Continental OnePass Members: Your Starwood Preferred Guest Points are Being Devalued
||:: Late-Breaking News
(Posted: Dec 1, 2006)
Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) members who are contemplating transferring SPG points for Continental OnePass miles should do so before Dec. 31, 2006. Because after that date, you will have to transfer two SPG points to get one OnePass mile instead of the current one point for one mile ratio.
It's a sad farewell to one of the richest ways to get an award ticket for OnePass members - so if you've had a passing thought to transfer your SPG points - do it now. And don't forget that if you transfer 20,000 SPG points you get 5,000 bonus points. And we all know that 25,000 miles equates to a free ticket.
If you're wondering if this is going to spread to all the other partner airlines in the Starwood program, we're guessing, not. United was the first and only other U.S. major carrier who made this same change. Most of the partner airlines still have a 1:1 transfer ratio.
Jack E. Vaughn
posted: Feb 4, 2007 at 2:24pm (MT)
Just another example of the deterioration of customer service at Continental. As a long time Platinum Elite and loyal CO customer, it is sad to see the drop in CO's ratings. CO is just not the airline it was even five years ago.
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