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Old Jun 24, 19, 8:28 pm
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craigthemif
 
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Originally Posted by johnstein View Post
Currently, the category-6 travel package requires 390,000 points for redemption which allows me to transfer 100,000 miles to a wide choice of airlines.

You need 240,000 marriott point to convert them into 100,000 airline miles. It implies that I am buying 7 nights vacation in a category-5 hotel at 150,000 marriott points. Normally, you will have to stay 7 nights in a category-4 hotel with 150,000 marriott points, which may be hardly justifiable, but it doesn't seem too much hard to find a good category-5 hotel you don't mind staying 7 nights.
Perhaps a tiny bit of value. But absolutely not smart to book TPs speculatively, as was done previously. For maximum value you simply:

1. just book whatever hotel you want in 5-night chunks
2. convert to airline miles when truly required and you have no other options for acquiring those miles
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