Intelligence – March, 17 2010

Intelligence – March, 17 2010

American Airlines has filed an application with the DOT to operate year-round scheduled service to Tokyo International Airport at Haneda from New York (JFK) and Los Angeles International Airport, starting Oct. 1, 2010 …

Air Europa will begin nonstop service between Madrid and Miami on March 19, 2010. Air Europa is part of the SkyTeam alliance and takes part in Air France/KLM Flying Blue frequent flyer program. In North America, Air Europa also serves New York and Cancun …

Members of American AAdvantage in Canada and the U.K. no longer have the option to earn miles through eShopping, the online mileage mall for American. According to the airline, “Due to some recent program updates, we were unable to continue offering this product to our members living outside the United States and its territories.” …

Shanghai Airlines is set to become a wholly-owned subsidiary of China Eastern but will retain its brand and independent operation. What’s not clear is whether the two airlines will align in the same global alliance. Currently, Shanghai Airlines is a member of the Star Alliance while China Eastern is not a member of a global alliance …

Reuters reports that American Airlines is in advance talks with China Eastern to bring it into the oneworld alliance. American is also in talks with a Brazilian carrier to join oneworld–most likely GOL, which entered a codesharing agreement with American Airlines last year. GOL is currently not part of an alliance while a main rival airline, TAM, is a member of the Star Alliance. Reuters also reports that American had merger talks with US Airways and alliance talks with Continental in 2008, just after Delta and Northwest merged, but those talks ended as Continental chose to pursue an alliance with United. US Airways and United both say that they are looking for a merger, according to Reuters …

Aeroplan members can now earn miles when purchasing more than 60 Nestle and Purina Pet Care products in Canada. Members can earn up to 50 miles on each participating product by simply visiting www.nestle-aeroplan.ca and entering the PIN on the packaging …

View from the Wing’s Gary Leff reports that United one-way awards will include partner travel possibly by this summer. Currently, only awards on United are available. And United, for now, is allowing stopovers on one-way awards, something that American does not allow …

Sol Melia now partners with Lufthansa Miles & More. As of last month, members of the Sol Melia mas program can exchange their mas points for Miles & More miles at a rate of two points per one mile. Miles & More members can earn up to 500 miles per stay at any of the Sol Melia hotels worldwide at eligible rates …

Caribbean Airlines and British Airways ended their partnership as of March 27, 2010 and members of their respective frequent flyer programs will have up to 30 days to book and ticket award flights on either carrier …

Members of American AAdvantage have once again been targeted with an email phishing for contact details. If you receive a suspicious email, forward it to webmaster@aa.com.

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