Intelligence – March, 31 2008

Intelligence – March, 31 2008

AirTran A+ Rewards members can now earn a one half A+ Rewards credit for every $100 you spend at 800wine.com…

Sun Country Airlines has added seasonal nonstop service between New York (JFK) and West Palm Beach continuing through the end of April…

Customers of oneworld alliance now have access to 527 lounges worldwide — including 66 more than six months ago — mostly because the addition of Dragonair to the alliance…

Etihad Airways will launch flights from Abu Dhabi to Beijing on March 30, 2008. The four flights a week service will be Etihad’s first destination in China…

Aeroplan members can now earn three miles for every Canadian dollar spent on Primus products and services including home phone, long distance, wireless and Internet services. Bonus miles are also offered upon sign up…

Hyderabad, India via British Airways and Grand Junction, Colo. via American Eagle are new destinations available in the oneworld network…

Aeroplan’s subsidiary group now has the majority share in RMMEL, the operator of Air Miles programs in the U.A.E., Qatar and Bahrain. The Air Miles Middle East program received more than 15,000 new membership applications per month…

Austrian Airlines, a Miles & More partner, now has more frequent flights to Romania, Bulgaria, Servia, Montenegro, Russia and Ukraine…

Lufthansa will begin nonstop service every day from Dusseldorf to New York and six times a week to Chicago and Toronto starting May 1, 2008. Other new routes include between Frankfurt and Seattle starting March 30 and between Frankfurt and Calgary as of April 14…

Qantas is scheduled to be the first airline to operate the new Airbus A380 in the U.S. with service starting this fall from Los Angeles to Melbourne and Sydney…

US Airways will fly from Charlotte, N.C. to Fort Walton Beach and Panama City starting April 6, 2008 and to Gulfport/Biloxi, Miss. starting May 4…

Air India is launching nonstop daily service between New York JFK and Delhi and Flying Returns members will earn double miles through April 30, 2008…

WORLDHOTELS has announced a new partnership with Iberia Plus. Iberia Plus members will earn 70 points per qualifying stay in all participating WORLDHOTELS worldwide…

Jet Airways and Virgin Atlantic Airways are now partners where members of Jet Airways JetPrivilege and Virgin Atlantic Airways flying club can earn and burn in both programs. Another new partner for Jet Airways JetPrivilege is Ferns N Petals, the largest floral boutique group in India. Members can earn 20 miles per Rs100 spent on purchases through the Ferns N Petals Web site and get up to a 15 percent discount when presenting their JetPrivilege card at stores in India. Ferns N Petals partners outside of India for global deliveries…

On May 1, 2008, JetBlue will begin service between Boston Logan and Chicago O’Hare and New Orleans…

AirTran Airways will begin seasonal nonstop flights to Los Angeles, Seattle and San Francisco beginning May 6, 2008. Nonstop seasonal flights to San Diego and Boston and a second daily flight to Las Vegas will begin May 21, 2008.

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