. Won’t get you lounge access, but surely will help you get priority tagging for bags, Preferred Seating (where offered) and Priority Check-in and some perks if you travel outside India frequently. Benefits on Kingfisher will include Lounge Access also, when travelling in India, and 15% tier bonus on flights credited.
If you fly some on Kingfisher, you stand to get anything from 500 to 3,000 bonus KingClub miles for taking return trips on Kingfisher. If you are a trunk route flyer like Mumbai-Delhi, or fly abroad with them, you should do well since these flights are not affected by the current turmoil at the airline.
Also, if you note the promotion posted, you can get INR 500 (10$) off on round trip bookings using the promo codes you can obtain here. Also, 10% off for business class bookings on the same site!
I should have posted this earlier, but it makes more sense now that Kingfisher is finally boarding on the oneworld bandwagon. If you choose to donate some miles to me, PM me for my KingClub membership number for the member-gets-member promo!
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