Friday, January 15, 2016

FFB News Round Up: Alitalia Status Match Extended, Linder Nights improves program, new SPG Platinum benefits choices


Alitalia MilleMiglia has extended their great status match offer to January 31st. However status is only granted to March 31, 2016 so you won't have it for too long but perhaps long enough where you can get another airline to match that status!! Find out more here.

 

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Lindner Hotel Nights program has done away with its top end category of 24,000 points! The most you'll now spend on a redemption is 19,500 points at their top end hotels. Nice to see a program actually decrease the amount of points required for a redemption!!  (Source Lindner)





Loyalty Traveler outlines changes to Choice Privileges expiry rules. You now have to activity in your account once every 18 months to ensure you keep your points. This policy takes affect on February 1st. Currently the rule is 24 months of no activity sees you losing your points. So as along as you complete a stay, partner point earning action (ie Car Rental), refer a friend or redeem points for something once every 18 months you won't lose any of your points.

View from the Wing outlines the return of Marriott Rewards' offer to use points to buy back/retain your status.

View from the Wing also brings us details of new Starwood Preferred Guest Platinum benefit choices. The new options are:
  • Free rental up to 5 days with Silvercar
  • Free Night Award at a property up to category 5
  • 5 Elite Qualifying Nights
  • 40% off your favorite hotel bed (including Westin Heavenly Bed)
 

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