Marriott Bonvoy Updates Points Transfer Bonus to United MileagePlus Miles: What You Need to Know
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Marriott Bonvoy is one of the most popular hotel loyalty programs in the world, with over 7,000 hotels and resorts in 131 countries. One of the benefits of the program is the ability to transfer points to frequent flyer miles. This allows members to use their Marriott Bonvoy points to book flights, upgrades, and other travel rewards.
To transfer points from Marriott Bonvoy to airline loyalty accounts, members can follow a few simple steps.
- Log in to your Marriott Bonvoy account.
- Go to the “Use Points” section and select “Transfer Points to Miles.”
- Choose your preferred airline partner and enter your frequent flyer account information.
- Enter the number of points you wish to transfer and click “Continue.”
- Review the details of your transfer and click “Complete Transfer.”
Most airline partners have a 3-to-1 transfer ratio, meaning members will receive 1 frequent flyer mile for every 3 Marriott Bonvoy points transferred.
However, Marriott Bonvoy has a preferred partnership with United MileagePlus, offering special benefits for members who transfer points to United MileagePlus miles. United MileagePlus members can receive 10,000 bonus miles for every 60,000 points transferred, in addition to the regular 3-to-1 transfer ratio. This preferred partnership is a great option for frequent flyers who prefer United Airlines.
Recently, Marriott Bonvoy made some changes to the transfer rate and bonus when transferring points to United MileagePlus.
Previously, the transfer rate was 3:1.1 and members received 5,000 bonus miles for every 60,000 points transferred. However, after the change, the transfer rate is now 3:1 (the same as other airline loyalty programs), and members receive 10,000 bonus points for every 60,000 points transferred. This means that a transfer of 60,000 Marriott Bonvoy points would produce 30,000 United MileagePlus miles, compared to the previous 27,000 miles. This increases the effective ratio to 2:1, making the transfer more valuable for members who transfer points in multiples of 60,000.
It’s worth noting that transferring Marriott Bonvoy points to miles is generally not the best use of points. However, in some cases, it can be a good option if members need to top up their airline loyalty account to reach the amount necessary for a valuable redemption. With the changes to the transfer rate and bonus, members who transfer points to United MileagePlus miles can get around a 10% increase in the value of their transferred points.
In conclusion, Marriott Bonvoy’s changes to the transfer rate and bonus when transferring points to United MileagePlus miles is a great benefit for members who prefer to fly with United Airlines. While it’s still important to consider the best use of Marriott Bonvoy points, this change can make the transfer more valuable for members who transfer points in multiples of 60,000.