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Upgrades when buying with points

Question asked by tsieds86 on Jan 22, 2017
Latest reply on Jan 22, 2017 by stelzer001

Hey all,

 

I'm booking a trip to Hawaii in June for my honeymoon. I have a significant number of points and I'm debating using them for upgrades, but I was hoping you could help me out.

 

I have platinum status; if I book a base-level room with points to the Marriott in Waillea (40k a night), am I likely to get upgraded from the platinum status, or am I better off using points for the upgraded room and not chancing it?

 

I've never traveled since I obtained the status so I have no clue how likely upgrades are to occur, especially when paying with points.

 

Thank you for your input!

 

Todd

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