Business expenses tend to add up quickly, especially for companies that require employees to do lots of travelling. It becomes even more costly particularly when you have only a few days notice to book your flights, which usually means travelling at peak times. The current economic climate, which has rattled business confidence, often forces companies to make difficult decisions with their travel plans.
Some airlines offer corporate discounts among others to somewhat ease this burden on companies but British Airways undoubtedly raises the bar with ‘On Business’, a solution for small and medium sized businesses seeking some return on their travel spends. This programme certainly saves you and your company money on flights.
On Business is a special loyalty programme that makes it possible for both a company and its employee to earn points on travel booked with British Airways, including flights operated by Iberia and American Airlines. Accumulated points can be spent on reward flights, on a cabin upgrade, or on special offers that British Airways often gives away during the year. The addition of American Airlines and Iberia, British Airways’ global partner airlines, gives such businesses access to unrivalled service on an international network of over 500 global flights.
Knowing how business can be unpredictable, points can also be spent up to one day before travel. Kevin Leung, Commercial Manager for British Airways, Ghana, explains that the service has recently been upgraded to allow member companies to access immediate discounts on their flights instead of collecting points on the flight when booking.
“Any small or medium sized company with more than two employees can join On Business and manage their account directly or via their travel agent. It is very simple and free to sign up on our website, onbusiness.britishairways.com,” says Leung.
In 2014 British Airways’ On Business programme flew members over 2.9 million times on 1,213 different routes, enabling over 49,000 of these companies to save more than GHS 190,400,000 on their annual travel. That, according to Leung, is the “appropriate reward for loyalty.”
Source: British Airways