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Lufthansa Innovation Hub starts RYDES mobility app


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Globally, people are gradually abandoning their own cars and opting for new mobility transportation offers they can conveniently book via smartphone and app.

Under the motto “Loyal to the way you move,” the Lufthansa Innovation Hub is now launching RYDES, a reward programme that offers perks for this new way of getting around. It is known to be the first app in Europe to reward points for each journey with a digitally bookable mobility service. These include car sharing bike sharing and eScooter sharing services not to mention public transport buses and trains. Kick scooters will be added soon.

“With Rydes, we are launching a whole new type of loyalty programme that does not reward loyalty to a type of transport and thus reacts to the changing mobility behaviour of parts of the young, digital-savvy generation. With RYDES, we are testing a new programme that stands out in three key ways: It works for all mobility providers, it is 10% digital, the rewards are curated for the target group and can be redeemed transparently and very easily,” says René Braun, RYDES project manager at the Lufthansa Innovation Hub.

Collecting and redeeming points for rewards works directly via the RYDES app: Users scan their digital tickets and RYDES books the points for each trip to their personal points account. From there these can be redeemed for various premiums. In addition to free minutes with mobility partners, there are vouchers with the reward partners Eurowings, Amorelie, Tinder, ABOUT YOU, and Amazon, discounts for fitness memberships, or a quick free coffee on the way to work. 

Users can also collect additional points via mobility challenges. In the “Up-in-the-Air Challenge,” users are rewarded with an instant reward if they upload a flight ticket from Eurowings, easyJet, or Ryanair. In the “Transporter Challenge” MILES rewards the booking of a rental van with 1000 extra points. Seven additional challenges benefit entirely different types of mobility – from environmentally friendly driving to intercity travel.

Jeanette Briedenhann
Jeanette Briedenhann
Jeanette Phillips joined the team in 2016. She developed a passion and love for all things-travel related in her role as travel journalist, a position she held for over seven years. A brief exodus into the corporate marketing sphere proved that there is no better industry than the travel industry. Research and writing are two of Jeanette’s greatest passions, but she is always open to new challenges and different ways of doing things.

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