No More AAdvantage Miles for Marriott Stays
Come July, Marriott will no longer offer American Airlines frequent-flyer miles for overnight stays at its hotels as part of its rewards program.
Under the Marriott rewards program, loyal customers earn points for every dollar spent on stays at Courtyards, Fairfield Inns, and other Marriott-brand hotels, which can be later converted into hotel discounts or air miles for free flights on participating airlines.
While it's unclear what lead to the suspension of the partnership, Marriott spokesperson Laurie Goldstein hinted at failed negotiations between the two companies in a statement released to USA Today, saying that Marriott "could not come to [agreeable] terms with American Airlines."
With the discontinuation of the partnership, American Airlines flyers will have until June 30th if they want to convert those Marriott points into AAdvantage miles. Marriott will continue to offer reward points for frequent-flyer miles through the 30 other airlines with which it has similar partnerships, such as Delta Airlines and US Airways.