Intelligence – March, 29 2004

Intelligence – March, 29 2004

Latin Trade magazine readers recently recognized American AAdvantage as the best frequent flyer program for Latin American travelers. The magazine, with a circulation of 400,000, surveyed those readers who travel primarily on business to Latin America … American Airlines has added Mexicana de Aviacion to the AAdvantage program. Mexicana serves destinations within Mexico and the U.S., Canada, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America. … AAdvantage has also partnered with EarthLink. Members can earn 10,000 miles by switching to EarthLink Internet Service … American Express Member-ship Rewards members can now redeem points with Space Adventures Ltd. Three Space Adventures packages are available: The Zero-Gravity Flight (1,000,000 points), which allows passengers to experience weightlessness by traveling in a specially out-fitted jet aircraft; the Edge of Space Flight (3,000,000 points), in which members may fly in a MiG-25 supersonic jet at up to two-and-one-half times the speed of sound and above 80,000 feet; and the Sub-Orbital Space Flight (20,000,000 points), in which members ride aboard a sub-orbital spacecraft that will climb to an altitude of 62 miles … Best Western Gold Crown Club International has joined with Ameritrade, allowing members to earn up to 1,600 points when opening an Ameritrade account … Choice Hotels has become the newest Continental OnePass hotel partner. Members can earn 250 miles for each qualifying stay at any Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion or MainStay Suites, and 150 miles for each qualifying stay at any Econo Lodge or Rodeway Inn. Through April 30, members will receive double miles for qualifying stays at any Choice Hotel, up to a total of 500 miles … OnePass has teamed up with Gexa Corp., a retail electricity provider in Texas. The Gexa Energy OnePass Program allows members to earn two miles for every dollar paid on electricity each month, 2,000 miles for signing up for the program and another 1,000 miles for electing the Auto Pay Option. Visit http://www.gexaenergy.com/onepass or call (866) 310-GEXA(4392) … Delta Air Lines and Avianca announced that members of SkyMiles and Avianca’s Privilegios programs will be able to earn miles while traveling on Delta and Avianca operated flights … Hilton HHonors has added Asiana Airlines to its partner list. Asiana Club members earn 500 miles per eligible rate stay. At Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites and Scandic hotels, members earn 100 miles per eligible rate stay … Marriott International has agreed to make its inventory of vacancies at more than 2,000 Marriott hotels in North America available to travelers booking online at Expedia.com and Hotels.com … Midwest Airlines has added Sentry Insurance as a new program partner. Midwest Miles members receive bonus miles for home and auto insurance quotes and may also qualify for a discount on their premiums as a Midwest Miles member.

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