Priority Club Offers Airline Flight Redemptions

Taking a page from Starwood’s SPG Flights, Priority Club has introduced a new pay for airline flights with points option.

Frugal Travel Guy thinks it could be a decent deal if you could get the cost of points down low enough.

There’s a Flyertalk thread on the new benefit.

Bottom-line is that while more new options, without taking away other benefits, are always welcome. But the Priority Club flight redemptions generate a point value of about a third of a cent apiece. I generally value Priority Club poins at about two-thirds of a penny each. So while the tickets purchased with points are mileage-earning, they don’t get enough bang for the buck such that I could ever envision using the option. A $400 ticket is going to cost about 115,000 points!

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Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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