Intelligence – June, 27 2003

Intelligence – June, 27 2003

Alaska Mileage Plan has joined Wyndham Hotels & Resorts in a new partnership. Through July 31, Mileage Plan members who join Wyndham ByRequest can earn double miles at any Wyndham property in California or Arizona — something to think about if you’re taking advantage of Mileage Plan’s award sales to Arizona and California … Aloha Airlines has named Stephanie Ackerman as Senior Vice President, Marketing and External Affairs, and she has been placed in charge of the airline’s AlohaPass frequent flyer program. Ackerman joined the airline as a flight attendant and has directed Aloha’s public relations, community and industry affairs for 16 years … NetBank, the United States’ first commercially successful Internet bank, has partnered with both Delta SkyMiles and United Mileage Plus. Members of either program can now earn a one-time bonus of up to 7,000 miles when registering for NetBank’s online checking accounts, money market accounts, direct deposit and online bill payment services … Best Western Gold Crown Club International has partnered with Asiana Airlines, and between July 1 and Aug. 31, Asiana Club members will earn double Asiana Club miles after every qualifying stay. To be eligible, membership in Gold Crown Club International is required and registration for this offer in advance of the first stay is required … US Airways announced it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Lufthansa Airlines, covering the establishment of a long-term strategic alliance. Specific dates and advantages have yet to be defined, but many view the move as a precursor to US Airways’ membership in the Star Alliance … Frontier Airlines has released its own co-branded MasterCard. The Frontier Platinum card is available for no annual fee and offers bonuses of 2,500 miles for the first purchase, and up to 5,000 miles for balance transfers. It earns one mile for every $2 spent. The Frontier Worldcard, available for an annual fee of $49, offers a 7,500-mile bonus for the first purchase and an earning ability of one mile per dollar spent, and double miles on Frontier purchases … Continental OnePass has partnered with KeyBank to introduce the KeyMiles Debit Card. Successful applicants will earn 2,000 bonus miles upon enrollment. Cardholders must have a valid KeyBank checking account and will earn one mile for every two dollars spent. Call (888) KEY-1234 or visit online … China Southern Airlines announced the Sky Pearl Club has cracked the 2 million member mark. The program is growing by more than 5,000 new members every week. The airline has also expanded its cooperative marketing agreement with Sichuan Airlines to include full cooperation in each airline’s respective frequent flyer programs. Sky Pearl Club members can earn and burn miles on any Sichuan Airlines flight … Lufthansa has announced that it has partnered with Styrian Spirit Airlines as of July 1 for traffic between Austria & Germany, and will be hooking up with Shanghai Airlines in the second half of 2003.

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