Intelligence – November, 25 2003

Intelligence – November, 25 2003

United will end its passenger sharing and Mileage Plus mileage accrual with Mexicana Airlines on March 31, 2004. All Mileage Plus award reservations on Mexicana must be booked and ticketed by Dec. 31, and travel must be completed by March 31. Customers will still have reciprocal lounge access until March 31 … Continental Airlines has signed a codeshare agreement with Maersk Air of Denmark. Members of OnePass will be able to earn and redeem miles on Continental codeshare flights operated by Maersk Air … Continental and Delta Air Lines have expanded their codeshare relationship with Continental placing its code on Delta’s daily non-stop service from Atlanta to Santiago, Chile. The two carriers plan to expand codesharing on additional Latin America and Caribbean destinations in the near future … United Airlines and Air China announced the implementation of their recently announced marketing alliance with the introduction of new codeshare flights to and from China. Members of Mileage Plus and Air China’s Companion frequent flyer program will now be able to earn qualifying miles/kilometers on all United flights and both carriers’ codeshare flights, and redeem awards on all United and Air China flights … Air Canada’s Aeroplan is joining with electronics store Future Shop, allowing members to earn and redeem miles for retail goods like computers and DVD players. Visit online at http://www.aeroplan.com … Roadpost Inc., a global voice and data communications company, has teamed up with American AAdvantage. Customers can now earn miles when they subscribe to or rent a Roadpost international cellular phone. Customers earn up to 5,000 miles when they subscribe to Roadpost’s international cell phone service or 2,500 miles when they rent a Roadpost international cellular phone … Best Western has entered into a three-year partnership with NASCAR to become the sport’s first-ever Official Hotel, beginning Jan. 1. Best Western plans to leverage its NASCAR sponsorship with a variety of marketing and promotional initiatives, including a sweepstakes, at-track hospitality, cross-promotions with other NASCAR sponsors, advertising, special NASCAR room rates, race ticket access and the creation of a specialized loyalty program … InterContinental Hotels Group has announced an agreement to acquire the Candlewood Suites brand. The deal, subject to shareholder approval in December, will increase InterContinental’s brand portfolio to six brands … US Airways and Lufthansa have begun their reciprocal frequent flyer relationship. Members of Dividend Miles and Miles & More will be able to earn miles, elite bonuses and class-of-service bonuses as well as attain elite status on qualifying, paid flights on either airline. The start date for award reservations and travel will be announced soon … Effective March 1, 2004, Azteca Airlines will no longer participate in the OnePass program. OnePass members may continue to earn miles on Azteca Airlines flights through Feb. 29, 2004. OnePass reward reservation requests for travel on Azteca Airlines will be accepted through Feb. 29, 2004, and travel must be completed by Feb. 28, 2005.

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