Marriott and America West Flightfund Miles

5th Sep 2003

Marriott Rewards and America West Airlines announced today that members can earn America West FlightFund frequent flyer miles for stays at any of the program’s 2,300 participating Marriott hotels worldwide. America West is the 24th airline to partner with Marriott Rewards, the lodging industry’s largest frequent guest program with more than 18 million members.

Effective immediately, Marriott Rewards members who designate FlightFund as their airline program of choice will earn three miles per U.S. dollar spent on all qualifying charges at participating JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts; Marriott Hotels & Resorts; Renaissance Hotels & Resorts, and Marriott Vacation Club International. Members will earn one mile per U.S. dollar spent on the room rate at Marriott’s Courtyard, Fairfield Inn, SpringHill Suites, Residence Inn and TownePlace Suites brands.

Marriott Rewards points can also be exchanged for FlightFund miles. Marriott Rewards members who earn points may convert them into FlightFund mileage at the following rates:

10,000 Marriott Rewards points = 2,000 miles
20,000 Marriott Rewards points = 5,000 miles
30,000 Marriott Rewards points = 10,000 miles
70,000 Marriott Rewards points = 25,000 miles
125,000 Marriott Rewards points = 50,000 miles
To enroll or obtain information about Marriott Rewards, or to begin earning FlightFund miles for stays at Marriott hotels worldwide, travelers may contact Marriott Rewards Guest Services at (801) 468-4000, (800) 249-0800 or visit To enroll or obtain information about becoming a FlightsFund member, visit or contact the FlightFund service center at (800) 247-5691.
Information about Marriott Rewards and FlightFund:

Marriott Rewards -
Earlier this month, Marriott Rewards received the highest ranking among frequent travel programs in the first annual SkyGuide “Best in Travel Awards.” SkyGuide Go magazine, published by American Express Publishing, surveyed more than 4,200 frequent business travelers. Marriott Rewards was also named “Best Hotel Rewards Program in the World” by Business Traveler magazine for the past six consecutive years. Marriott Rewards features over 2,300 properties to choose from and offers more resorts, spas and golf locations than any other hotel program.


America West FlightFund -
FlightFund is one of the most generous frequent flyer programs in the industry with domestic Award travel beginning at just 20,000 miles year-round. FlightFund recently won a Freddie Award from InsideFlyer magazine for the best elite-level frequent flyer program. America West is the first low-fare carrier to win this award, offering FlightFund Elite members benefits such as complimentary first-class upgrades, generous mileage bonuses, and early boarding privileges. FlightFund has more than 40 partners, allowing members to earn miles in a variety of ways, including car rentals, hotel stays, telecommunications services and FlightFund Visa credit card purchases.

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. (NYSE:MAR) is a leading worldwide hospitality company with over 2,600 lodging properties in the United States and 68 other countries and territories. Marriott International operates and franchises hotels under the Marriott, JW Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, Renaissance, Residence Inn, Courtyard, TownePlace Suites, Fairfield Inn, SpringHill Suites and Ramada International brand names; develops and operates vacation ownership resorts under the Marriott Vacation Club International, Horizons, The Ritz-Carlton Club and Marriott Grand Residence Club brands; operates Marriott Executive Apartments; provides furnished corporate housing through its Marriott ExecuStay division; and operates conference centers. The company is headquartered in Washington, D.C., has approximately 128,000 employees, and was ranked as the lodging industry`s most admired company and one of the best places to work for by FORTUNE®. For more information or reservations, please visit the web site at


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