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Discussion in 'United Airlines | MileagePlus' started by Jett Rink, Oct 27, 2012.
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hotel partner programs
Well, it is better than nothing, but those hotel -> MP rates are all pretty craptacular.
A cute observation, with which Jett Rink concurs, but this promo may just work, depending on one's needs/desires.
One may bail out of Wyndham, as an example.
A bit more analysis on the transfer numbers:
20,000 Marriott Rewards -> 5,000 + 1,000
30,000 MR -> 10,000 + 2,500
70,000 MR -> 25,000 + 5,000
125,000 MR -> 50,000 + 15,000
10,000 HHonors -> 1,000 UA. To get the 15,000 bonus you’d have to convert 500,000 HH points resulting in 65K total points.
2 Starwood Preferred Guest -> 1 UA. To get the 15K bonus you’d have to convert 80,000 SPG points (I think that’s how the 5K bonus for 20K thing works) resulting in 65K total points. While probably the best deal you’ll get on SPG->UA anytime soon it still isn’t very good.
30,000 PC -> 6,000 UA + 1,000
50,000 PC -> 10,000 UA + 2,500
52,000 PC -> 26,000 UA + 5,000
100,000 PC -> 50,000 UA + 15,000
125,000 PC -> 25,000 + 5,000
250,000 PC -> 50,000 + 15,000
8 CC -> 1 UA. To get the 15,000 bonus you’d have to convert 400,000 CC points resulting in 65K total points.
50,000 Gold Passport -> 25,000 UA + 5,000
100,000 GP -> 50,000 UA + 15,000
Choice (I only listed the big and small; the middle ones are there, too):
25,000 Choice Privileges -> 5,000 UA + 1,000
250,00 Choice Privileges -> 50,000 UA + 15,000
17.500 WR -> 7,000 + 1,000
30,000 WR -> 12,000 + 2,500
128,000 WR -> 51,200 + 15,000
It's a UA promo. Jett Rink would rather retain hotel points than transfer to an airline, but I was almost persuaded.
And, like most others recently, minimal value.
Extra points for excellent use of the third person in referring to oneself, BTW.
might prove useful for my expiring Choice points.
That's what I was thinking. I have some Wyndham points I won't be needing since the US Airways Grand Slam isn't happening. I won't reach the 15K bonus level, but I was going to transfer them to United anyway.
Nearly ever' body has Club Carlson and Wyndham points, right? Work a combo of those two, and it might, ever so slightly, pay to make the transfer, if premium cabin UA travel is to your liking. But, still...