Intelligence – March, 30 2007

Intelligence – March, 30 2007

Members of AirTran Airways’ A+ Rewards can now earn miles by purchasing electronic goods with InPhonic through the carrier’s new wireless program. For example, $100 spent on accessories will earn you half a credit …

Frontier Airlines will begin daily nonstop service from Denver to Louisville on April 1 and new service from Memphis to Denver, Las Vegas and Orlando on May 12. EarlyReturns members will earn double miles for traveling on the new Louisville route through May 15 and on the Memphis flights through June 15 …

American Airlines has applied to the United States DOT for authorization to begin codeshare operations with Royal Jordanian to begin on March 25 …

All new and existing AccuConference members will now earn five AAdvantage miles per dollar spent on Web- and phone-conference services …

Southwest intends to resume service at San Francisco International Airport beginning early this fall after a six-year absence. The new service is not expected to change service at nearby Oakland or San Jose …

American AAdvantage has three new partners and members can now earn 1,500 miles for joining Netflix, three miles per dollar spent shopping online at Office Depot and 1,250 miles per $10,000 financed with Lending Tree. The Lending Tree offer is not available to members residing in AK, AL, IA, KS, LA, MO, MS, NJ, OK, OR and TN …

Air France will open a gateway in Seattle, its thirteenth in the U.S. starting June 11, with daily nonstop service to Paris …

AirTran Airways announces new service from Atlanta to Charleston beginning on May 24 …

Emirates launches new nonstop service between Houston and Dubai beginning Dec. 3, 2007. Operations will initially take place three times a week and increase to a daily service starting Feb 1, 2008 …

Continental will begin bi-weekly flights from Houston, TX to Loreto, Mexico on June 7 …

Iberia begins service from Boston to Madrid starting May 6. The new flight will be offered five times a week and Iberia will be the only airline with nonstop flights between the two cities …

At time of press, still no news on the go ahead for Virgin America to begin operations, but if they are allowed to fly, the first six cities they have chosen to serve are San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Las Vegas, New York (JFK) and Washington, D.C. (IAD) …

Lufthansa has a new nonstop route from Munich to Denver and from March 31 through June 30, Miles & More members can earn double miles for flying between the two cities …

United has added the Apple Store to the Mileage Plus Mall and members can earn three miles per two dollars spent …

Lufthansa Miles & More has welcomed Turkish Airlines and greenfee.com as accrual and redemption partners.

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