I posted a couple of days ago about the Emirates and Starwood partnership, but it got me thinking that this also applies to the Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) and Delta Skymiles Crossover programme
If you’re like me and rarely fly with Delta then this maybe a way to get a least some benefits from flying with them. I’m assuming that more of FlyStayTravel readers are going to have SPG status rather than any Delta status so I’m looking at it from that points of view. In brief this is what the partnership offers:
Rewards when you stay
- Medallion members will also earn one bonus mile for every dollar spent on eligible room rates
Diamond and Platinum Medallion® members can also enjoy:
- 4pm late checkout
- access to the SPG elite check-in line
- complimentary in-room Internet access
- upgrades to enhanced rooms at check-in
Rewards when you fly
- SPG Platinum and Gold elite members earn one Starpoint for every dollar spent on eligible Delta flights
- SPG Platinum elite members also receive:
- Priority Check-In
- Priority Boarding
- Unlimited Complimentary Upgrades
- first checked bag free
You can find out more about the partnership using the links below:
How to Earn Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Miles for You Delta Flights
Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) is one of the best hotel loyalty programmes out there because of its flexibility and excellent transfer rates to a number of airline frequent flyer schemes – this includes Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer. Transfers to KrisFlyer are on a 1 to 1 basis and if you transfer a chunk of 20,000 Starpoints SPG will give you a bonus of 5,000 Miles, this incidentally makes it the cheapest way to buy KrisFlyer Miles see here.
If you are Gold or Platinum with SPG you’ll earn Starpoints on Delta flight bookings at a rate of 1 Starpoint per $1USD (as long as they are not travel agent bookings). These Starpoints can then be transferred over to Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer. Any Starpoints earned are in addition to the usual Skymiles you usually earn.
You have to setup the link between Sky Miles and SPG 48 hours prior to booking so I suggest that you get it done and it’ll just happen next time you book, the link is below:
If you aren’t a SPG Gold member then you can get the benefits by signing up for a World Mastercard if you’re based in Asia Pacific – check out our post on how here.
Have you used the benefits of Skymiles and SPG Crossover?