City Bonus Highlight: Chicago (ORD)

FFB’s City Bonus Highlight looks at route bonuses to/from a
particular city as well as select bonuses for staying in hotels in or
around that city. This week I take you to the windy city: Chicago.

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Route Bonuses for ORD
A major hub for American Airlines and United does see bonuses from both airlines but also a decent amount of promos from others:


From/To (or Vice Versa) Bonus Offer Airline Program Validity Details
Chicago Hong Kong Double
Miles
Cathay Pacific Asia Miles Jan 1 – Apr 30, 13
Chicago Monterrey,
Mexico
Up
to Double Miles
United Mileage Plus Jan 7 – Mar 31, 13
Chicago Montreal 500
Bonus Miles
Air Canada Aeroplan Until Dec 31, 12
Chicago Toronto 500
Bonus Miles
Air Canada Aeroplan Until Dec 31, 12
Chicago Vienna Double
Miles
Miles & More (Austrian) May 17 – Jul ?, 13
Systemwide up
to 50% Bonus Miles
Alitalia MilleMiglia Until Dec 31, 12
Systemwide Double
EQM/EQP + Miles
American AAdvantage Until Dec 31, 12
Systemwide Double
EQMs
Frontier Airlines Early
Returns
Until Dec 31, 12
Systemwide Triple
Points
JetBlue TrueBlue Until Dec 31, 12
Chicago Asia (exc. Japan) Double
Miles
ANA All Nippon Mileage
Club
Nov 1 – Dec 31, 12
Chicago Europe Up
to 100,000+ Bonus Miles
American AAdvantage Sep 25, 12 – Jan 31, 13
Chicago Europe Up
to 100,000+ Bonus Avios
British Airways Executive
Club
Until Jan 31, 13
Chicago India Up
to 15,000 Bonus Avios
British Airways Executive
Club
Until Dec 31, 13
Chicago London Up
to 100,000+ Bonus Miles
Delta SkyMiles Until Jan 31, 13
Chicago London Up
to 100,000+ Bonus Miles
United Mileage Plus Until Jan 31, 13
Busan Chicago Double
Miles
Cathay Pacific Asia Miles Oct 1 – Dec 31, 12
Cebu Chicago 66%
Bonus Miles
Cathay Pacific Asia Miles Sep 1 – Dec 31, 12
Clark Chicago 66%
Bonus Miles
Cathay Pacific Asia Miles Sep 1 – Dec 31, 12
Europe Chicago up
to 180,000 AAdvantage Miles
American AAdvantage Sep 1 – Dec 16, 12
Europe Chicago up
to 230,000 Bonus Avios
British Airways Executive
Club
Sep 1 – Dec 16, 12
Halifax Chicago 500
Bonus Miles
Air Canada Aeroplan Until Dec 31, 12
Hong Kong Chicago Double
Miles
Cathay Pacific Asia Miles Jan 1 – Apr 30, 13
London Chicago Double
Miles
American AAdvantage Until Dec 31, 12
London Chicago Up
to 100,000+ Bonus Miles
Delta SkyMiles Until Jan 31, 13
London Chicago Up
to 100,000+ Bonus Miles
United Mileage Plus Until Jan 31, 13
Manchester Chicago Double
Miles
American AAdvantage Until Dec 31, 12
Manila North America 66%
Bonus Miles
Cathay Pacific Asia Miles Sep 1 – Dec 31, 12
Monterrey,
Mexico
Chicago Up
to Double Miles
United Mileage Plus Jan 7 – Mar 31, 13
Montreal Chicago 500
Bonus Miles
Air Canada Aeroplan Until Dec 31, 12
Toronot Chicago 500
Bonus Miles
Air Canada Aeroplan Until Dec 31, 12
Seoul Chicago 15,000
Bonus Miles
Delta SkyMiles Until Dec 31, 12
Vienna Chicago Double
Miles
Miles & More (Austrian) May 17 – Jul ?, 13

 

Hotel Bonuses for the Chicago area
Here are some bonus offers for hotel stays in the Chicago area:

Best Western
250 Bonus Rewards Points for any qualified stays in Chicago e that are booked on bestwestern.com . There is no limit to the number of bonuses that can be earned. Please include your Best Western Rewards® account number on the reservation to qualify Full details, Online Registration and Booking (Registration is required) Until Jun 30, 13

Earn up to 4,000 Bonus Rewards Points when you join Best Western Rewards and stay at any Best Western hotel Warsaw. Bonuses awarded as follows
2,000 Bonus Best Western Rewards® points instantly when you join Best Western Rewards!
2,000 Bonus Best Western Rewards® points for your next stay (Booking must be made online at bestwestern.com and stay much be completed by December 31st, 2012)
Full details, Online Registration and Booking (Registration is required) Until Dec 31, 12
Restrictions
* For residents of Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Hong Kong, India, Indian Ocean Islands, Indonesia, Iraq, Iran, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kuwait, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, and Yemen only

Double Aeroplan Miles on every qualifying stay at participating Best Western hotels in Chicago
Full details, Online Registration and Booking (Registration is required) Until Dec 31, 12
* Restrictions
Valid for Residents of U.S., Canada, the Bahamas or the U.S. Virgin Islands only

250 Bonus LifeMiles for all qualified Best Western stays in Chicago that are booked on bestwestern.com .Full details, Online Registration and Booking (Registration is required) Until Dec 31, 12

Carlson Hotels Club Carlson
Earn up to 6,000 Bonus Gold Points PER NIGHT for eligible nights at Carlson Rezidor hotels in Chicago. Bonus points will be awarded for the total number of nights you stay between October 1 and December 31, 2012:
2,000 bonus points per night when you stay one to five nights
4,000 bonus points per night when you stay six to nine nights
6,000 bonus points per night when you stay 10 to 20 nights
Register Online (Registration is required) Until Dec 31, 12
Maximum award of 120,000 Bonus Points per member

3,000 Bonus Gold Points for each eligible stay at Carlson Rezidor hotels in Chicago booked through Carlson Wagonlit Travel. Register Online (Registration is required) Until Dec 31, 12

Choice Hotels Privileges
Triple Privileges Points on every qualifying stay starting with your second stay at Choice Hotels Worldwide. Stays must be booked at ChoiceHotels.com or 800.4CHOICE. Elite Diamond and Elite Platinum members can book through ChoiceHotels.com 800.4CHOICE, direct at a hotel, or a travel management company, however if booked through ChoiceHotels.com, these members will receive 100 additional Choice Privileges points with every qualifying stay Full Details, Online Registration and Booking (Registration is required) Dec 13, 12 – Feb 20, 13
Restrictions:
Valid for Residents of the U.S. and Canada only

1,000 Bonus Points for stays at various Choice hotels locations across Illinois Full Details, and online booking Ongoing

Fairmont Hotels
Double Airiline Miles when you book an Everyone’s an Original winter rate at the Fairmont Chicago Full Details and Online Booking Until Apr 30, 13
Participating Airlines:
Air Canada Aeroplan
Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
American AAdvantage
United Mileage Plus

Earn up to Quadruple Avios when staying at the Fairmont Chicago until Dec 31, 12
Bonuses as follows:
1st night earn 500 base Avios + 500 bonus Avios
2nd night earn 500 bonus Avios
3rd night earn 500 bonus Avios
Full Details and Online booking

Hilton
Earn 1,000 Bonus HHonors Points PER NIGHT for every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday night you stay at participating hotels and resorts in the Hilton Worldwide portfolio. There is no limit to the total amount of Bonus Points that may be earned during the Promotion Period Full Details, Online Registration and Booking Until Dec 31, 12
For a list of excluded properties please see here (PDF)

Double Elite Status Stay credit & up to 40% off for eligible Any Weekend, Anywhere stays as of at least 2 nights at participating hotels and resorts in the Hilton Worldwide portfolio. Full Details and online booking Book by Jan 31 for stays Nov 22, 12 – Dec 31, 13

Double Elite Status credit on all eligible stays at participating hotels and resorts in the Hilton Worldwide portfolio. Full Details, Online Registration and Booking Until Dec 31, 12
* Targeted Offer – May not work for everyone

There are also dozens on airline mileage bonus for Hilton stays, see our complete summary here.

InterContinental Hotels Group
1,000 Bonus Priority Club Points, complimentary breakfast and a signature drink for stays on the It’s not all business offer at Hotel Indigo locations Worldwide. Full Details and Online Booking

5,000 Bonus Priority Club Points when you stay two consecutive nights at any participating Staybridge Suites® hotel or Candlewood Suites® hotel Worldwide. Full Details, Online Registration and Booking (Registration is required) Until Dec 30, 12

Earn up to 15,000 Bonus Priority Club Points for a certain amount of nights or completing a certain amount of stays at participating InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza®, Hotel Indigo™, Holiday Inn®, Express by Holiday Inn™ and Holiday Inn Express® hotels worldwide, Do not sign up until the previous quarter is over. Use the following codes to register online (use the smallest amount first and then go on to the next if you do not qualify, however once you do qualify for one you cannot sign up for any others):
Stay 3 Nights, Get 5,000 – Code 5502
Stay 4 Nights, Get 5,000 – Code 5503
Stay 7 Nights Get 10,000 – Code 5504
Stay 8 Nights Get 10,000 – Code 5505
Stay 10 Nights, Get 10,000 – Code 5506
Stay 12 Nights, Get 10,000 – Code 5507
Stay 15 Nights, Get 15,000 – Code 5508
Stay 18 Nights, Get 15,000 – Code 5509
Register online with one of the codes from above. Until Dec 31, 12

Marriott
Marriott MegaBonus: Earn a Free Night or Bonus Rewards Points for stays at any participating Marriott Hotel Worldwide. Full Details, online registration and booking (Registration is required) REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED but if did register you can still book online at : Marriott for stays until Jan 15, 13
Some of the Offer Variations:
– Earn a free night after every second qualifying stay A maximum of three free nights can be earned and then used at Category 1-4 hotels.
– Earn 35,000 points after 20 paid nights + 15,000 points after 25 paid nights—up to 50,000 bonus points
– Earn 25,000 points after 15 paid nights + 15,000 points after 20 paid nights—up to 40,000 bonus points

Preferred Hotel Group I Prefer
Double Airline Miles for stays of 2 or more consecutive nights at participating Preferred Hotel Group properties Worldwide. Full Details Until Dec 31, 12
Participating Airlines
Air France KLM FLying
Alaska Airlines
American Airlines
ANA All Nippon
British Airways
Cathay Pacific
Gol
Japan Airlines
Jet Airways
Kingfisher
Korean Air
Malaysia Airlines
Qantas
Singapore Airlines
United
Virgin Atlantic

Starwood Preferred Guest
SPG Power Up: Earn up to 18,000 Bonus Starpoints for stays at more than 1,100 participating Starwood Hotels Worldwide.
Bonuses as follows:
– Earn 2,000 bonus Starpoints® for every four eligible nights you stay (up to 8,000 bonus Starpoints and 16 nights)
– Earn an extra 10,000 bonus Starpoints when you hit 20 eligible nights.
Full Details, Online Registration and Booking. REGISTRATION IS NOT OPEN YET Register by Feb 28, ,13 for stays Jan 15 – Apr 15, 13

SPG Better by the Night: Earn up to Triple Starpoints + an online booking bonus for stays at more than 1,000 participating Starwood Hotels Worldwide.
Bonuses as follows:
– Double Starpoints® on eligible stays of 1 or 2 nights
– Triple Starpoints on eligible stays of 3 or more nights
– 250 Starpoints for eligible stays booked at spg.com
– 500 Starpoints for eligible stays booked through the SPG app for iPhone or Android
– 250 Starpoints for checking in on Foursquare during your stay
Full Details, Online Registration and Booking. REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED but if you did regsiter you can still book online at SPG.com to ensure you get your online booking bonus. Register by Nov 30 for stays Oct 1 – Dec 20, 12
Click here for a list of hotels not participating in the up to Triple Starpoints bonus
Online booking bonus is available for all Starwood Hotels worldwide. Earn up to 3,000 Bonus Starpoints for stays at The Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago. Full Details & Online Booking Until Dec 31, 12
Bonuses are as follows:
3,000 Bonus Starpoints on Junior Suites
Triple Starpoints on Deluxe, Lakeview and Michigan Avenue View rooms.

Triple Starpoints for stays in Deluxe and Westin Workout rooms at The Westin Lombard Yorktown Center. Full Details & Online Booking Until Dec 31, 12

1,000 Bonus SkyMiles for stays at participating Westin Hotels & Resorts in North America. Full Details & Online Booking (Registration is required) Until Dec 31, 12

1,000 Bonus SkyMiles on every Sheraton Club stays at participating Sheraton Hotels in the U.S. and Canada. Full Details & Online Booking (Registration is required) Until Dec 31, 12

1,000 Bonus Dividend Miles for stays at participating Westin Hotels in the U.S. Canada and Caribbean Full Details & Online Booking Until Dec 31, 12

1,000 Bonus Dividend Miles for every Sheraton Club stay at participating Sheraton Hotels in the U.S. and Canada. Full Details & Online Booking Until Dec 31, 12

Double Phoenix Miles Kilometers for stays at any Starwood Hotels Worldwide.. Full Details, Registration & Online Booking (Registration is required) Register by Dec 31, 12 for stays Jul 15, 12- Jan 31, 13

Double Asia Miles for stays at any Starwood Hotels Worldwide. Full Details, Registration & Online Booking (Registration is required) Register by Dec 31, 12 for stays Jul 15, 12- Jan 31, 13

Double Eastern Miles Points for stays at any Starwood Hotels Worldwide. Full Details, Registration & Online Booking (Registration is required) Register by Dec 31, 12 for stays until Jan 31, 13

Double SkyPearl Kilometers for stays at any Starwood Hotels Worldwide. Full Details, Registration & Online Booking (Registration is required) Register by Dec 31, 12 for stays Jul 15, 12- Jan 31, 13

Wyndham Rewards
1,000 Bonus Wyndham Rewards Points on qualifying stays at participating Wyndham Hotel stays n the U.S. or Canada Full Details or book online at wyndhamrewards.com, daysinn.com, ramada.com, wyndham.com, wingatehotels.com, hawthorn.com, super8.com, baymontinns.com, microtelinn.com, hojo.com, travelodge.com, or knightsinn.com. Book by Jan 31, 13 for stays until Feb 7, 13

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