Delta and SPG Crossover Rewards Ends July 15, 2018

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UPDATE 07/15/2018: Delta and SPG have now terminated the Crossover Rewards partnership.

SPG has reminded its members via email that its partnership with Delta, the Crossover Rewards program, is coming to an end effective July 15, 2018. The move comes as no surprise in light of the SPG and Marriot merger, since Marriott already has a partnership with United through RewardsPlus®.

What Happens After The Termination

Currently, elites in one program can receive perks in the other, including late checkout, and complimentary in-room internet at SPG properties, as well as priority boarding, and check in when flying Delta.

While the benefits and perks accorded to Elites in both programs will cease, the programs are not completely cutting ties. You will still be able to earn miles for your stays, by selecting miles as your preferred choice, and members will still be able to convert their points to miles.

Our Take

Even though we knew that the Crossover Rewards was likely coming to an end, it makes it no less disappointing. Fortunately, the new combined SPG/Marriott rewards program which launches August 1, 2018, has plenty to offer and will hopefully make up for some of the inevitable losses.

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  • worldtraveler73 says:

    The UA benefits program requires a heavy commitment to the Mileage Plus platform. You can’t (or at least the agents say) you can’t benefit from Premier Plus Silver while crediting to a different frequent flier platform (Aeroplan). Since there is no matching United Plus credit card in Canada, there isn’t an outstanding win here for me.

  • Patrick B says:

    I’d like to get United miles since I’m going to be lifetime Gold on Marriott, but unfortunately as near as I can tell I need to be Marriott Platinum to benefit at all from this (gold status won’t let me even sign up for RewardsPlus). Oh well, I can’t complain since I couldn’t use the Delta co-sponsored benefits either.

  • Bummer since I prefer Delta over UAL….

  • I wonder why they are ending this on 7/15 instead of 7/31.
    We could use another 15 days…

  • Does anyone know how long it typically takes to get the Delta miles after an SPG stay?

  • As the comments above mostly suggest, United fliers will appreciate this change whereas Delta fliers understandably won’t.

  • It’s too bad they just couldn’t keep both. I think it would have been beneficial for all parties

  • It’s a sign of a good loyalty program that I feel so invested in all the changes! It’s going to feel weird on 1 August!

  • Disappointing but not unexpected with the new upcoming program.

  • Will give the United partnership a chance.

  • Sad to see this go as well.

  • nechy Adler says:

    It’s sad that it’s finishing but can’t wait for more United benefits.

  • I don’t use DL much anymore, but this is still a negative change.

  • I’m sad to see this ending!

  • Like other posters have said, it is sad to see this go. It was nice to earn a few SPG points when I traveled on Delta. I always forgot about that benefit and it was a welcome surprise to see my SPG points increase after a flight. I fly United even less than I fly Delta so I will probably not benefit as much. However, it will be interesting to see how that will work. Every once in a while, a change will actually bring a benefit.

  • I received many points and miles through this. It is too bad that it will be gone.

  • Not good news. Not a fan of United.

  • Bertrand Say says:

    Sad to see this go. This was one welcomed perk.

  • Having lost the status with Delta this doesn’t affect me.
    Anyway, the 10% more miles received with United when converting points is a nice thing of Marriott programme.

  • Too bad this is ending. The prospect of earning Starpoints was welcome consolation for being stuck with more Skypesos.

  • Jacqueline says:

    Looking forward to the new combined rewards programme, it won’t be as good as the previous on offer but none the less will be still good.

  • Bernard Say says:

    This is sad to hear since if you have status with the hotel, it gives you status with the airline and vice versa. It is just one more added benefit that has been taken away.