Marriott International announced it will introduce one set of unified benefits across Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) for its members in August 2018. Members will earn points faster than under the prior programs - on average 20% more points for every dollar spent. Members will have access to book stays and earn or redeem points among 29 participating global brands comprising of 6,500 hotels.
United Airlines Adds Free Entertainment Options Across its Fleet
United has expanded its personal device entertainment option to all aircraft with DIRECTV live streaming for purchase to provide at least one free entertainment option on all Wi-Fi equipped aircraft (which is any aircraft with more than 70 seats). Customers can now use a personal laptop, Apple iOS device or Android device to access a library of complimentary movies and TV shows, in addition to having the opportunity to purchase DIRECTV to view live programming.