Intelligence – August, 22 2011

Intelligence – August, 22 2011

Virgin America has plans to launch flights to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico this winter subject to approval from the U.S. DOT and the Mexican government. …

Amazon.com is a new retailer in the US Airways Dividend Miles and HawaiianMiles shopping malls and members can now earn one mile per dollar spent at Amazon.com with Dividend Miles and two miles per dollar spent with HawaiianMiles. …

Alaska Airlines will begin flights between San Diego and Honolulu starting on Nov. 17, 2011. …

Southwest Airlines and AirTran Airways have announced new routes including one daily nonstop between Nashville and Fort Myers, Denver and Providence, Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood and Manchester or Milwaukee beginning Jan. 7, 2012 and daily nonstops between Long Island/Islip and Fort Myers starting Feb. 12, 2012. Southwest is also ending several nonstop routes starting in January including between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh or Providence; between Boise and Reno/Tahoe, Salt Lake City or Tacoma; between Kansas City and Seattle/Tacoma and more. …

Visitors to Lufthansa lounges worldwide can now enjoy unlimited free use of the Internet via the Telekom network. …

Chase has announced that they will continue to offer a Continental-branded credit card through the end of 2011 and cardholders with Continental OnePass cards from Chase will continue to have access to their current privileges throughout 2012. …

On Sept. 7, 2011, American Airlines will eliminate its nonstop service between San Francisco and Honolulu. The airline is concentrating its domestic flying from the hub cities of Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami and New York. …

Etihad Guest members can now earn miles through e-Rewards, up to 8,000 miles per year. Visit www.insideflyer.com/link/?5052. …

Rumor has it that Qantas Frequent Flyer is considering adding a lifetime Platinum membership along with the Silver and Gold lifetime memberships the program currently offers. …

Etihad Guest has added the following partners: Atlantic The Palm, Dubai (one mile for every $1 spent on room rates); One to One Hotels — The Village, Abu Dhabi (one mile for every $1 spent on room rates); Sixt car rental (500 miles per car rental, 1,000 miles for airport transfer) and Chartis Insurance in the U.A.E. (one mile for every $1 spent). …

Kingfisher Airlines King Club has added several new partners: Marriott, Citrus Hotels, Meritus Hotels and Resorts, Leisure Hotels, Watches and More and Kingfisher Resorts where members can earn miles. …

Jet Airways JetPrivilege is now partners with Kenya Airways, Alitalia and US Airways as well as The Leading Hotels of the World and retail partners Guardian Pharmacy, Pavers England and Style Spa. …

As of Sept. 5, 2011, Dividend Miles Wireless is no longer a partner in US Airways Dividend Miles. …

Alaska’s Mileage Plan was ranked number one among domestic frequent flyer programs by the readers of Executive Travel magazine in their 2011 Leading Edge awards. …

Members of Czech OK Plus can now earn miles when parking at Prague Airport and paying through the Prague Airport website. …

From Oct. 30, 2011, KLM will offer a twice-daily service from Amsterdam to Basel or Mulhouse and from Nov. 1, KLM will fly three times weekly to Rio de Janeiro from Amsterdam.

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