IHG Changes PointBreaks Terms, 300 Free Miles, and the Cheapest Deals on Hotel Suites (Bits ‘n Pieces for May 19, 2014)

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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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  1. I totally support the PointsBreak change! It always seemed so ridiculous to me that people would make tons of speculative bookings that prevented others from getting in on the deals.

  2. How long does it take for award nights to become bookable again after you’ve cancelled them? If it’s instantly then couldn’t you just do something like book 2 reservations for 2 weeks each. Then when you know the time better, cancel the needed reservations and rebook right after. I don’t remember there being any limit to consecutive days or the amount of times you cancel and rebook. Am I missing something?

  3. Great Suite site! I’m a parent of kids who still take naps, so suites are a necessity for us! you should tell Mommy Points about this, I’m sure she would like the site too.

  4. Because PB bookings are limited to x nights per hotel and then the system cuts off. The quota for good hotels fills in 3 hours. You have no chance of rebooking at the same rate.

    You also cannot shorten an existing booking as it forces a reprice.

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