Intelligence – July, 26 2004

Intelligence – July, 26 2004
  • Continental OnePass has added Budget to its rental-car partner stable. Members can now earn 50 miles per day on qualifying Budget rentals at participating locations worldwide…
  • Delta Air Lines SkyMiles members may now donate miles to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America to help disadvantaged youth. Delta will add 1,000 miles to each member’s donation…
  • Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan has terminated its partnership with http://www.seattlesbest.com, as the Web site slipped this mortal coil on July 19. Mileage Plan will also end its partnership with AT&T Wireless, effective Sept. 30. For more information, call AT&T Wireless customer service at (800) 888-7600…
  • Midwest Airlines, already renowned for service in the air, recently won kudos from Travel & Leisure Magazine, taking home the magazine’s award for Top Domestic Airline for Customer Service…
  • Points International has signed a three-year agreement with ACCENT Training, a company that specializes in online training. Beginning in September, the partnership will allow Smart Rewards members to exchange their points for redemption opportunities on Points.com. In addition, the loyalty currency offered through “assistant,” a service of KnowledgeFlow, Inc., can now be tracked and exchanged on Points.com. Assistant is a Web-based service that proactively matches an online shopper’s buying intent with opportunities to earn loyalty points…
  • Rewards Network has partnered with both US Airways Dividend Miles and eBay. Dividend Miles members earn five miles per U.S. dollar spent on room rates and meals at participating hotels and restaurants. And through Sept. 30, members will earn an additional five miles per U.S. dollar spent on room rates for every qualifying stay at select hotels, for a total of 10 miles. Through a new partnership with eBay, members can earn up to 10 eBay Anything Points for every dollar spent at participating restaurants and five Anything Points for every room rate dollar spent at participating hotels…
  • Best Western’s Gold Crown Club International no longer issues United Mileage Plus miles for hotel stays and has ceased offering the United redemption award. However, Best Western has replaced United with Continental on its partnership list, allowing OnePass members to earn miles for qualifying stays…
  • American Airlines has named Kurt Stache, 37, president, AAdvantage Marketing Programs. Stache fills a vacancy created by the departure of Dennis Cary earlier this month. Stache originally joined American in 1995. He has held increasingly responsible management positions within the airline’s Revenue Management department. Before being selected to lead AA’s international revenue management effort, Stache served as manager, Airline Profitability Analysis, and gained sales experience as manager, Sales Strategy and Analysis…
  • Delta SkyMiles members who purchase a set of four Michelin passenger car or light truck tires at a U.S. Michelin retailer by Nov. 15 will earn 2,500 miles. Interested members must fill out a form found online at http://www.michelinman.com/delta, and mail it in along with a copy of the purchase receipt.
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