Intelligence – October, 27 2008

Intelligence – October, 27 2008

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan has a new partnership with two dozen Outrigger Hotels & Resorts and OHANA Hotels & Resorts in Hawaii on the islands of Oahu, Maui, Kauai and Hawaii. Members will earn 500 miles per qualifying stay in Hawaii at Outrigger Hotels & Resorts, Ala Moana Hotel and Wyland Waikiki; 250 miles per qualifying stay at OHANA Hotels & Resorts in Hawaii …

Northwest WorldPerks members can now earn miles through TripRewards. You can earn 500 miles or two miles per dollar paid at hotels participating in the TripRewards program …

Iberia Plus and Hilton HHonors are now partners. Until Jan. 31, 2008, Iberia Plus members will earn double points at select Hilton hotels in Spain and Latin America …

Southwest has announced five new nonstop routes: San Francisco-Phoenix (five daily beginning March 8, 2008), Philadelphia-Austin (one daily, starting March 17), San Antonio (one daily starting March 17), St. Louis (two daily starting March 17) and Denver-San Diego (five daily starting April 4). Several other routes will see additional nonstops added …

In April, Lufthansa will start nonstop flights between Calgary, Canada and Frankfurt, Germany and Air Canada has new nonstop service between Ottawa and Frankfurt …

American Airlines’ regional affiliate, American Eagle, will begin a new route between Miami International and Tallahassee, Florida twice daily on March 2, 2008. Last month, American began nonstop service from Fort Lauderdale to San Jose, Costa Rica and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. AMR corp., the parent of American Airlines, plans to sell or spin off its American Eagle regional carrier in 2008 …

Marriott and Jet Airways are now partners. Jet Privilege members can earn miles for Marriott hotel stays and Marriott Rewards members now have 30 airline options …

American Airlines and EL AL Israel Airlines have a new codeshare agreement in place. The airlines already have a frequent flyer program partnership. The codeshare agreement means that in addition to flying nonstop from five North American airports (New York JFK/Newark, Los Angeles, Miami and Toronto), EL AL passengers now have the option to depart from 23 additional destinations throughout North America with easier transfers to the nonstop international flights. Additionally, frequent flyers are being promised more benefits from both airlines’ frequent flyer programs …

Park Plaza hotels will now allow members of 14 more airline programs to earn 500 miles per stay at any Park Plaza hotel across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Members can choose to earn goldpoints plus points instead of airline miles if they so choose. Stays at Art’otel hotels in Europe, the Middle East and Africa can also earn 500 miles per stay, but Art’otel is not part of the goldpoints plus program. The new airline programs are SAS, KLM, Air France, Lufthansa, Continental, Qantas, US Airways, Midwest Airlines, Air Canada, Aeromexico, Icelandair, Japan Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Lan Chile and Asiana.

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