About IAPA

Who We Are

IAPA is part of Lifestyle Benefits Group, a division of the Collinson Group, specialising in the international travel clubs and services sector, which includes the following companies: Priority Pass, Lounge Pass and Priority Traveller.

For over 50 years members of IAPA (the International Airline Passengers Association) have counted on us for great travel savings, impressive insurance coverage, and much more. Now IAPA offers even more for the frequent traveler, with our new website designed to help you get the most out of your membership.

IAPA offers a range of great services – from guaranteeing you the "best available rate" on key hotel chains and great savings on car rental reservations, to a market-leading range of specialist insurance products for members. We also provide a fantastic range of travel planning services, help members save money on mobile phone bills when traveling, and represent your interests as a frequent flyer to industry and government bodies.

Over 300,000 frequent business travelers in 175 countries already enjoy the many benefits that IAPA membership brings, and now you can too!

IAPA was set up to represent the interests of frequent air travelers by providing them with special discounts on items such as hotel accommodation, car rental and insurance, in addition to protecting and promoting their rights as airline passengers. We work in partnership with major companies worldwide to bring the best deals possible to our members.

A Brief History

The need for a voice to speak up for the interests of the individual air traveler inspired the organization of the Airline Passengers Association in 1960. In those days, the Association was known as the "Airways Club" and had offices in the Pan American Building (now the Metro Life building) in New York City.

The concept of the organization was to provide certain benefits for an annual membership fee, as well as belonging to an association whose interests coincided with the interests of frequent airline travelers. Until APA came into existence, the passenger had no one to speak up for him or to protect his interests. He was the lone voice of an individual and often ignored.

In 1964, the Association moved its headquarters, first to San Antonio, Texas, then four years later to Dallas.

From the outset, the Association's outlook was global and its goals have consistently been to provide air travelers with safety, convenience, comfort and economy. IAPA has always endeavored to provide the solution to a problem, whatever it may be.

As the international membership continued to expand, so did our services. A European office, based in London, was established in 1977 and a presence in the Far East was established in 1982 with the opening of a Hong Kong office. At that time all offices became known as International Airline Passengers Association (IAPA).

Legal and company registration details

Reg. No. 2577549. Registered in England & Wales. Registered. Address: Cutlers Exchange, 123 Houndsditch, London EC3A 7BU, United Kingdom.

International Airline Passengers Association (EAME) Limited is authorized and regulated by the Financial Services Authority in respect of insurance mediation activities only.

For all membership and general enquiries, please see our Membership Services office addresses.