Intelligence – March, 30 2006

Intelligence – March, 30 2006

Alaska Airlines has partnered with Air France and KLM. Mileage Plan members can earn double miles on qualifying paid KLM and Air France marketed and operated flights until April 30…

Southwest Airlines has announced it has begun selling “ATA-only service” to select destinations, and members of Southwest Rapid Rewards are able to earn credit in Southwest’s program for ATA flights. Southwest will sell ATA-only service between the following cities: Washington National and Chicago Midway, Dallas/Fort Worth International and Chicago Midway, Honolulu and Las Vegas, Honolulu and Los Angeles, Honolulu and Oakland, Honolulu and Ontario (Calif.), Honolulu and Phoenix, Houston Hobby and La Guardia, Chicago Midway and La Guardia, Hilo and Oakland, Los Angeles and Maui, Oakland and Maui, and Phoenix and Maui. Rapid Rewards members booking and traveling within the continental U.S. will earn one credit for each one-way trip. Members traveling to Hawaii on ATA will receive two credits for each one-way trip. Members flying to international destination like Mexico or the Caribbean (which will be sold only by ATA) will receive two credits for each one-way trip. Travelers who choose to purchase travel through ATA will have the option of earning credits in Rapid Rewards or earning points in the ATA Travel Awards program…

United Airlines and TACA GROUP have filed with the U.S. Department of Transportation a codeshare agreement expanding international destination options and frequent flyer opportunities for members. TACA serves 35 cities in 19 countries in the Americas, with hub operations in San Salvador, El Salvador; San Jose, Costa Rica; and Lima, Peru. On approval, United Mileage Plus members will be able to earn miles to places never-before served in Central and South America…

Continental Airlines and the March of Dimes have announced a partnership that names Continental the official airline of the March of Dimes 2006 National Ambassador Program and a national sponsor of the March of Dimes WalkAmerica…

Mexicana is no longer an Aeroplan Partner. Memebers may not earn Aeroplan Miles on any Mexicana flights from this point forward…

Aeroplan has become a sponsor of the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO). Over the next few years, Aeroplan says it will develop unique benefits for members who wish to explore the AGO. For more information on the Art Gallery of Ontario, visit http://www.ago.net …

Delta Air Lines and Scenic Airlines have launched a partnership that will give SkyMiles members the chance to earn miles while exploring the Grand Canyon and other sites in the Southwestern United States. The agreement allows SkyMiles members to earn up to 6,000 miles for qualifying aerial tours with the Las Vegas-based sightseeing company. SkyMiles members must book tours directly through Scenic Airlines and supply their SkyMiles number when making reservations. For reservations call 1-800-634-6801 or visit http://www.scenic.com/saws1_delta_skymiles.htm …

Air China’s Sky Pearl Club has reached 3 million members, with the number of elite members reaching 60,000, according to the latest statistics from the company.

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