Here's an interesting turn of events about taxes, fuel surcharges and fees that one person encountered when booking an airline flight using MR points, and an explanation of why this is not necessarily the fault of Marriott.
Hi SteppingStones - Thank you for an interesting article. It makes me feel good in that it confirms what I always thought - the better "value" is using Marriott Rewards points for hotels and air-travel points for airline tickets. (It doesn't happen often, but it's nice when I'm proven right! LOL)