Changes to the Club Carlson transfer rates to airlines

The blogosphere is abuzz with the recent changes of the Club Carlson transfer rates to airlines.

If you plan to transfer points to airline miles (which wasn't a good idea to begin with) changed dramatically. Now it's just about half the value you could get before.

However I agree with the posters – this sudden change indicates that Club Carlson is inflating itself away from the liabilities of all the award nights. I'm planning to use my 160k points for award night bookings before the award chart for hotels changes as well. No such changes are not announced anywhere but it seems the writing is on the wall for this one.