Intelligence – April, 19 2011

Intelligence – April, 19 2011

Effective May 28, 2011, the partnership between United Mileage Plus and Emirates Skywards will end. Members have until that date to earn miles and book award tickets on partner airline flights, and must fly on the awards by May 28, 2012. Travelers have until Nov. 28, 2011 to request mileage credit for flights taken on or before May 28, 2011. …

Wyndham Hotel Group has signed a development agreement to open a minimum of 10 Super 8 hotel properties in Poland over the next five years. …

LAN Airlines is now partners with points.com and members can transfer miles between loyalty accounts online. …

Hawaiian Airlines HawaiianMiles and Korean Air SKYPASS are now reciprocal frequent flyer program partners with earning and burning on both airlines. …

American Airlines now offers 15 flights a day between New York City (JFK, EWR) and London (LHR, LCY). On April 5, 2011, American launched service between JFK and Budapest, Hungary, and on May 1, between Chicago to Helsinki, Finland. American’s partner, British Airways, will begin service between San Diego and London on June 2. …

American Express Membership Rewards members can now spend their points on Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts stays starting from 40,000 points. …

Southwest Airlines’ CEO, Gary Kelly, at a recent investment conference said that Southwest won’t be flying to any international destinations for several years because it needs a new reservations system before it can handle international itineraries–and working on the reservations system has been put on hold while the airline concentrates on the new Rapid Rewards, its pending merger with AirTran Airways and new planes coming in 2012. …

United Continental Holdings, Inc. has announced daily nonstop service on Continental Airlines between San Francisco and Guadalajara, Mexico beginning June 9, 2011, subject to Mexican government approval. …

Rumor has it that the Star Alliance is currently asking passengers in China and Germany to test economy seating. The alliance has plans to standardize economy seats among its 27 member airlines. …

Sun Country Ufly members can now earn up to 16 points when joining Netflix before June 1, 2011. Earn four points when you join plus two points per month for the first six months of your paid Netflix membership. The normal offer will be four points when you join and two points for your first two months of membership. …

Delta has launched nonstop daily service between Miami and London (LHR) and partner KLM has begun nonstop service between Miami and Amsterdam four days weekly and on June 11, partner Air France will begin new nonstop service between Orlando and Paris three days weekly. …

JetBlue and Virgin Atlantic Airways now have an interline partnership, but not a frequent flyer program partnership. …

Rumor has it that Virgin Atlantic Airways might join SkyTeam. …

Virgin Atlantic Airways now serves Las Vegas to Manchester, U.K. with a nonstop twice weekly service. …

Iberia Airlines now serves Los Angeles (LAX) to Madrid nonstop three times a week, increasing to four a week June 27. …

Directflights.com has launched a name-your-price flight finder. Whenever any flights meeting your criteria match the fare stated, Directflights.com will email you. …

Hotwire.com has launched a site in the U.K.

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