Intelligence – January, 06 2012

Intelligence – January, 06 2012

AirTran Airways plans to add four nonstop routes to Mexico, pending government approval: San Antonio to Cancun and Mexico City beginning May 2012 and Orange County, Calif. to Cabo San Lucas and Mexico City beginning June 2012. AirTran will be ceasing operations at several airports in June 2012, including Knoxville, Miami, Bloomington/Normal, Charleston and Washington Dulles. Southwest Airlines will continue to fly to and from Dulles. …

Worldhotels has partnered with Singapore Airlines and KrisFlyer members will now earn 500 miles per qualifying Worldhotels stay. …

AirTran A+ Rewards is ending its partnership with American Express Membership Rewards on Feb. 29, 2012. …

Malaysia Airlines and Etihad Airways are now reciprocal earn and burn partners and Enrich and Etihad Guest members can earn and redeem miles for flights on either airline. …

Aeroplan has partnered with VEDI, wherein members can earn one mile for every $1 spent on eye exams, contact lenses, frames, sunglasses and more at more than 350 independent eye care practitioners across Canada. Members have a chance to win 50,000 Aeroplan miles when they book an eye appointment by Jan. 31, 2012. Visit http://www.vedi.ca …

Xiamen Airlines is scheduled to join SkyTeam by the end of 2012. Xiamen Airlines has a hub in Xiamen, China and flies to 77 destinations, 90 percent of which are within China. …

AirTran A+ Rewards members are no longer able to earn or redeem credits with A+ Auction, A+ Mall or SkyMall.com, effective Dec. 31, 2011. On Jan. 1, 2012, A+ credits will no longer be earned or redeemed with 800wine.com, A+ Magazines, A+ Wireless, Credits While You Sleep, Points.com, Priority Club Rewards and Rockland Identify Theft Solutions. …

Amazon.com no longer participates in the US Airways Dividend Miles mall but frequent flyers can continue to earn one HawaiianMiles mile per dollar spent on Amazon.com purchases. …

Hawaiian Airlines is set to launch daily nonstop service between Honolulu and New York (JFK) on June 4, 2012. Hawaiian will be the only airline operating a nonstop flight to Honolulu from JFK. Continental flies nonstop to Honolulu from Newark. …

SPG has partnered with America’s Cup to offer members one-of-a-kind experiences through http://www.SPG.com/moments …

airberlin topbonus and British Airways Executive Club are now reciprocal frequent flyer program partners, adding to the codeshare agreement the two airlines have had since July. Members of both programs are now able to earn and burn on the partner program. …

Qantas is abandoning plans to establish a new premium airline in Asia in favor of a lower risk alliance with Malaysia Airlines. …

Czech OK Plus has added new partners to the program including Middle East Airlines as of Jan. 10, 2012, Blazek Fashion House, Canadian Medical Care Prague and Nomos Bank, a co-branded credit and debit card. …

VOILA Hotel Rewards has added three Details Hotels & Resorts in Portugal to its network: Almada Business in Almada, Hotel Aqua Pedra dos Bicos in Santa Eulalia, Albufeira and Vale d’El Rei Suite and Village Resort near the village of Carvoeiro on the way to Marinha beach. …

Flying Blue members can now spend their miles for Hilton stays in addition to earning miles when staying at Hilton hotels and exchanging miles for points.

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