I am wondering if anyone has an insight on the criteria for getting airfare. On my last trip I stayed at the Bellagio for the 1st time and wired USD45,000 as front money. I had arranged the stay via a host and had a Bellagio suite with a connector for 4 nights. I charged $1,100 to the room. I am from the UK and am only able to make the trip once or twice a year. My tier points were 0 at the start of the trip 438,000 at the end. Express points started at $3 and finished at $764 (as far as I am aware none were used to cover any comps). On the morning of checkout I saw the host on duty and was told my Blackjack rated play was $1629 for 17 hours. The host picked up the rooms and all the charges. I asked the host if I could get airfare and his reply was not in this instance. I enquired as to what would be needed and his reply was that they look at it on a individual basis and there is no set criteria. This strikes me as odd, as large corporations have rules for everything. I wasn’t expecting any airfare but just wanted to know what would be required in future.