I just got an email from American Airlines announcing an end to the inclusion of the Marriott Rewards program as of July 1, 2010. This really stinks since I am an Advantage Gold member for life and soon to be Platinum for life. I always convert MR points for AA miles for my trips. Now I'll have to explore Continental and/or Delta. I hope whatever issues are desolving this partnership can be resolved.
Marriott really blew it with this one. I am Aadvantage Exec Platinum and have been considering changing hotel chains for some time now due to the decline in service and quality I have observed over the past year or so.
This could not have occurred at a more coincidental time..SPG just sent me a letter telling me that I have been given Platinum status for the remainder of this year and 2011.
I am just about to cash in about 400,000 points for AA miles and then, adios Marriot..