The complete guide to the Clan Loganair loyalty programme
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Loganair is a regional Scottish airline based at Glasgow Airport (GLA) with secondary hubs at Aberdeen (ABZ), Edinburgh (EDI), Inverness (INV) and Newcastle (NCL). The airline flies to 44 destinations during times of normal operations, mostly to regional areas of Scotland, as well as other parts of the U.K. and some of mainland Europe. Additionally, Loganair has codeshare agreements with British Airways and KLM.
The airline also operates the world’s shortest scheduled commercial flight between Westray Airport and Papa Westray Airport in the Orkney Islands.
Loganair operates its own loyalty programme called Clan, where you can earn and redeem the points currency of Loganair: Clan Points. Rather than having a complex system of earning points, Clan is very straight forward. You earn the following Clan Points, per Loganair operated flight you take:
- Fly fare: 250 Clan Points, per flight
- Fly Flex fare: 500 Clan Points
- Fly Flex + fare: 800 Clan Points
You will earn the same number of Clan Points per fare type, regardless of the length of the flight you take, with the exception of those super-short Orkney island flights where no points are earned. Note that Loganair only operates short regional flights and just one class of service, economy.
You can then redeem 4,000 Clan Points for each Loganair flight you wish to take. All redemption flights enjoy the benefits of Fly Flex + fares, which include the following benefits:
- Fully changeable;
- Multiple hand luggage and 30kgs checked luggage;
- Flexibility to take an earlier flight on the day (noting some of the Loganairs flights are only once daily at most);
- Free seat selection, including premium seats, noting on these small regional aircraft the seating can be very tight;
- Lounge access where available;
- Fast track security; and
- Fee snack and a drink during the flight.
Airport charges and taxes are payable, but the programme does not charge fuel surcharges on redemptions like British Airways and Virgin Atlantic infamously do.
If you’re a regular Loganair flyer, this means for every 16 of the cheapest Fly fares, you will earn a free flight, or for every five of the more expensive Fly Flex + fares, you’ll earn a free flight. Clan Points are awarded to the traveller, not the person making the booking. For connecting itineraries, you will earn points as per the list above per flight, not per booking.
When you book a Loganair-operated flight with a British Airways flight number, you can choose to credit the flight to the BA Executive Club to earn Avios (rather than Clan Points), or if it has a KLM flight number, you could choose to credit to Flying Blue to earn Flying Blue points rather than Clan Points.
Unlike larger loyalty programmes, there are currently no other ways to earn Clan Points like car rental, online shopping portals or by booking other ancillary travel. Unfortunately, you cannot earn Clan Points for flights operated by partner airlines like British Airways or KLM, even if they have a Loganair flight number.
This is a very straightforward programme. If you’re regularly flying Loganair on the cheapest fares, after every 16 flights you’ll receive one free. If you’re buying the more expensive fares, for every five flights, you’ll then receive one free. As far as airline loyalty programmes go, this one could not be more simple.
I especially like how the free redemption flights enjoy the flexibility of the most expensive cash fares — that’s a nice perk to have and should make for a comfortable journey to reward your loyalty.
You can join Clan Loganair here.
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