Starwood Preferred Guest(R) is the first and only hotel loyalty program to offer members flight redemption on more than 350 airlines with no blackouts. And today, SPG announces the launch of an enhanced Website that features new online search and redemption options to make booking flights even easier.
Made based on member feedback, the SPG Flights site upgrades include:
* One way and multi-city flight options, in addition to round-trips
* Flight insurance available through Access America for Flights
* Translation into six additional languages including French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese and Italian
* Improved search results driven by leading-edge technology
Since launching last year, members have redeemed nearly 1 billion Starpoints for thousands of domestic and international flights. As airlines continue to lower fares, the value of SPG Flights rises. In fact, nearly half of the flights awarded have required fewer than 25,000 Starpoints, which equates to a fare worth up to $345.
“SPG Flights energized the travel industry last fall by offering our guests unprecedented flexibility, no blackouts and innovative, new ways to redeem Starpoints on air travel. We have now enhanced the travel experience for our most loyal guests with upgraded technology and helpful, new features designed to facilitate hassle-free flight booking,” said Chris Holdren, Senior Vice President of Starwood Preferred Guest. “With SPG Flights, our members enjoy the same access to air travel as they do to hotel rooms - if there is an available seat, it’s yours.”
SPG members can simply visit www.spg.com/flights to search for and select their preferred flight and class of service, and then redeem their Starpoints for the entire cost of the flight. SPG Flights includes taxes and booking fees in the price of the flight, and even allows travelers to earn airline miles.