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  • ClubPop 1 post

    I’ve been a fairly unserious ALL member for some time now, however a lot more travel seems to be on the horizon for me this year.

    From my previous job, I used to accrue ALL points with crew rates booked directly (those were the days!). However now I find myself out of the travel industry I’ve gone back to booking with Booking.com

    I prefer using Booking as I can cancel quite freely, the Genius discount and also not having my card charged half a year in advance of a trip is often a benefit.

    I was wondering if I could collect points through bookings made through third parties such as Booking.com if I provide my membership details on check-in. If not (and it isn’t the end of the world), would I at least be able to use the benefits of any status held?

    Rob
    HfP Staff
    2,378 posts

    No and no is usually the answer. The 22% cut taken by Booking.com means that there’s no money left to give you anything.

    It’s more likely that you might wangle status benefits since an upgrade doesn’t actually cost the hotel anything and giving you a goodwill gesture might prompt you to spend a few quid elsewhere.

    RussellH 154 posts

    I try to avoid Booking.com simply because of the exorbitant fees they charge the hotel.

    The first Accor stay I ever had was the Sofitel at LGW, booked through Holiday Extras as part of a stay + park package. I got the Accor points. It was a long time ago though.

    I also got points in the past on most of my personal stays booked at the special agent’s rate – these could be excellent offers eg – £28 / night at Novotel NCL. And I got points at the Novotel Suites at NCE, even though I ended up in hospital at the time…

    FFoxSake 222 posts

    my personal stays booked at the special agent’s rate

    Was your welcome drink shaken or stirred ?

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