Just a quick follow-up to my post last month about unexpectedly keeping Marriott Bonvoy Platinum status longer than expected.
I rarely stay in Marriott/Starwood properties but received Marriott Gold status as a benefit of my 1K status on United. When Marriott and Starwood combined, I was bumped up to Marriott Platinum status, which essentially represented what Gold used to be (the biggest benefit being lounge access or breakfast). Marriott confirmed this was deliberate, but on a temporary basis until early 2019.
Thinking that I would lose my elevated status when the Bonvoy program started last month, I wrote that I was surprised that I will still Planium. Numerous sources had reported that my status would drop on February 01, 2019. But it did not.
March 01st came and went and I remained Platinum. March 02nd came and went and I remained Platinum. Once again, I thought that I had dodged the status downgrade. But then came March 03rd.
I’m now back to Gold…and Gold is not what it used to be.
It was nice while it lasted…not that I ever used it. I have to admit I feel some pain writing this. I failed to book any top hotels before Category 8 kicked in and I never even used the Platinum status, even once. Such a wasted opportunity…
Did your Marriott Bonvoy status drop on March 03rd?