Intelligence – June, 29 2004

Intelligence – June, 29 2004
  • Aeroflot Bonus has added the Corinthia Nevskij Place Hotel in St. Petersburg to its partner list …
  • American Express and Air New Zealand have agreed to cease the participation of Airpoints in the American Express Membership Rewards program. Membership Rewards members can continue to convert points into Airpoints until Dec. 31 …
  • The Sprint and Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan partnership officially ended June 30. Customers currently receiving miles from Sprint will continue to earn miles on Sprint services through Dec. 31 …
  • British Airways and Emirates will terminate their frequent flyer arrangement Oct. 30. Executive Club and Skywards members will continue to earn miles on flights operated by both airlines until that time. Redemption bookings must be made by Oct. 30, and travel must be completed by May 31, 2005 …
  • China Southern Airlines has announced that its Sky Pearl Club is teaming up with Hertz. Starting July 1, members of the Sky Pearl Club will earn 400 miles per rental at Hertz locations in Asia (other than Japan), and 800 miles outside of Asia …
  • Gulf Air has added InterContinental Hotels Group to its partner list. Gulf Air Frequent Flyer program members will earn 500 miles per qualifying stay. Through Aug. 31, members will earn triple (1,500) miles …
  • Qantas has jettisoned Australian carrier Skywest from its popular (and increasingly dominant) Frequent Flyer program. The Western Australia carrier had become part of Qantas’ program in April of last year. The announcement came as a surprise to Scott Henderson, Skywest’s managing director, according to the Australian Associated Press. Members of Qantas’ Frequent Flyer program have until Oct. 31 to book award flights for travel up to Sept. 27, 2005 on Skywest …
  • Qatar Airways Privilege Club and Middle East Airlines Cedar Miles will be launching a reciprocal frequent flyer arrangement beginning July 14. Members of both programs will be able to earn and redeem miles on both airlines …
  • Marriott and LAN Airlines announced a new partnership, allowing members of LANPASS to earn kilometers for stays at Marriott hotels. Marriott Rewards members who designate LANPASS as their airline loyalty program of choice will receive three miles per dollar spent at Marriott Hotels, Renaissance Hotels, JW Marriott Hotels and Marriott Vacation Club International properties. Members will earn one mile per dollar spent at Courtyard by Marriott, SpringHill Suites, Fairfield Inns, Residence Inns and TownePlace Suites. In addition, Marriott Rewards members can convert their points into LANPASS kilometers …
  • Millennium Hotels and Resorts has joined Rewards Network …
  • South African Airways, Finland’s Blue1 and TAP Air Portugal have joined the Star Alliance, beefing up the reach of the world’s largest airline network …
  • United Mileage Plus and Newspaper Subscription Services announced a partnership to offer Mileage Plus members the opportunity to earn miles by subscribing to any of over 60 local and national newspapers. Mileage Plus members can earn up to 1,000 miles when they purchase a new subscription, or can redeem miles for 50-100 percent discounts on select subscriptions. Check out http://www.united.com/readermiles for details.

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