I’m a big fan of transferring my Club Carlson points to airline miles. I never went out of my way to stay at a Club Carlson hotel to earn stay or night credits. I only stayed at a Club Carlson hotel if there was a huge promotion such as Stay 1 night, get 50,000 points. I also earned Club Carlson points on third party stays leveraging my Gold Elite status (from status matches).
Well, it looks like the gravy train is over for transferring Club Carlson points to Airline Miles. According to Ben (One Mile at a Time) and Gary (View from the Wing), they have reported that Club Carlson devaluated the transfer ratio overnight unannounced with no advanced notice.
Previously, you could transfer 2,000 points to 250 miles, 50,000 points to 8,000 miles, and 100,000 points to 18,000 miles.
Now, the new transfer ratios are 2,000 points to 200 miles, 50,000 points to 5,000 miles, and 100,000 points to 10,000 miles. That is a huge and significant blow to anyone who transfers Club Carlson points into airline miles.
I’m done with the Club Carlson loyalty program. I only have 1,135 points left. Good riddance Club Carlson!