Author Archive: TheYoosh

A Beginner’s Guide to the Marriott Rewards Program (2018 Update)

1. Brief Introduction to Marriott Hotel Group Established in 1957, Marriott Hotel’s headquarters lies in Washington D.C, with over 4,000 hotels and resorts across the world. After they acquired the Starwood Hotels Group in November 2015, this number increased to over 6,000 hotels in 122 countries all over the world. This is the hotel breakdown: Marriott hotels (the top half)…
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Alaska / American partnership devalued on Jan 1, 2018 [Award chart changes]

Alaska announced a devaluation of their partnership with American a few days ago. The major changes are related to how flight credit is earned. For domestic travel, you have to fly American on an Alaska codeshare to earn Alaska miles. Similarly, you need to fly Alaska on American codeshares to earn miles/credit with American’s AAdvantage program. Elites for both programs…
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A Guide to the Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) Program

Hey all, Today I’m going to write about the Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) Program. We’ll go through the ins and outs of the program. Buckle up and enjoy the ride! 1. Overview First the basics: Starwood has 1,300+ properties across the world. They range from mid to upper tier properties and have excellent hotels. Starwood was acquired by Marriott hotels…
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