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Post-9/11 Promotions
Compiled from recent FrequentFlier Criers

As we've been predicting they would, the airlines have finally thrown open the mileage floodgates, with most major N. America carriers offering their frequent flyer program members some or all of the following--

o Double miles for all flights through Nov. 15, and extended through Dec. 15
o Discounted awards, including domestic coach awards reduced to 15,000 miles
o Liberalized Elite requalification and extension policies

It's been many years since we've seen systemwide double-mile bonuses offered industrywide. But then neither have we seen -- ever -- 20% capacity cuts AND half-empty planes. These are truly unprecedented times.

Following is a summary, airline by airline, of the current offers. Unless otherwise noted, the double-mile offers and award sales are in effect through Nov. 15, 2001.

Following the airline offers are hotel promotions.

Airline Promotions

> Air Canada
Double Miles: Yes (through Dec. 15.)
Registration: N/A
Bonus Miles Qualify for Elite: No
Award Sale: No
Other: N/A

> Alaska
Double Miles: Yes - through Dec. 15, 2001
Registration: http://www2.alaskaair.com/
Bonus Miles Qualify for Elite: No
Award Sale: Yes (through Dec. 15)
Other: Current year elite status extended through Dec. 2002

> American
Double Miles: Yes - through Dec. 15, 2001
Registration: http://www.aa.com/offers or 1-800-882-8880; code DBLAA
Bonus Miles Qualify for Elite: No
Award Sale: Yes
Other: Current year elite status extended through Feb. 2003

> America West
Double Miles: No
Registration: N/A
Bonus Miles Qualify for Elite: N/A
Award Sale: N/A
Other: Current year elite status extended through Feb. 2003

> Continental
Double Miles: Yes - through Dec. 15, 2001
Registration: http://onepass.continental.com or call 1-800-346-6090; code 50095 through Nov. 15, 50099 between Nov. 16 and Dec. 15
Bonus Miles Qualify for Elite: Through Nov. 15, Yes; After Nov. 15, No
Award Sale: Yes (limited L. America/Caribbean destinations only)
Other: N/A

> Delta
Double Miles: Yes - through Dec. 15, 2001
Registration: 1-888-558-3358; code 2014
Bonus Miles Qualify for Elite: Yes
Award Sale: Yes
Other: N/A

> Midwest Express
Double Miles: No
Registration: N/A
Bonus Miles Qualify for Elite: N/A
Award Sale: Yes (7,500 mile companion award ticket)
Other: Membership threshold lowered for qualifying elites; mileage credit awarded for cancelled flights Sept. 11-14, which will count toward elite status

> Northwest
Double Miles: Yes - through Dec. 15, 2001
Registration: http://www.nwa.com/offers/doublemiles or 1-888-955-7878, ext. 4467
Bonus Miles Qualify for Elite: No
Award Sale: Yes
Other: N/A

> Southwest
Double Miles: Yes (for online bookings, through June 30, 2002)
Registration: N/A
Bonus Miles Qualify for Elite: N/A
Award Sale: No
Other: N/A

> United
Double Miles: Yes
Registration: http://offers.mileageplus.com/MNPN51 or 1-800-447-6772; code 168
Bonus Miles Qualify for Elite: No
Award Sale: Yes
Other: N/A

> US Airways
Double Miles: Yes - through Dec. 15, 2001 (Dec. 31, 2001, for Shuttle flights)
Registration: http://www.usairways.com/dividendmiles/ or 1-800-872-4738; code 7437
Bonus Miles Qualify for Elite: No
Award Sale: Yes
Other: Membership threshold lowered for qualifying elites

Hotel Promotions

> Hilton
Through Dec. 31, 2001, earn 1,000 HHonors bonus points when you make reservations online at http://www.hiltonhhonors.com or at any Hilton HHonors brand website. Stays must be completed by Mar. 31, 2002.

> Hyatt
Gold Passport members will be rewarded with 1 free night for every 3 nights spent at Hyatt hotels between Nov. 15, 2001, and Feb. 28, 2002. A maximum of 5 free nights can be earned. Redeem free nights between Dec. 1, 2001, and May 31, 2002 at participating Hyatts. More information is here.

> Inter-Continental
Inter-Continental Hotels has extended its 2001-miles-per-stay offer through Dec. 31, 2001, awarding Priority Club members with 2001 miles per stay at participating Inter-Con hotels in Central and South America.

> Marriott
Marriott will award double points and double night credit toward elite status to Marriott Rewards members who pay for their stays with a Visa card between Oct. 15, 2001, and Mar. 31, 2002. Members begin earning double points with the second hotel stay paid for with a Visa card during the promotion period.

Registration is required, either online at http://marriottrewards.com or by calling 1-866-300-3055.

In addition, the deadline for achieving elite status has been extended to Mar. 31, 2002, an extra 3 months.

> Starwood
Through Jan. 31, 2002, Preferred Guest members will earn 1,000 bonus Starpoints per night, Sunday through Thursday, at more than 400 Starwood hotels in the U.S. Stays at participating Four Points by Sheraton will receive 500 bonus Starpoints.


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