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48 BUSINESS TRAVEL Aviation and the rise of the megacity Lufthansa PartnerPlusBenefit PARTICIPATION in PartnerPlusBenefit saves our members worldwide millions of pounds every year. Whether your business relies on daily air travel or you only need to fly once a year – PartnerPlusBenefit membership is free and cuts your company travel cost from the very first flight. Your small or medium-sized company could be earning BenefitPoints whenever you or any of your colleagues fly with one of our 10 airlines (Lufthansa, Air Canada, All Nippon, Austrian, Brussels, Eurowings, LOT, SWISS, TAP Portugal, and United Airlines) airport parking, limousine to well over 500 destinations all transfers, lounge passes, hotels, around the world. car rental vouchers and a growing BenefitPoints are credited to list of partner awards for your your account for e very eligible BenefitPoints or enjoy a shopping ticket purchased in the UK or spree at the Lufthansa WorldShop. Ireland. Regular promotions help Earn BenefitPoints for you top up your balance and your company – and miles BenefitPoints are valid for 3 for yourself years, giving you plenty of time We make sure members of to earn and spend! frequent flyer schemes don’t lose out. Every eligible flight earns Spending BenefitPoints: your PartnerPlusBenefitPoints It’s up to you how you redeem while the individual travellers your points. Choose from continue to earn miles for their cashback, award flights, upgrades, personal frequent flyer schemes. How to track your tickets: With ever more airlines participating we want you to be sure that you are earning all the BenefitPoints for your company’s flights. It’s easy to track your tickets by using one of three methods: 1) Credit card/payment card tracking a. Payment card details can be added securely to your company profile b. You’ll be rewarded with 500 free BenefitPoints for first card uploaded 2) Manual ticket(s) upload a. If your ticket is not purchased with a card you can also enter the ticket numbers directly into your account online. It’s possible to even upload multiple tickets at once! 3) Company ID/ OSI tracking a. You can request a unique tracking code in your PartnerPlusBenefit account. This code can be entered into the booking by you or your nominated travel agent. PEOPLE ARE attracted to megacities because they are looking for possibility and opportunity. Whether it’s Tokyo, Delhi, Shanghai, New York or Buenos Aires, megacities give everyone the possibility to change their lives. London, as the great megacity of Europe, is no different as young people arrive each day with a bag on their back looking for a new opportunity. After three centuries as the busiest trading port in the world, there is still opportunity in London. For 350 years we had the busiest sea ports in the world as we traded with the four corners of the globe. Heathrow is a strategic national asset for the UK, making it easier for businesses, entrepreneurs, exporters and their exports to get to global markets. Over a quarter of the UK’s exports go through Heathrow and it’s the doorway for inward investors and tourists to come here to spend their money. But Heathrow has been operating at full capacity - 480,000 annual movements - for ten years. We are the most efficient tworunway airport in the world, with a plane arriving or taking off every 45 seconds. Indeed, we do more with our two runways than most airports do with 3, 4 or 5. The global economy is changing. All of global growth is in Asia, North and South America - places you can only get to by air. These continents contain the megacity powerhouses that Britain needs to get to, such as Chongqing or Wuhan we had barely heard of 10 years ago. Places you can only get to by air. After years of delay, politicians have recognised this is a serious How to connect all of Britain to global growth Continued on p50


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