Members of IHG’s Priority Club can now redeem points against flights under the Flights Anywhere scheme, and to celebrate the hotel group is giving away up to 100,000 points in its Suitcase Skittles competition.
The addition to the Priority Club scheme means that members can now pay for flights on over 400 airlines worldwide using their points, or a mixture of points and cash. Examples of redemption values under the new scheme include from 36,000 points for a return flight between London and Glasgow, from 58,000 points for a round-trip between Birmingham and Madrid, and from 50,000 points plus £42 for a return flight between London and Berlin.
There are no blackout dates and redemptions values include taxes and charges, as points are effectively being used as cash against flight purchases, but note that where the miles plus cash option is used a minimum of 20,000 points must be redeemed per ticket. IHG also says that “a limited number of fares offered may not be eligible for frequent flyer miles in certain programmes”.
The programme is initially launching across the UK, US and Canada before being expanded to the Middle East and Europe in 2010. To celebrate IHG is giving away up to 100,000 points in its Suitcase Skittles online game, which can be redeemed against either hotel stays or flights. Businesstraveller.com readers can take part in an embedded version of the competition below until December 14.
For more information visit ihg.com.
Report by Mark Caswell