Early this week, Spicejet, India’s second-largest low-cost carrier (LCC), relaunched its frequent flier programme named SpiceClub. This is the third version of the airline’s frequent flier programme. The airline launched a prepaid FFP in 2016 and followed it with a revamped free for all programme in August 2018.
While the revamp in 2018 was a major difference from its initial launch, the current one looks more like old wine in a new bottle.
The airline has opted for a spend-based programme rather than a miles-based one that is common with full-service carriers. The new SpiceClub allows members to earn up to 10 points for every Rs 100 spent on booking flights and add-ons. Each point is equivalent to Rs 0.5 when it comes to redemption. Potentially, a customer benefits for 50 paise for each Rs 100 spent with SpiceJet.