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Marriott Bonvoy Points for Airfare

Darlene

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I am looking at converting Marriott Bonvoy points to airline points. I am not familiar with the new system. I have called Marriott, and they just say that you book it online now. I go to the online site, and it does not give the option of transferring points to an airline, and does not even have the flight that I want available. It has the basic economy fare available which is not what I want to book. Please does anyone have any suggestions or advice.
 
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I am looking at converting Marriott Bonvoy points to airline points. I am not familiar with the new system. I have called Marriott, and they just say that you book it online now. I go to the online sight, and it does not give the option of transferring points to an airline, and does not even have the flight that I want available. It has the basic economy fare available which is not what I want to book. Please does anyone have any suggestions or advice.
If you are a MVC owner you should consider using Bonvoy points for a 5 or 7 night travel package. A package includes airline miles and a 5 or 7 night stay in whatever tier hotel you buy with the points, and it is a better deal if you can use both. Note that you don’t have to use the miles and hotel stay on the same trip.

Best regards.

Mike
 

Darlene

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If you are a MVC owner you should consider using Bonvoy points for a 5 or 7 night travel package. A package includes airline miles and a 5 or 7 night stay in whatever tier hotel you buy with the points, and it is a better deal if you can use both. Note that you don’t have to use the miles and hotel stay on the same trip.

Best regards.

Mike
Thanks so much! I am considering do it!
 

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Airfare is so cheap right now. You really need to look at the math. Agree on the above poster on the travel package if you really want to use the points for miles
 

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What if you were to choose a 7 night package and the points were transferred to the airline account and you decided that you didn't want to stay at the resort selected can you ask for the hotel certificate points to be placed back in your account for later usage or do you have a hotel certificate that you must use at some point in time?
 

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What if you were to choose a 7 night package and the points were transferred to the airline account and you decided that you didn't want to stay at the resort selected can you ask for the hotel certificate points to be placed back in your account for later usage or do you have a hotel certificate that you must use at some point in time?
A 7-night packages simply includes a certificate good for seven nights in a property of the respective category you took the package out for. So you can use it in any hotel property in that category. You can't get the points back in your account for later use, but you can cancel a hotel reservation that is using that certificate and use it for a future reservation prior to the certificate expiration.
 

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What if you were to choose a 7 night package and the points were transferred to the airline account and you decided that you didn't want to stay at the resort selected can you ask for the hotel certificate points to be placed back in your account for later usage or do you have a hotel certificate that you must use at some point in time?
We have only used the 5 night Travel packages, but have done so many times.
We never actually book the accommodation at the same time at the ordering the package.
We just get the hotel certificate in our Marriott account and wait until we decide when and where we want to use it.
In the past, they would extend it for an extra year beyond the expiry date, one they extended twice for us.
I believe they may have stopped doing do now though?
 

DJensen

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We have only used the 5 night Travel packages, but have done so many times.
We never actually book the accommodation at the same time at the ordering the package.
We just get the hotel certificate in our Marriott account and wait until we decide when and where we want to use it.
In the past, they would extend it for an extra year beyond the expiry date, one they extended twice for us.
I believe they may have stopped doing do now though?
Due to COVID19 I have a current 5 night that was moved from early (March?) 2021 to end of August 2021 expiration without asking. I purchased it a few years ago and believe I got one if not two extra years out of it!
 

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Due to COVID19 I have a current 5 night that was moved from early (March?) 2021 to end of August 2021 expiration without asking. I purchased it a few years ago and believe I got one if not two extra years out of it!
That is good to know
 
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