Lifestyles

November 11, 2010

Lifestyles Collection: What pilots need when they're not flying

For years, AOPA members have supported the association, not only with their dues, but by using and buying AOPA member services and products such as the AOPA credit card, car rental discounts, and travel services through Orbitz, to name a few. Members get the products and services they need and want, with a portion of their cost returning to the association to support AOPA’s numerous initiatives and advocacy efforts on behalf of general aviation.

Now AOPA is expanding those offerings and organizing them into the AOPA Lifestyles Collection. And as with the existing programs, the collection costs the association nothing while adding benefits to the members and revenue to help in the effort to protect GA.

“The AOPA Lifestyles Collection lets our members live their lives the way they want to, buying the things they need and enjoy while supporting GA at the same time,” said AOPA President Craig Fuller, announcing the new collection during AOPA Aviation Summit. “For every purchase made, a percentage of the sale will be returned back to AOPA and reinvested to fund our mission of maintaining the freedom, safety, and affordability of general aviation.

“Additionally, members will benefit through special money saving offers and discounts.”

The AOPA Lifestyles Collection includes well-known companies in the Sports & Leisure, Travel, Food & Beverage, Housewares, Technology, and Personal categories.

The Sports & Leisure collection includes deals and offers from companies such as Amazon.com, Bass Pro Shops, and Fan’s Edge.

In addition to AOPA’s longstanding relationship with Orbitz.com, Hertz, Alamo, Enterprise, and Avis, the Travel collection will also include hotel discounts and unique travel opportunities. The Food & Beverage collection has offerings from Starbucks, Restaurant.com, and the AOPA Wine Club, brought to you by Wines for Good. The AOPA Wine Club features, among others, wines from the “flying vintners,” a group of top wine makers who are also pilots and AOPA members.

Housewares participants include Cooking.com, while Technology includes the Microsoft Store and Amazon.com’s wide offerings of DVDs, computers, and other electronic merchandise.

The Personal Shopping collection includes LifeLock personal information security service, Men’s Wearhouse, and the AOPA Store (http://sportys.com/AOPAStore), where members can by AOPA-branded products.

“The AOPA Lifestyles Collection is just one more way AOPA has worked to bring even more value to our members and help them to make a difference for GA,” concluded Fuller. —AOPA Communications staff