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Expedia Rewards extension due to Covid?

Expedia Rewards extension due to Covid?

Old Nov 18, 20, 4:24 am
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Expedia Rewards extension due to Covid?

I searched but haven't found anything with the same query as me. Thanks to Covid I've only ended up with 7 hotel stays this year and no chance of making the remaining 8 required to retain Gold status next year. I am normally in excess of 60-nights and actually benefit quite well from the Gold status so will miss it once I start travelling again (hoping there may some normality next year!).

Hotels.com extended vouchers but will Expedia be doing nothing regarding status extension? Given they're the same company it seems a shame, or do such a large number of people reach Gold that they're using it as an opportunity to reduce members? Anyone any insight or had any success in getting an extension granted?
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Old Feb 8, 21, 1:48 pm
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I have had a travel voucher, originally a non-refundable business class flight with Air Canada / Lufthansa, booked via Expedia.ca for April, 2020. Soon after the pandemic, I received an email from Expedia telling me that because of the flight cancellation by both Lufthansa and Air Canada, my booking was Converted as a travel voucher of $5770, with the expiry date of April 2021.

Today for the first time, I called Expedia.ca, and the answer was that this voucher credit has been extended for another year with the new expiry date as April 2022. Because Air Canada is the departure source airline, I am able to confirm it via Air Canada about this voucher as well. Assuming that Air Canada has cashed this full amount of money after my booking last year, and has not shared with Lufthansa. I was informed that I could reroute any future booking to any destination, as long as Air Canada/its codeshare partners fly.

this may not answer your question for all, since not sure all airlines will extend or have extended the vouchers from Expedia to another year. But hopefully you find out a good outcome.
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