Converting Hotel points to Avios

Old Oct 30, 19, 10:27 pm
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Converting Hotel points to Avios

Hi,

Does the current offer from BAEC to convert with a 35% bonus make it good value? I'm always suspicious of this type of offer!

Thanks
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Old Oct 30, 19, 11:07 pm
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Depends what cash value you put on your avios and the hotel points and if you then think that’s good value to you or not.
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Old Oct 31, 19, 12:01 am
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A tricky question! I'd normally use Avios for European CE flights or to upgrade LHR-SIN from PE to CW.
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Old Oct 31, 19, 12:16 am
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Maybe Marriott, everything else is giving up bigger value in hotel rooms for considerably smaller value in flights. Unless you value hotel programs at basically nothing or have more point
s than God and will never spend them, or itís Marriott where 60k turns into 33,750 Avios (which isnít a terrible deal).
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Old Oct 31, 19, 2:16 am
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Thanks, I think I will pass on this offer.
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Old Oct 31, 19, 6:40 am
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Well it depends, I passed last time, but I have 6k Radisson points which expire next month, and which I will most likely never use so I think I'll move them across, but that's only 600 Avios I think. Otherwise, I'm not touching my stash of Hilton or Marriott points, no.
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Old Oct 31, 19, 7:24 am
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IMHO - not great exchange rates, even with bonus, so I'm with what others have said: little attraction to convert. My own reasoning is that having a stock of HH and IHG points can come in very useful on short notice trips. On an unplanned road trip (US) last year, cheapest hotel was $300 with taxes, but we found a great deal where <20k IHG points covered it. 20k IHG = 5400 Avios (inc bonus).
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