Intelligence – April, 25 2006

Intelligence – April, 25 2006

Aeroflot Russian Airlines has become a Delta SkyMiles partner. SkyMiles members may earn bonus miles and elite qualification miles when flying Aeroflot and may redeem miles on Aeroflot flights. Aeroflot Bonus members may accrue bonus miles, class-of-service bonuses and elite qualification miles, and may redeem miles while traveling on Delta, Song, Delta Shuttle and Delta Connection carriers …

Moevenpick Hotels & Resorts has signed an agreement with Lufthansa allowing the more than 11.5 million Miles & More members to earn miles at any of 55 Moevenpick Hotels & Resorts. Moevenpick is the only hotel chain within the Miles & More program to dispense miles per night rather than per overall stay. Each overnight stay with Moevenpick earns at least 500 miles. Until the end of May, members will earn double miles …

Marriott Rewards members can now earn China Southern Airlines Sky Pearl Club miles for stays at Marriott properties. Rewards members who designate China Southern Airlines as their loyalty program of choice will earn between one and two miles per dollar spent. In addition, members can convert Rewards points into Sky Pearl Club miles. Marriott Rewards now claims 26 airline partners. …

Japan Airlines and Hainan Airlines have expanded their codeshare agreement to cover flights between Beijing and the cities of Kunming and Xian. Members of JAL Mileage Bank may now earn miles on these “JL” designated flights …

Beginning July 1, Virgin Atlantic and Air China will codeshare on flights between London Heathrow and Beijing and Shanghai. Flying club members may earn miles on Air China flights, and Companion members will earn miles on Virgin flights …

Spanair and Swiss International Air Lines have announced new codeshare flights connecting Spain and Switzerland. Both carriers’ passengers will receive reciprocal frequent flyer benefits …

Shanghai Airlines and United Airlines signed a codeshare agreement that expands international destination options and frequent flyer opportunities for customers of both carriers. Pending U.S. government approval, the 11 code-share flights covered by the agreement are scheduled to commence May 15. Once the agreement takes effect, members from both carriers will be able to accrue and redeem frequent flyer miles and use airport lounges supported by both carriers. United routes listed under the agreement include Shanghai to Chicago and San Francisco; San Francisco to Los Angeles, Newark and New York (JFK); and Chicago to Newark and New York (LaGuardia) …

Hawaiian Airlines and Northwest Airlines have entered into a codeshare agreement for connecting flights within Hawaii. Northwest customers who fly to Hawaii and connect to Kauai, Maui or Hawaii’s Big Island will transfer to a Hawaiian Airlines inter-island flight. The agreement also allows members of HawaiianMiles and WorldPerks to earn miles by flying the other airline …

Delta and Vinesse are offering SkyMiles members miles for joining the Vinesse family of wine clubs. To begin earning miles with Vinesse, SkyMiles members can visit Vinesse.com/delta or call 800-978-0482. Members will receive 100 miles per bottle purchased, as well as five miles per dollar spent on merchandise purchased online.

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