5 Replies Latest reply: Aug 11, 2015 10:30 AM by 702rugbyref RSS

Rewards points to airline points??

ditrina Platinum
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Hello,

Some times the website gets REALLY frustrating..

 

I am trying to find out what is the exchange rate is when transferring rewards points to an airline partner?  I have been told over the phone that it 1:1 but cannot find a hard "copy"  of the exchange rate on the web site.  I have a European trip planned in 2016 and an looking to purchase airline tickets with points or point and cash..

 

Thank for the help and guidance.

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  • Re: Rewards points to airline points??
    vaboywnder Alumni Steward Platinum 21 Reviews
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    ditrina

     

    Welcome to Insiders!  Unfortunately Marriott reward points do not transfer to airline miles at a 1:1 ratio.  Here is a link to the current exchange rate:

    https://www.marriott.com/rewards/usepoints/morerew.mi

     

    You will notice that converting to United miles will give you the best value due to their partnership with Marriott called RewardsPlus.  You may also want to consider a travel package which includes a 7 night Marriott certificate plus airline miles.  You do not have to use them at the same time.  Here is a link to the travel package options:

     

    https://www.marriott.com/rewards/usepoints/morepack.mi

    (For each location tag, you will be guided through a 3-step process to add (1) a city and a state or a city and a country, (2) a Marriott brand, and (3) a Marriott hotel.)

    • Re: Rewards points to airline points??
      702rugbyref Platinum
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      Very on the ball. The packages seem to be the best value but I just skimmed it in reality.Does not help me with AA Platinum so I will keep on collecting, at least for now.

      (For each location tag, you will be guided through a 3-step process to add (1) a city and a state or a city and a country, (2) a Marriott brand, and (3) a Marriott hotel.)

  • Re: Rewards points to airline points??
    curiousone Platinum
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    So, if you look at Travel Packages the United is better than 1:1 with their bonus. Airpackages 1 and 3 are 1:1. Airpackages 2 and 4 are less than 1:1. Note that airpackage 3 (Southwest) if you elect to transfer 120,000 points this will qualify you for a free companion pass. SWA companion pass is good for the balance of the year you obtain it and the FULL FOLLOWING YEAR. I did a SWA companion pass for my wife in Jan 2015 and she flies free with me until Dec. 31, 2016.

    (For each location tag, you will be guided through a 3-step process to add (1) a city and a state or a city and a country, (2) a Marriott brand, and (3) a Marriott hotel.)

  • Re: Rewards points to airline points??
    lindseyh Community Manager Marriott Associate Member
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    Looking into confirmation around this, ditrina! Stay tuned.

    (For each location tag, you will be guided through a 3-step process to add (1) a city and a state or a city and a country, (2) a Marriott brand, and (3) a Marriott hotel.)

  • Re: Rewards points to airline points??
    carat Community Manager Marriott Associate Silver
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    Hello, ditrina. With the help of our team and lindseyh, we've found that the points and miles are not 1:1. 

     

    vaboywnder, was correct., the break down of Points to Miles is provided in the link below. 

     

    Travel Rewards Programs | Travel and Airline Rewards from Marriott

     

    Let us know if you have any additional questions.

    (For each location tag, you will be guided through a 3-step process to add (1) a city and a state or a city and a country, (2) a Marriott brand, and (3) a Marriott hotel.)

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