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Hyatt Announces ‘Double Points for Being You’ Promotion

Hyatt Announces ‘Double Points for Being You’ Promotion

World of Hyatt, Hyatt Hotels new guest loyalty program, announced its first promotion Tuesday.
Dubbed “Double Points for Being You,” the new promotion allows World of Hyatt members to earn double points starting with the member’s second stay following registration.
The promotion will run from April 1 through June 30 and registration is required. Once registered, a member will earn five points per dollar in addition to the base five points per …

Edelweiss to Link Zurich with San Diego

Edelweiss to Link Zurich with San Diego

Edelweiss Air, a member of the Swiss International Air Lines family, announced that it plans to begin new seasonal service between Zurich and San Diego on June 9 this year. The carrier will operate the route twice a week through September 18.
Flights are scheduled to depart Zurich at 1:30 p.m. on Mondays and 2:05 p.m. on Fridays, arriving in San Diego at 5:05 p.m. and 5:40 p.m.
From San Diego, flights …

Sixt Expands Partnership with Lufthansa

Sixt Expands Partnership with Lufthansa

Sixt rent a car and Lufthansa announced the addition of new customer benefits that are part of the two German companies’ partnership.
Passengers will now be able to simultaneously book a car rental from Sixt when making a flight reservation on the Lufthansa website. All passenger information including name and address and flight data will automatically be carried over to the Sixt system when reserving a car.
In addition, members of Lufthansa’s …

American Airlines to Take $200 Million Stake in China Southern Airlines

American Airlines to Take $200 Million Stake in China Southern Airlines

American Airlines announced that it has committed to making a $200-million investment in China Southern Airlines, the largest of China’s three major state-owned carriers.
Although the deal only includes a 2.76% stake in the Chinese carrier, the investment, subject to regulatory approval, will open up the door to new codeshare routes and create other opportunities for the two airlines to work together, including in sales and airport facilities.
American’s and China Southern’s …

Cathay Pacific, Lufthansa Group Announce Partnership

Cathay Pacific, Lufthansa Group Announce Partnership

Cathy Pacific Airways announced a new partnership with the Lufthansa Group, building on the existing cooperation the two airlines have on freight flights.
Under the new agreement, Lufthansa, Swiss International Air Lines, and Austrian Airlines will be able to place their codes on Cathay Pacific flights from Hong Kong to Sydney, Melbourne, and Cairns, Australia as well as Auckland, New Zealand beginning April 26.
In addition, Cathay Pacific will be able to …

American Airlines Becomes First U.S. Carrier to Sell True Premium Economy Seats

American Airlines Becomes First U.S. Carrier to Sell True Premium Economy Seats

American Airlines, the world’s largest carrier, became the first U.S. carrier to sell premium-economy cabin seats earlier this week.
The premium-economy product has been available in the airline’s new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners but it hadn’t yet been sold as such. Seats may be purchased now for travel starting May 4.
The leather seats in the premium-economy cabin are 19” wide and in a 2-3-2 configuration with a seat pitch of 38”. Each …

Delta to Launch New York-Rio de Janeiro Service Later This Year

Delta to Launch New York-Rio de Janeiro Service Later This Year

Delta Air Lines announced that it plans to offer new service between New York City and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on December 21. The carrier will operate the non-stop route daily.
Flights are scheduled to depart New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport at 9:24 p.m. and arrive at Rio de Janeiro–Antonio Carlos Jobim, International Airport (popularly known by its original name, Galeão International Airport) at 10:30 a.m. Flights will depart …