Intelligence – November, 22 2002

Intelligence – November, 22 2002

Several airlines are now offering miles for sale, just in time for the holiday season. But not all miles are priced alike. Northwest and United top the list, with Northwest selling miles for 3.1 cents each followed by United, which would like to fetch 2.8 cents per mile. Alaska, America West, American and Midwest Express are selling miles for 2.5 cents and Delta charges 2.75 cents per mile … Emirates Airlines is ending its partnership with All Nippon Airways on March 31, meaning travelers will no longer be able to earn Skyward miles on Emirates flights. However, reward flights will still be available for up to a year after ties are broken, provided flights are booked and ticketed by March 31, 2003 … Accountant on vacation? That’s what thousands of Holiday Inn guests were left asking after a glitch resulted in a misplaced decimal point on thousands of bills recently. The snafu turned a simple $100 fee into a credit-busting $10,000 charge. The error affected about 26,000 people staying at the Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express and Crown Plaza Hotels in late October. Six Continents, which owns the three chains, apologized for the gaffe and offered those guests who were overcharged two free nights at any hotel operated by the three chains. The company has also set up a hotline for customers with billing questions at (800) 621-0555 … Delta Airlines and AT&T have entered into a new marketing agreement that will allow new AT&T customers a chance to earn 5,000 frequent flyer miles. To take advantage of this deal, members must call (800) 217-1497 or go to the Web site at http://www.attwireless.com/delta … The Finance Minister of France, Francis Mer, recently stated he would be in favor of holding off on the sale of Air France Airlines rather than dump it during a tumultuous economic climate and a looming threat of war in Iraq. Mer’s comments appear to be a clear sign that the government is reconsidering its timetable for the state sell-off. This past summer, the government said it planned to cut its 54.4 percent stake in Air France to below 20 percent … Northwest and Hertz are no longer partners. The airline has now joined forces with Alamo Rent A Car and National Rent A Car. Now when making airline reservations with Northwest, you can be transferred directly to Alamo or National to reserve your car. Throughout the year, Alamo and National will offer special mileage and rate promotions on top of the 50 miles per rental car day that you receive. WorldPerks members can also earn miles when renting from Avis, Dollar, Budget and Thrifty.

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