Frequent Flyer Miles Factor Into Travel Purchases According to GO Airport Express

Sep 09, 2011, 10:00 ET from GO Airport Express

CHICAGO, Sept. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Most travelers give some consideration to earning frequent flyer miles when making travel purchase decisions, according to a survey conducted jointly by GO Airport Express, a Chicago ground transportation company and The GO Group, an international franchise organization of ground transportation companies.  

A total of 675 people participated in the survey, which asked how often earning frequent flyer miles factored into their decisions. Some 71% indicated "always," "frequently" or occasionally," while only 28% said "never."

"I think the survey tells us that people are seeking an added value when making airfare, hotel or other related purchases, as opposed to choosing on single factors such as price," says John McCarthy, president, GO Airport Express.  

GO Airport Express customers can earn Preferred Rider and earn United MileagePlus or American AAdvantage miles by joining the free Preferred Rider program.  

GO Airport Express, one of the oldest companies in Chicago, traces its founding to 1853 and the Parmelee Transportation Company, which provided a carriage service between Chicago's railroad stations and the downtown hotels. The GO Group LLC is the nation's largest airport transportation provider, serving some 60 airports in North America, Mexico, the Caribbean and Europe and transporting more than 13 million passengers per year.

SOURCE GO Airport Express