I just received my latest email from Marriott Rewards, which I believe there has been some mention of before but little follow up.
Marriott Rewards® is excited to offer you an easier way to book travel.
With the new Air + Car programme, you can now use Marriott Rewards points, cash or both to book air travel and rental cars.
Book flights with more than 400 different airlines, and reserve rental cars at Hertz® locations worldwide—all from one convenient site.
Plus, with no blackout dates, you can redeem points when and where you want.
Book on the new Air + Car site today, and get where you're going faster.
and thought it would be good to try this out for a trip later in 2012.
Problem number one, only options for coach and first were offered when searching - where is the option for business class?
Problem number two, last year I used Marriott Rewards Travel Packages for the comparable trip (covered in a separate post) to get 2x business class return
flight plus 2x5 night accommodation certificate plus 2x Hertz discount for 470,000 points.... this new programme (please see below) if I can really believe this
seems to be asking 2,744,000 points for just 2x coach return flights.
Is this serious?
Please confirm your itinerary and select additional addons
- London Heathrow - (LHR), London, United Kingdom
- To Phuket Intl - (HKT), Phuket, Thailand
- Phuket Intl - (HKT), Phuket, Thailand
- To London Heathrow - (LHR), London, United Kingdom