I am looking for a quick boost to get my Southwest Account up to Companion Pass status for a bunch of upcoming travel where tickets are kind of pricey. The Marriott Travel Packages seem like a great deal, unfortunately I do not have an immediate need for a 7 night stay anywhere. So can someone tell me how exactly these packages work? Do I have to book my 7 night stay when I "purchase" the package with my Marriott points, or is it a certificate that I then use later. If it is a certificate to use later, how hard are they to redeem:
I know a lot of people just open a new SW Credit Card to get the point boost needed for CP, but I am not interested in another CC and I have a decent amount of Marriott points at my disposal.
Thanks - since I have discovered this site everyone is so helpful & not your typical snarky internet message board!
bj.....in the blog section, there is a thorough explanation to your questions. The blog is 3 or 4 parts written by a fellow traveler tker. You can search in the blogs and I'll also try and find a link for you.
Here's a couple of quick answers for you:
Great answers, pluto77, thank you for providing these! My only clarification point is that the airline could receive mileage within a few business days, but at times it could take up to six weeks. You can check out this link to learn about the delivery guidelines for the airline you're looking at.
Yup, that's the fine print, but yikes! I wonder if anyone has actually ever had to wait 6 weeks (or even more than a few days!)
Thinking about it, I have never considered making use of any other travel packages that are offered out there (ie. travel packages through airlines, 3rd party, c/c etc.), only Marriott. Marriott's travel packages are pretty stellar.