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Old Feb 10, 17, 7:26 am
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darthbimmer
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: SJC/SFO
Programs: UA 1MM/*A Gold, WN A+ CP, Mar LT Tit, IHG Plat, HH Gold
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Do the math on the travel package cost. In most cases what you're getting is 1) seven nights at a hotel of a particular category, priced at 6x the nightly points rate-- the extra night comes because of the "5th award night free" thing-- plus 2) some number of airline miles converted 1:1 from Marriott points. For United there's a 10% bonus! #2 makes the package really valuable because airline miles, despite various devaluations in recent years, are still worth way more than Marriott points.
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