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What to do with starpoints?
I’ve typically used starpoints for airline transfers, such as miles and more (yea I know there are surcharges, but being able to book LH F further out is worth it to me given my schedule). After August, what is everyone doing with the points? Are you holding and allowing conversion to Marriott points or transferring prior to August? Do you expect airline partners like miles and more to still be available st a comparable rate following August?
Thanks in advance!
Transfers to airlines are staying as-is at current rates, including the bonus. It’s only adjusted to reflect the 1 Starpoint to 3 Marriott points ratio:
[SIZE=5][B][I][URL=’https://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2018/04/16/marriott-new-loyalty-program-details/’]Converting hotel points into airline miles[/URL][/I][/B][/SIZE]
[I][URL=’https://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2018/04/16/marriott-new-loyalty-program-details/’]Starwood’s current mileage transfer option is here to stay. Going forward, you can convert Marriott Rewards points into airline miles at a 3:1 ratio, with a 15,000 point bonus for every 60,000 points transferred. This means that for all practical purposes, mileage transfer rates are staying the same (you used to be able to convert 20,000 Starpoints into 25,000 airline miles), which is fantastic news.[/URL][/I]
Each program had similar and unique airline partners. With the combined program, ALL airlines are staying, meaning you’d have more choices.
Personally, I think I’m going to let my SPG points convert into Marriott. A lower rate for nights at Al Maha in Dubai is [I]very [/I]tempting.