Intelligence – October, 19 2012

Intelligence – October, 19 2012

Ritz-Carlton Rewards has partnered with IMG Academy and Ritz-Carlton Rewards members now have access to the 450-acre IMG Academy campus that features a full-service spa, weight room, medical staff and customized training from top players and world-renowned coaches and trainers in tennis, golf and other sports. …

Frontier Airlines is ending all flight service to Philadelphia, Sacramento, Louisville, Provo and Akron-Canton the first week of January. The airline will begin flights from Denver to Cleveland on Jan. 9, 2013. …

LAX now offers free WiFi for online sessions that last less than 45 minutes. …

American Airlines is cutting about two percent of its flight schedule due to “a number of factors.” …

Fairfield Inn & Suites is turning 25 years old this year. By 2016, there will be 1,000 Fairfield Inns worldwide. There are almost 700 now. …

SAS is starting a new route between Copenhagen and San Francisco April 2013 with service six times weekly. …

Chase Freedom, Chase Sapphire and Ink from Chase cardholders can now use their Ultimate Rewards points to pay for items purchased at Amazon.com at a one Ultimate Rewards point for one cent basis. …

Shenzhen Airlines is set to become an official member of the Star Alliance on Nov. 30, 2012. The carrier serves 64 destinations throughout China as well as within Asia to Seoul, Osaka, Taipei and more. …

BMI Diamond Club has closed as of the end of October. All non-U.K. members will need to transfer their Diamond Club miles into Avios by Dec. 31, 2012. …

Because of a deeper codeshare agreement, JAL and British Airways announced “greater choice of flights to more destinations, enhanced frequent flyer benefits and the potential to launch new routes.” Top-tier members are being offered more bonus points on applicable flights on either airline and JMB members will be able to accrue more mileage than before on BA flights through the Mile-Up bonus. …

JAL Mileage Bank members in the U.S. can now use their miles for online shopping–from 10,000 to 100,000 miles for jewelry, sporting goods, electronics and more. Visit http://www.insideflyer.com/link/?7430 . …

Iberia now partners with Microsoft and members will get 9,000 Avios when signing up for IBERIA365 Cloud technology solution. …

Spirit Airlines has started daily nonstop service between Denver and Phoenix. …

Bangkok Airways FlyerBonus members can now earn FlyerBonus points when staying at participating Dusit International hotel properties. …

Bangkok Airways has a new route between Bangkok and Vientiane and FlyerBonus members can earn triple points for the flight from Nov. 30, 2012 to Feb. 28, 2013. …

Aeroflot is now a partner in the Hilton HHonors program. Aeroflot Bonus members can earn one mile for every dollar spent at Hilton Worldwide hotels. Also, HHonors points can be converted to Aeroflot Bonus miles at 10,000 HHonors points for 1,500 Aeroflot Bonus miles. …

Marriott Rewards members can now earn and redeem at the Gaylord National, Gaylord Palms and the Gaylord Texan as of last month, and watch for news from the Gaylord Opryland in 2013. …

BalticMiles has launched an online Point Calculator that shows how fast members can earn a free flight by earning points for everyday things like shopping, eating out, traveling and paying bills. Visit http:///www.insideflyer.com/link/?7472 to view it.

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