Points vs Miles

Last updated: April 30th, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

The Points vs Miles Debate, there is no easy answer to say that collection one is necessarily better than the other, but normally collecting points and redeming them in to airline miles is the way to go.

The arguments!

Why collect Airline Miles

Why not to:
1. You rely on qualifying nights to hit the next status level
2. There are many more offers to collect bonus points

Collecting MilesĀ  – Participating Airlines

You can collect miles with the following airlines, full earning details on the Priority Club rewards Website:

Earning Scheme 1

  • 2 miles per US$1* at Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, Holiday Inn, and Holiday Inn Express
  • 1 mile per US$1* at Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites
  • 500 miles per qualifying stay At InterContinental Hotels and Resort

* Or local currency equivalent, on eligible charges only on qualifying stays

Earning Scheme 2

500 airline miles/points per Qualifying Stay

Earning Scheme 3

Varies massively per stay – see the “Earn miles with Priority Club Rewards partner airlines” page for more details.

Earning Scheme 4

All per Qualifying Stay:

  • 500 Miles at InterContinental Hotels
  • 400 Miles at Crowne Plaza Hotels
  • 300 Miles at Indigo Hotels and Holiday Inn Hotels
  • 250 Miles at Staybridge Suites, Candlewood Suites, Holiday Inn Express/Express by Holiday Inn Hotels.

  1. Cube Farm Boy
    September 23rd, 2010 at 09:19 | #1

    It seems to me that another good reason to collect points and redeem them for miles is flexibility. Perhaps one airline FF program needs a small boost to reach a reward / tier / activity update — that would be a good time to spend PC points on airline miles.

  2. November 12th, 2010 at 20:15 | #2

    I always collect points and then transfer them into miles. That’s the way to be more flexible.

  3. James Taylor
    January 21st, 2012 at 23:23 | #3

    Hi, i have just found out that it is possible to gain point / miles with Priority club. i am a Gold member. my question is….. is it possible to gain ‘points for hotel nights’ when flying. or can you only gain miles with an airline and point with hotel… appologies if this is a stupid question.
    Also is it possible to get points back from flights historical flights.

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