SPG has taken it Delta Crossover Rewards model overseas in the newly launched Your World Rewards with Emirates.
Like Crossover Rewards, there are benefits and earning opportunities for elites of both programs.
I am impressed by the well-thought FAQ. The quick take is to go ahead and register, it won’t disrupt your Delta Crossover Rewards, you get benefits in both, though can only earn in one.
Even better, upon registration, there is a clear screen for airline earning preference. You can mange your choice at spgpromos.com/myairlinepartner.
I have not flown Emirates, however it is nice to have this in place for the airport benefits should I do so.
I am curious what other airlines Starwood will add. Presumably there is some form of regional exclusivity.
Since United copies most everything that Delta does, will they be scrambling to call up Etihad or Qatar next?