BAA Worldpoints has today told its members that they will no longer be able to collect points when using Stansted, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Southampton airports from December 31.
Airport operator BAA has been forced to sell three airports in the last three years with Stansted the latest (see online news August 8), following the sales of Edinburgh and Gatwick. As a result, the Worldpoints loyalty scheme will be shifted to concentrate on Heathrow, which it says is where the majority of points are collected anyway.
BAA says it is contacting all Worldpoints members to advise that the programme will cease in Stansted, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Southampton, but that points can still be collected at these airports up until and including December 31, 2012.
Any members holding a £5 Worldpoints vouchers and wishing to use it at Stansted, Glasgow, Aberdeen or Southampton must do so by December 31. Vouchers will continue to be valid at Heathrow. Alternatively, vouchers can be returned and the points credited back to an account. (Vouchers must be sent to: Worldpoints, PO Box 421, Fleet, GU51 9BA, UK.)
Points can still be collected or redeemed on pre-booked parking at Stansted, Glasgow, Aberdeen or Southampton up to and including December 31, for parking up to a year from the date of booking.
Worldpoints rewards travellers for shopping at BAA-operated airports at a rate of one point per £1 spent, and one point per £10 spent at bureaux de change.
For more information visit baaworldpoints.com.
Report by Scott Carey