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MQM Goonery - the travel advice thread

Postby Frank the Tank » 23 Sep 2016, 08:06

Seemed like it should be separate from the vacation thread. I dunno.

The Marriott/Starwood merger closed this morning, and they're already allowing points to be transferred from one program to the other. Starwood Preferred Guest points (Westin, Sheraton, Four Points, etc.) have always been worth more than Marriott Rewards points, but they're allowing you to transfer Starpoints to Marriott and get 3:1. This is a great deal. The fair value transfer is probably closer to 2.5-1, so unless you have a preferred Westin you stay at all the time I recommend transferring all your SPG points to Marriott points ASAP. It's rare that you get a chance to create value out of nowhere in a travel loyalty program.
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Re: MQM Goonery - the travel advice thread

Postby Mario Speedwagon » 24 Sep 2016, 14:56

Frank the Tank wrote:Seemed like it should be separate from the vacation thread. I dunno.

The Marriott/Starwood merger closed this morning, and they're already allowing points to be transferred from one program to the other. Starwood Preferred Guest points (Westin, Sheraton, Four Points, etc.) have always been worth more than Marriott Rewards points, but they're allowing you to transfer Starpoints to Marriott and get 3:1. This is a great deal. The fair value transfer is probably closer to 2.5-1, so unless you have a preferred Westin you stay at all the time I recommend transferring all your SPG points to Marriott points ASAP. It's rare that you get a chance to create value out of nowhere in a travel loyalty program.


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Re: MQM Goonery - the travel advice thread

Postby ctz31 » 24 Sep 2016, 18:02

Mario Speedwagon wrote:
Frank the Tank wrote:Seemed like it should be separate from the vacation thread. I dunno.

The Marriott/Starwood merger closed this morning, and they're already allowing points to be transferred from one program to the other. Starwood Preferred Guest points (Westin, Sheraton, Four Points, etc.) have always been worth more than Marriott Rewards points, but they're allowing you to transfer Starpoints to Marriott and get 3:1. This is a great deal. The fair value transfer is probably closer to 2.5-1, so unless you have a preferred Westin you stay at all the time I recommend transferring all your SPG points to Marriott points ASAP. It's rare that you get a chance to create value out of nowhere in a travel loyalty program.


I recognise that these words are English in origin. I just don't know what they mean :beatsme:


I think Marriott is a waitress at dirtwing. Otherwise I'm with you.
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Postby Dthefritz » 24 Sep 2016, 18:12

ctz31 wrote:
Mario Speedwagon wrote:
Frank the Tank wrote:Seemed like it should be separate from the vacation thread. I dunno.

The Marriott/Starwood merger closed this morning, and they're already allowing points to be transferred from one program to the other. Starwood Preferred Guest points (Westin, Sheraton, Four Points, etc.) have always been worth more than Marriott Rewards points, but they're allowing you to transfer Starpoints to Marriott and get 3:1. This is a great deal. The fair value transfer is probably closer to 2.5-1, so unless you have a preferred Westin you stay at all the time I recommend transferring all your SPG points to Marriott points ASAP. It's rare that you get a chance to create value out of nowhere in a travel loyalty program.


I recognise that these words are English in origin. I just don't know what they mean :beatsme:


I think Marriott is a waitress at dirtwing. Otherwise I'm with you.

I thought Marriott was a crappy QB we have to pretend is good because he's white and a high draft pick. And handsome/BradyGuy33.
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Re: MQM Goonery - the travel advice thread

Postby Theny » 24 Sep 2016, 18:39

Dthefritz wrote:
ctz31 wrote:
Mario Speedwagon wrote:
Frank the Tank wrote:Seemed like it should be separate from the vacation thread. I dunno.

The Marriott/Starwood merger closed this morning, and they're already allowing points to be transferred from one program to the other. Starwood Preferred Guest points (Westin, Sheraton, Four Points, etc.) have always been worth more than Marriott Rewards points, but they're allowing you to transfer Starpoints to Marriott and get 3:1. This is a great deal. The fair value transfer is probably closer to 2.5-1, so unless you have a preferred Westin you stay at all the time I recommend transferring all your SPG points to Marriott points ASAP. It's rare that you get a chance to create value out of nowhere in a travel loyalty program.


I recognise that these words are English in origin. I just don't know what they mean :beatsme:


I think Marriott is a waitress at dirtwing. Otherwise I'm with you.

I thought Marriott was a crappy QB we have to pretend is good because he's white and a high draft pick. And handsome/BradyGuy33.


I don't think Marriott is a white. He goes by "Marcus"
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Re: MQM Goonery - the travel advice thread

Postby TheWolf » 24 Sep 2016, 23:39

What is he, anyway? Hawaiian or something? Does that count as white?
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Postby Frank the Tank » 25 Sep 2016, 16:34

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I considered this card because of the great signup bonus, but it doesn't let me transfer points to my preferred partners: Delta and Marriott. I need the Delta/AmEx marriage to falter.
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Re: MQM Goonery - the travel advice thread

Postby CourtesyFlush » 06 Oct 2016, 12:31

This seems like as good a spot as any to post this query.

I'll be doing the Paris (of Europe) marathon in April so I need some recommendations on where to go after our stay there. Thinking of staying within a 2 hr plane ride of Paris and limiting any train/car travel to the ultimate destination. A few spots we've come across (or recommendations we've received)--Barcelona (she's been already), Nice, Bordeaux, Arles, Majorca, Cinque Terre (train ride would be 3-4 hrs from Genoa/Pisa though). We're staying in Paris Friday-Tuesday so we'd be staying elsewhere Tuesday-Sunday (or Monday).

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Postby Iron Mike Sharpe » 06 Oct 2016, 12:33

Couch surf at Bixby's
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Postby Rodney Farva » 06 Oct 2016, 12:38

I'don't keep it simple and train instead of fly. So either somewhere else in France, Belgium or Amsterdam . If you are going to fly, I liked Verona as a good spot for a few days and would be good for romancing your lady.
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Re: MQM Goonery - the travel advice thread

Postby mj3528 » 06 Oct 2016, 12:39

CourtesyFlush wrote:This seems like as good a spot as any to post this query.

I'll be doing the Paris (of Europe) marathon in April so I need some recommendations on where to go after our stay there. Thinking of staying within a 2 hr plane ride of Paris and limiting any train/car travel to the ultimate destination. A few spots we've come across (or recommendations we've received)--Barcelona (she's been already), Nice, Bordeaux, Arles, Majorca, Cinque Terre (train ride would be 3-4 hrs from Genoa/Pisa though). We're staying in Paris Friday-Tuesday so we'd be staying elsewhere Tuesday-Sunday (or Monday).

Thoughts, SOTSG?


Bixby can tell you if Cinque Terre is worth staying for nearly a week.

I would suggest Rome as there would be plenty to do and you wouldn't need a car at all there. If you wanted some more relaxing, Lake Como is great, but filling 6 days there might be a little difficult.

IMS was kidding about couch surfing at Bixby's, but Switzerland is a decent option too. You could fly into Geneva, stay in Lausanne and take the train easily to Montreaux, Bern and Lucerne.
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Re: MQM Goonery - the travel advice thread

Postby JT99 » 06 Oct 2016, 12:48

I've heard tremendous things about Florence.
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Re: MQM Goonery - the travel advice thread

Postby the cheese » 06 Oct 2016, 13:32

mj3528 wrote:
CourtesyFlush wrote:This seems like as good a spot as any to post this query.

I'll be doing the Paris (of Europe) marathon in April so I need some recommendations on where to go after our stay there. Thinking of staying within a 2 hr plane ride of Paris and limiting any train/car travel to the ultimate destination. A few spots we've come across (or recommendations we've received)--Barcelona (she's been already), Nice, Bordeaux, Arles, Majorca, Cinque Terre (train ride would be 3-4 hrs from Genoa/Pisa though). We're staying in Paris Friday-Tuesday so we'd be staying elsewhere Tuesday-Sunday (or Monday).

Thoughts, SOTSG?


Bixby can tell you if Cinque Terre is worth staying for nearly a week.

I would suggest Rome as there would be plenty to do and you wouldn't need a car at all there. If you wanted some more relaxing, Lake Como is great, but filling 6 days there might be a little difficult.

IMS was kidding about couch surfing at Bixby's, but Switzerland is a decent option too. You could fly into Geneva, stay in Lausanne and take the train easily to Montreaux, Bern and Lucerne.


Bordeaux is pretty great. I haven't been, but my two friends who have say Cinque Terre is great and you can bum around that part of Italy until your heart's content. Switzerland is cool but more expensive than most of Europe.

I'd say Bordeaux or Nice.
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Re: MQM Goonery - the travel advice thread

Postby TheWolf » 06 Oct 2016, 21:14

Of the places mentioned so far, I've been to Barcelona, Florence, and Rome, and would rank them in that order. Not that I didn't like Rome too, but I found their public transportation to be very inconvenient for such a big touristy place. Lot of really good shit to see there, but I feel like it does a worse job than other European cities in terms of blending their historical/tourism stuff with their actual modern city.
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