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BW has started to deduct points at time of booking?

BW has started to deduct points at time of booking?

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Old Jul 30, 19, 6:57 am
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BW has started to deduct points at time of booking?

Just booked 4 nights in London and points were immediately deducted. Is this a new thing? In the past my points were only deducted after my stay. Kind of sucks because you canít make prospective reservations now.
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Old Aug 9, 19, 5:29 pm
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Looks like it, yes. But they are calling it "holding" the points.
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Old Aug 10, 19, 12:59 pm
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Originally Posted by Fredandkell View Post
Just booked 4 nights in London and points were immediately deducted. Is this a new thing? In the past my points were only deducted after my stay. Kind of sucks because you can’t make prospective reservations now.
In the past my points were sometimes never deducted, and I bet this problem (and it getting famous) was the reason they started "holding' them in advance.

Points continually not deducted

Plus, even if it was not intentional, some people probably overbooked reward stays, not realizing it, then got into problems because of that.
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Probably just catching up with IHG. Hilton, etc. who do that too. Bummer!
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