A couple months ago, Expedia announced their own rewards program. Programs like Starwood won’t grant points for stays booked through Expedia, but for airlines, you’ll still get your points. Thus, I’ve decided to start using Expedia to book all of my air travel. You get one point per dollar. There are some interesting quirks to the program. For example, we have no idea what we can redeem with our points. They’re supposed to announce that in April. Also, I’ve noticed that after I book a flight, the points are “pending” until 30 days after the flight. So if you book a September flight today, you won’t be able to use those points until October. Interesting.
I have no idea how valuable these points will be. It doesn’t cost me any extra to earn them, though, and if I can double dip in airline and Expedia points, why not?