Intelligence – September, 21 2011

Intelligence – September, 21 2011

Virgin America Elevate is a new transfer partner with American Express Membership Rewards, effective Oct. 5, 2011. …

La Quinta Inns & Suites now partners with Aeromexico Club Premier and members will earn 250 Club Premier miles for each stay. La Quinta Returns members can also redeem 6,000 Returns points for 1,000 Club Premier miles. Through Oct. 31, Returns members will earn 750 Club Premier miles per stay at La Quinta hotels in the U.S. or Canada. In Mexico, you’ll earn 1,000 Club Premier miles per stay. …

Iberia Plus is now a partner in Points.com. …

Bahrain Air has announced a Loyalty Rewards Program offering a one-way flight when collecting seven boarding cards and a roundtrip ticket when collecting 11 boarding cards. Visit bahrainair.net to learn more. …

VOILA Hotel Rewards now partners with Multiplus Fidelidade in Brazil and VOILA members can redeem eight VOILA points for one Multiplus point. …

Provenance Hotels is a new Stash Hotel Rewards partner and members can earn and redeem points for stays at any of the five Provenance Hotels located in the Pacific Northwest and Nashville, Tenn. …

Virgin America Elevate has teamed up with Hertz and Elevate members can earn one point per $1 spent on qualifying Hertz rentals. Through Dec. 31, 2011, members can earn double points and up to a 35 percent discount on rentals of two or more days. …

Southwest Airlines is beginning nonstop flight service between Atlanta and Chicago Midway, Baltimore, Denver, Austin and Houston Hobby on Feb. 12, 2012. …

Qantas Airways is creating two new affiliate carriers, both in Asia. Jetstar Japan will start operations by the end of 2012 with bases at Tokyo Narita and Osaka Kansai. A premium carrier based in Asia, as yet unnamed, is also in the works. …

Virgin America travelers can now access a live satellite television channel line-up featuring live sports and news programming, including nationally televised baseball games, NHL and NFL games. …

Virgin America will begin service to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico from San Francisco starting Dec. 2 daily except for Mondays and Thursdays. This is the third Mexican destination for the airline. …

Choice Privileges members can now earn 2,500 points for enrolling in 1800MD. …

Qantas Frequent Flyer members can get an instant status match to Virgin Australia Velocity Rewards when they show their elite-level Frequent Flyer membership card at any Virgin airport lounge in Australia. The Velocity Rewards status will be valid for one year. …

JAL Mileage Bank members can now earn 300 miles per Alamo rental at participating locations in the U.S. and Canada and double miles (600 miles) are offered until Oct. 30, 2011 when using promotion code JALBONUS. …

Hilton Worldwide plans to open the company’s first hotel in Iraq, the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Erbi, in Kurdistan at the end of 2013. …

On Nov. 8, 2011, Marriott will be adding AC by Marriott hotels, a group of 90 hotels in Spain, Portugal and Italy and members will be able to earn and redeem points at these new Marriott properties. …

Virgin America has launched a partnership with One&Only Palmilla, Los Cabos, Mexico. Elevate members can earn one point for every $1 spent on accommodation, and until Dec. 18, 2011, members will earn double points plus a $100 resort credit, two $50 spa certificates and more.

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