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Delta Hops in Bed with Starwood Hotels to Launch 'Crossover Rewards'

February 7, 2013 at 8:31 AM | by | Comments (0)

It's only natural to assume that a frequent flyer, perhaps one with ultra high status in an airline's loyalty program, also spends a ton of time staying at hotels. Travel and hotels go hand-in-hand; it's no coincidence that Jaunted's sister site is HotelChatter.com. Thus, most large hotels have deals with airlines to earn miles on nights. That's about the extent of airline-hotel partnerships, however. Until now.

Announced early this morning, Delta is getting in bed with the Starwood Collection to launch a little something called "Crossover Rewards."

"Crossover Rewards" will shower extra love, miles and points on elite members of Delta's SkyMiles program and Starwood Preferred Guest when they stay at SPG properties and fly Delta jets. We're talking to the tune of 4pm late checkout at hotels and a free checked bag on Delta. That's just the tip of the perks iceberg, really. Here's the full breakdown of Crossover Rewards fun:

If you're Delta Diamond or Platinum Medallion, you get:
· Priority check-in at Starwood hotels
· 4pm check-out
· Complimentary WiFi access (which is usually around $14.95/day otherwise)
· One SkyMiles mile per dollar spent on the reservation, in addition to SPG points
· Maybe other surprises during your stay

If you're any level of Delta Medallion, you get:
· One SkyMiles mile per dollar spent on the reservation, in addition to SPG points
· Maybe other surprises during your stay

If you're SPG Platinum, you get:
· Priority airport check-in
· One free checked bag (which would otherwise be $25)
· Priority boarding
· One SPG point per dollar spent on the flight, in addition to SkyMiles

If you're any level of SPG elite, you get:
· One SPG point per dollar spent on the flight, in addition to SkyMiles

If you're already both Delta Diamond/Platinum and SPG Platinum, you get: · All of the above, duh.

This added benefit to SkyMiles status follows the not very well-received news of changes to the SkyMiles program, which make it much more difficult to obtain and maintain elite status on Delta. Crossover Rewards are definitely one way the airline is giving more now that they're asking more, and we can always hope that the trend continues.

Crossover Rewards begins March 1, 2013!

[Images: Delta, SPG]

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