Would love any thoughts on this...
I am a BA exec club member and i know that i can simply set up my Marriott card to get me BA miles or i can simply keep collecting points and then convert to BA miles.
Which way will I end up getting more miles??...I can't seem to work it out - apologies if its simple - i may be having an off day!!
My main focus is as many BA miles as possible!!
According to BA Exhange points for BA miles:
Obtain between 2,000 and 10,000 BA Miles in exchange for your Marriott Reward points.
Participating Brands include: Marriott, Renaissance, JW Marriott, Courtyard, Fairfield Inn, Springhill Suites, Residence Inn, TownPlace Suites, Marriott Vacation Club International.
According to Marriott Rewards Airline Program for BA:
2 airline miles per US$ spent on all qualifying charges:
1 airline mile per US$ spent on room rate:
The brands below give 5 points/$US:
Based upon the above, to max the number of BA miles, set up the Marriott Rewards card to earn BA miles and stay as often as you can at the full-service brands that earn 2 airline miles per US$.
Scratch the above. If you spend $2,610 across the brands that earn 10 points/qualified $US, you will earn 26,100 base points and an additional 3,915 bonus points based upon Silver Elite status for a total of 30,015 points. This converts to 10,000 BA miles. If you set up the MR card to convert to BA miles, the same qualifying revenue of $2,610 converted to miles is only 5,220 BA miles.
-- Edited by TJCNewYork at 01/11/2010 5:18 PM EST Correct an error