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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #870 on: January 28, 2019, 05:27:52 PM »
Had this issue this morning but now it's working fine.
Hasn't been working for a couple days now

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #871 on: January 29, 2019, 04:33:45 PM »
Has anyone noticed the pricing for upgraded rooms at Marriott hotels is bonkers? It used to be an additional 5k or 10k points per night to get an upgraded room (when available), but now even slightly upgraded rooms are pricing at more than a free night! Was this an announced devaluation that I missed or a stealth one or just an IT glitch?

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #872 on: January 30, 2019, 01:37:04 PM »
No one responded, but just to give an example - an Intracoastal room at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa from 2/10-2/15 is 200K points....but an Oceanfront room 'upgrade' for the same period is 425K or 225k extra points! The charge for that little 'upgrade' is 55k per night or more than the original room. There are numerous other examples of this.


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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #873 on: February 01, 2019, 03:21:13 PM »
How quickly will Marriott points transfer to United Mileage Plus account? Any recent experience?

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #874 on: February 03, 2019, 08:46:52 AM »
How quickly will Marriott points transfer to United Mileage Plus account? Any recent experience?
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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #875 on: February 03, 2019, 06:47:38 PM »
So I'm sitting here with nikhil takalkar
and nathalie nelson for the next few hours.
They came they are responsible for the merger or are at least very involved.
Let me know if you have any questions to throw at them

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #876 on: February 03, 2019, 06:56:42 PM »
How much less spend is being put on the Amex SPG cards now that they earn only 2 points a dollar and when are they going to bring it back to 3 ppd?

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #877 on: February 03, 2019, 07:55:59 PM »
Nice conversation with Arnie sorenson will try to give some details later

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #878 on: February 04, 2019, 02:07:38 PM »
How much less spend is being put on the Amex SPG cards now that they earn only 2 points a dollar and when are they going to bring it back to 3 ppd?
So we didn't do too much talking about these things. Later when I spoke to Arnie sorenson (CEO) he didn't really want to talk about this point so I didn't push him. Later I spoke to Leeny Oberg (CFO) and pushed her a little and all she mentioned is it's up to amex to decide to make it happen.

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #879 on: February 04, 2019, 02:25:46 PM »
So we didn't do too much talking about these things. Later when I spoke to Arnie sorenson (CEO) he didn't really want to talk about this point so I didn't push him. Later I spoke to Leeny Oberg (CFO) and pushed her a little and all she mentioned is it's up to amex to decide to make it happen.
Duh.

Marriott decided to hike up the rate?

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #880 on: February 04, 2019, 03:33:53 PM »
Duh.

Marriott decided to hike up the rate?
Not sure but I think not rather it seems they feel they can get away with paying less and only giving 2 ppc

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #881 on: February 04, 2019, 03:40:44 PM »
If it wasn't for the targeted offers a few months ago, I would have not spent a dime on them.

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #883 on: February 13, 2019, 01:06:04 PM »
Anyone else throw up when they opened the Marriott BonVoyage app today?

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #884 on: February 13, 2019, 01:50:42 PM »
Anyone else throw up when they opened the Marriott BonVoyage app today?
Basically the same. Only thing I noticed is the colors