Based on experience with airline miles going to the wrong FFP, I think this is what will happen but I could be wrong:Febs said:Out of curiosity, is there anything to prevent someone from doing the following:
- Stay at an SPG property (for arguments' sake, let's say a Westin)
- Give SPG card at check-in, receive points/nights/stays towards status
- After check-out, fax your hotel bill to Qantas as a missing points claim (claiming points based on whatever rate is listed on the Qantas website for the hotel chain and location)?
True. But my ultimate goal is not a free hotel night but a RTW award.edison said:Honilday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Candlewood Suites and Staybridge can be quite cheap at times ...... and they are all part of Intercontinentals Group and earn Priority Club points. Yes, sign all the promotions available and it would be pretty easy to earn points for hotel night stays.
Starwood is generally more expensive (but better) hotels. Not sure about Hilton and Marriott (Courtyard/Residence Inn/Fairfield Inn is pretty cheap).
By the way, there are NO TAXES/SURCHARGES for free hotel night stays from Priority Club. Try that for Qantas. When they give the room free, it is really free.
JohnK said:True. But my ultimate goal is not a free hotel night but a RTW award.
Here is my dilemma on my upcoming RTW. One night stay in the each following cities
Just some examples, Hiltons in Zurich are 300+ CHF/night, Hiltons in Oslo are 150+ Euro/night, Intercontinental in Athens is 200+ Euro/night, Brussels forget about it. I need to keep costs down and with the mixture of cities cannot stay loyal to one program. If I can claim a few QFF points along the way it is a bonus.
- Frankfurt (before escorted tour)
- Frankfurt (after escorted tour)
Only for the day after returning from tour.Kiwi Flyer said:For Hiltons, Mainz is sometimes much cheaper than Frankfurt and not much further away from the airport.
Have found cheap Scandic property in outskirts of Copenhagen. Prepared to spend money to get to city centre.Kiwi Flyer said:Similarly try Malmo for Copenhagen.
Some, like Oslo, are relatively expensive!Kiwi Flyer said:Are the Scandics still participating (they also generally cheap)?
Thanks. Actually some of those rates are better than I what I looked at earlier. I have around 1966 PC points at the moment. Not quite enough for awards at any PC property!edison said:PS: After looking at these prices I will probably strategically redeem all my PC points in Europe.
JohnK said:Some, like Oslo, are relatively expensive!
Unfortunately you are not staying multiple nights in the same city in Europe because there are many European IHG Hotels having 2 for 1 offer, and currently it is still working:JohnK said:Thanks. Actually some of those rates are better than I what I looked at earlier. I have around 1966 PC points at the moment. Not quite enough for awards at any PC property!
I have been doing my research, which is why I put this question to the board. There are many properties of similar, sometimes much lower, value than the ones you mention. In these circumstances I think the saving of Euros outweighs the need for points.
But there still is that odd occassion where I would love to spend a little more on accommodation. Decisions, decisions....