Intelligence – February, 22 2012

Intelligence – February, 22 2012

Members of airberlin topbonus can now earn 150 miles for every hotel review published on the HotelCheck website. …

Regus is a new partner in the American AAdvantage program. Members can earn between five and seven miles per $1 spent on Regus offices and services. AAdvantage elite members will receive a Regus Businessworld Gold card and unlimited access to Regus’ business lounges. …

The Carlton Hotel New York is a new partner hotel participating in Marriott’s Autograph Collection. …

American Eagle is launching daily nonstop service between Dallas/Fort Worth and Garden City, Kan., beginning April 3. …

ANA Mileage Club and Hawaiian Airlines HawaiianMiles are now partners and ANA Mileage Club members can earn and redeem miles on all Hawaiian Airlines-operated neighbor island flights and HawaiianMiles members can earn and redeem miles on all ANA-operated codeshare flights. …

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts now partners with Qatar Airways. Fairmont President’s Club members will earn 500 Qmiles or more per qualifying stay. …

Loews Hotels & Resorts is committed to growth and has announced they are seeking 4-5 star quality full-service hotels, specifically in cities such as Chicago, Boston, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Dallas, Seattle, New York and Toronto as well as sun, ski and golf resort destinations. ….

Emirates and Alaska Airlines are earn partners as of March 1, 2012. Redeeming Mileage Plan miles for Emirates award flights will be available late this year. …

Emirates is starting nonstop service between Seattle and Dubai on March 1, 2012 as well as new service from Dallas. Emirates also has an interest in expanding to Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. …

Southwest Airlines has announced 22 domestic and international airports whose operations will switch from AirTran Airways to Southwest including Punta Cana, Dominican Republic; Cancun, Mexico; Montego Bay, Jamaica; Aruba; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Bermuda and Nassau, Bahamas. Of the 69 cities AirTran served when Southwest acquired it in 2011, 53 cities are planned to convert to full Southwest Airlines service. …

Delta Air Lines and WestJet now have a codesharing agreement on flights within the U.S. and Canada. Members of Delta SkyMiles and WestJet Frequent Guest will be able to earn miles and awards on the codeshare flights. …

Best Western Rewards members can now earn 250 Avianca/TACA LifeMiles for every qualified Best Western hotel stay and until March 31, 2012, Best Western Rewards members can earn double miles for stays in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Central and South America or the Caribbean. …

Continental Airlines and Virgin Atlantic are no longer frequent flyer partners–not surprising, because United does not partner with Virgin Atlantic. …

Hawaiian Airlines and JetBlue have formed a partnership that will allow members of each carrier’s frequent flyer program to earn and redeem miles on either carrier, starting in June. …

Spirit Airlines will begin daily nonstop service between Arnold Palmer Regional Airport near Pittsburgh and Orlando on May 17, 2012. …

Spanair has ceased operations leaving SpanairStar members with useless points.

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