Obviously there are bigger fish to fry right now, but there’s no harm in looking forward to when this is all over and starting to get prepared.
It’s likely that there will be a slow pick-up of travel bookings at first. People will be reluctant to travel or will still be dealing with the consequences of all that is happening. This means that there will be a period where prices are still low, as travel companies try to bring in some business, and flights, hotels, and tourist hot-spots will be quiet.
Eventually there will be a surge in demand as life returns to normal.
You will be best placed to take advantage of the quiet phase and get in ahead of the resurgence if you have already worked out where you want to go and what you want to do and when.
Some info isn’t available yet. This page will be updated when we get news.
Let us know in comments if you can fill any of the gaps.
|Status extension||Qualification||Vouchers & certificates|
|Accor||50% nights & status points credit|
|Best Western||To 31st Jan 2022|
|Discovery||To 31st Dec 2020|
|Hilton||31st December||+1 year.|
If due to drop, keep current till 2021.
If qualified for 2020, keep new till 2022
|Hotels dot com||Renewal by 31st May: +1 year|
|Hyatt||31st May 2020||28th Feb 2022||Free nights/ Suite upgrades 31st Dec 2021|
|I Prefer Hotels||31st Aug 2020||30th June 2021|
|IHG||Points expiring from 1st April: 31st Dec 2020||IHG status: +1 year|
Ambassador membership: +3 months
|25% lower||Free night certs from credit card-|
1) Expiring from 1st March: 31st Dec 2020
2) Issued in 2020: +6 months
Ambassador weekend night certs: +3 months
Spire: 25k points choice benefit granted for status extension year
|Marriott||28th Feb 2021||28th Feb 2022||Suite Night Awards: +1 year|
Free Night Awards: 31st Jan 2021
|Melia||+3 months||Renewal by 31st Dec 2020: +1 year|
|Nordic Choice||+1 year|
|Radisson||+6 months||22nd Feb 2022|
|Shangri La||31st Dec 2021|
|Taj||28th Feb 2021||28th Feb 2021|
|Wyndham||Paused to 30th Sep 2020||31st Dec 2021|
|Airline||Status extension||Qualification||Vouchers, certificates, etc|
|Aer Lingus||Gift of 25 tier points|
|Air Canada||31st Dec 2021|
|Air France||+1 year||25% lower|
|Air NZ||+1 year|
|Alaska||50% extra on new flights|
|ANA||100% extra on new flights|
|Bangkok Airways||To April 2022|
|British Airways||30% lower if renewal in Apr-Jun||2-4-1 vouchers: +6 months|
|Cathay Pacific||Pro-rata monthly status miles||Lounge passes, upgrades: +6 months|
|Emirates||To 31st Dec 2020||20% lower|
20% extra on new flights
|Etihad||Pro-rata monthly status miles|
|Finnair||Tier tracking period +6 months|
|Gulf Air||+1 year|
|Qantas||+1 year||Club membership +6 months|
Lounge passes +6 months
|Qatar Airways||+1 year|
|Singapore Airlines||+1 year||31st March 2021|
|Virgin Atlantic||+6 months||241/Upgrade vouchers: +6 months|
|Virgin Australia||Pro-rata monthly status miles|