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Marriott Offers Bonus Airline Miles to New Marriott Rewards Members

Whether by accident or design, this sign-up promotion for Marriott’s Rewards program will be of decidedly little interest to U.S. travelers.

Offer Details

Through December 31, newly enrolled Marriott Rewards members who choose to earn airline miles will receive a 1,000-mile bonus in one of the following participating airline programs:

  • Etihad Guest
  • Qatar Privilege Club
  • Avianca-TACA LifeMiles
  • Aeromexico ClubPremier
  • British Airways Executive Club
  • Lufthansa Miles & More
  • Aeroplan

Deal or No Deal

Marriott has more than 40 airline partners, including all the U.S. carriers worth mentioning. Limiting the bonus miles to the above-listed seven airline programs strips this promotion of much of its potential value to U.S.-based travelers.

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After 20 years working in the travel industry, and 15 years writing about it, Tim Winship knows a thing or two about travel. Follow him on Twitter @twinship.

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