The last few days in miles and points: Hilton changes earning, IHG adds new high-end limit, British Airways new no-recline seats
Between getting caught in the “bomb cyclone” mess at JFK (the chaos-part of it nicely explained by Jason Rabinowitz) as well as catching up on a zillion things post-vacation, I haven’t had time to write posts for all the somewhat small but still important things that are worth knowing about over the last couple of days.
Here’s a quick summary:
- Hilton has changed the way you earn points. If you are Gold or Diamond, you’ll earn more points but if you are Silver or have no status, you’ll earn less. They will also end the ability to earn airline miles as a bonus on top of your points as you have historically been able to do. Gary Leff covers this in detail here.
- IHG, which has just combined your Kimpton Karma nights into your IHG account (swapping points for your earned nights) announced they will now top out award nights at 70,000 points. Doctor of Credit covers that here.
- Fly British Airways on short flights in Europe? You can look forward to seats without recline as BA continues to attempt to align themselves in every way as a low-cost carrier rather than the great airline they once were. More at the Telegraph.
- American Airlines Platinum Pro (75,000 mile a year flyers) can now make free same-day flight confirmed flight changes.
More to come….