Intelligence – May, 27 2008

Intelligence – May, 27 2008

Northwest WorldPerks members can now earn 50 miles for Avis rentals of one to four days, and 500 miles for Avis rentals of five days or more. Members can also save up to 25 percent off Avis rentals in the U.S. and Canada through the partnership. Other new Northwest partnerships include Hertz Car Rental, SuperShuttle, Thanks Again and Energy Plus…
The partnership between Qantas and Starwood Preferred Guest will end Aug. 15, 2008, and all Starpoints to Qantas points transfer requests must be completed by midnight EST on that date. You can transfer up to 34,999 Starpoints into Qantas Frequent Flyer points at a 1-to-1 ratio…
United is asking the DOT for more time to launch service on its San Francisco-Guangzhou route, citing rising jet fuel prices and the weakening economy. The airline was to begin service June 30, 2008, but has requested for the start date to be pushed back a year…
Membership in IHG Priority Club Rewards has passed the one million mark in Greater China and new members are joining at the rate of 20,000 per month…
After 26 years in Gatwick, American Airlines has moved its entire London Gatwick operation to Heathrow…
Finnair is set to open a new spa and wellness center as part of a new passenger lounge at Helsinki next year. It will be available to Finnair business class passengers and top-tier members of oneworld member airlines’ FFPs who are departing on a oneworld airline flight…
WaySpa.com has joined the Thanks Again Rewards Program and members can now earn frequent flyer miles when purchasing WaySpa gift certificates…
Amtrak Guest Rewards has added seven new Points for Shopping partners: Aeropostale, Wet Seal and US Olympic Shop (three points per $1); Origins, Clinique and One Step Ahead (five points per $1) and Blockbuster Online (1,500 points for enrolling)…
Emirates Skywards, Etihad Guest, Jet Airways JetPrivilege and Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer members can now earn 500 miles per eligible stay across all participating Global Hotel Alliance hotels. Global Hotel Alliance is an alliance of independent hotel brands including Anantara, Cham, Dusit, Kempinski, Landis, Leela, Marco Polo, Omni and Pan Pacific…
United Airlines will begin daily flights to Dubai and Moscow from Washington, D.C. (Dulles) on Oct. 26, 2008, pending government approvals…
Delta Air Lines and Fidelity Investments are new partners and SkyMiles members can earn between 5,000 and 25,000 miles for opening a new, non-retirement brokerage account with Fidelity…
As of June 30, 2008, the partnership between Midwest Miles and Loews Hotels will end. Members will not be able to earn miles for stays after this date…
Southwest Airlines is adding two new nonstops starting Aug. 4, 2008 between Denver and Sacramento; one new daily nonstop between Denver and both Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood and New Orleans and one additional daily nonstop between Denver and Phoenix (for a total of seven)…
Effective June 11, 2008, American AAdvantage will no longer be a participant in the e-Rewards program, and that is the final date to redeem your e-Rewards currency for AAdvantage miles.

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