Earn Lots Of One Way Coach Tickets With Marriott Stays Up To 50,000 Avios Points

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Marriott has teamed up with participating airlines to offer the Mega Miles promotion until April 30, 2012 this spring. The promotion offers 2,000 airline miles with every Marriott stay starting with your second stay. I think one of the easiest ways to earn free coach tickets is by setting your earning airline to British Airways. With British Airways you can earn enough points for a one way domestic coach ticket after 3-4 stays in a Marriott hotel (depending on your rate). One way short distance domestic coach tickets on American Airlines cost only 4,500 British Airways Avios points. You can check the calculation of your route using the British Airways Avios calculator.

How To Register

Earning With This Promotion

  • Earn 2,000 airline miles with every Marriott stay starting at your second stay
  • Earn a total of 50,000 miles during the promotion period
  • The promotion period runs from January 1, 2012 through April 30th, 2012
  • Base miles will be earned for each stay plus the 2,000 miles per stay starting with your second stay
  • Members electing to earn Marriott Rewards points are not eligible for this promotion – must select mile earning option
  • Detailed terms and conditions

Additional British Airways Avios Points From Normal Earning Method

1) Earn 2 airline miles per US$ spent on all qualifying charges:

  1. JW Marriott®
  2. Autograph Collection®
  3. Renaissance® Hotels
  4. Marriott® Hotels & Resorts
  5. Marriott Vacation Club®

2) Earn 2 airline miles per US$ spent on room rate only:

  1. The Ritz-Carlton®

3) 1 airline mile per US$ spent on room rate:

  1. Courtyard by Marriott®
  2. AC Hotels by Marriott®
  3. Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott®
  4. SpringHill Suites by Marriott®
  5. Residence Inn by Marriott®
  6. TownePlace Suites by Marriott®
  7. Marriott Executive Apartments®

Bottom Line

This could be a good promotion to use if you are already staying in a Marriott branded hotel. By using a 1 night stay strategy at inexpensive Marriott hotels, you can earn enough Avios points after your 3rd or 4th stay (depending on room rate), for a free one-way domestic coach ticket on American Airlines using Avios points.

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The Weekly Flyer writes about travel from a business traveler perspective. He travels the world every week accumulating points and miles along the way.

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  1. Hi New Girl – Originally I thought the Avios change was negative but have realized it will work out in my favor. I see my self flying shorter routes since 4500 points is such a great deal.

  2. Hey I stayed at a Marriott in January and I’m going to stay at another one next week. However, I only registered for this promotion now upon seeing your post. Do you think I’ll be eligible? Will they retroactively count my stay?

  3. Hi James – The promotion states that you must be registered to participate, since you weren’t and you probably earned points, you may not be able to have them retroactively credit the previous nights. But it is worth a try by calling the Platinum line at Marriott.

  4. It should be noted that this promotion cannot be combined with the 2012 Marriott Megabonus promotion. The megabonus requires the member to be earing points.

  5. Hi Melvin – I’ve captured that point with the statement:

    “Members electing to earn Marriott Rewards points are not eligible for this promotion – must select mile earning option”

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