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AAA Discount with a UK AA automotive card?

Old Aug 22, 2021, 7:22 am
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AAA Discount with a UK AA automotive card?

Anyone know if the AA card gives the AAA discount at Marriott?

Here in the UK the AA is a partner club to the AAA / Arc Europe etc.

I know other chains you have no issues, but never tried Marriott and it is a lower rate that the Senior Rate.

This is for the UK stay rather than in the USA if that makes a difference.
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Old Aug 22, 2021, 9:36 am
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Originally Posted by GentleGiant
Anyone know if the AA card gives the AAA discount at Marriott?

Here in the UK the AA is a partner club to the AAA / Arc Europe etc.

I know other chains you have no issues, but never tried Marriott and it is a lower rate that the Senior Rate.

This is for the UK stay rather than in the USA if that makes a difference.
Since Marriott requires you to enter your AAA number before you can make a reservation, I think it’s unlikely that your AA number will work, but give it a try!
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Old Aug 22, 2021, 9:43 am
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Given that the only substantive check seems to be the website's prompt before reservation, it seems worth a go. Both associations' numbers are 16 digits, I believe, so it might work.
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Old Aug 22, 2021, 9:44 am
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Originally Posted by margarita girl
Since Marriott requires you to enter your AAA number before you can make a reservation, I think its unlikely that your AA number will work, but give it a try!
Doesn't seem to ask for it.
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Old Aug 22, 2021, 2:20 pm
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Originally Posted by GentleGiant
Anyone know if the AA card gives the AAA discount at Marriott?

Here in the UK the AA is a partner club to the AAA / Arc Europe etc.

I know other chains you have no issues, but never tried Marriott and it is a lower rate that the Senior Rate.

This is for the UK stay rather than in the USA if that makes a difference.
Why should it? Lots of companies are partners, but that doesn't mean their discounts account numbers are interchangeable.

Any by AA, do you mean American Airlines (which certainly doesn't have 16-digit account numbers, because they use a combination of letters and digits to shorten the account number), or something else?

AAA, in terms of the Marriott discount, stands for American Automobile Association. Is that the AAA that you're thinking of in the UK as related to Arc Europe, or is there another AAA there?

Abbreviations can mean things in different circumstances (including sometimes in different countries).
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Old Aug 22, 2021, 2:35 pm
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Originally Posted by sdsearch
Why should it? Lots of companies are partners, but that doesn't mean their discounts account numbers are interchangeable.

Any by AA, do you mean American Airlines (which certainly doesn't have 16-digit account numbers, because they use a combination of letters and digits to shorten the account number), or something else?

AAA, in terms of the Marriott discount, stands for American Automobile Association. Is that the AAA that you're thinking of in the UK as related to Arc Europe, or is there another AAA there?

Abbreviations can mean things in different circumstances (including sometimes in different countries).
What has American Airlines got to do with breakdown companies?
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Originally Posted by GentleGiant
What has American Airlines got to do with breakdown companies?
What do you mean by "breakdown companies"? I don't understand that term.
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Old Aug 22, 2021, 2:45 pm
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Originally Posted by sdsearch
What do you mean by "breakdown companies"? I don't understand that term.
Pretty sure OP is referring to the UK Automobile Association (AA), which like AAA in the US provides services for car breakdowns, as well as vehicle insurance and other services.

I had always wondered if the UK's AA and US's AAA had a formal relationship.
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Originally Posted by GentleGiant
What has American Airlines got to do with breakdown companies?
Because there are different "AA" in the world.

In FT, AA commonly represents American Airlines, its IATA code. But in the U.K., AA represents the formerly known Automobile Association (i.e. the U.K. version of AAA).
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Originally Posted by ryw
Pretty sure OP is referring to the UK Automobile Association (AA), which like AAA in the US provides services for car breakdowns, as well as vehicle insurance and other services.

I had always wondered if the UK's AA and US's AAA had a formal relationship.
Well, on FlyerTalk, "AA" by itself typically means "American Airlines", so someone referring to UK Automobile Association IMHO should either spell it out or specially say "UK's AA" so there can't be any confusion that it's not referring to the "main" AA abbreviation on FlyerTalk.

Meanwhile, I've never seen a website that mentions AAA discounts spell out UK's AA. The only other automobile association I've ever seen spelled out is CAA (the Canadian equivalent to AAA).
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Old Aug 22, 2021, 3:11 pm
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Originally Posted by sdsearch
What do you mean by "breakdown companies"? I don't understand that term.
As in AAA and CA are companies who assist motorists who breakdown.

In the UK we have the AA.

The AA are a partner to the AAA, CA and Arc Europe.

With other hotel groups the discounts are offered to all.

My question is probably aimed at UK residents who might know the answer.

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To actually answer your question,

YES.

I use my Canadian CAA card on AAA Rates.

Over a few decades its never been a issue
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Old Aug 22, 2021, 4:53 pm
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Assuming AA is part of the Show Your Card network then yes. Edit: (yes it is! https://www.showyourcard.eu/#/about#)

I’m a member of the Dutch ANWB, who are a member. For AAA benefits they say you need to print out this card, and show it together with your membership card.

https://www.anwb.nl/binaries/content/assets/anwb/pdf/ledenvoordeel/aaa-anwb-2019-international-discount-card.pdf


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Old Aug 22, 2021, 4:56 pm
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Also, if you use an European Marriott website, e.g. Marriott.de it does not ask you to to put a number in when booking the AAA rate.
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Old Aug 22, 2021, 5:35 pm
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Originally Posted by deadinabsentia
To actually answer your question,

YES.

I use my Canadian CAA card on AAA Rates.

Over a few decades its never been a issue
Technically, the Marriott website specifically identifies it as the "American Automobile Association (AAA) or Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) Rate".
Source:
https://help.marriott.com/s/article/Article-21992

The Terms and Conditions of the AAA/CAA rate read: "Valid AAA Membership Card required at check-in / Rates are per room, per night, based upon availability and vary by hotel and season / Limit of 2 rooms per AAA/CAA member per night / Not applicable to groups of 10 rooms or more / Rate does not include tax / Blackout dates and other restrictions may apply/ Offer valid at participating Marriott hotels"
Source:
https://www.marriott.com/hotel-discount/aaa.mi

Unless I missed the disclosure that other automobile associations also qualify, I think the answer to the question is at the end of the last quote: "Offer valid at participating Marriott hotels".

Whether the hotel will provide the AAA discount in this scenario will depend upon the hotel. If you want to be 100% certain it will, you'll need to contact the hotel.
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