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Re: New Marriott/SPG travel packages announced
« Reply #20 on: July 29, 2018, 04:28:10 AM »
90k = 110k Alaska. With the travel option you receive 120k Alaska plus a 7 day voucher you may or may not have any use for. Simple calculation. Never noticed Dan write that part out clearly. was sure there must be some sort of down side till I saw it written elsewhere. Correct me if I'm wrong.

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Re: New Marriott/SPG travel packages announced
« Reply #21 on: July 29, 2018, 04:29:19 AM »
My calculation is for 1-5 category (270 Marriot - 90 spg)

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Re: New Marriott/SPG travel packages announced
« Reply #22 on: July 29, 2018, 08:04:14 AM »
90k = 110k Alaska. With the travel option you receive 120k Alaska plus a 7 day voucher you may or may not have any use for. Simple calculation. Never noticed Dan write that part out clearly. was sure there must be some sort of down side till I saw it written elsewhere. Correct me if I'm wrong.
This is correct.

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Re: New Marriott/SPG travel packages announced
« Reply #23 on: July 29, 2018, 09:15:43 AM »
90k = 110k Alaska. With the travel option you receive 120k Alaska plus a 7 day voucher you may or may not have any use for. Simple calculation. Never noticed Dan write that part out clearly. was sure there must be some sort of down side till I saw it written elsewhere. Correct me if I'm wrong.
Said it many times.
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Re: New Marriott/SPG travel packages announced
« Reply #24 on: July 29, 2018, 09:52:04 AM »
90k = 110k Alaska. With the travel option you receive 120k Alaska plus a 7 day voucher you may or may not have any use for. Simple calculation. Never noticed Dan write that part out clearly. was sure there must be some sort of down side till I saw it written elsewhere. Correct me if I'm wrong.
Dan seems to be a bigger fan of the United package though
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Re: New Marriott/SPG travel packages announced
« Reply #25 on: July 29, 2018, 09:53:53 AM »
AS and UA and both great packages. The UA package just better illustrates how lucrative the numbers are.
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Re: New Marriott/SPG travel packages announced
« Reply #26 on: July 29, 2018, 10:04:04 AM »
AS is just so difficult to rack up and being in BKK, it's the miles I need.

I wrote: "Never Noticed". Certainly doubt that you would have written it up as straight forward as milevalue. It would be too simple of a narticle to write up on its own for majority of your readers.  ;D :D

P.S. The layout and wording somehow I find easier on milevalue. Or maybe it's just a second reading on DDMS.

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Re: New Marriott/SPG travel packages announced
« Reply #27 on: July 29, 2018, 10:07:47 AM »
AS is just so difficult to rack up and being in BKK, it's the miles I need.

I wrote: "Never Noticed". Certainly doubt that you would have written it up as straight forward as milevalue. It would be too simple of a narticle to write up on its own for majority of your readers.  ;D :D

P.S. The layout and wording somehow I find easier on milevalue. Or maybe it's just a second reading on DDMS.

I find united harder to rack up these days with 5/24 and bans from chase.

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Re: New Marriott/SPG travel packages announced
« Reply #28 on: July 29, 2018, 10:10:30 AM »
AS = measly 30k sign up bonus. Transfer from only SPG. United = Has the preffered/reserve/ink/ all with great sign up bonuses, but at the end of the day it boils down to what you need. For me. 55k for business is doable in this day and age. And that outways the 132 of United.

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Re: New Marriott/SPG travel packages announced
« Reply #29 on: July 29, 2018, 10:11:45 AM »
Said it many times.
Maybe you can post that summarizes everything about these packages? Right now there is a bunch of information scattered in a bunch of posts
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Re: New Marriott/SPG travel packages announced
« Reply #30 on: July 29, 2018, 10:14:30 AM »
Yes, with all the talk about what will be with the hotel packages. A simple post reminding people to forget about the packages and if they're anyways looking at transfering that approx. amount of miles, just do a package regardless. You'll receive more miles in the 270k case.

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Re: New Marriott/SPG travel packages announced
« Reply #31 on: July 29, 2018, 10:27:51 AM »

I wrote: "Never Noticed". Certainly doubt that you would have written it up as straight forward as milevalue. It would be too simple of a narticle to write up on its own for majority of your readers.  ;D :D

it seems to be a machlokes. Dan says attach certificate to hotel while milesvalue says not to.
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Re: New Marriott/SPG travel packages announced
« Reply #32 on: July 29, 2018, 10:29:19 AM »
I didn't note that. I do recall though the not attaching it written somewhere.

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Re: New Marriott/SPG travel packages announced
« Reply #33 on: July 29, 2018, 10:33:03 AM »
You sure? I just checked, I thought he goes back and forth still. (Not sure whether to rely on Lucas SPG representative). Either way, I wouldn't mind the option 2. 7 days (or any days ) is not practical for me.  8)

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Re: New Marriott/SPG travel packages announced
« Reply #34 on: July 29, 2018, 10:37:26 AM »
I didn't note that. I do recall though the not attaching it written somewhere.


Quote from:  miles value

Travel Package Strategy
If you are interested in a Marriott Travel Package, book it before August. You will pay less points for the seven night certificate and get more airline miles.


However I would wait out booking the hotel, not necessarily until August, but until we hear more from Marriott. We don’t know what’s going to happen to existing but unbooked Travel Package hotel certificates next month. It’s likely they will announce what they’re going to do with what are being called the “floater certificates” soon, and you can make a better decision as to whether to book now or wait until August based on how they will be treated in August.
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Re: New Marriott/SPG travel packages announced
« Reply #35 on: July 29, 2018, 10:39:34 AM »
Yes, but where does Dan Say to book?

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Re: New Marriott/SPG travel packages announced
« Reply #37 on: July 29, 2018, 11:01:33 AM »
Written as potential. Not forsure.

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Re: New Marriott/SPG travel packages announced
« Reply #38 on: July 29, 2018, 11:42:26 AM »
Written as potential. Not forsure.


of course everything is potential. but it seems his recommendation is to link
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Re: New Marriott/SPG travel packages announced
« Reply #39 on: July 29, 2018, 11:43:51 AM »

of course everything is potential. but it seems his recommendation is to link
Erm, highly depends on each person's situation and what their goal is.
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