I have never seen so many different airline related bonus promotions that Hilton would have run simultaneously. You cannot find any of these listed on Hilton.com as they were targeted to various frequent flier groups. These promotions are, however, open to anyone.
My personal favorite that I will take advantage of is the Hilton’s promotion with Virgin Atlantic. I won’t have that many stays with Hilton this quarter so 15K VS points that I will transfer along with the base miles to Hilton for 40K HH for 5 stays.
Here’s list of Hilton’s airline related bonus offer for the 4th quarter of 2012.
You can get bonus miles or points for American Airlines, JetBlue, United, US Airways or Virgin America for stays at Waldorf Astoria hotels. The bonus is based on nights and expire on December 31, 2012.
Conrad hotels are offering 1000 bonus miles per night for American Airways, United Airlines, and US Airways frequent fliers. Offer is valid until December 31, 2012.
You can earn 250 Delta MQM’s and double SkyMiles for stays of 2 nights or longer between October 1 and December 15, 2012.
Hilton is offering double airline miles for American, Aeromexico, AviancaTaca, MultiPlus(TAM) and United on select hotels in Latin America until December 31, 2012.
Hilton is offering maximum of 15K bonus Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles for 5 stays. You can always transfer the bonus + base miles back to Hilton HHonors for total of 40K HH points. This promotion is valid until December 31, 2012
Hilton has a promotion with Miles & More (Lufthansa, Swiss, Austrian etc) for up to quadruple miles until December 31, 2012.
You can earn 4000 bonus Emirates Skywards miles on your second stay. This offer is valid until December 31, 2012.
You can earn 3000 Virgin Australia Velocity points per stay until October 31, 2012.
Double Air Canada Aaeroplan miles until the end of 2012.
Double Qantas points (2000) for Hilton stays between November 1 and December 31, 2012.
Hilton has numerous airline related promotions this quarter. You have to choose carefully the one that gives out the best return. In my personal case, it is the Hilton’s promotion with Virgin Atlantic. I will later transfer the points back to Hilton.