Questions and Answers

Have a travel related question? Post it here, and I’ll do my best to answer it as quickly as possible.

While anyone can comment on regular blog post, registration is required in order to post a question in this space. Creating your account is free, and you'll be able to see when your question is answered, as well as like comments from other users. And of course, you'll earn status points for offering helpful answers!

This space is intended to be more of a community as well, so please jump in and share tips!

Filter by:

Daily Emails?

2

QR Lounge access transiting Doha from First to Business

2

Site Feedback

Hot topic, get involved
31

Transiting LHR on a BA First Class/Club Europe Ticket

2

Newsletter

2

How do I deal w extra seat reservation?

3

Password Change

2

TPA-MIA

1

Lifemiles for families

2

Banned from American Airlines, falsely accused

2

Ask a Question

Everyone can read and comment, but you must login to post a new comment.

Answers (1)

Chennai Flood Relief – Donating Hotel Points

Chennai Flood Relief – Donating Hotel Points

  1. Kaushik

    Lucky,

    As you may be aware, my home city of Chennai, India is undergoing a horrific flood situation. It is apparent that a need for temporary accommodations for those whose homes are flooded in Chennai is one of the critical needs. Hotel room costs are astronomical but there is decent availability of rooms using points (based on my research).

    One idea that I’ve been mulling over is to see if hotel points can be donated into a central fund and used to book rooms at various properties in Chennai for the needy. I was looking around and all I could find were mileage donor sites which convert miles to cash – but that doesn’t serve the purpose. Is there a service/site that allows pooling of various programme points into a fund and allow those points to be utilized to book rooms directly for the needy? Chennai has most of the international chains including Hyatt, Hilton, IHG and Starwood. I am more than willing to contribute and manage, but need some ideas on how to do this in a more scalable, streamlined and efficient manner. Any ideas?

    Thanks
    Kaushik

Sign in to help answer questions.