Intelligence – May, 21 2012

Intelligence – May, 21 2012

Delta SkyMiles is ending its partnership with Kingfisher Airlines from Oct. 1, 2012 and with Jet Airways from Oct. 15, 2012 and members will not be able to earn or redeem on these Indian airlines from those dates. …

Delta is starting nonstop service between New York (JFK) and Reykjavik, Iceland on June 1. Nonstop JFK-Stockholm flights began last month. …

AirTran Airways has launched service between Denver and Cancun. Southwest Rapid Rewards members can earn 5,000 points for each qualifying roundtrip flight on this new route through Aug. 31, 2012. …

If you are a current Continental Chase credit cardholder, you can get the sign-up bonus when applying for the United Explorer card. There had been rumors that you would not be eligible for the bonus. Visit http://www.insideflyer.com/link/?6443 to apply for the card. …

American Airlines is closing some of their airport lounges. The Panama City Tocumen Admirals Club is closing June 30, 2012, and the Washington Dulles, Kansas City and Santo Domingo Admirals Clubs are closing July 31, 2012. …

In just 31 days, Capital One handed out one billion miles through the Venture Double Miles Challenge that started March 7, 2012. Consumers who opened a Capital One Venture Card could earn up to 100,000 miles if they could prove they spent $50,000 on another credit card during 2011. …

According to recent news reports, if US Airways merges with American Airlines, the new airline will continue under the American Airlines name. …

Wyndham Rewards is now partners in the Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles program. Wyndham Rewards members can earn 500 Miles&Smiles miles for qualified stays at Ramada, Howard Johnson, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts and Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham and earn 10 Wyndham Rewards points for every $1 spent on qualifying room rates at all other Wyndham Rewards brands. …

US Airways’ quarterly “Above & Beyond” program allows Dividend Miles Silver, Platinum, Gold and Chairman’s Preferred members, as well as US Airways employees at the manager level and above to nominate US Airways employees who provide exceptional service to be eligible for a cash prize up to $10,000. Since launching the program in 2006, the airline has received nearly 270,000 A&B coupons and has awarded more than $6 million to more than 8,000 employees. …

Malaysia Airlines and All Nippon Airways ended their partnership on May 31, 2012. The two carriers no longer codeshare and members of Enrich and ANA Mileage Club cannot earn miles and redeem award tickets on the other carrier. Malaysia Airlines also recently ended their partnership with Virgin Australia. …

Expedia Rewards is one year old and now boasts more than 3.7 million members, averaging 7,000 travelers enrolling each day. One program member earned more than 940,000 points in the first year. …

WestJet has recently added new routes: Chicago-Calgary and Vancouver; Kingston, Jamaica and Aruba-Toronto; White Horse-Vancouver; and seven times daily, between New York (LGA) and Toronto from June 4 and eight times daily from July 12, 2012 …

Jet Airways now partners with Fairmont Hotels & Resorts and through Aug. 6, 2012, guests on qualifying stays can earn triple miles (normally 500 miles per night) to a maximum of 2,000 miles. per stay.

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