Posted by William Charles on October 23, 2019
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Published on October 23rd, 2019 | by William Charles

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American Express Marriott Bonvoy Business To Lose Boingo Plan On December 31st, 2019

American Express has let Marriott Bonvoy Business cardholders know in their latest statement that on January 1st, 2020 the Boingo Preferred Plan will no longer be offered as a benefit.

Hat tip to @HH_Cash



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Tyler
Tyler

Yet another reason to cancel this one when the increased AF hits

John
John

Does anyone remember other Amex cards have this as a benefit?

Youngestofallthebuck
Youngestofallthebuck

To my knowledge the business platinum is the last Amex card standing with Boingo. Personal plat and now bonvoy biz losing it

Marvin
Marvin

Not much of a notice. So they jack up the AF $30 and provide less.
John the original Starwood card had Boingo (not open for new customers).

Pointz
Pointz

Exactly

Newbie
Newbie

Boingo never worked for me anyway on international trips, not even at airports. Maybe I didn’t know how to use it, do not miss at all.

Pahanin
Pahanin

None of the Marriott cards are worth keeping longer than a year.

Pointz
Pointz

This was the dealbreaker. Not anymore

Brian C

A benefit that I always told myself would be good to have but have literally NEVER used

Jason
Jason

Same, I’ve never had a reason to use it. Most of the time I’m either on cellular or lounge wifi. If I absolutely have to use terminal wifi, it’s usually for something where the free tier is more than good enough (e.g. sometimes at LAX the cellular connection will be sketchy coming off the jetbridge so I’ll connect to terminal wifi so I can get an Uber/Lyft ASAP).

Roderick D.
Roderick D.

One of the few benefits I use on a regular basis… cancel time.

As much as I’m not a fan of Chase, this move by Amex frees me up to go for their cards as it’ll be two year since I got the SPG card bonuses.

someones1
someones1

I could never get boingo to work correctly on iOS. Not going to miss this benefit. Also though, free wifi and more forgiving international roaming plans are a little more ubiquitous than they were when this benefit was added. Not going to miss it.

YoniPDX

Oddly, it shouldn’t have cost much to provide as a vast majority of Marriott properties were Boingo hotspots – used it a few times internationally this past year. Perhaps it is redundant as SPG Silver Elites should get free internet at most Marriott properties (exceptions exist).

Domestically I rarely use a Hotel Wifi unless it conference room or a lower level with poor cell reception. IIRC it was never an option to use in-flight like some of the GOGO passes.

Jim
Jim

But how about regular AMEX Marriott card?

Adam
Adam

losing boingo on jan 1 as well. Notice in the most recent statement.

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