Any advantages/disadvantages in combining Marriott/SPG accounts at this time?
Nope. Some were waiting for one reason or another, mostly related to earning lifetime status through the legacy requirements. There is really no good reason to keep two separate accounts now. One note of caution. Whichever account you use to initiate the merge is the one that will remain. Some folks wanted to keep their old Marriott account number but inadvertently began the merge from the SPG side and ended up with the "wrong" account number. Once you combine, you can't go back to reclaim your old account number.
Okay, so that was helpful! I finally combined them Thanks bejacob!
I waited until I hit my 750 nights and 2M points. Turns out I didn't need to do that. Still, better safe than sorry.
I think I’m in the minority, but for me, there is a reason to wait. I am still waiting for a lifetime elite year issue to be resolved on the Marriott side, and I’m afraid if I combine accounts history may be wiped away (or my case will be skewed). Otherwise, however, I would have combined months ago.
Retrieving data ...