Can Midwest Miles be converted to Hilton Points?

Old Apr 2, 10, 9:17 pm
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Can Midwest Miles be converted to Hilton Points?

That essentially is my question, now that the Delta connection is leaving, I would like to use my miles for some Hilton stays. I can't see anything on the web site about converting MM to Hilton points. I would like to do this without using Points.com.
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Old Apr 3, 10, 5:48 am
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Originally Posted by MELA View Post
That essentially is my question, now that the Delta connection is leaving, I would like to use my miles for some Hilton stays. I can't see anything on the web site about converting MM to Hilton points. I would like to do this without using Points.com.
Thanks
Other than points.com, I would be hard pressed to think of any loyalty program that allows you to convert points or miles from one program to another. Lots let you earn in other programs (like stay at a hotel but earn airline miles) but once they are earned they can't be transfered (like putting those airline miles back into the hotel program).

Midwest's tie to Hilton is only for earning points, not spending them. Where you can use your Midwest Miles for hotel stays is with the Raddison family. Or if you don't have a large enough amount to get a single say, you might be able to get something in the periodic Skymiles auctions.

Points.com eats up so much value when making a transfer that it (in my opinion) is really a last resort.
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Old Apr 3, 10, 6:29 am
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Originally Posted by MELA View Post
That essentially is my question, now that the Delta connection is leaving, I would like to use my miles for some Hilton stays. I can't see anything on the web site about converting MM to Hilton points. I would like to do this without using Points.com.
Thanks
If you are interested in burning miles, there are a few options, such as for a car rental at Avis, Hertz, or National, accommodations at the Pfister in Milwaukee or the Grand Geneva Resort in Lake Geneva, WI, or if you don't have many miles, you can also get a magazine subscription.

In case you did not check the YX website, it may give you a few more ideas.

http://www.midwestairlines.com/Midwe.../UseMiles.aspx

Happy spending.
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Old Apr 3, 10, 7:07 am
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Originally Posted by knope2001 View Post
Other than points.com, I would be hard pressed to think of any loyalty program that allows you to convert points or miles from one program to another. Lots let you earn in other programs (like stay at a hotel but earn airline miles) but once they are earned they can't be transfered (like putting those airline miles back into the hotel program).

Midwest's tie to Hilton is only for earning points, not spending them. Where you can use your Midwest Miles for hotel stays is with the Raddison family. Or if you don't have a large enough amount to get a single say, you might be able to get something in the periodic Skymiles auctions.

Points.com eats up so much value when making a transfer that it (in my opinion) is really a last resort.
It doesn't help the OP, but two obvious miles-to-points or points-to-miles transfers that are frequently made are:

AA to Hilton (1 AA = 2 HH; I think you have to have 25k AA or be AA elite)

*wood to many airlines (1 *point = 1 mile; 1*point = 1.25 miles in 20k increments)

I believe YX may have been one of the few airlines that offered a similar transfer deal to HH in the past, but that ended a couple of years ago.
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Old Apr 6, 10, 9:38 am
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Go here:

www.webflyer.com

They have a tool on the main page that lets you know what can and cannot transfer along with the devaluation if there is any.

Hope this helps. The short answer is NO you cannot convert.
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