Hilton HHonors offers double miles with American, Delta, United and six other airline partners on stays at participating hotels in Latin America by April 30, 2014.
Participating airlines and travel partners:
• Aerolineas Argentinas
• Aeroplan (Air Canada)
• American Airlines
• LifeMiles (Avianca)
• Delta Air Lines
• Multiplus (TAM)
• United Airlines
Members may select as an earning option HHonors Points and Miles:
10 HHonors Base Points (except 5 HHonors Base Points at Home2 Suites by Hilton®) plus one airline mile per eligible U.S. dollar spent, except for some airlines which offer different miles per eligible U.S. dollar spent: miles vary by airline (up to 100 miles per stay at Home2 Suites).
Hilton HHonors dropped Points and Fixed Miles as an earning option which was the better miles earning option for low spenders with 500 miles per stay. Earning miles pegged to the dollar amount in hotel spend is better for high spenders or stays at Hampton Inn where the old fixed miles option only gave 100 miles.
Basically earning Points & Miles is an alternative choice to 5 HHonors points per dollar with Points & Points earning.
A $300 hotel stay earns 3,000 HHonors points and 600 miles for a Points & Miles earner compared to 3,000 base points and 1,500 bonus points for 4,500 points as a Points & Points earner. 600 miles is likely a better value than 1,500 HHonors points for many members.
Ric Garrido of Monterey, California is writer and owner of Loyalty Traveler.
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