Who can VERIFY that you don't need 10 years of Platinum to be grandfathered into LTPP by Dec 31, 2018?
Meaning, even if you get 750 nights and 2 million points by Dec 31, 2018, you still need *10 years Platinum*.
I just spoke to a manager at Marriott. I'm hoping that he didn't know the rules. It's very frustrating when the employees don't even the rules, and more so when it is a manager that doesn't know. Worse yet, a manager that doesn't know *simple* rules that typically an employee would know.
However, I have currently have...
1.824 million points
777 lifetime nights
8 years platinum
The reason I called was to get some "help" to get to 2 million points. Maybe an adjustment in points. maybe increase the deadline, maybe some sort of special accelerator, I dunno. I just wanted someone to look into it.
This guy was saying I won't be able to get to LTPP because I won't get to 10 years platinum. But I'm like "Hey man, that's not a legacy requirement, you are confusing new and old requirements. 2 million points + 750 nights is legacy requirement, which is in effect until Dec 31". I tried to explain to him the rules. He wouldn't listen.
Was he right though? Is 10 years a requirement?