Delta and Starwood launch loyalty partnership
Published: 07/02/2013 - Filed under: News »
Delta Sky Miles and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) elite members can earn reciprocal miles and Starpoints thanks to the introduction of Crossover Rewards from March 1.
All Delta Medallion (Diamond, Platinum, Gold or Silver) members will earn one bonus mile per dollar spent on eligible room rates when staying with Starwood Hotels and Resorts, in addition to the Starpoints usually earned for their stay. Sky Miles Diamond and Platinum Medallion members will have access to priority check-in, late checkout (1600) and free in-room internet access when staying with Starwood.
SPG elite members (Platinum and Gold) will earn one Starpoint per dollar spent on eligible flights with Delta, in addition to the miles usually earned for their flight. SPG Platinum members will also receive one free checked bag, priority check-in and priority boarding.
Customers can register for Crossover Rewards by linking their Delta Sky Miles and SPG accounts at delta.com/crossoverrewards or spg.com/crossoverrewards from March 1. Benefits will begin once Delta Medallion or SPG elite status is reached.
Report by Scott Carey
JETCRUISER - 09/02/2013 13:51
Sounds like SPG Platinum members are receiving the short end of the stick!!! Why should Delta SkyMiles Diamond and Platinum Medallion members be entitled to "an upgrade to an enhanced room at check-in, when available" when SPG Platinum members are NOT entitled to an upgrade on Delta! As an SPG Platinum Member and Lifetime Gold Member, this is a slap in the face to those loyal to Starwood! It will now limit our upgrade opportunities!
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