Marriott Discontinuing Travel Packages on January 19th

Marriott Discontinuing Travel Packages

Marriott Discontinuing Travel Packages on January 19th

Marriott is getting rid of one of the options to redeem Bonvoy points. Travel Packages, also known as a “Hotel + Air Package”, are going away soon.

With these packages, you redeem points and get a certificate for a 7-night hotel stay (or more) plus airline miles varying from 50,000 to 110,000.

These packages don’t have the value they used to, especially before Marriott took over the Starwood Preferred Guest program. Now Marriott looks like it will be discontinuing this redemption option completely, starting this Wednesday.

The information comes from a temporary update to the program’s terms and conditions:

3.14 Hotel and Air Travel Packages

Effective January 19, 2022, Hotel and Air Travel Packages are no longer available for purchase.

Marriott released this information earlier than planned. A spokesperson told View from the Wing and it “was published prematurely, and we regret the error. We will have additional details for members in the coming days”.

Marriott Travel Packages

 
7 Nights
+ 50,000 Miles
7 Nights
+ 100, 000 Miles
Category 1-4
255,000 Points required
330,000 Points required
Category 5
315,000
390,000
Category 6 435,000 510,000
Category 7 495,000 570,000
Category 8 675,000 750,000

For United Airlines you’ll receive 10% more MileagePlus miles when you redeem for a Hotel + Air Package, up to 10,000 more miles.

Other participating airlines include: AEGEAN Miles+Bonus | Aer Lingus AerClub | Aeroflot Bonus | Aeromexico ClubPremier | Air Canada Aeroplan | Air France-KLM Flying Blue | Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan™ | American Airlines AAdvantage® | ANA Mileage Club | Asiana Airlines Asiana Club | Avianca LifeMiles | British Airways Executive Club | Cathay Pacific Asia Miles | Copa Airlines ConnectMiles | Delta SkyMiles® | Emirates Skywards® | Etihad Guest | FRONTIER Miles | Hainan Airlines Fortune Wings Club | Hawaiian Airlines HawaiianMiles® | Iberia Plus | InterMiles | Japan Airlines JAL Mileage Bank | Korean Air SKYPASS | LATAM Airlines LATAM Pass | MilleMiglia | Multiplus Fidelidade | Qantas Frequent Flyer | Qatar Airways Privilege Club | Saudia Alfursan | Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer® | Southwest Rapid Rewards® | TAP Air Portugal Miles&Go | Thai Airways Royal Orchid Plus | Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles | Virgin Atlantic Flying Club | Virgin Australia Velocity Frequent Flyer | Vueling Club

Find more information here.

Guru’s Wrap-up

These packages are rarely a good use of Marriott points nowadays. 

To actually make it a worthy redemption you need to find award availability for seven nights at peak-pricing for your favorite hotel, to save 90,000 Marriott Bonvoy points. So it is not ideal.

Let me know if you have booked any Marriott Travel Packages recently.

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