June 17, 2007

Frequent fliers can sleep on it

Frequent-flier miles for credit card purchases, hotel stays . . . and now mattresses. AirTran Airways has begun a partnership with the parent company of Sealy Posturepedic and Stearns & Foster giving A-plus Rewards members up to 16 credits -- enough for a round-trip coach ticket -- for buying a mattress set via CreditsWhileYouSleep.com . AirTran now flies from Logan International Airport and 55 other destinations.

Make a connection via helicopter hop
Continental Airlines Inc. is the latest airline to set up a New York City code-share ticketing alliance with US Helicopter Corp. Continental passengers booked on flights out of Newark Liberty International Airport can buy flights through continental.com for the 8-minute, $159-plus chopper flights to Newark from the East 34th Street Atlantic Metroport or downtown heliport and check baggage at heliports through to their Continental flight.

Brazilian airline partnering with Delta
Another new baggage-and-ticketing partnership starts July 1, giving Delta Air Lines Inc. passengers flying to and from Brazil faster connections through Rio De Janeiro and Sao Paulo to 58 Brazil destinations and 8 other South American cities served by GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes.

By Peter J. Howe
© Copyright 2007 Globe Newspaper Company

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