Club Carlson is annoying. There’s no other way to put it. I am trying to burn these Office of the President E-Certs which I was given after the Club Carlson devaluation. I managed to book one night at the Radisson Blu Corsica and use points for an additional night as part of my That Champagne Lifestyle Trip Report. The problem is that there is no E-Cert availability for the third night. Standard rooms are available, standard points are available, and the rate isn’t even exceptionally high. Indeed, the hotel doesn’t even look that great.
The E-Cert expires in 2 months which is why I tried to use it in Iceland to book the Radisson Blu Saga. The same thing happened then, no award availability. As is implied in the name, the E-Cert can only be booked online so calling customer service or reaching out to the hotel is useless. I get there isn’t always award availability, that’s not the nature of our business but I don’t understand (and nobody can tell me) if the award will open up. The interesting thing is that I made the first E-Cert booking today so booking in advance is not the issue.
This is the last of my Club Carlson affiliation. I’m not sure I’ll keep the Club Carlson cards one more time.
Anyone have any tricks?