In 19 tricks to know about Marriott Rewards I outlined ‘travel packages’ — redeem points for airline miles and a week’s hotel stay.
270,000 Marriott points get you 120,000 American Airlines miles and a full week at a category 1 through 5 hotel.
And through November 14 you get a 20% bonus transferring Marriott points to American AAdvantage so you’d actually receive 144,000 AAdvantage miles.
Earn a 20% bonus when you convert your Marriott Rewards® points into American Airlines AAdvantage® miles October 15 – November 14, 2016. This exclusive offer is valid on regular point conversions as well as Marriott Rewards® Travel Packages.
No registration is required and the 20% bonus should post within a week of when your initial transfer appears in your AAdvantage account.
Since you can now transfer 1 Starwood points into 3 Marriot points, it takes 90,000 Starwood points for 270,000 Marriott points.
So 90,000 Starwood points yields 144,000 American miles under this promotion (a transfer ratio of 1 Starpoint to 1.6 American miles) and a week’s hotel. (You can of course spend more Starpoints and thus more Marriott points for a higher tier hotel redemption.)
- American charges 57,500 miles each way for business class between the US and Europe
- American charges 60,000 miles each way for business class between the US and North Asia
- American charges 70,000 miles each way for business class between the US and South Asia
- Two people could fly economy roundtrip and have a week’s hotel for these 90,000 points
American Airlines Business Class, Boeing 787-9
They’re an even better deal right now for transfers to American with this promotion.
Even without this bonus, of course, Marriott has a lucrative relationship with United that offers more miles than usual, a built-in 10% bonus.