Don’t Transfer Miles From Marriott Rewards to an Airline, do a “Hotel + Air” Package

January 17, 2016

All the major hotel loyalty programs offer you some way to convert your hotel points into airline miles. While the flexibility to perform a conversion is great, you need to know when you’re getting a good deal or a bad one. The best deal is with Starwood Preferred Guest points, where you get a conversion […]

Converting Wyndham Rewards to Airline Miles

October 25, 2015

Wyndham Rewards Wyndham Rewards has a limited number of airline partners, but a straightforward transfer policy. All partners have a 5:1 ratio, and all of them start at 6,000 Wyndham points. However, Wyndham has a history of devaluing their transfers to airline partners without notice. Add to this the poor transfer ratio, and you may […]

Converting Starwood Preferred Guest Points to Airline Miles

October 25, 2015

Starwood Preferred Guest Folks love the Starwood Preferred Guest Program. Because not only are their points versatile and valuable, but they are also easy to use. And when you transfer Starwood points to most of the ~30 partner airlines, you’ll not only get a 1:1 ratio, but you’ll also get an extra 5,000 miles when […]

Converting Marriot Rewards Points to Airline Miles

October 25, 2015

Marriott Rewards With Marriott Rewards, the number of miles you get depends on how many Marriott points you transfer. And different partners have different ratios. In general, the more Marriott points you transfer, the better the ratio. The best deal is with United Airlines, which recently partnered with Marriott. Which Hotel Points Transfer To Airline […]

Converting La Quintas Returns Points to Airline Miles

October 25, 2015

La Quinta Returns La Quinta Returns is a small loyalty program with 5 airline partners. You will receive a 6:1 transfer ratio with Aeromexico, American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, and Frontier Airlines. For Southwest, it goes down to just 10:1. All transfers start at 6,000 points, and will get you 1,000 miles with all airlines except […]

Converting IHG Rewards Club Points to Airline Miles

October 25, 2015

IHG Rewards Club IHG Rewards Club is the points program of 1 of the largest hotel chains in the world. But they make it hard for you to transfer their points to airline partners. And it’s NOT a good deal! You can only transfer in increments of 10,000 points. For most of their partners, this […]

Converting Hyatt Gold Passport Points to Airline Miles

October 25, 2015

Hyatt Gold Passport Hyatt is my favorite hotel chain for award stays. Award bookings start at just 5,000 Hyatt points per night, which is an incredible deal. You can stay at a hotel like the Grand Hyatt Santiago for just 8,000 Hyatt points per night. It would otherwise cost you $264! We have enjoyed Hyatt […]

Converting Hilton HHonors Points to Airline Miles

October 25, 2015

Hilton HHonors Hilton HHonors has ~40 airline partners. Most of them have transfer ratios of 10:1 to 20:3. And like Club Carlson, you’ll get more value out of using the points for free stays at Hilton hotels. Say you have 50,000 Hilton points. Depending on the transfer partner, you’ll get anywhere from 5,000 to 7,500 […]

Converting Club Carlson Points to Airline Miles

October 25, 2015

Club Carlson I’ve written about the recent downgrades in the Club Carlson program. Even taking that into consideration, it’s hardly worth it to transfer to their partner airlines. The transfer ratio is 10:1 across the board. That means for 2,000 Club Carlson points, you’ll only receive 200 airline miles. And for 50,000 Club Carlson points, […]

Converting Choice Privileges Points to Airline Miles

October 25, 2015

Choice Privileges There are different earning rates for the hotels included in the Choice Privileges program. And their points do expire. The terms and conditions say: Choice Privileges points expire on December 31, two years after the year in which they were deposited into your account unless forfeited or canceled earlier due to membership inactivity […]