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COVID-19: All the hotel & airline status extensions and changes

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 extensionQualificationVouchers & certificates
Accor50% nights & status points creditHow to stop expiry
Best WesternTo 31st Jan 2022
DiscoveryTo 31st Dec 2020
Hilton31st December+1 year.
If due to drop, keep current till 2021.
If qualified for 2020, keep new till 2022
Hotels dot comPaused until 31st DecRenewal by 31st Jan: +1 yearNow based on stays in 24 months not 12How to stop expiry
Hyatt31st May 202028th Feb 2022Free nights/ Suite upgrades 31st Dec 2021
I Prefer Hotels31st Aug 202030th June 2021
IHGPoints expiring from 1st April: 31st Dec 2020IHG status: +1 year
Ambassador membership: +3 months
25% lowerFree 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
Jurys RewardsHow to stop expiry
Marriott28th Feb 202128th Feb 2022Suite Night Awards: +1 year
Free Night Awards: 31st Jan 2021
Melia+3 monthsRenewal by 31st Dec 2020: +1 yearHow to stop expiry
Nordic Choice+1 year
Radissonto 31st Mar 202122nd Feb 2022All 2020 nights roll over towards 2022 status
Shangri La31st Dec 2021
Taj28th Feb 202128th Feb 2021
WyndhamPaused to 30th Sep 202031st Dec 2021


AirlineStatus extensionQualificationVouchers, certificates, etc
Aer LingusGift of 25 tier points
Aeroflot+1 year
Air Canada31st Dec 2021
Air France+1 year25% lower
Air NZ+1 year
Alaska50% extra on new flights
ANA100% extra on new flights
Bangkok AirwaysTo April 2022
British Airways30% lower if renewal in Apr-Jun2-4-1 vouchers: +6 months
Cathay PacificPro-rata monthly status milesLounge passes, upgrades: +6 months
EmiratesTo 31st Dec 202020% lower
20% extra on new flights
EtihadPro-rata monthly status miles
FinnairTier tracking period +6 months
Gulf Air+1 year
KLM25% lower
Qantas+1 yearClub membership +6 months
Lounge passes +6 months
Qatar Airways+1 year
Singapore Airlines+1 year31st March 2021
Virgin Atlantic+1 year241/Upgrade vouchers: +1 year
Virgin AustraliaPro-rata monthly status miles
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