second-largest airline, said it will sign a code-share agreement
with American Airlines in April that will include more than 500
roundtrip flights each week between the U.S. and Mexico.
It will enable American's passengers to fly to 21 new cities in
Mexico, including Merida and Oaxaca. The agreement enables members
of each airline's frequent flyer programs to accrue miles on either
Mexicana operates 25% of the flights between Mexico and the U.S.
and flies from 17 cities in the U.S. The partnership comes two
months after Mexicana terminated its code-share agreement with
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Aeromexico Vacations launched packages to
Mexico from Boston to coincide with Aeromexico's new nonstop
service from Boston to Mexico City, which started Feb. 13.
The new service from Boston will offer continuing service to
Acapulco, Cancun, Ixtapa, Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta. Packages
from Boston will include hotel accommodations, roundtrip air fare
and airport transfers.
Three-night packages from Boston start at $594 per person,
double, in Acapulco; $644 in Cancun; $724 in Ixtapa; $749 in Los
Cabos; and $799 in Puerto Vallarta.
Aeromexico Vacations can be purchased via the major GDSs,
through VAX VacationAccess or by calling (800) 245-8585.
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United Vacations expanded its Mexico product
line by adding Cancun and the Riviera Maya to its existing
United recently launched nonstop Saturday flights between
Washington (Dulles) and Cancun, enabling United to offer
air-inclusive packages to Cancun and the Riviera Maya.
Seven-night packages are available for travel Feb. 21 to Dec. 31
and include accommodations, roundtrip air fare, hotel transfers and
Cancun packages start at $579 per person, double, at the Oasis
Beach and Spa. Prices for the Riviera Maya start at $639 at the
Gran Porto Real.
United Vacations can be purchased via the major GDSs, through VAX
VacationAccess or by calling (800) 328-6877.
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Runaway Tours is doubling its Runaway Rewards
payout to agents for new bookings made from Jan. 26 to April 3.
A year-round program, Runaway Rewards normally pays agents $10
for every booking of at least five nights, including air fare. The
new promotion will award agents $20 per booking during the Double
To qualify for Runaway Rewards, bookings must include Runaway's
Cancellation and Revision Waiver.
To redeem Runaway Rewards, contact a Runaway account manager at
(800) 622-0733, Ext. 8290. For information or reservations, call
(800) 622-0723 or e-mail [email protected].
To contact reporter Jorge Sidron, send e-mail to [email protected].