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Title: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: sfried1 on April 13, 2010, 10:31:59 AM
Are SPG points transferable between members? Can you "gift" your points to someone else who is an SPG member?
Title: Re: Transferring SPG
Post by: Dan on April 13, 2010, 10:36:15 AM
Only if they have the same mailing address.
Title: Re: Transferring SPG
Post by: moish on April 14, 2010, 03:34:01 AM
is that right?
Title: Re: Transferring SPG
Post by: me on April 14, 2010, 01:40:32 PM
I have transfered no problem from my wifes account to mine!
Title: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: txtmax4 on August 23, 2010, 10:22:23 PM
Although when you call Starwood they'll say that transferring points into an airline takes up to 14 days, experience has shown that the actual time it takes for the miles to post is relatively much shorter than that.
Now the question: Anyone know forsure how exactly it goes down? Are there any specific days that the points get moved over? Any rules of thumb?
In my case, I'm looking to move over a small amount of SPG points (about 2500) from my account into my wife's AA account (Yes, we have the same address on file). I need the miles to post ASAP.
Any replies with that info will be greatly appreciatted (time is of essence).
Thank you.
Title: Re: Starwood points transfer time
Post by: Dan on August 23, 2010, 11:57:39 PM
I think they post every Sunday or Monday to AA.
Title: Re: Starwood points transfer time
Post by: txtmax4 on August 24, 2010, 12:18:58 AM
I think they post every Sunday or Monday to AA.
Means I gotta wait a week... do you know if 12:00am or 11:59pm?
And what time zone? (I know im pushing it..)
Title: Re: Starwood points transfer time
Post by: Deal Guy on August 24, 2010, 12:41:49 AM
Means I gotta wait a week... do you know if 12:00am or 11:59pm?
And what time zone? (I know im pushing it..)
I would say it takes place sometime during the other 1,438 minutes of the day.
Title: Re: Starwood points transfer time
Post by: SPOOGER on August 24, 2010, 01:04:03 AM
i transferred points many times. a couple of months ago even if u did it on Saturday evening. it went through by monday morning. but now i think you now  have to initiate the transfer earlier. i think Friday is early enough, 99% sure. the exact time i goes through is not before 3 am est maybe later but it was always there by morning 
Title: Re: Starwood points transfer time
Post by: Mikeoracle on August 24, 2010, 01:18:03 PM
Dan,
Maybe we should start a master thread where members can post after any Starwood transfer they do what date it was intiated and what date it posted and to which FFP, this can be used as a good data point to get an idea of the tranfer time.
There is a similar thread on FT here;
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/starwood-preferred-guest/171886-faq-how-long-points-transfer-airline-2008-master-thread.html
Title: Starwood Starpoints Airline Transfer Times Master Thread
Post by: Dan on August 24, 2010, 01:31:18 PM
Post here with:
-When you initiated the Starpoints transfer.
-Which airline you transferred to.
-When the miles reached the airline account.
-If you transferred to an airline account with a different name or a matching name than the Starwood account.
Title: Re: Starwood points transfer time
Post by: txtmax4 on August 24, 2010, 11:55:21 PM
Dan,
Maybe we should start a master thread where members can post after any Starwood transfer they do what date it was intiated and what date it posted and to which FFP, this can be used as a good data point to get an idea of the tranfer time.
There is a similar thread on FT here;
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/starwood-preferred-guest/171886-faq-how-long-points-transfer-airline-2008-master-thread.html
Good idea.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Airline Transfer Times Master Thread
Post by: Dan on August 25, 2010, 01:08:50 PM
I transferred points to AA on a Friday in June for the 20K SPG: 33,750 AA promo and the base AA points posted on Monday, 3 days after transferring.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Airline Transfer Times Master Thread
Post by: Mikeoracle on August 25, 2010, 01:18:39 PM
This a repost from another thread;
Transfer from SPG-ANA
I did it on Friday Chol Hamoed 4/2 and noticed the points in my account motzie Y"T 4/7 (I didnt think to check on Sunday) on ANA it showed the transaction date as 4/2 but I am not sure what that means...
then I did another 2 transfers, 1 on 4/4 and one on 4/7 and they both posted together on Monday 4/12.
Seems like they may also process over the weekend to post on Monday.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Airline Transfer Times Master Thread
Post by: azhoopsfan on August 26, 2010, 04:46:55 PM
About a year ago I converted 2500 to 1250 United miles to top off my account.  Not only was the conversion ratio bad, it took 2-3 weeks to post.  I think the flowers I bought from the mileage plus mall posted faster. 

I have had success similar to others with AA (about a few days). 
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Airline Transfer Times Master Thread
Post by: md on September 14, 2010, 10:57:58 PM
If I want to tranfer some of my spg to my kids aa accounts to top them off, do I have to create an spg for each of them to transfer, or can I go directly from my spg to their aa?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Airline Transfer Times Master Thread
Post by: Mikeoracle on September 14, 2010, 11:00:30 PM
If I want to tranfer some of my spg to my kids aa accounts to top them off, do I have to create an spg for each of them to transfer, or can I go directly from my spg to their aa?
Create an SPG account for each of them and transfer first from your SPG to theirs and then to their AA.
It only takes a few minutes to create an account
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Airline Transfer Times Master Thread
Post by: Eli on September 18, 2010, 03:49:34 PM
Anyone know how quick it transfers to LH? It's been over a week and still nothing.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Airline Transfer Times Master Thread
Post by: chuchem on September 18, 2010, 06:17:28 PM
It normally shows up on monday, so it does not matter when you transfer. From monday until sunday, it will always show up the next monday. Thats with most airlines like this. I have the feeling spg gives the credit information, oncw a week on sunday night to all airlines and they credit them the next day.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Airline Transfer Times Master Thread
Post by: chuchem on September 18, 2010, 06:19:14 PM
I transfered allready to a diffrent first name within the same family name and it was no problem. That was with lh. I dont think spg cares, they just say it has to match, so that no airline will make a fuss later. If you dont transfer a huge amount, it should go through no problem
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Airline Transfer Times Master Thread
Post by: Eli on September 18, 2010, 07:36:11 PM
Maybe with LH that's the case but I have transferred to an account that the name doesn't match and the transfer didn't go through.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Airline Transfer Times Master Thread
Post by: chuchem on September 18, 2010, 08:22:38 PM
What didnt match? First name only or also the fam. Name?
Please let us know what airline it was
Title: Re: Transferring SPG
Post by: sim on September 22, 2010, 10:44:16 AM
hi can someone tell me how to transfer points from my wifes account to mine, will be greatly appreciated
Title: Re: Transferring SPG
Post by: Dan on September 22, 2010, 10:47:56 AM
hi can someone tell me how to transfer points from my wifes account to mine, will be greatly appreciated
Easy as 1-2-3


Step 1: Mobilize your right hand.
Step 2: Reach into your pants pocket and locate your nearest cellular device.
Step 3: Call Starwood and ask them to transfer the points.

Title: Re: Transferring SPG
Post by: sim on September 22, 2010, 11:04:06 AM
cant do it online?
Title: Re: Transferring SPG
Post by: aussiebochur on September 22, 2010, 11:10:11 AM
cant do it online?
No.
Title: Re: Transferring SPG
Post by: moish on September 22, 2010, 01:53:14 PM
you can do it online by using the online chat with spg
Title: Re: Transferring SPG
Post by: aussiebochur on September 22, 2010, 02:17:18 PM
you can do it online by using the online chat with spg
Cool! Never knew that.
Is it as quick as on the phone?
Title: Re: Transferring SPG
Post by: moish on September 22, 2010, 02:41:55 PM
on the spot
Title: Re: Transferring SPG
Post by: Yordai Dooma on September 22, 2010, 02:58:56 PM
you can do it online by using the online chat with spg

Wow. Good to know! Thanks!
Title: Re: Transferring SPG
Post by: Dan on September 22, 2010, 04:12:47 PM
you can do it online by using the online chat with spg
Awesome!
Title: Re: Transferring SPG
Post by: Avid Reader on September 22, 2010, 05:31:49 PM
you can do it online by using the online chat with spg

In general I found chat to be way slower then the phone when dealing with most companies (ATT, eBay, Dell, etc.) because they deal with several users at a time at your expense. I would assume AMEX is better because their CS is always pretty good, but still hard to believe that chat would be better then phone.
Title: Re: Transferring SPG
Post by: deals on September 26, 2010, 09:16:05 AM
In general I found chat to be way slower then the phone when dealing with most companies (ATT, eBay, Dell, etc.) because they deal with several users at a time at your expense. I would assume AMEX is better because their CS is always pretty good, but still hard to believe that chat would be better then phone.

BUT WILL STILL USE CHAT
Title: Re: Transferring SPG
Post by: moish on September 26, 2010, 12:52:52 PM
i always do
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Airline Transfer Times Master Thread
Post by: md on October 18, 2010, 11:28:48 AM
If I want to tranfer some of my spg to my kids aa accounts to top them off, do I have to create an spg for each of them to transfer, or can I go directly from my spg to their aa?
Create an SPG account for each of them and transfer first from your SPG to theirs and then to their AA.
It only takes a few minutes to create an account
Out of laziness (& to test it out), I successfully transfered from my SPG directly into my daughters AA. The miles posted about 1.5 weeks later, but it was backdated to the date of SPG transfer
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Airline Transfer Times Master Thread
Post by: Eli on October 19, 2010, 03:54:07 PM
What didnt match? First name only or also the fam. Name?
Please let us know what airline it was
I transferred SPG to AA - totally different name. Twice got rejected, once went through. The times it got rejected I ultimately got them to push it through.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Airline Transfer Times Master Thread
Post by: md on October 19, 2010, 07:35:43 PM
I transferred SPG to AA - totally different name. Twice got rejected, once went through. The times it got rejected I ultimately got them to push it through.
Who did you have to call to get it through AA or SPG?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Airline Transfer Times Master Thread
Post by: Devorah on October 19, 2010, 08:36:19 PM
I initiated 2 transfers to LAN, one on 10/4 and one on 10/11 and they both posted on or around the 16th.  Same names.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Airline Transfer Times Master Thread
Post by: Dan on November 16, 2010, 08:48:29 AM
So in this thread we have the following reports about tranferring miles to someone else:

LH: Different first name, same last name=no problem
AA: Different first name, same last name=no problem
AA: Different first name, different last name=had to call to push through the transfer.

Any more reports of transferring to someone else's mileage account?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Airline Transfer Times Master Thread
Post by: Devorah on November 19, 2010, 12:30:59 AM
So in this thread we have the following reports about tranferring miles to someone else:

LH: Different first name, same last name=no problem
AA: Different first name, same last name=no problem
AA: Different first name, different last name=had to call to push through the transfer.

Any more reports of transferring to someone else's mileage account?

I know for the US Grand Slam, people successfully transferred SPG to other people's US account.
Title: SPG to aAdvantage
Post by: me on January 10, 2011, 12:19:48 PM
How long does it take to transfer?

Can I do it if the names are different on the 2 accounts?

Please share your experiences!
Title: Re: SPG to aAdvantage
Post by: moe on January 10, 2011, 12:54:46 PM
maybe read some things before you post.....
Title: Re: SPG to aAdvantage
Post by: me on January 10, 2011, 12:56:11 PM
maybe read some things before you post.....

Thanks! youre a greta help... :(

I tried searching, didnt come up with anything... Maybe provide some links??
Title: Re: SPG to aAdvantage
Post by: momo on January 10, 2011, 05:17:11 PM
google is your friend :D
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Airline Transfer Times Master Thread
Post by: moe on January 11, 2011, 10:38:50 PM
I have transfered to us air and Lan, no problem with different names (totally). spg to AA, I got denied , and that was the SAME last name, so i wouldnt risk it with aa...
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Dan on February 02, 2011, 10:53:58 AM
Let's kickstart this thread again.

In summary, generally if you transfer points you should receive them on Monday unless you miss the cutoff time, which is likely sometime on Sunday.

Name matching however is pretty crucial now that SPG has limited member to member transfer.  Please post your experiences!

This is what's been reported so far:
LH: Different first name, same family name: Worked
AA: Different first name, same family name: Worked
AA: Different first name, same family name: Rejected
AA: Both names different. 2  times rejected, once time worked. The times it got rejected called CS to push through manually and they worked.
US: Both names different: Worked.
LAN: Both names different: Worked.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Dan on February 02, 2011, 10:55:29 AM
Who did you have to call to get it through AA or SPG?
+1.
Eli, did you call AA or SPG to get them to push it through?

Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Eli on February 06, 2011, 03:55:50 AM
I called SPG and applied a code called B0 - (bee zero). Although just recently we had an issue (myself and someone else on the forums) where the miles got lost in the system. We called AA and conferenced SPG and this is what happened. The SPG lady gave the AA lady an order ID which the AA lady escalated to their "Partner Desk". Within a few days the miles ended up back in the SPG account and the owner got an e-mail saying it was denied due to the names not matching.

Does anyone know when SPG appears in United? I needed to "touch" my account because they were expiring so I transferred 2 SPG which should become 1 UA but nothing yet.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Dan on February 06, 2011, 12:03:52 PM
Monday I'd assume.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: aussiebochur on February 06, 2011, 05:48:56 PM
Lately, AA miles posting from SPG on Sunday morning.
Although, only those transferred on Friday or earlier the week before.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Eli on February 09, 2011, 06:31:14 AM
I transferred 2 points to UA 2 weeks ago and still nothing. Anyone have any ideas?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Bp on February 09, 2011, 07:10:49 AM
I think the minimum SPG transfer is 2500 
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: aussiebochur on February 09, 2011, 07:15:42 AM
I think the minimum SPG transfer is 2500 
Not if you're platinum.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Eli on February 09, 2011, 10:59:32 AM
Right, which I am, and 2 points converts to one. Has anyone tried this successfully before?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Dan on February 09, 2011, 11:06:29 AM
I transferred 2 points to UA 2 weeks ago and still nothing. Anyone have any ideas?
Same name?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Eli on February 09, 2011, 06:02:19 PM
Yes
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Dan on February 09, 2011, 06:08:30 PM
Yes
Call up SPG and ask them.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: aaa on February 09, 2011, 06:21:34 PM
Right, which I am, and 2 points converts to one. Has anyone tried this successfully before?

yes I have and for some reason didnt work. they qouted the 4 weeks till it posts ect...i ended up redeeming 400 miles for a mag.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Eli on February 12, 2011, 01:02:16 PM
The one mile posted to my UA account sometime over Shabbos, that was almost 2 weeks since I transferred it. My miles are now expiring Aug of 2012 - 16 months after they were supposed to.

What sucks is that since I thought the 1 mile wasn't going through I transferred another 40 points hoping to convert into 20. I guess I'll get those next Shabbos. Oh well, 40 wasted SPG points from a PLT account.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on February 14, 2011, 02:26:31 PM
The one mile posted to my UA account sometime over Shabbos, that was almost 2 weeks since I transferred it. My miles are now expiring Aug of 2012 - 16 months after they were supposed to.

What sucks is that since I thought the 1 mile wasn't going through I transferred another 40 points hoping to convert into 20. I guess I'll get those next Shabbos. Oh well, 40 wasted SPG points from a PLT account.

If you call and ask, they might credit the 40 points :D
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: MOSES on February 16, 2011, 11:22:36 PM
EK with names not matching, worked.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Devorah on February 16, 2011, 11:24:24 PM
Southwest with names not matching, didn't work.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Dan on February 17, 2011, 12:38:25 AM
EK with names not matching, worked.
First and last name mismatch?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Dan on February 17, 2011, 12:38:46 AM
Southwest with names not matching, didn't work.
Both first and last name mismatch?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Chaikel on February 17, 2011, 02:11:31 PM
LH (and therefore possibly all MM) both names mismatched
US both names mismatched
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Dan on February 25, 2011, 09:01:49 AM
Continental, sent on Thursday, received on or about the following Monday
Names were both mismatched.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: beej on February 26, 2011, 12:42:19 PM
To AA. Initiated on Sunday posted on Wednesday 10 days later.
Matching names.
Title: Re: Master Thread: Getting To Israel Using Starpoints
Post by: matzif4u on February 26, 2011, 07:54:09 PM
I made a transfer of starwood points to ANA on friday. When should it post to my ANA account? Will they let me make a reservation if the points are on the way?
Title: Re: Re: Master Thread: Getting To Israel Using Starpoints
Post by: Mikeoracle on February 26, 2011, 08:27:39 PM
I made a transfer of starwood points to ANA on friday. When should it post to my ANA account? Will they let me make a reservation if the points are on the way?
It should be in your account by Monday based on some past experiences. Please post an update when the miles actually post.
They wont allow you to book until the points are in your account.
Title: Re: Master Thread: Getting To Israel Using Starpoints
Post by: matzif4u on February 28, 2011, 03:33:41 PM
I put in a tranfer on friday and it is not posted in my account yet. Does that mean it won't post till next Monday? Oy Vay!
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Dan on February 28, 2011, 03:35:22 PM
I put in a tranfer on friday and it is not posted in my account yet. Does that mean it won't post till next Monday? Oy Vay!
Which airline?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: gozalim on February 28, 2011, 03:42:53 PM
has anyone done UA with names etc. mismatched?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Dan on February 28, 2011, 03:51:15 PM
has anyone done UA with names etc. mismatched?
Aeroplan, both names mismatched, sent Thursday, received Monday 11 days later.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: gozalim on February 28, 2011, 04:06:44 PM
Aeroplan, both names mismatched, sent Thursday, received Monday 11 days later.
United?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Dan on February 28, 2011, 04:26:37 PM
has anyone done UA with names etc. mismatched?

United?

If I knew I would have posted.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: gozalim on February 28, 2011, 07:45:40 PM
If I knew I would have posted.
sorry, i thought there was some abbreviation change i didn't know about where UA is aeroplan....
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: moish on March 02, 2011, 08:10:20 AM
spg now transfers to aa on wed
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Devorah on March 02, 2011, 08:51:57 AM
Both first and last name mismatch?

yes
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: chuchem on March 02, 2011, 09:46:52 AM
anybody try with air canada?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Dan on March 02, 2011, 10:11:00 AM
anybody try with air canada?
Aeroplan, both names mismatched, sent Thursday, received Monday 11 days later.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: chuchem on March 02, 2011, 05:43:36 PM
Sorry, thanks
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: MOSES on March 04, 2011, 09:11:55 AM
First and last name mismatch?
yes
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: MOSES on March 04, 2011, 09:12:12 AM
Continental, sent on Thursday, received on or about the following Monday
Names were both mismatched.
is that ever worth it??
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Dan on March 04, 2011, 09:24:47 AM
is that ever worth it??
Not now, but come 10/01 when AMEX won't transfer to CO and you need a few miles for a ticket...
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: MOSES on March 07, 2011, 08:40:45 AM
When are continental  miles scheduled to become obsolete?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: moish on March 07, 2011, 08:59:36 AM
they are probably going to convert into united i'd imagine.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Dan on March 07, 2011, 09:32:38 AM
they are probably going to convert into united i'd imagine.
They will transfer both ways freely later this year.  Combined program will come by 01/01/12.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: miles on March 07, 2011, 10:44:15 AM
my first time i want to transfer starwood i would like to get some help
1) is the 5k bonus per transfer or per 20k example for 80k we get 100k or 85k
2) i don't have it clear  will AA both names mismatch go or we need to call them and how many days will it take
3) do we need to link account the same as membership rewards ? (and how we do we need user id password and ??)
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: me on March 07, 2011, 12:34:35 PM
my first time i want to transfer starwood i would like to get some help
1) is the 5k bonus per transfer or per 20k example for 80k we get 100k or 85k
2) i don't have it clear  will AA both names mismatch go or we need to call them and how many days will it take
3) do we need to link account the same as membership rewards ? (and how we do we need user id password and ??)

1) it wil give you 100k but you will need to split the transfer in 2 days, maximum transfer to aa a day is 79,999.
2) I have had a mismatch go through... YMMV. I dont think calling is a good idea...
3) no linking, you just give spg the account # and they do the transfer..
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: miles on March 07, 2011, 12:40:02 PM
3) no linking, you just give spg the account # and they do the transfer..
give the spg account # over the phone ? can it be done online
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: gozalim on March 07, 2011, 12:40:37 PM
give the spg account # over the phone ? can it be done online
yes
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Mikeoracle on March 07, 2011, 12:44:17 PM
give the spg account # over the phone ? can it be done online
Go to the below link and you can do it all online;
http://www.starwoodhotels.com/preferredguest/account/starpoints/transfer/airline_partner_list.html
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: me on March 07, 2011, 01:26:07 PM
give the spg account # over the phone ? can it be done online

give your aa number to spg and they will put the miles in your account. online spg.com or call them
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Dan on March 07, 2011, 01:36:27 PM
2) I have had a mismatch go through... YMMV. I dont think calling is a good idea...
Both names mismatched on AA?
And it went through without calling anyone?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: me on March 07, 2011, 01:40:12 PM
Both names mismatched on AA?
And it went through without calling anyone?

1st name was different Last name was the same. If it makes any difference, it was a small transfer, just to top off the aa account...
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Dan on March 07, 2011, 01:43:05 PM
1st name was different Last name was the same. If it makes any difference, it was a small transfer, just to top off the aa account...
Last name being the same is very different than both names mismatching!!!

The size of the transfer doesn't matter.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: chuchem on March 07, 2011, 05:01:01 PM
I think size does matter, I mean size of transfer :-)
 If AA sees names not matching and its only 2000 points they will not care, but if AA sees a big amount they will not be happy and stop it. I dont know if its done manually or by computer
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Dan on March 07, 2011, 05:11:02 PM
I think size does matter, I mean size of transfer :-)
 If AA sees names not matching and its only 2000 points they will not care, but if AA sees a big amount they will not be happy and stop it. I dont know if its done manually or by computer
I'd be shocked if transfers were manually processed.

More likely is that every program automatically credits miles that are report by Starwood weekly.  Some programs automatically check for name mismatches and others don't.

For AA it seems like the computer does check for last name mismatches.  If the last name matches it goes through.  If it doesn't it will get stuck in limbo along with Leonardo Dicaprio.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Chaikel on March 07, 2011, 05:16:49 PM
If it doesn't it will get stuck in limbo along with Leonardo Dicaprio.
Well that's not 100% for sure
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Dan on March 07, 2011, 05:22:25 PM
Well that's not 100% for sure
;D
I liked this quote:
"It feels like that top is still spinning," says Paul Franklin, visual effects Oscar award winner for Inception.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: gozalim on March 12, 2011, 09:46:32 PM
United, different first and last name, went through on the 2nd saturday. (10 days) backdated to original transfer date
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: elig770 on March 16, 2011, 08:24:13 AM
AA different 1st name, same last name, transfered on thursday, went through wednesday. it was only 2500 to top off the account. im actually a little annoyed it went through... when it was monday night and it hadnt gone through i called aadvantage and spg they both told me it wouldnt go through and the my spg account will be credited back which i was then counting on...
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: moshe80 on March 21, 2011, 09:37:42 AM
hi i transferd spg points last week monday to ANA and its still not showing up what can i do they put my tickets on hold till today 3 if i dont have it they will cancel my tickets
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: moshe80 on March 21, 2011, 10:47:42 AM
and as per spg it is redeem and ana is saying they dont see it
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Mikeoracle on March 21, 2011, 01:11:11 PM
hi i transferd spg points last week monday to ANA and its still not showing up what can i do they put my tickets on hold till today 3 if i dont have it they will cancel my tickets
ANA allowed you to put tickets on HOLD without points in the account?
For how long? where there any special circustances?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: moshe80 on March 21, 2011, 01:44:53 PM
no i have 106.000 i still need 10.00 more
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Mikeoracle on March 21, 2011, 01:47:14 PM
no i have 106.000 i still need 10.00 more
Did they let you hold it easily because you already had most of the miles or did you have to convince them to hold it for you?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Dan on April 27, 2011, 01:45:06 PM
Transferred 60K SPG to AA on Fri, 04/22.
Posted to account on Wed, 04/27, with an activity date of 04/22.
Same name.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: miles on April 28, 2011, 11:22:56 PM
can i still transfer to AA with totally different name
what is the max per day
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: me on April 28, 2011, 11:43:56 PM
can i still transfer to AA with totally different name
what is the max per day

I think the consensus is that it needs to be the same last name
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Chaikel on May 10, 2011, 10:55:59 PM
USair
Initiated on Thursday, posted on Monday (4 days)
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: yare on May 11, 2011, 02:27:04 AM
USair
Initiated on Thursday, posted on Monday (4 days)
first/last name match?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Chaikel on May 11, 2011, 06:21:46 AM
first/last name match?
yes
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: YOSEF on May 11, 2011, 07:05:25 AM
Transferred to LA on a Tuesday night, and points still haven't shown up as of the next Wednesday (8 days). I think last time also took awhile. I'll update when they post. 
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: gdam on May 11, 2011, 08:20:20 AM
I did two transfers:

1. Transferred  SPG to AA on Fri. Posted to account on Wed. Same name.
2. Transferred  SPG to AA on Fri. Posted to account on Thu.  Different name.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: miles on May 11, 2011, 09:30:53 AM

2. Transferred  SPG to AA on Fri. Posted to account on Thu.  Different name.
Different name last or first or both ?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Yordai Dooma on May 11, 2011, 10:29:31 AM
2. Transferred  SPG to AA on Fri. Posted to account on Thu.  Different name.

Different name last or first or both ?
+1

please specify. Was it a large amount as well?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: moish on May 11, 2011, 02:33:01 PM
Transferred to LA on a Tuesday night, and points still haven't shown up as of the next Wednesday (8 days). I think last time also took awhile. I'll update when they post. 
it took me 15 business days for it to post
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Chaikel on May 11, 2011, 09:43:59 PM
Transferred to Alaskan 4/21
Different first and last names, still hasn't posted or been returned
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Dan on May 11, 2011, 10:09:04 PM
+1

please specify. Was it a large amount as well?
+2
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: deals on May 16, 2011, 06:46:56 PM
Does anyone have experience with mismatched names to asian miles?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: gdam on May 17, 2011, 03:06:27 PM
Different name last or first or both ?

Same first name, Similar last name ( Maiden/Married names)  with a minor spelling variation
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: YOSEF on May 31, 2011, 12:21:29 AM
Transferred to LA on a Tuesday night, and points still haven't shown up as of the next Wednesday (8 days). I think last time also took awhile. I'll update when they post. 
Transferred to LA on Tuesday evening 5/3. Finally showed up Tuesday morning 5/31.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Dan on May 31, 2011, 12:25:09 AM
Transferred to LA on Tuesday evening 5/3. Finally showed up Tuesday morning 5/31.
Yup, LAN seems to be the slowest of all transfers.
Same name, or mismatch?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on May 31, 2011, 12:26:44 AM
SPG > US (same name) Initiated on 5/24/2011, landed on 5/30/2011.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: YOSEF on May 31, 2011, 12:27:56 AM
Mismatch.
I don't seem to remember it taking so long.
I also had a case where Bob transferred to Jim and Steve on the same day, and Jim got his at least a week, if not two or three before Steve.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: aussiebochur on May 31, 2011, 12:50:17 AM
SPG>Alaskan, mismatched names, returned to SPG 4 weeks later.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: deals on May 31, 2011, 11:25:07 AM
Does anyone have experience with mismatched names to asian miles?

anyone ?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Chaikel on May 31, 2011, 12:57:39 PM
Did US on Sunday, posted Monday.
Seems that the day is Monday, no min
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: aussiebochur on May 31, 2011, 01:07:28 PM
Did US on Sunday, posted Monday.
Seems that the day is Monday, no min
With bonus?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Chaikel on May 31, 2011, 01:08:31 PM
With bonus?
Yup
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: aussiebochur on May 31, 2011, 01:24:10 PM
Yup
Sweet!
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: tripper on June 20, 2011, 11:53:17 AM
Does anyone have experience with delta transfers? I needed some to top off, initiated on friday, and keep on reholding the tickets, but don't know how much longer they will still be available.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: aussiebochur on June 20, 2011, 11:55:44 AM
Does anyone have experience with delta transfers? I needed some to top off, initiated on friday, and keep on reholding the tickets, but don't know how much longer they will still be available.
???
Don't have any Amex MR? Post instantly and 50% bonus on first transfer, 40% after that on larger, 25% on smaller transfers.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: tripper on June 20, 2011, 12:17:51 PM
don't have right now. could advance on my platinum. but it was just a few thousand to top it off for a redemption.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: tripper on June 20, 2011, 09:06:08 PM
Spg to delta
initiated on Friday received monday night 9 pm
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Yordai Dooma on July 10, 2011, 03:40:46 PM
Would it be a red flag to transfer 60k from one account and another 60k from another account (same last name) to the same AA account on the same day?

I plan to make quite a few transfers of 60k from more than one account. Any advice on spacing it out or is there no reason to worry?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: aussiebochur on July 10, 2011, 03:43:25 PM
Would it be a red flag to transfer 60k from one account and another 60k from another account (same last name) to the same AA account on the same day?

I plan to make quite a few transfers of 60k from more than one account. Any advice on spacing it out or is there no reason to worry?
It won't work. 60k is the max per day per AA account...
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Yordai Dooma on July 10, 2011, 03:44:23 PM
It won't work. 60k is the max per day per AA account...
How can that be possible if SPG allows you to transfer 79,999 at a time?

I thought the limitation here was SPG limiting you.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: aussiebochur on July 10, 2011, 03:47:59 PM
How can that be possible if SPG allows you to transfer 79,999 at a time?

I thought the limitation here was SPG limiting you.
60k SPG points to AA if you want to get the full bonus. You can do 79,999 but you won't get the bonus 5k on the 19,999.
SPG limits the amount of starpoints transferred into any ff program as above. Even from 2 separate SPG accounts...
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Dan on July 10, 2011, 09:21:15 PM
Marge the AA accounts post-facto.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Yordai Dooma on July 10, 2011, 09:23:28 PM
Marge the AA accounts post-facto.
can you elaborate?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on July 10, 2011, 09:43:09 PM
I think it has something to do with the simpsons
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on July 10, 2011, 10:31:20 PM
can you elaborate?

Transfer 60k a day to two AA accounts and merge them, this way you can transfer 120k daily and still get the bonus.

I think it has something to do with the simpsons

LMAO
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: aussiebochur on July 11, 2011, 12:15:27 AM
Transfer 60k a day to two AA accounts and merge them, this way you can transfer 120k daily and still get the bonus.

But then don't book tickets for people with different names...
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Deal Guy on July 25, 2011, 04:25:00 PM
Does anyone know About spg transfers to Flying Blue if the names need to match?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Mikeoracle on July 29, 2011, 12:33:17 PM
Does anyone know how long it takes to transfer from SPG-CX (asiamiles/Cathay) ?

Transfers were initiated last week and did not post yet (first and last names mismatched)
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: gdam on July 31, 2011, 04:44:47 PM
It won't work. 60k is the max per day per AA account...

 If you do that, what will happen to the points? Will the transfer be rejected at spg ? 
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: aussiebochur on July 31, 2011, 04:54:32 PM
If you do that, what will happen to the points? Will the transfer be rejected at spg ? 
Correct.
Title: SPG to AA Transfer
Post by: sr on August 16, 2011, 10:04:42 AM
Anyone have experience transferring from SPG to AA? Does it really take the 2-4 weeks that starwood says it does?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: aussiebochur on September 25, 2011, 06:22:11 PM
Interesting with SPG>Delta.
Shows up in my activity but doesn't post the points with the following message,

20 Sep 2011 Sheraton Hotels & Resorts Activity Date : 16 Sep 2011 0 0

Name on activity does not match name on account
Title: Re: SPG to AA Transfer
Post by: Swizard210 on September 26, 2011, 06:25:46 PM
Anyone have experience transferring from SPG to AA? Does it really take the 2-4 weeks that starwood says it does?

Thanks!

It took almost 2 weeks for me.  Some people have had it less than a week and others much longer so it's really YMMV.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Coach on November 08, 2011, 11:47:53 PM
Folks, some of the postings in this thread are a bit dated so just wanted to toss out a question for any recent experience transferring starwood points with different first name/same last name into an AA account?  want to move points from wife and kids into my AA before 12/1.  Only other idea was to open up other spg accounts in my name but with a middle initial or different email addresses and see if that works.  thoughts?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on November 08, 2011, 11:50:03 PM
Folks, some of the postings in this thread are a bit dated so just wanted to toss out a question for any recent experience transferring starwood points with different first name/same last name into an AA account?  want to move points from wife and kids into my AA before 12/1.  Only other idea was to open up other spg accounts in my name but with a middle initial or different email addresses and see if that works.  thoughts?

Please CMIIW, I think the SPG account has to be open for 30 days (at the same address) for you to be able to transfer SPG points between accounts.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Coach on November 08, 2011, 11:56:40 PM
Asher, you are correct.  I was planning to buy 20,000 Starwood points for the accounts of my wife and 3 kids (there is no 30 day requirement to be a recipient of the gifted points) and from there, I would transfer the points to my AA account, not to my SPG account, hoping that different first name/same last name would do the trick for AA to take their points and put miles into my account.  thoughts on that plan?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on November 09, 2011, 12:03:41 AM
Asher, you are correct.  I was planning to buy 20,000 Starwood points for the accounts of my wife and 3 kids (there is no 30 day requirement to be a recipient of the gifted points) and from there, I would transfer the points to my AA account, not to my SPG account, hoping that different first name/same last name would do the trick for AA to take their points and put miles into my account.  thoughts on that plan?

Sounds like a good plan, albeit not a cheap one (effectively more than 2.2 cents per AA mile)
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Coach on November 09, 2011, 12:06:48 AM
yes, i know but with the current discount and the 5k bump in mileage, i think it's my last shot.  think spg would open another account for instance my same first and last name but with added middle initial or middle name, and a different email address?  that would solve any name issues for the AA transfer.  heard of this working?  not working/getting flagged?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on November 09, 2011, 12:08:46 AM
yes, i know but with the current discount and the 5k bump in mileage, i think it's my last shot.  think spg would open another account for instance my same first and last name but with added middle initial or middle name, and a different email address?  that would solve any name issues for the AA transfer.  heard of this working?  not working/getting flagged?

I factored both those into my calculation. I have no idea if you'll get flagged or not, I don't have much experience with this stuff.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Coach on November 09, 2011, 12:19:45 AM
thanks for the feedback.  :D

others with recent experiences?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Coach on November 09, 2011, 12:33:31 AM
ugh!  tried to purchase miles as gift for wife's account, didnt' work..computer wouldn't let it go through.  Asher, you were correct, BOTH accounts have to be open for 30 days for transfer between and to purchase for.  I found only in the T&C that buyer had to 30 days open and previous CSR confirmed no requirement to receive.  bummer
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on November 09, 2011, 07:25:12 AM
If its worth if for you you can always buy AMEX MR at 2.5 CPM. Through SPG that's more than 5cents  per AA mile
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Yordai Dooma on November 19, 2011, 08:56:26 PM
Transferring SPG to AA. Usually posts on Weds or thurs of the following week.
If transferring this coming week, and posts the following Thurs (Dec 1st), would that count towards million miler balance?
In other words, when they say Dec 1st is the cut off for MM, is it Ad v'ad bichlal?
Does it go by the transfer date or the activity date?

UPDATE:
To answer my question, Maya wrote on MP:
"All Program to Date miles earned through November 30, 2011, will count toward Million Miler status. Any mileage credit posted to your account with a Transaction Date on or before November 30, 2011 will count toward Million Miler status regardless of when it is credited to your account. Please be aware, however, that the mileage credit Transaction Date will not always match the day you initiated a mileage-earning activity – such as a credit-card purchase. With AAdvantage eShopping, for example, the date will vary by merchant and may reflect the purchase date, shipping date, or the date the miles are credited. Such variations are one of the reasons why we gave members more than 90 days to maximize their Program to Date mileage prior to December 1, 2011. "

Mods: feel free to move this to somewhere more appropriate
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on November 19, 2011, 10:19:42 PM
@David, ADAIK SPG transfers post with the date the transfer was initiated.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Yordai Dooma on November 19, 2011, 11:21:40 PM
@David, ADAIK SPG transfers post with the date the transfer was initiated.
I even tried googling ADAIK and then realized you meant AFAIK.
Yes, they do indeed use the date the transfer is initiated which means you could transfer through 11/30/11
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on November 19, 2011, 11:24:51 PM
I even tried googling ADAIK and then realized you meant AFAIK.
Yes, they do indeed use the date the transfer is initiated which means you could transfer through 11/30/11

Yup, posting on my blackberry, little buttons...
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: trying123 on November 20, 2011, 02:40:30 AM
wont spg transfer even to an aa account with a totally different name
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on November 20, 2011, 02:43:48 AM
wont spg transfer even to an aa account with a totally different name

Not typically (IME), YMMV.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: trying123 on November 20, 2011, 02:55:30 AM
Re: where is the best place to transfer amereican express points
« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2011, 05:59:07 pm »
Quote
Quote from: trying123 on November 13, 2011, 05:12:44 pm
if i wanna transfer my amex MR points to lets say continental do i have to transfer it to an account in my name or a family name is good as well , or maybe a freind with a different last name is ggod as well ?

Mr points don't transfer to continental.
When they used to be partners the account names didn't have to match.

  Saver2000

Re: where is the best place to transfer amereican express points
« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2011, 06:01:12 pm »
Quote
Quote from: trying123 on November 13, 2011, 05:31:27 pm
same question with chase ultimate rewards if i can transfer it to a continental account which doesn't have my name

Shouldn't be a prob, although,  I myself never tried it so I can't promise.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on November 20, 2011, 03:35:28 AM
Re: where is the best place to transfer amereican express points
« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2011, 05:59:07 pm »
Quote
Quote from: trying123 on November 13, 2011, 05:12:44 pm
if i wanna transfer my amex MR points to lets say continental do i have to transfer it to an account in my name or a family name is good as well , or maybe a freind with a different last name is ggod as well ?

Mr points don't transfer to continental.
When they used to be partners the account names didn't have to match.

  Saver2000

Re: where is the best place to transfer amereican express points
« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2011, 06:01:12 pm »
Quote
Quote from: trying123 on November 13, 2011, 05:31:27 pm
same question with chase ultimate rewards if i can transfer it to a continental account which doesn't have my name

Shouldn't be a prob, although,  I myself never tried it so I can't promise.


Mr isn't the same thing as spg.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Afight4ever on November 20, 2011, 08:42:12 AM
any recent success with transferring SPG to AA with diff names? what does pushing it mean and how do you do it?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: lbvtch on November 20, 2011, 06:25:11 PM
Is there a chart/list of the conversion ratio from SPG to airlines?
I also recall hearing that if you transfer a lot at a time you get a bonus. Does anyone know any more details?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: moko on November 20, 2011, 08:09:47 PM
Is there a chart/list of the conversion ratio from SPG to airlines?
I also recall hearing that if you transfer a lot at a time you get a bonus. Does anyone know any more details?
https://www.starwoodhotels.com/preferredguest/account/starpoints/transfer/airline_partner_list.html
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: lbvtch on November 21, 2011, 07:17:59 AM
https://www.starwoodhotels.com/preferredguest/account/starpoints/transfer/airline_partner_list.html

Transferring SPG to United is 2:1, but to US Airways is 1:1. Can i first transfer first to US Airways, then from there to United so i can get the 1:1 in united? they are both star alliance.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: elikay on November 21, 2011, 08:34:07 AM
@lbvtch
no, it won't work
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Dan on November 21, 2011, 10:27:29 AM
Transferring SPG to United is 2:1, but to US Airways is 1:1. Can i first transfer first to US Airways, then from there to United so i can get the 1:1 in united? they are both star alliance.
USAir will book you on United.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: lbvtch on November 21, 2011, 12:15:46 PM
USAir will book you on United.

do you have any advice, what airline miles are the best in each alliance?
i have aadvantage for oneworld, united for star alliance, delta for sky team and SPG.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on November 21, 2011, 12:16:48 PM
do you have any advice, what airline miles are the best in each alliance?
i have aadvantage for oneworld, united for star alliance, delta for sky team and SPG.

I think it depends on origin/destination and class.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Afight4ever on November 24, 2011, 09:09:48 AM
any recent success with transferring SPG to AA with diff names? what does pushing it mean and how do you do it?
bump
Title: Re: Starwood points transfer time
Post by: Am on November 27, 2011, 04:19:07 AM
Dan,
Maybe we should start a master thread where members can post after any Starwood transfer they do what date it was intiated and what date it posted and to which FFP, this can be used as a good data point to get an idea of the tranfer time.
There is a similar thread on FT here;
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/starwood-preferred-guest/171886-faq-how-long-points-transfer-airline-2008-master-thread.html

Does this go against ddf rule # 6? Quote "-Discussion and links to competing sites and "3rd-party" deals are not allowed."
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: chuchem on November 27, 2011, 06:33:36 AM
Grow up
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Dan on November 27, 2011, 10:07:17 AM
Links to FT are fine.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Afight4ever on December 08, 2011, 10:37:50 PM
I transferred 60k spg and 24k to AA. 60k on the 13th and 24k on the 30th. 24k posted (29k) and the 60k has not posted yet. It has been deducted from the account but thats about it. any ideas? thoughts?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Dan on December 09, 2011, 12:05:21 AM
PUTPAC SPG?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: milechazzer on December 19, 2011, 03:30:16 PM
I initiated two transfers from SPG to AA on Wednesday 12/14, and I was under the impression that they usually go through by Monday morning.  At this point, I have 2 (very hard to find) El Al reservations on hold with AA, which are going to be released tonight.  AA tells me that they don't even have any indication in my AA account that the transfer is pending, and SPG tells me that the transfer can take up to 14 days, and they can't give me any information about the status and ETA.  Based on the limited availability, AA tells me that if I try to release and re-hold the flights, I'll probably lose them.

Any ideas?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: md on December 19, 2011, 10:13:46 PM
I initiated two transfers from SPG to AA on Wednesday 12/14, and I was under the impression that they usually go through by Monday morning.  At this point, I have 2 (very hard to find) El Al reservations on hold with AA, which are going to be released tonight.  AA tells me that they don't even have any indication in my AA account that the transfer is pending, and SPG tells me that the transfer can take up to 14 days, and they can't give me any information about the status and ETA.  Based on the limited availability, AA tells me that if I try to release and re-hold the flights, I'll probably lose them.

Any ideas?
The only thing I can think of is to have the ticket paid with someone else's AA miles.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: milechazzer on December 19, 2011, 11:53:09 PM
For better or for worse, I've been getting quite an education in the transfer process..... I called back and spoke to a friendlier SPG rep, who did a little research on the transfers, and told me that within 24 hours after I made the transfer request, the miles were moved to a "pending box" on AA's end, just waiting for AA to "accept" the transferred miles. SPG also provide me with their "order number" for the transfers. SPG also told me that in special circumstances, they can request a rush on a transfer, which would take 24-48 hours. (In this case, my AA reservations were to be released sooner than 24 hours, so that wasn't an option.)  Since the transfers weren't accepted yet by AA, SPG also offered to reverse the transfers and restore the points to my SPG account. 

When I called back AA and asked them to look into why the points hadn't been accepted yet, they said they couldn't get any information since the desk that handles the transfers was closed. But it sounded like they may have been able to look into it during the daytime, using the order numbers from SPG.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: AJK on December 20, 2011, 12:39:52 AM
For better or for worse, I've been getting quite an education in the transfer process..... I called back and spoke to a friendlier SPG rep, who did a little research on the transfers, and told me that within 24 hours after I made the transfer request, the miles were moved to a "pending box" on AA's end, just waiting for AA to "accept" the transferred miles. SPG also provide me with their "order number" for the transfers. SPG also told me that in special circumstances, they can request a rush on a transfer, which would take 24-48 hours. (In this case, my AA reservations were to be released sooner than 24 hours, so that wasn't an option.)  Since the transfers weren't accepted yet by AA, SPG also offered to reverse the transfers and restore the points to my SPG account. 

When I called back AA and asked them to look into why the points hadn't been accepted yet, they said they couldn't get any information since the desk that handles the transfers was closed. But it sounded like they may have been able to look into it during the daytime, using the order numbers from SPG.

So you lost the RSVPs? :(
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: milechazzer on December 20, 2011, 09:49:14 AM
So you lost the RSVPs? :(

I didn't have enough points in one account to book the tickets, so I had to split one round trip ticket into 2 one ways, so I could use points from a different account to book the return ticket. But in order to split the round trip, they had to release the return segment. Once they released it, it wasn't available anymore, and I had to settle for a different return flight.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: AJK on December 20, 2011, 12:40:13 PM
Ah, well I hope it all worked out.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: milechazzer on December 20, 2011, 02:06:51 PM
Ah, well I hope it all worked out.

Could've been better, could've been worse. But the important lesson I learned is you really shouldn't assume your SPG transfer will go through any sooner than 14 days, regardless of what other people may have experienced.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Chaikel on December 20, 2011, 03:35:29 PM
Could've been better, could've been worse. But the important lesson I learned is you really shouldn't assume your SPG transfer will go through any sooner than 14 days, regardless of what other people may have experienced.
First and last names matched between the SPG and AA accounts?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: milechazzer on December 20, 2011, 09:16:31 PM
First and last names matched between the SPG and AA accounts?

Yes
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: momo on December 21, 2011, 09:57:12 AM
Anyone have experience transferring to flying club? (virgin atlantic)
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Yordai Dooma on December 21, 2011, 10:16:57 AM
I initiated two transfers from SPG to AA on Wednesday 12/14, and I was under the impression that they usually go through by Monday morning.  At this point, I have 2 (very hard to find) El Al reservations on hold with AA, which are going to be released tonight.  AA tells me that they don't even have any indication in my AA account that the transfer is pending, and SPG tells me that the transfer can take up to 14 days, and they can't give me any information about the status and ETA.  Based on the limited availability, AA tells me that if I try to release and re-hold the flights, I'll probably lose them.

Any ideas?

Im not sure where you got the idea that they usually go through on Mondays...IME, they always went through on Wednesdays and occasionally Thursdays of the following week. I believe the earlier posts in this thread suggested that as well.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: chuchem on December 21, 2011, 10:20:26 AM
I think AA lets them go through manually. When the guy has time, it happens

US, aeroplan, emirates,lufthansa... all post monday

Propbably they wanna check for matching names. If its small amounts they will let it pass, if its big amounts they will stop it. my guess
Title: Starwood transfer names question
Post by: MLM on December 22, 2011, 02:56:03 PM
I know this has been discussed but which airlines do the names not need to match when transferring from Spg

Specifically what's with Cathay
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: gozalim on December 22, 2011, 02:59:28 PM
how long does it usually take to transfer SPG to BA ( British Airways )?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: joeb1 on December 22, 2011, 03:04:27 PM
why would u do something like that?IME ba points are worth so little and spg points are worth so much more.
and with the promo with amex u definitely shouldn't transfer spg
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: gozalim on December 22, 2011, 03:13:16 PM
why would u do something like that?IME ba points are worth so little and spg points are worth so much more.
and with the promo with amex u definitely shouldn't transfer spg
i don't have an amex charge card (to transfer points) and for short-haul flights BA can be worthwhile.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: joeb1 on December 22, 2011, 04:14:36 PM
yah but even ur points are worth less than spg
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Dan on January 26, 2012, 11:22:56 AM
Airline: USAirways
First name match: Yes.
Last name match: Yes.
Points transferred: 1
Transfer Initiated: Tuesday, 01/17
Miles Posted: Monday, 01/23

Feel free to post in the same format...
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: moko on January 28, 2012, 11:24:28 PM
usairways=DAN??? :o
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: aussiebochur on January 28, 2012, 11:41:09 PM
Longevity...

Even for USeless miles ;)
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Side incomer on January 29, 2012, 08:33:21 AM
usairways=DAN??? :o
Miles transferred: 1.lol
Title: Spg transfer to American airline
Post by: trying123 on February 06, 2012, 10:08:31 AM
How long does it take from doing a transfer till u actually see ur transferred points in ur aa account?
Title: Re: Spg transfer to American airline
Post by: Side incomer on February 06, 2012, 10:32:26 AM
How long does it take from doing a transfer till u actually see ur transferred points in ur aa account?
Search DDF. Google it. believe me it's much faster than waiting for a response.

Typically 3-14 days.
Title: Re: Spg transfer to American airline
Post by: trying123 on February 06, 2012, 10:39:30 AM
Search DDF. Google it. believe me it's much faster than waiting for a response.

Typically 3-14 days.
  btw I did try research but on Google I don't trust the answer and on ddf I tried and didn't come up with an answer but thanks any way
Title: Transferring Starwoods
Post by: WhyAich on February 07, 2012, 09:13:39 AM
Can you and Is it legal (or if not is it pretty safe) to add someone as an authorized user onto your Starwoods account and then transfer the points to his e.g. Lufthansa miles account?

Thanks
Title: Re: Transferring Starwoods
Post by: AsherO on February 07, 2012, 11:02:03 AM
Can you and Is it legal (or if not is it pretty safe) to add someone as an authorized user onto your Starwoods account and then transfer the points to his e.g. Lufthansa miles account?

Thanks

If LH requires name matches (which I think they do), you need to create a new SPG acct with the second name, at the same address as the first SPG acct, wait 30 days, then transfer SPG > SPG. Then you'll have SPG > LH with matching names.

If you're transferring enough SPG points for a complete award ticket, just transfer to an LH account with the SPG accountholder's name, and book the ticket for the passenger from that LH account.
Title: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: WhyAich on February 07, 2012, 12:51:55 PM
If LH requires name matches (which I think they do), you need to create a new SPG acct with the second name, at the same address as the first SPG acct, wait 30 days, then transfer SPG > SPG. Then you'll have SPG > LH with matching names.

If you're transferring enough SPG points for a complete award ticket, just transfer to an LH account with the SPG accountholder's name, and book the ticket for the passenger from that LH account.
Thanks so much. The guy just wants to accumulate miles into his account LH account.
Q: if he has his own Starwoods account would it cause an issue to create a new one with a different address?
Title: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: WhyAich on February 07, 2012, 12:52:36 PM
Btw how much do Starwoods points go for in general?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on February 07, 2012, 01:07:19 PM
Thanks so much. The guy just wants to accumulate miles into his account LH account.
Q: if he has his own Starwoods account would it cause an issue to create a new one with a different address?
YW.

Consider switching the address on his current account.

Btw how much do Starwoods points go for in general?

That depends, because of the 25% (typically 5k) bonus on 20k increments, they're more valuable in 20k increments. I'd say typical range is 1.8-2.2, with desperate buyers/sellers going higher/lower.

BTW, you can use the (http://i42.tinypic.com/2s17jpd.png) button to edit your posts.
Title: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: WhyAich on February 07, 2012, 02:13:03 PM
What should have I edited?

Also what's YW?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on February 07, 2012, 02:15:00 PM
What should have I edited?

Your posts, you posted once at 12:51, and again at 12:52. There's no need to post again when you could've edited your first post.

Also what's YW?

You're welcome.
Title: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: WhyAich on February 07, 2012, 04:22:33 PM
Got you.
Thanks
Title: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: WhyAich on February 08, 2012, 01:12:28 PM
3 questions:

1. How many miles can one transfer from from a Starwood account to a Lufthansa account per year.
2. Can you get unlimited bonuses?
3. If you transfer 80,000 do you get extra 20,000 bonus or you must transfer in increments of 20,000?
Thanks!
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on February 08, 2012, 01:54:47 PM
3 questions:

1. How many miles can one transfer from from a Starwood account to a Lufthansa account per year.
2. Can you get unlimited bonuses?
3. If you transfer 80,000 do you get extra 20,000 bonus or you must transfer in increments of 20,000?
Thanks!

IIRC you're limited as follows:
1 transfer per 24 hours.
Up to 79,999 transferred at a time.

I don't know of any monthly/yearly limit on mileage transfers, I'm quite confident there aren't any.

SPG only awards the 25% bonus for 20k increments, so to maximize the bonus you can only do 60k every 24 hours.
Title: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: WhyAich on February 08, 2012, 02:06:02 PM
IIRC you're limited as follows:
1 transfer per 24 hours.
Up to 79,999 transferred at a time.

I don't know of any monthly/yearly limit on mileage transfers, I'm quite confident there aren't any.

SPG only awards the 25% bonus for 20k increments, so to maximize the bonus you can only do 60k every 24 hours.
Can you transfer 60k at once or you need to do it in 20's?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on February 08, 2012, 02:11:39 PM
Can you transfer 60k at once or you need to do it in 20's?

You can do any amount up to 79,000. Here are some examples (all assuming an airline with 1:1 ratio):

10k SPG will get you 10k miles
20k SPG will get you 25k miles
30k SPG will get you 35k miles
40k SPG will get you 50k miles
50k SPG will get you 60k miles
55k SPG will get you 65k miles
60k SPG will get you 75k miles
70k SPG will get you 85k miles
79,999 SPG will get you 94,999 miles
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: AJK on February 09, 2012, 05:13:45 PM
Just to confirm:

SPG --> AA = Good as long as last names match?
Title: same name on accounts?
Post by: arid on March 27, 2012, 04:17:16 PM
a rep told my friend that to get the bonus from spg to us airways, the name on the accounts have to be the same. true or idiot?
Title: Re: same name on accounts?
Post by: SuperFlyer on March 29, 2012, 03:20:09 AM
Very possibly both.

Why not ask in the appropriate thread?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Fefferkorn on April 15, 2012, 08:57:05 PM
Can I transfer Starpoints from my account into someone else's AA account?
Any risk?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Chaikel on April 16, 2012, 12:05:12 AM
Can I transfer Starpoints from my account into someone else's AA account?
Any risk?
It wont go through
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Fefferkorn on April 16, 2012, 12:14:59 AM
It wont go through
Thanks. Are there any tips to do it successfully?
Or any other suggestions?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: joeb1 on April 16, 2012, 12:27:31 AM
make an aa account with his name
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Fefferkorn on April 16, 2012, 12:41:25 AM
make an aa account with his name
Please explain?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on April 16, 2012, 02:33:04 AM
Please explain?
Create an american airlines acct with the name of the SPG acct's owner.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Fefferkorn on April 29, 2012, 10:52:54 PM
What is the experience regarding transferring SPG to E.K mismatching name and lastname?
Also, can one transfer to two different E.K accounts both under the name John Doe on the same week successfully?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: aussiebochur on April 30, 2012, 08:05:10 AM
What is the experience regarding transferring SPG to E.K mismatching name and lastname?
Also, can one transfer to two different E.K accounts both under the name John Doe on the same week successfully?
Names dont need to match.

Max transfer from SPG is 79,999/day.
Title: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: WhyAich on April 30, 2012, 09:34:22 AM
Names dont need to match.

Max transfer from SPG is 79,999/day.
Usually you don't want to do more than 60k as the starwood bonus of 25% is only every 20k and on 79,999 you lose one bonus
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: aussiebochur on April 30, 2012, 09:39:32 AM
Usually you don't want to do more than 60k as the starwood bonus of 25% is only every 20k and on 79,999 you lose one bonus
True.

Was just mentioning the official rule.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Fefferkorn on April 30, 2012, 11:51:44 AM
79,999 a day to each mileage account or 79,999 out of SPG no matter how its split?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: AJK on April 30, 2012, 03:26:00 PM
79,999 a day to each mileage account or 79,999 out of SPG no matter how its split?

Latter.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: aaa on May 10, 2012, 05:46:24 PM
Anyone here moved points from one account to another account at the same address lately? How long did it take? Thanks
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: yare on June 25, 2012, 01:44:10 PM
has anyone transferred to lh lately? is the transfer time still the first monday?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: aussiebochur on June 26, 2012, 08:11:52 PM
Anyone ever transferred to South African?

Names have to match? Transfer time?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: txtmax4 on June 26, 2012, 08:19:40 PM
Anyone ever transferred to South African?
Since when can you do that?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: sky121 on July 22, 2012, 12:23:44 PM
How long do transfers from one Starwood account to another take?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: AJK on September 10, 2012, 02:33:23 PM
SPG --> DL

Timing?

I saw one report of transferring on Fri was there following Mon at 9pm. Any othere data points?
Title: Re: Transferring SPG
Post by: businessmachine on October 24, 2012, 11:42:42 AM
bringing this thread back to life...does anyone know if its possible to transfer SPG points into a friends frequent flyer account. I read somewhere that for american airlines- addresses have to match. Does that apply to all their transfer partners?
Title: Re: Starpoints Airline Transfer Times Master Thread
Post by: Centurion on October 24, 2012, 11:47:29 PM
anyway to buy united points with an amex card / spg card and pay the credit card with your points for cash and then would it pay?
Title: Re: Starpoints Airline Transfer Times Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on October 24, 2012, 11:55:18 PM
anyway to buy united points with an amex card / spg card and pay the credit card with your points for cash and then would it pay?
UA sells mile for .2 cents per mile via the award maximizer on international itineraries. You can pay with your cc.

You'd probably get a better ratio by swapping with someone.
Title: Re: Starpoints Airline Transfer Times Master Thread
Post by: AJK on October 24, 2012, 11:56:30 PM
UA sells mile for .2 cents per mile via the award maximizer on international itineraries. You can pay with your cc.

You'd probably get a better ratio by swapping with someone.

I think you mean 2 cents per miles, no?
Title: Re: Starpoints Airline Transfer Times Master Thread
Post by: Centurion on October 25, 2012, 12:16:34 AM
not sure of if correct thread but

1) is it the same mileage and availablility to book on a different star alliance a flight with united, hence transfer my amex points to another airline?
 
also

2) is there another way of getting ua points without flying ( besides im already using the cc) - ( i only get united i never get UR)
Title: Re: Starpoints Airline Transfer Times Master Thread
Post by: Centurion on October 25, 2012, 12:18:02 AM
UA sells mile for .2 cents per mile via the award maximizer on international itineraries. You can pay with your cc.

You'd probably get a better ratio by swapping with someone.

1) where "award maximizer on international itineraries"
2) any place to swap amex for united? (200k)
Title: Re: Starpoints Airline Transfer Times Master Thread
Post by: miles on December 05, 2012, 09:41:52 PM
can i do multiple transfers to the same aero plan account from different spg accounts on the same day even its over 80k or its will be blocked
Title: Re: Starpoints Airline Transfer Times Master Thread
Post by: miles on December 13, 2012, 10:04:21 PM
Transfer'd to aero plan dec.  5,7,9 and all popst dec. 13
Title: Re: Starpoints Airline Transfer Times Master Thread
Post by: Moishr on December 29, 2012, 11:41:10 PM
Anyone transferred from spg to AA recently? How long did it take?
Title: Re: Starpoints Airline Transfer Times Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on January 17, 2013, 12:46:51 PM
Is it possible to cancel a transfer if the points didnt post yet or once you hit transfer its over?
Title: Re: Starpoints Airline Transfer Times Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on January 17, 2013, 02:06:16 PM
Anyone tried SPG > SQ
Names need to match?
Title: Re: Starpoints Airline Transfer Times Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on January 17, 2013, 05:04:31 PM
Anyone tried SPG > SQ
Names need to match?
BUMP

Sorry for bumping so soon. I just need to transfer asap.

Title: Re: Starpoints Airline Transfer Times Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on January 17, 2013, 05:09:39 PM
I have 500 spg stuck in wife maiden name account, where can I transfer too (less than 1k) without matching names?
Title: Re: Starpoints Airline Transfer Times Master Thread
Post by: AJK on January 17, 2013, 05:18:26 PM
I have 500 spg stuck in wife maiden name account, where can I transfer too (less than 1k) without matching names?

To your starwood account?
Title: Re: Starpoints Airline Transfer Times Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on January 17, 2013, 06:00:04 PM
Is it possible to cancel a transfer if the points didnt post yet or once you hit transfer its over?
Was able to cancel via chat.
Title: Re: Starpoints Airline Transfer Times Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on January 18, 2013, 10:19:58 AM
Anyone tried SPG > SQ
Names need to match?
No one wants to check out SQ A380 :P
Title: Re: Starpoints Airline Transfer Times Master Thread
Post by: chuchem on January 18, 2013, 10:28:37 AM
Amex works cheaper and faster then spg...
Title: Re: Starpoints Airline Transfer Times Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on January 18, 2013, 10:41:17 AM
To your starwood account?
Need to fax in birth/marriage certificates.. dont have patience for all that
Title: Re: Starpoints Airline Transfer Times Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on January 18, 2013, 10:42:58 AM
Need to fax in birth/marriage certificates.. dont have patience for all that
Not if its the same address. CMIIAW
Title: Re: Starpoints Airline Transfer Times Master Thread
Post by: AJK on January 18, 2013, 10:48:55 AM
Need to fax in birth/marriage certificates.. dont have patience for all that

-1
Title: Re: Starpoints Airline Transfer Times Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on January 18, 2013, 11:28:25 AM
Not if its the same address. CMIIAW
The rep said: Address and last names have to match, il try changing the address. iirc the thread is full of "just address need to match"...
Title: Re: Starpoints Airline Transfer Times Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on January 18, 2013, 11:33:54 AM
The rep said: Address and last names have to match, il try changing the address. iirc the thread is full of "just address need to match"...
Try just changing the address. Wait 30 days then transfer.

Title: Re: Starpoints Airline Transfer Times Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on January 18, 2013, 11:40:12 AM
30 days. Can I at least try earlier or will that be detrimental ?
Title: Re: Starpoints Airline Transfer Times Master Thread
Post by: meshugener on January 27, 2013, 09:23:05 AM
@MEIR613:
Did you try SPG>SQ with name mismatch?
Title: Re: Starpoints Airline Transfer Times Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on January 27, 2013, 09:42:24 AM
@MEIR613:
Did you try SPG>SQ with name mismatch?
No.
Title: Re: Starpoints Airline Transfer Times Master Thread
Post by: shmooz on January 27, 2013, 07:38:07 PM
what is the typical post time spg>usair? if i transfer now on sun when would i expect them?
Title: Re: Starpoints Airline Transfer Times Master Thread
Post by: shmooz on January 31, 2013, 10:06:42 AM
what is the typical post time spg>usair? if i transfer now on sun when would i expect them?

So i transferred 4000 on sun night and they didnt get in yet(thursday). I had to book the ticket or lose it so someone shared with me. Now the usair account is empty and i have no use for the transfer. Is it an idea to close the usair account and then the starwood would get bounced back?
Title: Re: Starpoints Airline Transfer Times Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on January 31, 2013, 10:40:50 AM
So i transferred 4000 on sun night and they didnt get in yet(thursday). I had to book the ticket or lose it so someone shared with me. Now the usair account is empty and i have no use for the transfer. Is it an idea to close the usair account and then the starwood would get bounced back?
PUTPAC and ask them to cancel the transfer.
Title: Re: Starpoints Airline Transfer Times Master Thread
Post by: shmooz on January 31, 2013, 12:52:02 PM
PUTPAC and ask them to cancel the transfer.

Thanks! I didnt think of that and they had no problem doing it.
Title: Re: Starpoints Airline Transfer Times Master Thread
Post by: miles on February 05, 2013, 12:24:52 PM
LH both names mismatch worked
Title: Re: Starpoints Airline Transfer Times Master Thread
Post by: meshugener on February 14, 2013, 12:44:14 PM
Anyone tried SPG > SQ
Names need to match?
SPG > SQ
Only last name matched.
Initiated on Feb 3.
Posted today Feb 14.
Title: Re: Starpoints Airline Transfer Times Master Thread
Post by: DC on February 15, 2013, 12:25:04 AM
Anyone transfer Spg to ANA recently? I transferred today, wondering when was the last time ANA did a sweep
Title: Re: Starpoints Airline Transfer Times Master Thread
Post by: Platinum on February 15, 2013, 11:30:50 AM
Spg - Jal timing? Thanks
Title: Re: Starpoints Airline Transfer Times Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on February 15, 2013, 11:34:25 AM
Spg - Jal timing? Thanks
I know someone that it took 3 weeks.
Title: Re: Starpoints Airline Transfer Times Master Thread
Post by: Platinum on February 15, 2013, 12:48:34 PM
I know someone that it took 3 weeks.
  By any chance do you know what day of the month he did the transfer?
 Thank you.
Title: Re: Starpoints Airline Transfer Times Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on February 15, 2013, 01:09:43 PM
  By any chance do you know what day of the month he did the transfer?
 Thank you.
No other info.
Title: Re: Starpoints Airline Transfer Times Master Thread
Post by: sim on February 15, 2013, 03:43:42 PM
LH both names mismatch worked
How long did the transfer take
Title: Re: Starpoints Airline Transfer Times Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on February 17, 2013, 07:07:26 PM
Would spg able to give me the ffn they transferred to?
Title: Re: Starpoints Airline Transfer Times Master Thread
Post by: miles on February 18, 2013, 02:38:04 PM
How long did the transfer take
I did an other transfer 2/14/13 post today (4 hours ago its still didnt show in account but now its shows)
Title: Re: Starpoints Airline Transfer Times Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on February 18, 2013, 04:02:44 PM
Would spg able to give me the ffn they transferred to?
bump
Title: Re: Starpoints Airline Transfer Times Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on February 18, 2013, 04:04:09 PM
bump
PUTPAC, you will be surprised what they can do.
Title: Transferring spg points to airline
Post by: henche on February 20, 2013, 03:23:01 PM
I'm sorry I don't know where to put this.

Can I transfer spg points from my brother's account into my Delta acct?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: devorie on March 15, 2013, 02:14:23 PM
Anyone do a recent SPG-> BA transfer on mismatched names (both)?  How long did it take?
Title: Re: Best BA Avios transfer
Post by: Thingywingy on April 15, 2013, 08:18:57 PM
How long does tranfer take from Starwood to BA Avios?
Title: Re: Re: Best BA Avios transfer
Post by: myb821 on April 15, 2013, 08:19:52 PM
How long does tranfer take from Starwood to BA Avios?
why would you ever do that
Title: Re: Re: Best BA Avios transfer
Post by: sky121 on April 15, 2013, 08:20:26 PM
why would you ever do that

+1  Unless you were out just a few but even then... 
Title: Re: Re: Best BA Avios transfer
Post by: Thingywingy on April 15, 2013, 08:23:36 PM
why not? If your using for short haul flight Avios are almost 3x more valuable than United or any other airline?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Platinum on April 15, 2013, 08:26:41 PM
why not? If your using for short haul flight Avios are almost 3x more valuable than United or any other airline?
Better to transfer from MR points.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on April 15, 2013, 08:34:36 PM
why not? If your using for short haul flight Avios are almost 3x more valuable than United or any other airline?
Better to sell SPG and buy MR.

Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: robi on April 15, 2013, 09:05:00 PM
why would you ever do that
maybe he was short 5 miles and he's plat...
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: karen on April 24, 2013, 09:31:52 AM
I transferred 40K spg points to AA account, the points have not posted yet. How long will it take? Thanks!
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on April 24, 2013, 09:33:45 AM
I transferred 40K spg points to AA account, the points have not posted yet. How long will it take? Thanks!
When did you transfer? Names matched?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: karen on April 24, 2013, 11:07:27 AM
When did you transfer? Names matched?
4/13, Names doesn't match. My spg account, my husband aa account.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on April 24, 2013, 11:17:36 AM
4/13, Names doesn't match. My spg account, my husband aa account.
Call SPG and find out. AA shouldn't take that long CMIIAW
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Dan on April 24, 2013, 11:27:14 AM
Do the last names match?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: karen on April 24, 2013, 11:40:43 AM
Do the last names match?
No. we have different last name. Same address.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Dan on April 24, 2013, 11:45:58 AM
No. we have different last name. Same address.
Then it won't work, the points are in limbo.
PUTPAC SPG.

Anyone want to wikify this thread? 
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on April 24, 2013, 11:49:12 AM
Then it won't work, the points are in limbo.
PUTPAC SPG.

Anyone want to wikify this thread?
You can push the points through, right?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: karen on April 24, 2013, 01:43:23 PM
Then it won't work, the points are in limbo.
PUTPAC SPG.

Anyone want to wikify this thread?
oh. I hate this. I will call and report back.  :(
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: businessmachine on April 24, 2013, 03:36:12 PM
I thought that most AA transfers go through even if names don't match. Am I wrong is it YMMV?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on April 24, 2013, 03:37:21 PM
I thought that most AA transfers go through even if names don't match. Am I wrong is it YMMV?
I think it's a YMMV, but most don't.

IICC you can push them through.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on April 24, 2013, 03:56:08 PM
I started a wiki. Should we do everyone post there own outcome or just in general.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: karen on April 24, 2013, 08:20:11 PM
You can push the points through, right?
I called and was told that they can not push the points. My spg points will be back to my account in 48 hours. I need to transfer to my husband's spg account, then transfer to AA.  :(
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: SPLP on April 25, 2013, 01:49:35 AM
How long does it take to transfer to LH?

any special day to do transfer to get quick results? this important since you can not transfer at one time enough points to get 2 biz class one way tickets  , I believe this should be part of the wiki list , if we know
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: yare on April 25, 2013, 08:12:54 AM
How long does it take to transfer to LH?

any special day to do transfer to get quick results? this important since you can not transfer at one time enough points to get 2 biz class one way tickets  , I believe this should be part of the wiki list , if we know
ime they went through on sunday
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: QTWEETS on May 01, 2013, 09:20:30 PM
IS THERE ANY WAY TO TRANSFER AMEX REWARD TO SPG T ANY LEVEL/
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Side incomer on May 01, 2013, 09:24:13 PM
IS THERE ANY WAY TO TRANSFER AMEX REWARD TO SPG T ANY LEVEL/
yes it's a 3:1 ratio though.
3 Membership rewards will get you 1 SPG point.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: chff on May 14, 2013, 01:00:15 AM
Any info re an EK transfer, times and name mismatch?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: azhoopsfan on May 16, 2013, 01:35:36 AM
Initiated two transfers to Alaska on Sunday night (one over the phone and one online) both posted Wednesday night almost exactly 72 hours later.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: m65 on August 05, 2013, 05:49:14 PM
does spg tranfer to united at a 20k to 25k ratio?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on August 05, 2013, 05:58:29 PM
does spg tranfer to united at a 20k to 25k ratio?

No, 20k to 12.5k FWIU, really bad ratio.
Title: Spg to AA tfr how long will it take
Post by: yys on August 27, 2013, 09:59:15 AM
they told me 14 business days anyone know practically how long it will be if i did it today?
Title: Re: Spg to AA tfr how long will it take
Post by: jaywhy on August 27, 2013, 10:22:12 AM
they told me 14 business days anyone know practically how long it will be if i did it today?
Took 4 days for me. Big YMMV.
Title: Re: Spg to AA tfr how long will it take
Post by: Yitz on August 27, 2013, 10:37:30 AM
they told me 14 business days anyone know practically how long it will be if i did it today?
It can take up to 14 days. You can call AA and ask them to hold for another few days. Some times they rebook it for you so you have another 5 or 7 days.
Title: Re: Spg to AA tfr how long will it take
Post by: jaywhy on August 27, 2013, 11:01:15 AM
Took 4 days for me. Big YMMV.
You can ask SPG to expedite for a fee.
Title: Re: Spg to AA tfr how long will it take
Post by: mordyl19 on August 27, 2013, 11:03:13 AM
You can ask SPG to expedite for a fee.
how much is the fee?
Title: Re: Spg to AA tfr how long will it take
Post by: alpicone on August 27, 2013, 01:02:04 PM
IME the points post on Sunday. Last transfer I did was on a Friday and by Sunday the points were there.
Title: Re: Spg to AA tfr how long will it take
Post by: mmermss on August 27, 2013, 01:09:20 PM
IME the points post on Sunday. Last transfer I did was on a Friday and by Sunday the points were there.
+1
No ymmv here
Title: Re: Spg to AA tfr how long will it take
Post by: MEIR613 on August 27, 2013, 04:01:45 PM
+1
No ymmv here
-1

They also transfer in middle of the week.
Title: Re: Spg to AA tfr how long will it take
Post by: mmermss on August 27, 2013, 04:36:20 PM
-1

They also transfer in middle of the week.
What day?
Title: Re: Spg to AA tfr how long will it take
Post by: MEIR613 on August 27, 2013, 04:51:28 PM
What day?
Not sure, just know it's in middle of the week ;D
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on September 12, 2013, 11:05:53 AM
9/9/2013 (Monday) at night
SPG-AA
9/11/2013 (Wednesday)
Full names matched
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on September 12, 2013, 11:07:05 AM
Anyone know if names need to match with British Airways. (Yes, I know you can transfer MR instantly)
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on September 12, 2013, 11:09:42 AM
Initiated two transfers to Alaska on Sunday night (one over the phone and one online) both posted Wednesday night almost exactly 72 hours later.
Do you remember the exact dates?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: joey123 on September 28, 2013, 11:35:06 PM
I just messed up and am wondering if someone can help me.

Right now, I have around 25K in United Miles as I need to go to Israel on Wednesday. My plan was to transfer another 20 (25K) from my SPG account. However, I accidentally connected my son's AU card's spg number and now his account is showing 0 points and I cannot access my Amex points through SPG. I tried calling CS, but the department I needed wasn't open; I also tried chatting, but to no avail.

I can merge the account, but this would take too long as I want the miles by Wed. Alternatively, I can change the number, but this would take over 24 hours.

Does anyone have any advice or ideas?


Thanks
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on September 28, 2013, 11:42:31 PM
I just messed up and am wondering if someone can help me.

Right now, I have around 25K in United Miles as I need to go to Israel on Wednesday. My plan was to transfer another 20 (25K) from my SPG account. However, I accidentally connected my son's AU card's spg number and now his account is showing 0 points and I cannot access my Amex points through SPG. I tried calling CS, but the department I needed wasn't open; I also tried chatting, but to no avail.

I can merge the account, but this would take too long as I want the miles by Wed. Alternatively, I can change the number, but this would take over 24 hours.

Does anyone have any advice or ideas?


Thanks
1) 20K SPG wont get you 25K UA, as its a 2:1 transfer.

2) SPG transfer isn't instant and they wont post on time.

3) UR transfers to UA (usually) instantly. A lot of time on Sat night, you wont be able to transfer or they wont post till sometime in the middle of the week.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: joey123 on September 28, 2013, 11:50:17 PM
@Meir613

Thanks. So do you have any advice.... I made a mistake in the previous post and actually have 50000 United Miles. I also have a lot of Amex miles from my BGR/Platinum.

Previously, I have seen flights with United open up last minute, but I would prefer not to risk it--need to make it for a wedding.

What do you recommend? I am looking for a flight on Wed. afternoon.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on September 28, 2013, 11:56:43 PM
@Meir613

Thanks. So do you have any advice.... I made a mistake in the previous post and actually have 50000 United Miles. I also have a lot of Amex miles from my BGR/Platinum.

Previously, I have seen flights with United open up last minute, but I would prefer not to risk it--need to make it for a wedding.

What do you recommend? I am looking for a flight on Wed. afternoon.
You want to go economy or business? Round trip or one way?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: joey123 on September 28, 2013, 11:57:31 PM
KLM (Flying blue) has a flight for 50K and $200 in premium economy. The question is: Do I wait for something better? What's your experience with these things?

Again, I am looking for a flight from NYC to Tel Aviv on 10/2, business or economy.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on September 28, 2013, 11:59:31 PM
KLM (Flying blue) has a flight for 50K and $200 in premium economy. The question is: Do I wait for something better? What's your experience with these things?

Again, I am looking for a flight from NYC to Tel Aviv on 10/2, business or economy.
I would wait till something opens up.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: joey123 on September 29, 2013, 12:02:03 AM
Which airline should I expect something to open up with? Is it risking it as I only have 50K united miles?

Are there are any other airlines that I should be checking? Last time I did this, Singapore and BA didn't have anything....
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: SPLP on September 29, 2013, 04:18:35 AM
I would wait till something opens up.


 how will you fell if u waited as suggested above and found out NO flights!
if want to dance at the wedding -- book it now--- if comfort is more important take your chances
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on September 29, 2013, 04:43:46 AM

 how will you fell if u waited as suggested above and found out NO flights!
if want to dance at the wedding -- book it now--- if comfort is more important take your chances

Maybe he sees that there is room on the flights this week but availability is still locked until a little closer to the date.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: SPLP on September 29, 2013, 05:19:44 AM
maybe--- but --if it is so important to be at the wedding-- book now --- if can not get biz today --that leaves only 9/30  & 10/1 for any hope of biz ( assuming not going to make reservation on day of flight )-- and will eco still be offered ????

maybe book eco now and if biz opens pay the change fee--if same airline
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: meshugener on September 29, 2013, 08:14:08 AM

 how will you fell if u waited as suggested above and found out NO flights!
if want to dance at the wedding -- book it now--- if comfort is more important take your chances
maybe--- but --if it is so important to be at the wedding-- book now --- if can not get biz today --that leaves only 9/30  & 10/1 for any hope of biz ( assuming not going to make reservation on day of flight )-- and will eco still be offered ????

maybe book eco now and if biz opens pay the change fee--if same airline
-1

Even if he waits till the last minute for award biz seat to open up - and it doesn't, and by than the award economy seat is also gone, he could just pay for a revenue economy seat and monetize his miles and points which would usually get him more than the price of a paid ticket, in addition to earning elite qualifying miles for it.
So no risk in waiting for a biz seat to open up, so why risk paying a change fee(assuming it'll be with same airline)?

But I know you're not into these things  ;)
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: SPLP on September 29, 2013, 08:38:56 AM
-1

Even if he waits till the last minute for award biz seat to open up - and it doesn't, and by than the award economy seat is also gone, he could just pay for a revenue economy seat and monetize his miles and points which would usually get him more than the price of a paid ticket, in addition to earning elite qualifying miles for it.
So no risk in waiting for a biz seat to open up, so why risk paying a change fee(assuming it'll be with same airline)?

 

But I know you're not into these things  ;)

True ----I never think in terms of selling as that is not my thing  ---- when I read  "I need to go to Israel on Wednesday" I take it as NEED TO! -- ur point of selling to cover cost is probably the sure way to get to Israel on time  with some money in the pocket
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: milechazzer on October 24, 2013, 12:40:42 PM
I transferred some SPG points to BA on 10/12/13 to take advantage of BA's 25% bonus (plus SPG's 25% bonus) which was in effect through 10/15/13. Starwood shows my SPG points being taken out of my account on 10/12, but they still haven't shown up in my Avios account.  When they eventually do arrive in my Avios account, can expect to still get the Avios bonus which ended on 10/15?

thx
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Dan on October 24, 2013, 12:41:27 PM
Yes, they'll be backdated.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: milechazzer on October 24, 2013, 12:52:43 PM
Great, thx
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: mod on October 30, 2013, 02:03:16 PM
I initiated a transfer of 30k starpoints to M&M Lufthansa 30 days ago (both my accounts). I wanted to book a flight yesterday and the points were not there. I can't book that flight any longer.

I chatted with an SPG rep to try to see where my points are. She told me 3 different pieces of information that contradicted each other.
1. First she told me that the transfer can take 12 weeks.
2. When I pressed her, she changed to 10-20 business days.
3. When I told her that it was 21 business days, she said that her supervisor just said 30 days.

I then wanted to confirm with her which one was correct, 12 weeks, 10- 20 business days or 30 days to which she just responded - "My manager says 30 days" and then she ended the chat. I found that to be extremely rude and unprofessional.
Additionally, no one can tell me where the points are.

I wrote an email to SPG to express my complaints. Any idea what I should expect?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: joeb1 on October 30, 2013, 02:13:46 PM
yah that was a wild week.....you wont see those points in LH....call them and demand they put the points back in your account
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: mod on October 30, 2013, 02:17:30 PM
yah that was a wild week.....you wont see those points in LH....call them and demand they put the points back in your account
Why not?
Just get the points put back in starwood account? Should they give some compensation for the rude service and inability to locate the points?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: mod on October 31, 2013, 02:51:43 PM
Why not?
Just get the points put back in starwood account? Should they give some compensation for the rude service and inability to locate the points?

They told me that they would give me 500 points for the inconvenience...
My points are still floating around in cyberspace.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: golan on November 18, 2013, 02:14:31 PM
So i just read every page of this thread and did not see the answer. Do BA need names to match ? how long does it take ?
if anyone knows thanks ( dont have MR)
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on November 18, 2013, 11:32:03 PM
So i just read every page of this thread and did not see the answer. Do BA need names to match ? how long does it take ?
if anyone knows thanks ( dont have MR)
Yes, IME names need to match.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: jaywhy on November 18, 2013, 11:57:25 PM
Yes, IME names need to match.
First and last?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on November 19, 2013, 12:01:12 AM
First and last?
Can't tell you about first, but last does.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Baruch on December 06, 2013, 02:21:13 PM
I've heard that very recently there has been a change that stwd to lufthansa, last names have to match. Is this true? Is there a way around this?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on December 06, 2013, 02:32:29 PM
I've heard that very recently there has been a change that stwd to lufthansa, last names have to match. Is this true? Is there a way around this?
Yes.
No.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Baruch on December 06, 2013, 02:34:08 PM
Yes.
No.
When did this happen?
Why can't you just change the last name on the starwood account?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: miles on December 08, 2013, 01:34:33 PM
Yes.
No.
Since when
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: mmermss on December 08, 2013, 04:47:39 PM
Since when

very recently
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: menachem_m on December 09, 2013, 06:36:29 PM
Made update for wiki, PCMIIW before I put it up. I didn't include transfer times, because alot of the info is outdated and things changed. Hopefully going forward people will wiki update with fresh info.

Q: Were can I transfer to, and at what ratio?
A: https://www.starwoodhotels.com/preferredguest/account/starpoints/transfer/airline_partner_list.html

Q: What's this transfer bonus I heard about?
A: Every 20K you transfer you will get a bonus 5K miles!

Q: If I transfer 80,000 do I get extra 20,000 bonus to make 100,000 or will I only get only 85,000? I.e, do I have to transfer in increments of 20,000 to maximize the bonus?
A: The former, SPG awards the 25% bonus for EVERY 20k increment, so sending over 40,000 will net you 50,000 not 45,000. However, since only 79,999 can be transferred at a time, therefore to maximize the bonus you do 60k every 24 hours, as you can only do 1 transfer per 24 hours.

Q: I am transferring in a few points to keep my account from expiring, will they be backdated to the date I initiated the transaction?
A: Yes, but next time don't wake up so late!

Q: Do names have to be matched?

Us First and Last can be different. 
Delta much match
AA First & Last must match. Few reports of mismatched first names going through successfully. (Unsubstantiated speculation that it will go through with small transfers.)
Emirates Names do not have to match.
Lufthansa Last names must match.
Singapore Succesful transfer with mismatched first name.
British Airways Last names need to match.

Q: What happens if a transaction is rejected for mismatched names?
A: It should come back automatically, may take up to a month. If not, PUTPAC SPG.

Be warned: Transfers are far from instant! You can ask SPG to expedite for a fee.
If you are desperate you can transfer US MR>SPG at 3:1. Other countries will have different/better ratios.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: DP7 on December 15, 2013, 08:34:10 AM
How long has it been taking to transfer SPG to SQ?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: IsraelGuy on December 15, 2013, 05:31:12 PM
Made update for wiki, PCMIIW before I put it up. I didn't include transfer times, because alot of the info is outdated and things changed. Hopefully going forward people will wiki update with fresh info.

I like it! Transfer times are pretty consistent with AA so I would add those. They seem in general to post on Wednesdays, with some transfers posting on Sundays. Huge FT board about it. My own experience this past week confirms, requested early early sunday morning, miles posted in AA on Wednesday.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: mgarfin on December 18, 2013, 02:14:23 PM
Any info on SPG to Delta

Do first names have to match?

How long can it take?


P.S. I know it a bad transfer but don't have MR and need 100k
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: mgarfin on December 19, 2013, 08:55:52 AM
Any info on SPG to Delta

Do first names have to match?

How long can it take?


P.S. I know it a bad transfer but don't have MR and need 100k

bump
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on December 19, 2013, 09:12:48 AM
bump
nobody really does spg to delta its a waste
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: mgarfin on December 19, 2013, 01:03:45 PM
nobody really does spg to delta its a waste

Your right but when u have 75k Delta and need 100K it can be worth
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: menachem_m on December 19, 2013, 02:27:21 PM
A: Buy MR from someone.
B: Besides time, you have nothing to lose by trying?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: mgarfin on December 19, 2013, 04:36:45 PM
A: Buy MR from someone.
B: Besides time, you have nothing to lose by trying?


If you are going to buy 25k MR cost $375  20k spg cost about $340
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: twentie4hrs on December 19, 2013, 05:08:02 PM

If you are going to buy 25k MR cost $375  20k spg cost about $340

Interesting….I never bothered to do the math.Tx
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: menachem_m on December 19, 2013, 05:54:09 PM
Please let me know we're you can buy spg for so cheap.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: AI-TRAVEL on December 19, 2013, 06:35:43 PM
Please let me know we're you can buy spg for so cheap.
+1
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: mgarfin on December 20, 2013, 11:37:24 AM
when I sent out a text to the 20 contacts in buying miles field thats what I got 
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: menachem_m on December 20, 2013, 12:57:45 PM
Ha ha! Good one!
So they offered to BUY from you at that price not SELL.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: mgarfin on December 22, 2013, 11:59:29 AM
Any info on SPG to Delta

Do first names have to match?

How long can it take?


P.S. I know it a bad transfer but don't have MR and need 100k


Posted with in 3 days to different first name
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: miles on December 22, 2013, 05:55:33 PM
SPG-LH posts next day
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on December 22, 2013, 05:59:54 PM
SPG-LH posts next day
-1
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: miles on December 22, 2013, 06:09:01 PM
-1
I did a few last week
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on December 22, 2013, 06:16:48 PM
I did a few last week
Please post exact transfer and post dates.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: miles on December 22, 2013, 06:17:33 PM
Please post exact transfer and post dates.
I posted already its next day
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: menachem_m on December 22, 2013, 07:15:58 PM
He's saying, the speed will depend on what day you do it.
I. E. It could be a fluke that it went next day because you transferred it the day before their weekly transfer.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: miles on December 22, 2013, 08:23:53 PM
He's saying, the speed will depend on what day you do it.
I. E. It could be a fluke that it went next day because you transferred it the day before their weekly transfer.
It's used to post monday but now I did 2 in middle of the week and it post next day
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: miles on January 08, 2014, 11:46:32 AM
Please post exact transfer and post dates.
i transferd again yesterday and its already in the account today 
Title: Fastest starwood point conversion
Post by: madopo on January 19, 2014, 11:52:58 AM
Last minute trip came up & didn't have time to convert SPG points. Is there a way to convert points within a day (to HHonors or others)? If not what is the quickest way?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: meshugener on January 19, 2014, 12:09:07 PM
Anyone did SPG to JAL?
1) how long does it take?
2) do names have to match?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: jaywhy on January 19, 2014, 12:20:44 PM
Anyone did SPG to JAL?
1) how long does it take?
2) do names have to match?
I believe names have to match.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: meshugener on January 19, 2014, 12:46:37 PM
Experience?
what about only last name match?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: jaywhy on January 19, 2014, 12:56:45 PM
Experience?
what about only last name match?
You saw it in the same place I saw it.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: meshugener on January 19, 2014, 03:02:03 PM
You saw it in the same place I saw it.
You mean FB? Didnt check yet.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: meshugener on January 20, 2014, 10:34:37 PM
Same question,
anyone here did SPG to SQ?
Do names have to match?
How long did it take for the transfer to be completed?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Centro on January 21, 2014, 11:19:03 AM
Any recent SPG to AA experience?
Do names have to match?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Centro on January 21, 2014, 11:31:39 AM
Never mind, I saw upthread that it needs to match,

Which points would I be able to transfer to someones AA account (UR, MR,)?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Centro on January 21, 2014, 05:08:24 PM
Which points would I be able to transfer to someones AA account (UR, MR,)?
Bump.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: AJK on January 21, 2014, 05:39:26 PM
I may be misunderstanding your Q, but neither MR or UR directly transfer to AA.

But see here: http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/33072
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Centro on January 21, 2014, 07:33:00 PM
I may be misunderstanding your Q, but neither MR or UR directly transfer to AA.

But see here: http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/33072
You didn't misunderstand, I'm trying to get any of my points converted into AA (not my account), USAirwase won't be an option cause I'll need it in the next 3-4 weeks,

Thanks for your reply anyhow!
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Hamavin on January 21, 2014, 08:12:00 PM
Does spg to luftansa work if same last name? how long does it take?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: HowYaDoin on January 21, 2014, 08:23:19 PM
Does spg to luftansa work if same last name? how long does it take?
when I tried diff last name same address didn't work same person took one day... supposedly same lasr name works
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: LAXtraveler on January 21, 2014, 09:06:58 PM
when I tried diff last name same address didn't work same person took one day... supposedly same lasr name works

How long ago was it when you transferred to same person and it worked same day?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on January 21, 2014, 09:13:55 PM
This is my experience with LH the past couple weeks (months).

Both names need to match and when they do it takes a day or two to transfer.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: smart brit on January 22, 2014, 12:28:16 AM
This is my experience with LH the past couple weeks (months).

Both names need to match and when they do it takes a day or two to transfer.
+0.5
I just did a transfer to lh m&m it took less than 12 hours and it was there
(even so it was from my spg account to my wife's m&m account)
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Hamavin on January 22, 2014, 01:14:04 AM
+0.5
I just did a transfer to lh m&m it took less than 12 hours and it was there
(even so it was from my spg account to my wife's m&m account)
Nice! how does it work if you have 55k in your luftansa how many spg do you transfer if you wanna get to 85k? what is the number after 85k on luftansa?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: smart brit on January 22, 2014, 02:04:53 AM
Nice! how does it work if you have 55k in your luftansa how many spg do you transfer if you wanna get to 85k? what is the number after 85k on luftansa?
If you have 55k lh and you transfer 20k spg your total would be 80k 5k bonus
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Dr Moose on January 22, 2014, 02:08:52 AM
what is the number after 85k on luftansa?
85,001 ::)
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Malachi on January 27, 2014, 09:56:17 AM
Anyone know how long does it. Normally take for a spg transfer to aeroplan?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Malachi on January 28, 2014, 12:37:36 AM
Anyone know how long does it. Normally take for a spg transfer to aeroplan?
update: same name ,adress. Transferred on Sunday showed up on my aeroplan account on Monday night.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: meshugener on January 28, 2014, 10:09:26 PM
If I initiated a transfer to AA on Sunday, when can I expect it to post into my AA account?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on January 29, 2014, 12:26:55 AM
If I initiated a transfer to AA on Sunday, when can I expect it to post into my AA account?
I would say Wednesday, but I've had delayed transfers.

Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: meshugener on January 29, 2014, 08:26:38 AM
I would say Wednesday, but I've had delayed transfers.
Thanks. It's Wednesday and still nada.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: meshugener on January 30, 2014, 10:32:14 AM
Still didn't post to AA.
It's that normal?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on January 30, 2014, 10:41:13 AM
Still didn't post to AA.
It's that normal?
I had this last week.

Posted Thursday night/Friday morning.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: meshugener on January 30, 2014, 11:14:56 AM
I had this last week.

Posted Thursday night/Friday morning.
Thank you
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Joe4007 on January 30, 2014, 01:29:03 PM
Still didn't post to AA.
It's that normal?
A friend of mine initiated a transfer on Sunday and is still waiting as well.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: meshugener on January 31, 2014, 03:07:59 AM
It just posted! Only last name matched.

Thanks meir
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on January 31, 2014, 08:44:46 AM
It just posted! Only last name matched.

Thanks meir
Seems like this is the new time frame with AA.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: esther gee on February 15, 2014, 09:15:50 PM
Anyone know the time frame of a transfer to Alaskan and do names have to match?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: ilherman on February 17, 2014, 11:54:41 PM
JAL? How long does it usually take? What has to match?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on February 18, 2014, 12:22:38 AM
Anyone know the time frame of a transfer to Alaskan and do names have to match?
Twice a month and names need to match.'
JAL? How long does it usually take? What has to match?
Not sure exact time, I think around a week, but could be upto 3 weeks.

Everything needs to match.
Title: Transfering amex miles to friends miles and more
Post by: Bazooty on February 26, 2014, 06:46:57 PM
I transfered 40,000 amex miles into my friends miles and more account. Spg says they left my account but miles and more account was never credited!! Any solutions? And what did i do wrong why did this go sour?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Bazooty on February 26, 2014, 06:56:01 PM
I never knew how the transferring works and i transferred to someone frm my amex spg to miles and more and he hasnt received them! Its been a month! His name last name address nothing matches my spg account! Anyway i can salvage my points??
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: ilherman on February 26, 2014, 06:59:06 PM
Call up SPG.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: LAXtraveler on February 26, 2014, 07:15:18 PM
Another M&M data point. Transfer completed in less than 24 hrs. Same name and address on SPG and M&M account.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on February 26, 2014, 10:20:27 PM
Data point - US airways, transferred Friday and Saturday. Fridays transfer hit Sunday and Saturdays hit Tuesday.

Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Mikeoracle on February 27, 2014, 04:45:33 PM
Data point SPG-> Delta transfers.
I did a bunch of transfers to Delta (dont ask) miles consistently posted 2 days later (possibly late the next day after transfer).
First and last names matched.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on February 27, 2014, 09:40:26 PM
Data point SPG-> Delta transfers.
I did a bunch of transfers to Delta (dont ask) miles consistently posted 2 days later (possibly late the next day after transfer).
First and last names matched.
These days transfers to Delta could make sense.

Any of have data if names need to match.

Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: menachem_m on February 27, 2014, 11:13:42 PM
What changed?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: AI-TRAVEL on February 28, 2014, 01:11:14 AM
Transfering from friends account to my account (same address), how long does it take? Can I then change address to my real address and combine with my "regular" spg account?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: meshugener on February 28, 2014, 12:31:20 PM
Transfering from friends account to my account (same address), how long does it take?
5 days IME.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: gozalim on March 02, 2014, 03:10:15 PM
any data points on virgin Australia?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Mikeoracle on March 28, 2014, 02:12:32 PM
These days transfers to Delta could make sense.

Any of have data if names need to match.


I did a transfer both names not matching and it did not go through. I dont know what would happen if last names matched.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Hamavin on March 30, 2014, 08:10:34 PM
can i change 2 of my siblings to same address and transfer there points or only one? does luftansa need same first name?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: @Yehuda on April 02, 2014, 10:28:41 AM
Doing a transfer now that will leave my account at 0 SPG (as well as then using up my AA miles, leaving that account at 0, too). Anything to be concerned with?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: ilherman on April 02, 2014, 01:24:13 PM
What should you be concerned?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: @Yehuda on April 02, 2014, 01:27:39 PM
What should you be concerned?
Honestly, no idea. Even if they would close the account (which I assume they wouldn't bc I have active CC) I have 0 points in the account.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: ilherman on April 02, 2014, 01:54:02 PM
Honestly, no idea. Even if they would close the account (which I assume they wouldn't bc I have active CC) I have 0 points in the account.
Nothing what to worry about....
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: @Yehuda on April 02, 2014, 03:16:54 PM
Nothing what to worry about....
Ya thanks.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on April 05, 2014, 10:29:01 PM
How long to transfer spg to air France?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Drago on April 23, 2014, 04:59:09 PM
Does SPG transfer to mismatched JAL account?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on April 23, 2014, 09:08:32 PM
Does SPG transfer to mismatched JAL account?
No

Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: moish on May 07, 2014, 09:33:54 PM
so i tried sending spg to lufthansa mismatched. never showed up. spg debited.

any ideas who to call?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: ilherman on May 07, 2014, 09:41:45 PM
SPG
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Thingywingy on May 08, 2014, 07:23:56 PM
Is there any way to hold an award ticket on delta if my miles have not yet completed the transfer?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: jaywhy on May 08, 2014, 09:30:20 PM
Is there any way to hold an award ticket on delta if my miles have not yet completed the transfer?
PUPTAC.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Drago on May 09, 2014, 12:40:03 AM
Any recent reports on the turnaround time for a transfer to AA account to my wife, same last name and address?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Thingywingy on May 09, 2014, 03:40:55 AM
Delta told me they don't hold award flights anymore.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: jaywhy on May 09, 2014, 07:38:47 AM
Delta told me they don't hold award flights anymore.
HUCA. It's still doable.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: rng on May 27, 2014, 12:12:26 PM
Sorry if this has been asked here before.
I want to buy starwood points to xfer to AA for a 60k mile coach ticket from nyc to london.
1) how many spg pts do I need to xfer?
2) I understand it takes time for the pts to xfer, How can i go on the assumption that the ticket I want to book will be available when the points actually xfer?
3) I also cant afford for the ticket to get cancelled etc and risks associated with using dirty accounts etc. account being closed down etc.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: AJK on May 27, 2014, 12:15:07 PM
Sorry if this has been asked here before.
I want to buy starwood points to xfer to AA for a 60k mile coach ticket from nyc to london.
1) how many spg pts do I need to xfer?
2) I understand it takes time for the pts to xfer, How can i go on the assumption that the ticket I want to book will be available when the points actually xfer?
3) I also cant afford for the ticket to get cancelled etc and risks associated with using dirty accounts etc. account being closed down etc.

#3 disallows your premise.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: jaywhy on May 27, 2014, 12:26:30 PM
Sorry if this has been asked here before.
I want to buy starwood points to xfer to AA for a 60k mile coach ticket from nyc to london.
1) how many spg pts do I need to xfer?
2) I understand it takes time for the pts to xfer, How can i go on the assumption that the ticket I want to book will be available when the points actually xfer?
3) I also cant afford for the ticket to get cancelled etc and risks associated with using dirty accounts etc. account being closed down etc.
1. 50k
2. You can do a 5 day hold with AA.
3. Spg-AA is matching names only so good luck.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: rng on May 27, 2014, 01:37:19 PM
1. 50k
2. You can do a 5 day hold with AA.
3. Spg-AA is matching names only so good luck.
why cant i make a aa account with same name and address as spg ah and book ticket out of that account?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: rng on May 27, 2014, 01:38:24 PM
also is it true you can only xfer 20k spg at a time? how can i get the 50 spg to turn in to 60k aa?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: jaywhy on May 27, 2014, 01:46:45 PM
why cant i make a aa account with same name and address as spg ah and book ticket out of that account?
Why would you do that over booking AA 3rd party? Much cheaper too.
also is it true you can only xfer 20k spg at a time? how can i get the 50 spg to turn in to 60k aa?
No. Each 20k gets you 5k bonus.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: menachem_m on May 29, 2014, 07:38:35 PM
Anyone successfully transferred to BA different first and last name?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: shmebeble on May 30, 2014, 10:01:47 AM
Any success on transferring to a non-family member at the same address? I am looking to do 30k.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: jaywhy on May 30, 2014, 10:02:37 AM
Any success on transferring to a non-family member at the same address? I am looking to do 30k.
All you need is matching address.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: shmebeble on May 30, 2014, 10:03:36 AM
All you need is matching address.
Thanks
experience?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: AJK on May 30, 2014, 10:18:02 AM
Thanks
experience?

All you need is a matching address.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Mikeoracle on June 11, 2014, 10:05:21 AM
LH posts next day (Multiple data points), last name matching (first name not)
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: AJK on June 11, 2014, 11:53:32 AM
US has been posting next day as well.

In my case, transferred before 5PM, same name.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: nobiggy on June 18, 2014, 01:11:44 PM
What's the number to borrow SPG points? And what happens if I don't pay back?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: chucksterace on June 29, 2014, 12:02:33 PM
How long does it take for Lufthansa to transfer? IF I want to make a flight for tomorrow and would transfer over now would that work of should I not even think about it?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on June 29, 2014, 12:24:30 PM
How long does it take for Lufthansa to transfer? IF I want to make a flight for tomorrow and would transfer over now would that work of should I not even think about it?
The points should be in the account some time tomorrow. However, you can't book flights within 48 hours.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: chucksterace on June 29, 2014, 12:25:42 PM

The points should be in the account some time tomorrow. However, you can't book flights within 48 hours.

Even over the phone?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: jaywhy on June 29, 2014, 12:27:03 PM
How long does it take for Lufthansa to transfer? IF I want to make a flight for tomorrow and would transfer over now would that work of should I not even think about it?
These days, about 24 hours.
I don't think you can book M+M within 2 days of departure though.
ETA, I see Meir beat me to it.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: chucksterace on June 29, 2014, 12:30:26 PM
:(
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Alexsei on June 29, 2014, 02:00:19 PM
What's the best transfer partner in terms of getting the best value out of selling?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: rng on July 07, 2014, 01:20:26 AM
Need 110k ua miles for business class ticket.
How many spg points do  i need with bonus for trasferring?
hiw long does it take to post to account?
what needs to match for transfer to go through?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Joe4007 on July 07, 2014, 01:34:26 AM


Need 110k ua miles for business class ticket.
How many spg points do  i need with bonus for transferring?
That would be a very poor use of Starpoints as SPG transfers to UA at a 2:1 ratio. So even with the bonus you'd need approx 180k Starpoints to equal 110k UA miles.

Please go out and get some UR.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Menachem613 on July 07, 2014, 10:50:37 AM
Any experience on transfer times to KLM ?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Chapshnell on July 18, 2014, 05:30:00 PM
Tried to transfer 6,000 SPG points from a friends acct to my US Airways acct online. Wouldnt go through due to a temporary error. Called them up rep "claimed" (not that I asked) that both names must match. Requested the transfer to go through. We'll see.. What are your guys thoughts... Thanks
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: AJK on July 18, 2014, 05:30:29 PM
Several people have gotten that error today.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Chapshnell on July 18, 2014, 05:41:30 PM
Thanks, appreciate it
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on July 27, 2014, 08:51:20 PM
Anyone know if SPG-VS names need to match? Transfer time?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: bk73 on July 27, 2014, 10:31:09 PM
can i transfer from spg to my fathers  american airlines account same last name . If someone can answer asap. (I need to know if its fore sure works so i can get the aa bonus) tta
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: ilherman on July 27, 2014, 10:45:22 PM
can i transfer from spg to my fathers  american airlines account same last name . If someone can answer asap. (I need to know if its fore sure works so i can get the aa bonus) tta
Can't tell for sure, but people have reported success.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Dr Moose on July 27, 2014, 10:55:40 PM
If it's the same address, you could transfer SPG to SPG
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: ilherman on July 27, 2014, 10:57:35 PM
If it's the same address, you could transfer SPG to SPG
But it will take a few days IINM.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: AI-TRAVEL on July 27, 2014, 10:58:56 PM
I opened new account under friends address. Transferred his points to my new account. Switched new account address to my real address. Merged my new spg account with my old one.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: ilherman on July 27, 2014, 11:06:39 PM
I opened new account under friends address. Transferred his points to my new account. Switched new account address to my real address. Merged my new spg account with my old one.
SPG has been cracking down. Be careful.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: AI-TRAVEL on July 28, 2014, 12:13:04 AM
SPG has been cracking down. Be careful.
Do I have anything to be worried about once it went thru?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: ilherman on July 28, 2014, 12:14:48 AM
Do I have anything to be worried about once it went thru?
no
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: mochada on July 28, 2014, 12:40:05 AM
Anyone having issues transferring SPG-AA tonight? I put in the amount of points I would like to transfer, click "Review" and it brings me to my account activity.
ETA: Same Name on both SPG and AA account
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: ilherman on July 28, 2014, 10:18:50 AM
Been having issues as well.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: mochada on July 28, 2014, 02:14:13 PM
Been having issues as well.

Worked this AM. Seems from FT, AA transfers can be anywhere from 24 hours to 12 days.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: avrumy on July 29, 2014, 04:54:23 PM
How long does it take to transfer to go through to Flying blue?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Alexsei on July 31, 2014, 11:49:38 AM
Sent SPG by mistake to wrong AA account (both names do not match) more than 2 weeks ago points are nowhere to be found  >:(
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on July 31, 2014, 12:59:14 PM
Sent SPG by mistake to wrong AA account (both names do not match) more than 2 weeks ago points are nowhere to be found  >:(
You need to contact SPG and have them reverse the transfer.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: milechazzer on July 31, 2014, 01:04:04 PM
SPG has been cracking down. Be careful.

Where have people been running into issues with this?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Alexsei on July 31, 2014, 01:10:05 PM
You need to contact SPG and have them reverse the transfer.
Tried that once they claimed it can't be reversed once its out..... i guess its a HUCA situation, in any case i lost on the AA bonus
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on July 31, 2014, 01:54:36 PM
Tried that once they claimed it can't be reversed once its out..... i guess its a HUCA situation, in any case i lost on the AA bonus
Try to chat them.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Mikeoracle on August 06, 2014, 03:53:59 PM
Can I transfer from 2 different SPG accounts into one Aeroplan account on the same day 60k each (since names dont need to match)?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on August 06, 2014, 05:26:19 PM
Can I transfer from 2 different SPG accounts into one Aeroplan account on the same day 60k each (since names dont need to match)?
No.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Jkhein on September 11, 2014, 01:24:25 PM
how long for a transfer to ana?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: eliteflyer on September 17, 2014, 01:12:01 AM
Requested an SPG-FB transfer on 9/11 at 1pm. Miles credited some time on the morning of 9/16.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Chapshnell on November 12, 2014, 11:23:37 AM
No.

so 1 a day from any acct... correct?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Chapshnell on November 14, 2014, 10:07:30 AM
Having a problem transferring from a different name to my aeroplan acct from SPG. Anyone else have this issue "email is invalid"
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on November 14, 2014, 10:23:04 AM
so 1 a day from any acct... correct?
Yes
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Aamm5845 on November 16, 2014, 09:58:18 AM
Sure it was already discussed here,
Can I transfer SPG to Aeroplan that's not matching name and address. I have almost a million should I try transferring to a lot of accounts?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: jaywhy on November 16, 2014, 10:08:02 AM
Sure it was already discussed here,
Can I transfer SPG to Aeroplan that's not matching name and address. I have almost a million should I try transferring to a lot of accounts?
Yes.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: HolyNyc on November 17, 2014, 08:43:49 AM
Sure it was already discussed here,
Can I transfer SPG to Aeroplan that's not matching name and address. I have almost a million should I try transferring to a lot of accounts?
Yes.
so 1 a day from any acct... correct?
who is right?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Myccrabbi on November 17, 2014, 09:07:23 AM
who is right?
What's the argument?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: HolyNyc on November 17, 2014, 09:09:13 AM
What's the argument?
on what did jaywhy reply yes?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Myccrabbi on November 17, 2014, 09:10:46 AM
on what did jaywhy reply yes?
He replied yes to both
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: HolyNyc on November 17, 2014, 09:14:00 AM
ok my bad although he definitely wasn't clear enough
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Myccrabbi on November 17, 2014, 09:15:33 AM
ok my bad although he definitely wasn't clear enough

He replied yes to both
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: jaywhy on November 17, 2014, 09:31:41 AM
I replied yes to the SPG >Non matching AC question.

I believe it's one SPG transfer to Aeroplan per day.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: VacationLover on November 18, 2014, 12:25:29 PM
I just got this offer. Is it worth to buy?

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7577/15818817381_1ca4d8c774_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/q6RzhH)
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Myccrabbi on November 18, 2014, 12:33:40 PM
I just got this offer. Is it worth to buy?

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7577/15818817381_1ca4d8c774_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/q6RzhH)
How much do the points cost?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: VacationLover on November 18, 2014, 12:36:07 PM
How much do the points cost?
Comes out about 2.7 cents
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Myccrabbi on November 18, 2014, 12:37:15 PM
Comes out about 2.7 cents
With the 25 % off or without?
If without then it's worth it.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: VacationLover on November 18, 2014, 12:38:10 PM
With the 25 % off or without?
If without then it's worth it.
2.7 with.
Thank you.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: yoelygb on November 18, 2014, 11:33:17 PM
I transferred spg into delta with a different first name and went through with out any problems
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Aamm5845 on November 20, 2014, 06:54:25 PM
Yes.
Well Aeroplan just canceled my account and when I called in they told me  the problem is that I transferred SPG points from a different account.
I don't suggest anyone doing it
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Myccrabbi on November 20, 2014, 08:01:43 PM
Well Aeroplan just canceled my account and when I called in they told me  the problem is that I transferred SPG points from a different account.
I don't suggest anyone doing it
Did the transfer go thru and you lost all points?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: ilherman on November 20, 2014, 08:35:35 PM
Did the transfer go thru and you lost all points?
+1. I don't wanna hear that Starwood paid them for the points and they just decided to pocket it.  :o
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Aamm5845 on November 20, 2014, 09:23:18 PM
Did the transfer go thru and you lost all points?
They are sending it back to SPG just hope that SPG won't close the account
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: jaywhy on November 21, 2014, 12:56:37 PM
Well Aeroplan just canceled my account and when I called in they told me  the problem is that I transferred SPG points from a different account.
I don't suggest anyone doing it
Looking at all of your other posts and it seems you've had a plethora of issues with selling your points. Maybe this game isn't for you. Or maybe you have an agenda...
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Aamm5845 on November 23, 2014, 09:32:02 AM
Looking at all of your other posts and it seems you've had a plethora of issues with selling your points. Maybe this game isn't for you. Or maybe you have an agenda...
Lol I'm not sharing here my success stories only when there is a problem I post here.....
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Dr Moose on December 22, 2014, 12:20:07 PM
I transferred to AS Saturday at 9:30pm, the miles were in my account this morning
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: shmebeble on December 22, 2014, 01:03:10 PM
I transferred on Friday to AS at 4pm and my points were in my account this morning. Just to Add to Dr. Moose
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Elchay on January 08, 2015, 08:58:56 PM
Transferred starwood to miles and more on December 17th and it still has not gone through. Starwood told me it "went through on their end" and miles and more tells me that it takes 30 days. Meanwhile the flights I was chasing are dwindling away. From what I see it usually doesn't take this long. Same name on accounts.  Anything I can do?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: chuchem on January 09, 2015, 02:19:10 AM
I had the same with lh, one day in December is missing... seems once in a while lh has a it problem and spg only can open case with airline after 30 days. I know as points that transfered later posted already
It gets resolved at the end, but takes long (had same story last year)
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Elchay on January 09, 2015, 08:26:28 AM
I had the same with lh, one day in December is missing... seems once in a while lh has a it problem and spg only can open case with airline after 30 days. I know as points that transfered later posted already
It gets resolved at the end, but takes long (had same story last year)

What do you mean "one day in December is missing"? How long did it take you to resolve?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: coralsnake on January 09, 2015, 09:25:50 AM
I had a legitimate spouse transfer from SPG to SPG that took almost 2 weeks recently.

They say it takes up to 5 business days.

I even re-initiated the transfer on the 6th day.

Got the "We Received Your Starpoints Transfer Request" both times.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Elchay on January 09, 2015, 01:29:07 PM
Recently had an issue with that and they told me the delay was because I hadn't set up a verbal password on one of the accounts. Once I did that they put a rush on it and it went through that day
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Elchay on January 19, 2015, 08:17:10 PM
Did transfer to lh on 12/17 and it finally posted 1/18   Contacted starwood a couple of times and they said they reached out to them but I'm not sure it made a difference
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Chapshnell on February 01, 2015, 01:37:38 PM
Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan - First and Last names need to match. - Transfer takes place on the 1st and 15th of each month.

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If I transfer today will it clear today?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: gingyman on February 10, 2015, 10:23:00 AM
So excited! Got my 2 spg cards (business and regular) and got the points. Booked 2 nights in Tel Aviv Sheraton for 12,000 points a night. Love this card!
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: D93 on February 10, 2015, 10:42:28 AM
So excited! Got my 2 spg cards (business and regular) and got the points. Booked 2 nights in Tel Aviv Sheraton for 12,000 points a night. Love this card!
What does that have to do with transferring SPG to airlines?
But I'll give you credit for not opening a new thread!
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: chucksterace on February 27, 2015, 11:06:27 AM
SPG to Flying Blue? Whats the transfer time around?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Chapshnell on February 27, 2015, 11:24:18 AM
SPG to ANA? Whats the transfer time around?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: chucksterace on February 28, 2015, 08:03:48 PM
SPG to Flying Blue? Whats the transfer time around?

Bump. Anyone?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: TimT on February 28, 2015, 08:10:55 PM
Bump. Anyone?
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=48622.0
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: efflpetzel on March 15, 2015, 01:32:38 AM
Anyone have experience how long it takes with Aeroplan,

Wiki says two days max but it's been five days already   
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: maxie m on March 15, 2015, 02:15:59 AM
Anyone know if names and address have to match for flying blue
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on March 15, 2015, 04:51:58 AM
Anyone know if names and address have to match for flying blue
Names have to match. There are ways around it if you really need
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: maxie m on March 15, 2015, 08:47:35 AM
Names have to match. There are ways around it if you really need
seems like you have a work around, mind sharing :)
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on March 15, 2015, 09:01:13 AM
seems like you have a work around, mind sharing :)
Do you need them transferred any time soon?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: TimT on March 15, 2015, 09:16:30 AM
Anyone have experience how long it takes with Aeroplan,

Wiki says two days max but it's been five days already
Could take up to a week. (Rare instances even longer)
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: maxie m on March 15, 2015, 01:40:59 PM
Do you need them transferred any time soon?
yes asap as I found award availability on fb
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on March 15, 2015, 01:43:53 PM
yes asap as I found award availability on fb
Then I'm of no help
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: maxie m on March 15, 2015, 01:51:08 PM
Then I'm of no help
and if it could wait?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on March 15, 2015, 01:58:49 PM
and if it could wait?
Open up an AU In their name
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: coralsnake on March 15, 2015, 02:00:06 PM
Open up an AU In their name
How does that help with SPG? SPG/FB doesn't care that you have an Amex AU in someone's name for transfers.

Same address for 30 days on the other hand....
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: maxie m on March 15, 2015, 02:16:27 PM
How does that help with SPG? SPG/FB doesn't care that you have an Amex AU in someone's name for transfers.

Same address for 30 days on the other hand....
+1 that's what I thought my only option was
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: maxie m on March 15, 2015, 10:40:45 PM
Transferred to fb  Friday posted today
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: coralsnake on March 15, 2015, 11:01:58 PM
Transferred to fb  Friday posted today
Did I read somewhere else that those transfers post on the 15th of the month? And some other date as well, maybe the 30th?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: maxie m on March 16, 2015, 01:08:10 AM
Did I read somewhere else that those transfers post on the 15th of the month? And some other date as well, maybe the 30th?
possibly but this was my personal experience, just finished booking two award tickets
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: lifetimedeals on March 16, 2015, 10:19:03 AM
can I transfer spg points to us airways? is it 1-1 ? how long does it take? Thanks.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: TimT on March 16, 2015, 10:22:26 AM
can I transfer spg points to us airways? is it 1-1 ?
Yes. 20k:25k
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/61695
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: efflpetzel on March 16, 2015, 11:57:23 AM

Anyone have experience how long it takes with Aeroplan,

Wiki says two days max but it's been five days already
posted today, took almost a week

I wonder if it has anything to do with the 15th
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Joe4007 on April 14, 2015, 01:27:37 AM
Any recent data points regarding transferring to M&M/LH? Is the wiki still accurate in that it transfers next day?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: MAJ on April 14, 2015, 09:52:48 AM
Any recent data points regarding transferring to M&M/LH? Is the wiki still accurate in that it transfers next day?
im waiting still on transfer from MS
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Chapshnell on April 14, 2015, 09:56:41 AM
2 months ago M&M took 3 days to transfer. Ive heard through the grapevine these days it can take 2 weeks
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: tuvz on April 14, 2015, 11:51:32 PM
wiki hasnt been updated in a while..

SPG to Aeroplan from non matching name & address still work?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Chapshnell on April 14, 2015, 11:52:52 PM
yes
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: smaxber on April 17, 2015, 02:35:54 PM
Transferred to FB April 15 11pm
Checked April 17 it was in

Didn't check 16 to see...
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Platinum on May 08, 2015, 01:57:45 PM
Transferred to Alaska on Wed points posted on Thursday night a bit over 24 hours.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Drago on May 09, 2015, 05:57:07 PM
Anyone else experiencing delays to LH?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Chapshnell on May 10, 2015, 03:02:00 AM
Me, 9 days later. SPG to LH. Everything matching. Nothing yet. Will update when yes.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: miles lover on May 10, 2015, 03:21:29 AM
Me, 9 days later. SPG to LH. Everything matching. Nothing yet. Will update when yes.
I'm waiting on a lh transfer for 13 days already.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: mawmaw on May 14, 2015, 04:40:49 PM
transferring from two SPG acc to the same M&M acc on the same day will invite trouble?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Chapshnell on May 14, 2015, 05:35:04 PM
20 days to date to LH from SPG. WT.....
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: miles lover on May 14, 2015, 05:53:22 PM
20 days to date to LH from SPG. WT.....
I'm waiting 17 days already. This is sick. Monday will be my 14th business day and it's officially supposed to take 10-14 business days so hopefully I will be getting compensation
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: mawmaw on May 14, 2015, 08:27:21 PM
starting the count down i just transfered today
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: FlyFirst on May 15, 2015, 12:27:59 AM
starting the count down i just transfered today

To witch program  ?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Chapshnell on May 15, 2015, 12:59:48 AM
Halloween program. Its which with an H. Sorry, just had to
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: mawmaw on May 18, 2015, 07:17:35 PM
four days and nothing what is the average wait time to M&M this days
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Joe4007 on May 18, 2015, 09:01:12 PM
four days and nothing what is the average wait time to M&M this days

20 days to date to LH from SPG. WT.....

I'm waiting 17 days already. This is sick. Monday will be my 14th business day and it's officially supposed to take 10-14 business days so hopefully I will be getting compensation
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Chapshnell on May 19, 2015, 01:01:50 AM
No change for me. Didnt show up yet
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: zipo4me on May 19, 2015, 02:50:18 AM
I did mine on the 3rd of the month. Nothing
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: rivkao on May 21, 2015, 02:42:41 PM
What's the status with spg posting to m&m?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: HolyNyc on May 21, 2015, 02:47:13 PM
What's the status with spg posting to m&m?
see up-thread 26days +
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: rivkao on May 21, 2015, 02:48:29 PM
see up-thread 26days +
I read it and therefore I would like to know the current status as of today.  Many times people only remember to post their failures and not there successes
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: miles lover on May 21, 2015, 03:15:13 PM
I waited like 15 buisness days. Then I called up and spoke to higher people in spg and they guaranteed me it will be there within a day and it was there.
Since the official time is 10-14 buisness days they didn't let me speak to those people before I had reached 14 buisness days.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Chapshnell on May 21, 2015, 03:50:51 PM
I will have to do the same, its borderline ridiculous
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: rivkao on May 21, 2015, 04:08:08 PM
I waited like 15 buisness days. Then I called up and spoke to higher people in spg and they guaranteed me it will be there within a day and it was there.
Since the official time is 10-14 buisness days they didn't let me speak to those people before I had reached 14 buisness days.
Thanks for the update
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: hr555 on May 21, 2015, 04:54:42 PM
I will have to do the same, its borderline ridiculous

Pathetic!

"We regret that the miles you transferred from your Starwood Preferred Guest account have not been credited to your Miles & More account yet. However, this procedure can take up to six weeks so we would appreciate your patience in the meantime.

Should the miles not be reflected in your statement online after this time, kindly contact us again with your Starwood Preferred Guest customer number so we can contact our partner regarding this matter.

Your understanding is appreciated.

Sincerely,
Your Miles & More Service Team"
Title: Re: Starwood AMEX Master Thread
Post by: ash on May 26, 2015, 04:07:57 PM
does anyone have any info on this can I transfer to a aeroplan acct from stwd but its not the same name ? tried it to ba and it didnt work but i did try it usairways a couple month ago and it did work

Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: ilherman on May 27, 2015, 02:35:09 AM
I waited like 15 buisness days. Then I called up and spoke to higher people in spg and they guaranteed me it will be there within a day and it was there.
Since the official time is 10-14 buisness days they didn't let me speak to those people before I had reached 14 buisness days.
Did you get a contact number/email for these higher ups?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: miles lover on May 27, 2015, 02:48:14 AM
Did you get a contact number/email for these higher ups?
No. Not sure how high they really were. I got transferred to a manager who guaranteed me the points will be in by the next day. She told me she's gonna contact miles n more.
 Other times I got transferred to managers who didn't know much.
Title: Re: Starwood AMEX Master Thread
Post by: Chapshnell on May 27, 2015, 09:27:40 AM
does anyone have any info on this can I transfer to a aeroplan acct from stwd but its not the same name ? tried it to ba and it didnt work but i did try it usairways a couple month ago and it did work

Aeroplan works
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: elya on June 02, 2015, 01:53:17 PM
How long should it take to transfer to aa? Wiki says 1 day, I'm waiting 3. Gonna lose my hold tomorrow....
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: ilherman on June 02, 2015, 02:03:03 PM
I heard that SPG>LH started going through today. Can anyone confirm?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: hr555 on June 02, 2015, 06:40:01 PM
I heard that SPG>LH started going through today. Can anyone confirm?

Confirmed.
Transferred on 5/3 & 5/4. Came in today.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Chapshnell on June 02, 2015, 06:59:54 PM
Still waiting, 6 weeks later
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: sammy n on June 02, 2015, 07:13:02 PM
Is it a problem to transfer from an spg account to a miles account with same last name but not same first name? Is it risky of getting shut down?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: hr555 on June 02, 2015, 07:51:21 PM
Is it a problem to transfer from an spg account to a miles account with same last name but not same first name? Is it risky of getting shut down?

My wife transferred to me. When she contacted SPG after 3 weeks to try to rush, they asked if the transfer was to her name. She told them it was her husband. They told her next time she should only transfer to her own name, but they will make sure it goes thru.

I don't think that was the reason for the delay, as my own SPG-LH took just as long.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: sammy n on June 03, 2015, 05:18:11 AM
My wife transferred to me. When she contacted SPG after 3 weeks to try to rush, they asked if the transfer was to her name. She told them it was her husband. They told her next time she should only transfer to her own name, but they will make sure it goes thru.

I don't think that was the reason for the delay, as my own SPG-LH took just as long.
But it's not a spouse. It's just a different family member with the same last name.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: elya on June 03, 2015, 08:30:37 AM
How long should it take to transfer to aa? Wiki says 1 day, I'm waiting 3. Gonna lose my hold tomorrow....
Bump
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: elya on June 03, 2015, 02:36:45 PM
Update: Spg can request a rush transfer to aa even once the transfer was placed (contrary to what 3 different supervisors told me) although they charge 3500 star points for it. She waived it for me as a one time courtesy, and the points came through within the hour!
The power of HUCA.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: mawmaw on June 04, 2015, 11:54:54 AM
my transfer to M&M from may/14 posted this week finally
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: mawmaw on June 04, 2015, 11:55:16 AM
Still waiting, 6 weeks later
PUTPAC
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Alexsei on June 04, 2015, 04:32:29 PM
Update: Spg can request a rush transfer to aa even once the transfer was placed (contrary to what 3 different supervisors told me) although they charge 3500 star points for it. She waived it for me as a one time courtesy, and the points came through within the hour!
The power of HUCA.
Thanks for the info
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: robbie on June 04, 2015, 04:44:39 PM
waiting for my alaska miles to transfer.. no way to rush it. My tickets on EK are disappearing :'(
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Hamavin on June 22, 2015, 08:12:57 PM
I transffered 25k to my wifes luftansa yesterday. Today I get an email that it is a different account then I transffered last time and names not exact match(first name). I called in and they said the points are in limbo but now that I called they will credit it back to account in 5-10 biz days. Is this normal procedure?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: tzifanya54 on June 23, 2015, 12:16:10 AM
Not sure where to post this.... But I have a ton of MR Points and my spg stash is dwindling, now that business bonus is once a year and personal never again, my ability to restock isn't that great. It would kill me to turm 100k MR into just 50k Starwood. I want to know what people think is it really that bad? I get a value with spg 4-5 cents a piece on average...
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Aj3042 on June 23, 2015, 12:33:00 AM
Not sure where to post this.... But I have a ton of MR Points and my spg stash is dwindling, now that business bonus is once a year and personal never again, my ability to restock isn't that great. It would kill me to turm 100k MR into just 50k Starwood. I want to know what people think is it really that bad? I get a value with spg 4-5 cents a piece on average...
It's worse than "that bad".
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: tzifanya54 on June 23, 2015, 12:48:06 AM
It's worse than "that bad".
I know it's a bad value, that wasn't really my question... I am trying to figure out how else to get more spg w/o spending on the card.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: D93 on June 23, 2015, 01:53:49 AM
Not sure where to post this.... But I have a ton of MR Points and my spg stash is dwindling, now that business bonus is once a year and personal never again, my ability to restock isn't that great. It would kill me to turm 100k MR into just 33k Starwood. I want to know what people think is it really that bad? I get a value with spg 4-5 cents a piece on average...
FTFY
Title: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Mech on June 23, 2015, 02:02:37 AM
I am trying to figure out how else to get more spg w/o spending on the card.
Referrals. (But don't post your link on ddf)
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: tzifanya54 on June 23, 2015, 08:08:13 AM
FTFY
No it was changed a while back its now 1000/500 ratio.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: IsraelGuy on June 25, 2015, 02:40:05 PM
Seems recently some transfers to M&M were super late- anyone have recent experience? I read some posts about next day and initiated the transfer but didn't see about all the delays until now...
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: AJK on June 25, 2015, 02:54:39 PM
No it was changed a while back its now 1000/500 ratio.

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Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: tzifanya54 on June 25, 2015, 03:14:57 PM
-1

(http://i.gyazo.com/00eec95499c11fcad11d8dfe1af22085.png)
I stand corrected I was looking at this page... http://catalogue.membershiprewards.ca/l2Category.mtw?categoryName=ca_frequent_traveller_participants
I didn't realize it's the Canadian one... Ironically they get a better rate than we do on spg.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Chapshnell on June 25, 2015, 03:19:27 PM
Seems recently some transfers to M&M were super late- anyone have recent experience? I read some posts about next day and initiated the transfer but didn't see about all the delays until now...

they had errors a few weeks back. From what I hear all should be OK now
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: IsraelGuy on June 25, 2015, 03:25:44 PM
they had errors a few weeks back. From what I hear all should be OK now
Wow amazing-thanks! I'm really hoping this comes through- dying to fly LH in first
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Chapshnell on June 25, 2015, 03:27:45 PM
Wow amazing-thanks! I'm really hoping this comes through- dying to fly LH in first

Please dont die. You may be better off booking with AC for 62,500 if its avail
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: IsraelGuy on June 25, 2015, 03:33:37 PM

Please dont die. You may be better off booking with AC for 62,500 if its avail
Ha.

Yeah maybe, but I have to get from TLV which would mean $140 in tax and fees on LH for the first leg plus ~500 on AC with an infant per ticket (vs 270ish with LH).
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Chapshnell on June 25, 2015, 03:37:16 PM
From TLV you are correct
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: IsraelGuy on June 26, 2015, 01:54:35 AM
Anyone know what time of day LH miles should post?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: IsraelGuy on June 26, 2015, 11:09:51 AM
LH didn't come in the first 24 hours, although my timing may be different being on Israel time (initiated 10am ET).
Afraid it won't come through over the weekend, and monday will be too late to book (within 48 hours).
If it doesn't post by MS I'll just have to book with AC.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Chapshnell on June 26, 2015, 11:18:21 AM
Anyone know what time of day LH miles should post?

ive heard 9am-12 noon
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: IsraelGuy on June 26, 2015, 11:23:57 AM
ive heard 9am-12 noon

I'll be waiting :)
ET?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Chapshnell on June 26, 2015, 11:27:04 AM
yes, heard this a few months ago.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: IsraelGuy on June 26, 2015, 12:22:00 PM

yes, heard this a few months ago.
Well I guess I wasn't lucky enough.
Think there any chance it posts over Shabbat or should o just book with AC now...
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Chapshnell on June 26, 2015, 01:05:17 PM
AC IMO
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Zkpncs48 on July 23, 2015, 02:54:07 AM
Is it ok to transfer spg-AA to a spouse's account? Same last name and address.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: mod on July 23, 2015, 07:42:02 AM
Is it ok to transfer spg-AA to a spouse's account? Same last name and address.
Why not just transfer spouse spg to other spouse spg account and then transfer if you are concerned?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Mordyk on July 23, 2015, 09:02:19 AM
Does spg transfer to virgin american?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on August 20, 2015, 05:14:52 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/guWDjcg.png)
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Dan on August 20, 2015, 05:16:06 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/guWDjcg.png)
Been on DDMS several times.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on August 20, 2015, 05:18:14 PM
Been on DDMS several times.

Fair enough. Just got the AA email about 20 minutes ago.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Tzadik Nistar on August 26, 2015, 05:58:43 PM
How long does it take to transfer to Korean?
Do names need to match?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: D93 on October 01, 2015, 08:42:00 AM
How long does it take to transfer to JAL?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: nathan13 on October 04, 2015, 01:02:58 AM
Is it possible to transfer SPG to AA from SPG app?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: bznt on October 07, 2015, 12:10:15 PM
I just read on an other form about a promo amex Mr to spg for every 1000 Mr you get 500 bonus for a total of 1500. Is there any downside not to do it?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: a mirrer on October 07, 2015, 12:15:00 PM
I just read on an other form about a promo amex Mr to spg for every 1000 Mr you get 500 bonus for a total of 1500. Is there any downside not to do it?
mr to spg is 1000 mr to 333 spg so if there is a promo it comes out to 833 spg per 1000 mr
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: sillypainter on October 07, 2015, 12:15:37 PM
I just read on an other form about a promo amex Mr to spg for every 1000 Mr you get 500 bonus for a total of 1500. Is there any downside not to do it?

Link please.

There is NO reason why not to do it. I would gladly convert my MR points to SPG.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: gmant on October 07, 2015, 12:16:29 PM
Are you sure it's not the 50% bonus, which would give you 500 TOTAL SPG points per 1k MR?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: bznt on October 07, 2015, 12:16:59 PM
Are you sure it's not the 50% bonus, which would give you 500 TOTAL SPG points per 1k MR?
Correct. I misread the info.
 http://thepointsguy.com/2015/10/bonus-transfer-amex-to-spg/ (http://thepointsguy.com/2015/10/bonus-transfer-amex-to-spg/)
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: AharonInIsrael on October 21, 2015, 03:53:09 PM
I currently have about 70k SPG points. In the two years I've been travelling since getting into "The Hobby"  :P I have yet to stay at a Starwood property (I've done IHG and Marriott twice each).

I have been contemplating flying LH F from TLV-JFK, and know that availability is better when using M&M (85k points + taxes), though definitely not that rare when using *A points. Is it foolish to transfer my SPG stash to M&M for that possibility?

I know that SPG is viewed very favorably on this board, so I ask the question carefully. Is it just coincidental that I haven't used any SPG points yet?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: D93 on October 21, 2015, 05:28:05 PM
I currently have about 70k SPG points. In the two years I've been travelling since getting into "The Hobby"  :P I have yet to stay at a Starwood property (I've done IHG and Marriott twice each).

I have been contemplating flying LH F from TLV-JFK, and know that availability is better when using M&M (85k points + taxes), though definitely not that rare when using *A points. Is it foolish to transfer my SPG stash to M&M for that possibility?

I know that SPG is viewed very favorably on this board, so I ask the question carefully. Is it just coincidental that I haven't used any SPG points yet?
IMO that is very foolish. It's extremely easy to book LH F using 75k SQ when you book 2 weeks or less before departure.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: elya on October 21, 2015, 09:31:08 PM
IMO that is very foolish. It's extremely easy to book LH F using 75k SQ when you book 2 weeks or less before departure.
How about the difference in yq?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: D93 on October 22, 2015, 12:59:48 AM
How about the difference in yq?
There's no difference.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: elya on October 22, 2015, 06:27:55 AM
There's no difference.
I must be doing something wrong then, M&M prices out yq at roughly  $250, and SQ in the $700-800 range.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: D93 on October 22, 2015, 06:34:13 AM
I must be doing something wrong then, M&M prices out yq at roughly  $250, and SQ in the $700-800 range.
TLV-NYC? Doesn't make sense at all, it should be about $390 SGD which is $280 USD.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: elya on October 22, 2015, 06:38:11 AM
TLV-NYC? Doesn't make sense at all, it should be about $390 SGD which is $280 USD.
Thanx alot.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: elya on October 22, 2015, 06:54:41 AM
TLV-NYC? Doesn't make sense at all, it should be about $390 SGD which is $280 USD.
LH or SQ?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: D93 on October 22, 2015, 07:30:28 AM
LH or SQ?

LH F booked through SQ
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: elya on October 22, 2015, 07:32:39 AM
LH F booked through SQ
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: dpk4588 on October 25, 2015, 12:43:10 AM
Transferring to SQ, do the last names need to match?

I've seen reports that the first name doesn't need to match and the fact that people post that the first name doesn't need to match implies that the last name does, but I figured I'd ask to be sure.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Einstein on November 24, 2015, 08:40:47 PM
How long does it take to transfer to Korean?
Do names need to match?
Have you ever gotten an answer to this?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Tzadik Nistar on November 24, 2015, 08:41:38 PM
Have you ever gotten an answer to this?
No
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Einstein on November 24, 2015, 08:42:07 PM
No
did u ever try?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Tzadik Nistar on November 24, 2015, 08:43:37 PM
did u ever try?
No, transferred UR in the end
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Einstein on November 24, 2015, 08:48:37 PM
No, transferred UR in the end
Thats where i am stuck....its gotten a lot harder from UR
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: harrym on December 10, 2015, 01:20:49 PM
Starwood now transfers to A3. Pretty good news.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: yochiek93 on December 10, 2015, 01:38:00 PM
Starwood now transfers to A3. Pretty good news.
Update the wiki
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: CS91 on December 30, 2015, 01:01:17 PM
Just initiated a SPG>JAL transfer. Will either SPG or JAL notify by email once it's complete, or do I just have to keep checking?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Venilla on December 30, 2015, 01:18:34 PM
Any recent updates on transfer time to M&M/LH?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Venilla on December 31, 2015, 09:44:17 AM
Any recent updates on transfer time to M&M/LH?
Bump
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: moisheh on December 31, 2015, 11:33:50 PM
Does Spg to ba names must match?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: HolyNyc on December 31, 2015, 11:37:41 PM
Transferring spg to ba is deserving of capital punishment :o
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Chapshnell on January 01, 2016, 12:10:20 AM
Transferring spg to ba is deserving of capital punishment :o

I dont agree with this statement.. not an even transfer from MR & SPG rates are close to chase UR rates these days + SPG you get 25% more.. Not everyone buys miles from the street for cheap (BA) some people want it in their acct
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: moisheh on January 01, 2016, 12:25:13 AM
Just looking for the answer please if anyone know is Spg to ba mismatching works?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Chapshnell on January 01, 2016, 12:25:27 AM
Does Spg to ba names must match?

I *think* the only 2 that didn't need to match were US Airways & Air Canada. Times have changed.. US Airways is gone & Air Canada I wouldnt transfer in non matching names.. Ive heard too many stories.

But to answer your question it does need to match
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: avrumy on January 03, 2016, 06:21:47 PM
Alaska transfer took 2 business days. Anyone know if i need to buy 5k more why the system is not recognizing me? do i need to be active for a period of time before buying additional miles?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Venilla on January 03, 2016, 08:33:07 PM
Alaska transfer took 2 business days.
When did you transfer?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Venilla on January 03, 2016, 08:33:50 PM
Any recent updates on transfer time to M&M/LH?
I'll try once more, BUMP
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: PETERP on January 03, 2016, 08:52:32 PM
Starwood now transfers to A3. Pretty good news.

Any sweet spot or A3 value that I might be missing
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: avrumy on January 03, 2016, 10:15:16 PM
When did you transfer?
12/27, 28, and 29th
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Venilla on January 03, 2016, 10:29:15 PM
12/27, 28, and 29th
Did you see the transfer from the 27th in your account on the 29th - 30?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: avrumy on January 03, 2016, 10:37:10 PM
Did you see the transfer from the 27th in your account on the 29th - 30?
yes
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: sams on January 03, 2016, 10:38:04 PM

I'll try once more, BUMP
it toke me 3 days and was weekend !
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Venilla on January 03, 2016, 10:44:54 PM
yes
Interesting, supposed to be only on the 1st and 15th.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: avrumy on January 03, 2016, 11:14:03 PM
Interesting, supposed to be only on the 1st and 15th.
it used to be that way along time ago.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Venilla on January 03, 2016, 11:36:35 PM
it used to be that way along time ago.
WIKI needs an update.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: D93 on January 04, 2016, 12:09:03 AM
Any sweet spot or A3 value that I might be missing

USA-TLV for 45k in J and 60k in F.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: CS91 on January 04, 2016, 01:23:29 AM
Anyone recently transfer SPG to JAL? How long did it take?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: elya on January 04, 2016, 02:05:28 PM
SPG-A3 ETA?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: avrumy on January 04, 2016, 04:31:24 PM
Any good bonuses this month when transferring to airlines?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: avrumy on January 10, 2016, 09:31:02 AM
Is there any way to undo the airline transfer i just did, as i did not want to transfer that much?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Malachi on January 10, 2016, 09:47:11 AM
Is there any way to undo the airline transfer i just did, as i did not want to transfer that much?
ask nicely and they will likely do it for you.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: lifetimedeals on January 11, 2016, 12:44:18 PM
Anyone transfer SPG to Singapore how long did it take? Last names match good enough or need same exact match?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Venilla on January 11, 2016, 03:39:01 PM
Is SPG transfers a trigger for an LH audit?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: eliraps on February 06, 2016, 05:40:26 PM
Anyone successfully transfer to non matching  a3 account?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Tzadik Nistar on February 07, 2016, 12:23:59 AM
Just initiated a SPG>JAL transfer. Will either SPG or JAL notify by email once it's complete, or do I just have to keep checking?
How long did it take for your transfer to go thru?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: CS91 on February 07, 2016, 12:42:49 AM
How long did it take for your transfer to go thru?
Initiated it on a Wednesday afternoon, and it posted overnight Monday/Tuesday. But New Years was Friday so no idea if that had any effect or not...
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Chapshnell on February 07, 2016, 12:43:52 AM
Initiated it on a Wednesday afternoon, and it posted overnight Monday/Tuesday. But New Years was Friday so no idea if that had any effect or not...

Any issue booking for others? Or was it a ticket for yourself?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: CS91 on February 07, 2016, 12:45:26 AM
Any issue booking for others? Or was it a ticket for yourself?
Booked for wife, kid and myself. The rep mentioned something about only being able to book for family members, but when I told her it was my wife and kid, she said it's fine and that was it. Didn't ask for any proof like KE does, but then again, we all have the same last name so maybe she didn't bother asking for proof.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Zevi16 on February 07, 2016, 01:18:31 PM
I see in the wiki something regarding 2000 points in the dead Sea. Is that still valid? It looks like it was recently updated.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Chapshnell on February 07, 2016, 01:19:19 PM
I see in the wiki something regarding 2000 points in the dead Sea. Is that still valid? It looks like it was recently updated.

long dead
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Steelsnow on February 09, 2016, 05:30:53 PM
Anyone successfully transfer to non matching  a3 account?

Datapoint - no luck here - successful for same name, but not for x-fer for spouse. X-fer took about 2.5 weeks. Also, it did not extend the A3 expiration date in AW, still  showing past expiration on both A3 accounts (both where mile posted, and where it did not) but the miles are still in both accts.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: D93 on February 09, 2016, 05:34:01 PM
Datapoint - no luck here - successful for same name, but not for x-fer for spouse. X-fer took about 2.5 weeks. Also, it did not extend the A3 expiration date in AW, still  showing past expiration on both A3 accounts (both where mile posted, and where it did not) but the miles are still in both accts.

Mismatched name got bounced back to SPG?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Steelsnow on February 09, 2016, 05:50:19 PM
Mismatched name got bounced back to SPG?

No, a bit stranger - sent over 1 mile to my A3 acct, and 1 to my spouses. Both show deducted from my SPG acct. (end of Dec.). The mile posted to my A3 acct. mid Jan, but the one to the spouse acct never posted... and never was re-credited to my SPG acct either. Didn't chase it any further.

Guess I could have moved 1 Starwood point over to her SPG acct, and then transferred over from there... but the miles still haven't expired even though the date has past.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Dr Moose on February 25, 2016, 08:13:56 AM
To transfer SPG to SPG, it will require the same address for 30 days. Can I just create a new account with that address and transfer it instantly ?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Chapshnell on February 25, 2016, 08:27:36 AM
To transfer SPG to SPG, it will require the same address for 30 days. Can I just create a new account with that address and transfer it instantly ?

No, got to wait 30 days..
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: hvaces42 on March 16, 2016, 11:56:41 PM
Any recent timeframe on SPG to Aeroplan?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: rileywiles23 on April 08, 2016, 03:42:09 PM
Is it possible that if I transfer SPG to M&M that it'll be in the account by sunday ?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on April 13, 2016, 10:53:53 AM
35th Airline Transfer Partner at 1:1 - http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2016/04/13/transfer-points-starwood-virgin-america/.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: emak on April 13, 2016, 10:58:58 AM
35th Airline Transfer Partner at 1:1 - http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2016/04/13/transfer-points-starwood-virgin-america/.
Nice! Any info on how long that takes? Names need to match?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on April 13, 2016, 11:05:02 AM
35th Airline Transfer Partner at 1:1 - http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2016/04/13/transfer-points-starwood-virgin-america/.

The following are some great awards with no fuel surcharges:

104,000 points for roundtrip Suites class LAX-NRT.
72,000 Starwood points for roundtrip Suites class JFK-FRA.
64,000 points for Virgin J from LAX to SYD/BNE roundtrip.
64,000 points for HA J from JFK to HNL roundtrip.
40,000 points for HA J from California to Hawaii roundtrip.
16,000 points for HA Y from California to Hawaii roundtrip.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: AJK on April 13, 2016, 12:22:19 PM
Deserves its own thread. Started one:

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=62087.msg1456888#msg1456888
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Moshe90 on April 13, 2016, 11:38:10 PM
Any recent timeframe on SPG to Aeroplan?
transfered twice in the last week , it took 5-6 days
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Deal woman on April 14, 2016, 12:42:34 PM
Hello! Does it pay to transfer starpoints for NYC - TLV - NYC?  Thanks
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: SearchGuy on April 14, 2016, 01:32:47 PM
Hello! Does it pay to transfer starpoints for NYC - TLV - NYC?  Thanks
To A3 certainly yes
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: mendygold92 on May 03, 2016, 02:28:46 PM
How long does it usually  take to transfer SPG points to ba avios?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Sholom123 on May 06, 2016, 05:52:11 PM
I need to transfer some spg points to AA, is there a way to know when a transfer bonus will come around?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: efflpetzel on May 30, 2016, 04:39:59 PM
SPG-A3 ETA?
bump?

any data points
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Baglach on May 30, 2016, 07:39:09 PM
In my experience 8-9 days
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Chapshnell on June 08, 2016, 10:31:37 AM
Datapoint: SPG-JAL 2 days
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on June 08, 2016, 10:43:26 AM
Datapoint: SPG-JAL 2 days

Nice. Wikify it!  ;)
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: ExGingi on June 29, 2016, 11:42:57 PM
Anyone have experience transferring SPG to AZ?

Do names have to match? What's the ETA?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: moto on July 07, 2016, 05:07:04 PM
Has anyone recently tried to transfer 160k SPG to JAL how long did it take for the points to post ?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Chapshnell on July 07, 2016, 05:17:34 PM
Has anyone recently tried to transfer 160k SPG to JAL how long did it take for the points to post ?

Seems to be going through on Wednesday & Saturdays.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: hrshl on July 07, 2016, 09:21:40 PM
I have 50K SPG and want to fly EK F before it's no longer affordable. Am I insane to be considering the 3:1 transfer ratio from MR to SPG (90K -> 30K) in order to top up for an 80K -> 100K transfer to JAL? Or should I just bite the bullet and buy the SPG points for $1050?

I don't really have many uses for MR, other than the occasional avios short-haul.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Thingywingy on July 13, 2016, 02:16:13 AM
Anyone have any recent experience transferring from SPG to ANA? How long?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: sammy n on July 16, 2016, 09:07:52 PM
Any recent updates on transfer time to M&M/LH?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Sam Finkelstein on July 20, 2016, 10:05:59 AM
Any info on SQ transfer time?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: hrshl on August 01, 2016, 09:42:11 PM
JAL 3 days and 2 days.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: rbas on August 02, 2016, 09:27:48 AM
SPG to AA
20k becomes 30K promotion is back
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: elya on August 04, 2016, 01:57:25 PM
Spg-Aegean names have to match? (both?)
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: J-town on September 13, 2016, 02:46:48 AM
SPG - UA. Do names need to match?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: davidmal on September 21, 2016, 02:16:02 PM
https://www.spgpromos.com/lifemiles/

Starwood Preferred Guest® and LifeMiles®, the frequent flyer program of Avianca® are joining forces to bring you more benefits. Celebrate this new partnership with a special offer: Earn double Starpoints® with SPG® when you stay two or more nights at participating Starwood hotels and resorts in Latin America or the Caribbean between September 15 and December 15, 2016.*

Plus, you have the opportunity to transfer your Starpoints to LifeMiles at the rate of one Starpoint to one LifeMile at any time.**
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: yelped on October 13, 2016, 09:14:33 PM
Is a SPG to Marriott transfer instant?

How long does Marriot to United transfer usually take?

Thanks!

ETA: I see that Dan addressed this question here: http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/95865#comment-1287161
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: high end hobo on December 20, 2016, 10:23:17 PM
how long is SPG-AS?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: davidmal on December 20, 2016, 11:55:35 PM
Is a SPG to Marriott transfer instant?

How long does Marriot to United transfer usually take?

Thanks!

ETA: I see that Dan addressed this question here: http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/95865#comment-1287161
spg Marriott instant
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: yitzyul on December 25, 2016, 11:36:58 PM
Anyway to bypass the 79,999 point transfer limit per 24 hours? I  transferred 60K (so I don't loose that extra 5K) to my JAL account, and then I tried transferring 60K from my wife account to my JAL account and it wouldn't let because it already transferred to that same act number today (even though was from 2 different SPG accounts)?
(I don want to open up an JAL account for my wife cause the total amount will work better with the 5K bonus0

TY
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: mmm740 on December 26, 2016, 01:59:44 AM
Anyway to bypass the 79,999 point transfer limit per 24 hours? I  transferred 60K (so I don't loose that extra 5K) to my JAL account, and then I tried transferring 60K from my wife account to my JAL account and it wouldn't let because it already transferred to that same act number today (even though was from 2 different SPG accounts)?
(I don want to open up an JAL account for my wife cause the total amount will work better with the 5K bonus0

TY
You can transfer to non matching JAL? You can transfer the rest tomorrow. I read somewhere that the points come in on Monday, so you probably have until next week anyway.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: yitzyul on December 26, 2016, 02:46:39 PM
You can transfer to non matching JAL? You can transfer the rest tomorrow. I read somewhere that the points come in on Monday, so you probably have until next week anyway.
Officially no, but how is it enforced? When transferring it doesn't ask any names just account number. I have transferred (thru stay and fly)  numerous times to spouse AA and it went thru even though they told me on the phone it wont.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: yitzyul on December 26, 2016, 02:53:26 PM
You can transfer to non matching JAL? You can transfer the rest tomorrow. I read somewhere that the points come in on Monday, so you probably have until next week anyway.
Now you scared me so I went online to SPG and transferred to myself the points I need...and I didn't realize it takes 5 days (plus the 7 JAL days)????
So I went TO JAL and made a family plan and figured Ill transfer to my wife's acct...(cost 1000 points to make family) and JAL tells me it takes 2 weeks for family plan...YIKES!

What will happen if I transfer points from my wife's spg to my JAL, bounce back after a few days?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on January 04, 2017, 08:44:40 AM
spg-korean names need to match?
time frame?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Emgee on January 05, 2017, 04:59:56 PM
I did the recent transfer where United offered extra 20 % when transferring Hotel point.  I know that officially they have until 1/30 to give the bonus miles. But usually, you get it way before that. I was wondering if anyone else is still waiting for the bonus, I just want to make sure I did it right.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: yelped on January 05, 2017, 07:07:08 PM
I did the recent transfer where United offered extra 20 % when transferring Hotel point.  I know that officially they have until 1/30 to give the bonus miles. But usually, you get it way before that. I was wondering if anyone else is still waiting for the bonus, I just want to make sure I did it right.
Some people got it already. Some didn't. Including myself.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: yitzyul on January 06, 2017, 12:52:23 AM
spg-korean names need to match?
time frame?
Very hard to answer that. Korean in generals very anal about names and family etc. If last names and address see are the same its a possibility. (I believe Korean you can share with spouse so shouldn't be an issue)
If you have MR points they transfer instantly (literally seconds)
 I found most DP on SPG transfer times to be completely inaccurate.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: shulem92 on January 06, 2017, 12:53:53 AM
Very hard to answer that. Korean in generals very anal about names and family etc. If last names and address see are the same its a possibility. (I believe Korean you can share with spouse so shouldn't be an issue)
If you have MR points they transfer instantly (literally seconds)
 I found most DP on SPG transfer times to be completely inaccurate.
The writing in this post sounds like u r Korean urself. Lol
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: yitzyul on January 06, 2017, 12:56:58 AM
The writing in this post sounds like u r Korean urself. Lol
Ha
 Flew with them a few times and transferred SPG to them and other airlines and there is no rhyme reason how the transfers went thru.

Just transferred to JAL and my went in on Thursday and my wife went it on Monday even though transferred same day. Had similar experience with Korean.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: rileywiles23 on January 06, 2017, 07:10:21 AM
Very hard to answer that. Korean in generals very anal about names and family etc. If last names and address see are the same its a possibility. (I believe Korean you can share with spouse so shouldn't be an issue)
If you have MR points they transfer instantly (literally seconds)
 I found most DP on SPG transfer times to be completely inaccurate.
I don't think MR transfers to Korean. Did you mean UR ?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on January 06, 2017, 07:58:43 AM
SPG transfer bonus to Cathay Asia Miles. 20k=32.5k. This is coded on Cathay system not into the initial transfer. Valid till end of February, 2017.

http://m.e.asiamiles.com/webApp/HotelPointConversionDec2016_en?#sections1
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: davidmal on January 06, 2017, 08:34:51 AM
SPG transfer bonus to Cathay Asia Miles. 20k=32.5k. This is coded on Cathay system not into the initial transfer. Valid till end of February, 2017.

http://m.e.asiamiles.com/webApp/HotelPointConversionDec2016_en?#sections1
The "Convert Hotel Points and Get 30% More Miles Promotion" (the "Promotion") is valid from 1 December 2016 (00:00 GMT+8) to 31 December 2016 (until 23:59 GMT+8) for phase 1, and from 1 January 2017 (00:00 GMT+8) to 28 February 2017 (until 23:59 GMT+8) for phase 2, based on points conversion date, both dates inclusive ("Promotion Period").
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Freddie on January 17, 2017, 01:45:56 PM
Need some advice. After using SPG cards as my main everyday spend cards for personal and business for a few years, I have a stash of a few hundred thousand. (No, I am not selling, please don't PM.) I am switching my main spending to MR cards now and want to cash out all my starpoints. What's the best bang for my buck?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: shulem92 on January 17, 2017, 02:06:10 PM
Need some advice. After using SPG cards as my main everyday spend cards for personal and business for a few years, I have a stash of a few hundred thousand. (No, I am not selling, please don't PM.) I am switching my main spending to MR cards now and want to cash out all my starpoints. What's the best bang for my buck?
What's ur goal? Cash? If so why aren't you selling? Personal use? The best bang for your buck is to use them on promotions. JetBlue mosaic status for one, or when u need to redeem it for a hotel.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: mochjas on January 17, 2017, 02:09:02 PM
What's ur goal? Cash? If so why aren't you selling? Personal use? The best bang for your buck is to use them on promotions. JetBlue mosaic status for one, or when u need to redeem it for a hotel.
how do you use spg points to get mosaic?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: mochjas on January 17, 2017, 02:09:40 PM
Need some advice. After using SPG cards as my main everyday spend cards for personal and business for a few years, I have a stash of a few hundred thousand. (No, I am not selling, please don't PM.) I am switching my main spending to MR cards now and want to cash out all my starpoints. What's the best bang for my buck?
best bang for your buck would have been to transfer to virgin and then to alaska
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: shulem92 on January 17, 2017, 02:10:46 PM
how do you use spg points to get mosaic?
Time sensitive promotions. Obviously can't do it anymore. But that's my point. That the best redemption is for different promotions
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Freddie on January 17, 2017, 02:13:51 PM
best bang for your buck would have been to transfer to virgin and then to alaska

Thanks. I read that MS post and was tempted, but Dan's maskana was that he doesn't trust AS not to deval.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: high end hobo on January 17, 2017, 04:48:36 PM
Thanks. I read that MS post and was tempted, but Dan's maskana was that he doesn't trust AS not to deval.
When you have a couple hundred K you can offer to drop 100K on alaska even with the risk, given the great value AS currently offers.
Dan also says that he thinks AS learned their lesson and will give noticed.
I still think you should xfer ~80 to AS

The rest, depends how you want to use them
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Dan on March 07, 2017, 09:56:47 PM
Anyone try transferring to non-matching JAL account recently?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: mmm740 on March 08, 2017, 03:26:49 AM
Anyone try transferring to non-matching JAL account recently?
Did non-matching previously work?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: m.m. on March 29, 2017, 01:09:47 PM
is the wiki accurate with transfer between spg accounts, or was it sped up since?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: avrumy on April 03, 2017, 09:35:56 AM
how may days from spg to aeroplan currently?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: efflpetzel on April 05, 2017, 01:01:36 PM
any recent DP's on how long it took to transfer to Aegean?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: rollingstone on April 06, 2017, 08:17:10 AM
any recent DP's on how long it took to transfer to Aegean?
Took me 7 days
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: rollingstone on April 06, 2017, 08:17:45 AM
how may days from spg to aeroplan currently?
A week
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: maxmiles on May 01, 2017, 10:08:59 AM
Took 3 days to transfer to JAL. requested on Thursday by Monday AM it was in the account.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Redbull3 on May 10, 2017, 01:19:09 PM
For SPG > Marriot transfer, does address need to match? Didn't see this in Wiki. TIA
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: mmgfarb on May 10, 2017, 01:20:20 PM
For SPG > Marriot transfer, does address need to match? Didn't see this in Wiki. TIA
As long as the accounts are linked it shouldn't matter.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Redbull3 on May 10, 2017, 01:27:14 PM
As long as the accounts are linked it shouldn't matter.
So I need some more marriot for a redemption and don't have SPG atm. My SPG is already linked and I want to borrow SPG from a friend. Can I delink mine and link his, or just link his? Would any of that work?
Title: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: mmgfarb on May 10, 2017, 01:28:13 PM
So I need some more marriot for a redemption and don't have SPG atm. My SPG is already linked and I want to borrow SPG from a friend. Can I delink mine and link his, or just link his? Would any of that work?
Probably not, just transfer through Marriott, it'll cost $10 unless he's gold or higher. You can do it for free if you call and tell them it's for a specific redemption.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: normathej on May 18, 2017, 11:08:18 AM
Just transferred about 7k SPG to AA, and received a 25% bonus.  Anybody else have this experience?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: New Yorker on May 18, 2017, 11:16:12 AM
Just transferred about 7k SPG to AA, and received a 25% bonus.  Anybody else have this experience?

https://www.aa.com/i18n/aadvantage-program/miles/partners/hotels/convert-hotel-points-to-miles.jsp
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: rollingstone on May 18, 2017, 05:02:50 PM
Just transferred about 7k SPG to AA, and received a 25% bonus.  Anybody else have this experience?
There is a promo going on now.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Moshe90 on May 18, 2017, 08:57:50 PM
spg-aegean , last name match is enough?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: sb613 on June 02, 2017, 04:27:32 PM
Can I transfer SPG to Lufthansa with different last name and different address?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: high end hobo on June 04, 2017, 01:44:00 PM
Can I transfer SPG to Lufthansa with different last name and different address?
Asking for a LH audit
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Joe4007 on June 05, 2017, 08:53:59 AM
How long for Marriott > United?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: yelped on June 05, 2017, 10:01:56 AM
How long for Marriott > United?
A couple of business days.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: GAM Z. on June 11, 2017, 11:35:16 PM
How long does it take to transfer from SPG to Asiana?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on June 12, 2017, 06:16:29 AM
How long does it take to transfer from SPG to Asiana?

Between 1-2 weeks.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: ExGingi on June 13, 2017, 06:02:20 PM
Is there any way to expedite SPG-SPG transfer?

Eyeing a specific redemption right now with AA, and want to take advantage of http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/115687

Running up against the AA June 15th deadline for the 25% bonus, as well as risk losing availability.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: mmgfarb on June 13, 2017, 06:33:42 PM
Is there any way to expedite SPG-SPG transfer?

Eyeing a specific redemption right now with AA, and want to take advantage of http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/115687

Running up against the AA June 15th deadline for the 25% bonus, as well as risk losing availability.
Transfer through Marriott is instant IINM, not 100% sure though so verify that first.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: ExGingi on June 13, 2017, 06:59:44 PM
Transfer through Marriott is instant IINM, not 100% sure though so verify that first.
Is that SPG-Marriott, Marriott to AA, or both?

How about expediting SPG-SPG transfer?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: mmgfarb on June 13, 2017, 07:02:04 PM
Is that SPG-Marriott, Marriott to AA, or both?

How about expediting SPG-SPG transfer?
I was thinking SPG-Marriott (person A's accounts) then Person A's Marriott- Person B's Marriott, then back to Person B's SPG unless you were doing a nights+flights in which case leave it in the Marriott.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: ExGingi on June 13, 2017, 07:23:14 PM
I was thinking SPG-Marriott (person A's accounts) then Person A's Marriott- Person B's Marriott, then back to Person B's SPG unless you were doing a nights+flights in which case leave it in the Marriott.
Oh. I wasn't aware of Marriott to Marriott transfers.

So if we want nights+flights transfer person A SPG-Marriott, Person B SPG-Marriott, then Person_B_Marriott to Person_A_Marriot, and then Marriott nights+flights to AA?

If this works, can I do it now after requesting the SPG-SPG transfer and before it was done? Will all this be instantaneous?

Also, this is more of an AA question, but if expedite fee is paid due to outbound being within 21 days, and then return is changed within 21 days of that flight due to better itinerary found, will there be another expedite fee?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: mmgfarb on June 13, 2017, 07:29:30 PM
Oh. I wasn't aware of Marriott to Marriott transfers.

So if we want nights+flights transfer person A SPG-Marriott, Person B SPG-Marriott, then Person_B_Marriott to Person_A_Marriot, and then Marriott nights+flights to AA?

If this works, can I do it now after requesting the SPG-SPG transfer and before it was done? Will all this be instantaneous?
Are the points still in your SPG account? Idk what happens once you request the SPG transfer, I guess call and ask if you can cancel it. There is a limit of 50k Marriott-Marriott per year but you can exceed that if it's for a specific redemption so you might want to have a fully cancelable reservation in mind before you call just in case they make you actually book it during that phone call. It costs $10 but it's free for gold members or higher. As I said, I think it's instant but verify that first.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: ExGingi on June 13, 2017, 07:35:56 PM
Are the points still in your SPG account? Idk what happens once you request the SPG transfer, I guess call and ask if you can cancel it. There is a limit of 50k Marriott-Marriott per year but you can exceed that if it's for a specific redemption so you might want to have a fully cancelable reservation in mind before you call just in case they make you actually book it during that phone call. It costs $10 but it's free for gold members or higher. As I said, I think it's instant but verify that first.
Points are still in SPG account. Need to sign up for Marriott account. Is there a link to do Marriott-Marriott transfer?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: mmgfarb on June 13, 2017, 07:37:40 PM
Points are still in SPG account. Need to sign up for Marriott account. Is there a link to do Marriott-Marriott transfer?
You have to call. Link your SPG and Marriott here- http://www.marriott.com/marriott-rewards/connect-my-accounts.mi
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: hide4 on June 13, 2017, 07:40:21 PM
You have to call. Link your SPG and Marriott here- http://www.marriott.com/marriott-rewards/connect-my-accounts.mi
It costs some 💰 unless you tell them it's for a specific reward?
Or I'm mixing things up?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: mmgfarb on June 13, 2017, 07:42:30 PM
It costs some 💰 unless you tell them it's for a specific reward?
IINM it always costs $10 even if it's for a specific reward although it's free if you're gold or higher. The specific reward lets you bypass the 50K/year limit.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: ExGingi on June 13, 2017, 07:42:43 PM
It costs some 💰 unless you tell them it's for a specific reward?
Or I'm mixing things up?
I see that:

(http://i.imgur.com/yeXBDcs.png)
But is Marriott-Marriott transfer instantaneous? Definitely worth $10 if that's the case.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: ExGingi on June 13, 2017, 07:43:52 PM
I see that:

(http://i.imgur.com/yeXBDcs.png)
But is Marriott-Marriott transfer instantaneous? Definitely worth $10 if that's the case.
I just realized. Need 75,000 Marriott points which are 25,000 SPG points. This might not work for me... unless
The specific reward lets you bypass the 50K/year limit.
DP anyone? nights+flights work?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: mmgfarb on June 13, 2017, 07:44:55 PM
But is Marriott-Marriott transfer instantaneous? Definitely worth $10 if that's the case.
I think it is because I've heard reports of them making you book it over the phone with them in which case it must be instant, maybe PUTAC to make sure?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: mmgfarb on June 13, 2017, 07:47:05 PM
I just realized. Need 75,000 Marriott points which are 25,000 SPG points. This might not work for me... unless DP anyone? nights+flights work?
Not sure if Nights+Flights counts as a specific redemption, their language is unclear but worse comes to worse you can find a random hotel that is the right number of points and just make sure it is fully cancelable (can vary by hotel.) Do that, cancel res, points should come right back into account.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: ExGingi on June 13, 2017, 07:48:53 PM
Not sure if Nights+Flights counts as a specific redemption, their language is unclear but worse comes to worse you can find a random hotel that is the right number of points and just make sure it is fully cancelable (can vary by hotel.) Do that, cancel res, points should come right back into account.
Ok. Great. Are you sure they waive the limit for specific redemption.

Not familiar at all with Marriott. Could you give me an example of how I would find something for 75,000 Marriott points so they will let me transfer (and then cancel)?

So for example if I say that I want to reserve:
(http://i.imgur.com/XY7ktJG.png)

How do I know if it's cancellable?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: mmgfarb on June 13, 2017, 07:52:25 PM
Ok. Great. Are you sure they waive the limit for specific redemption.
Yes, they say it explicitly.

Not familiar at all with Marriott. Could you give me an example of how I would find something for 75,000 Marriott points so they will let me transfer (and then cancel)?
You'll need to find a reservation that will end up being whatever you have in the Marriott account right now, + the 75k that you want to transfer in. Meaning if you have 50k now, you'll need it to be a reservation for 125k for them to let you do the entire 75k.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: ExGingi on June 13, 2017, 07:53:41 PM
Yes, they say it explicitly.
You'll need to find a reservation that will end up being whatever you have in the Marriott account right now, + the 75k that you want to transfer in. Meaning if you have 50k now, you'll need it to be a reservation for 125k for them to let you do the entire 75k.
Can I do it for 75k before there's anything else in the Marriott account?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: ExGingi on June 13, 2017, 07:55:05 PM
Another question: do nights for nights+flights need to be consecutive and used in the same property for one stay, or can they be split?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: hide4 on June 13, 2017, 07:57:14 PM
This might not work for me... unlessDP anyone? nights+flights work?
googled around. Seems that it will work. Check end of post.
https://awardwallet.com/blog/how-to-transfer-marriott-rewards-points-to-another-account/
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: mmgfarb on June 13, 2017, 07:58:26 PM
Another question: do nights for nights+flights need to be consecutive and used in the same property for one stay, or can they be split?
One property, one continuous stay.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: ExGingi on June 14, 2017, 12:58:12 PM
Sent an email yesterday to internaltransfers@starwoodhotels.com asking to expedite the transfer. Got an email this morning that transfer was complete, so I didn't need to use Marriott workarounds after all.

Tried redeeming nights+flights online. System kept on giving error. Called to do it, and they said that they need to add the FF number to the profile. Did that, asked for redemption, and they said it takes 3 days to show up at AA. How likely am I to get the current AA 25% bonus on hotel points transfer promo (which ends 6/15 - tomorrow)?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: chayie on June 14, 2017, 02:25:09 PM
Took me 7 days
Hi

I transferred SPG points to Aegean 7 days ago. An Aegean rep told me today that if my Aegean account is new (which it is), it will be an additional 4 weeks until the points show up in my account. Is that true? I haven't seen that written anywhere.

Thanks
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: rollingstone on June 14, 2017, 02:31:15 PM
Hi

I transferred SPG points to Aegean 7 days ago. An Aegean rep told me today that if my Aegean account is new (which it is), it will be an additional 4 weeks until the points show up in my account. Is that true? I haven't seen that written anywhere.

Thanks
DROPR
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: chayie on June 15, 2017, 05:57:45 AM
Hi

I transferred SPG points to Aegean 7 days ago. An Aegean rep told me today that if my Aegean account is new (which it is), it will be an additional 4 weeks until the points show up in my account. Is that true? I haven't seen that written anywhere.

Thanks

Just to follow up: I checked my Aegean account this morning, and the miles have transferred!
So between 7 and 8 days.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: ExGingi on June 18, 2017, 06:44:39 PM
Transfer through Marriott is instant IINM, not 100% sure though so verify that first.
So far requested Marriott nights+flights to AA transfer on 6/14, as of today nothing showed up in AA (had to call them to extend hold on award reservation).
Title: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: mmgfarb on June 19, 2017, 01:34:54 PM
So far requested Marriott nights+flights to AA transfer on 6/14, as of today nothing showed up in AA (had to call them to extend hold on award reservation).
I was reffering to the transfer between the two Marriott accounts as apposed to the two SPG accounts, not the transfer to AA
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: ExGingi on June 19, 2017, 02:00:12 PM
I was reffering to the transfer between the two Marriott accounts as apposed to the two SPG accounts, not the transfer to AA
How long for transfer between Marriott and AA? Still waiting since 6/14. >:(
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: mmgfarb on June 19, 2017, 02:00:43 PM
How long for transfer between Marriott and AA? Still waiting since 6/14. >:(
I'm not sure.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: davidmal on June 19, 2017, 02:47:06 PM
How long for transfer between Marriott and AA? Still waiting since 6/14. >:(
that sounds way too long.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: ExGingi on June 19, 2017, 03:10:47 PM
that sounds way too long.
There's a weekend within that timeframe. But what are the options? What can I do? Called Marriott today and they said it could take 1-2 WEEKS.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: ExGingi on June 20, 2017, 08:38:44 AM
How long for transfer between Marriott and AA? Still waiting since 6/14. >:(
Points showed up this morning in AA account with a transaction date of 6/14. Showed up as one transaction (that included the AA 25% bonus).
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: yelped on June 20, 2017, 09:09:09 AM
Points showed up this morning in AA account with a transaction date of 6/14. Showed up as one transaction (that included the AA 25% bonus).
Thanks for the datapoint.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: mmgfarb on June 20, 2017, 11:17:50 AM
Points showed up this morning in AA account with a transaction date of 6/14. Showed up as one transaction (that included the AA 25% bonus).
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: ExGingi on June 20, 2017, 11:30:31 AM
Points showed up this morning in AA account with a transaction date of 6/14. Showed up as one transaction (that included the AA 25% bonus).
Luckily still in time to avoid AA expedite fee.

I would also like to take this opportunity to that the בעל אכסניה for all his work and detailed posts. Thanks to the posts (and twitter messages about them) I was able to book a RT for a family member from Australia (not SYD or MEL) to TLV in J for a very reasonable cost. I actually suggested a TLV-Australia itinerary that involved Etihad in 1st class between AUH-SYD (connecting there to final destination) but the family member preferred to take go via HKG in J, so that if CX opens up J for TLV-HKG a switch can be made without redeposit/expedite (Etihad wasn't available in J to Australia).

Now if I can get some detailed tips on how to redeposit the hotel certificate from Marriott, that would be totally awesome!
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: mmgfarb on June 20, 2017, 12:21:21 PM
Now if I can get some detailed tips on how to redeposit the hotel certificate from Marriott, that would be totally awesome!
Just PUTPAC, it's fairly straightforward FWIU. Much better option is to just sell it for ~$300 since you only get 45k Marriott back for it which is worth a lot less than $300.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: ExGingi on June 20, 2017, 01:09:05 PM
Just PUTPAC, it's fairly straightforward FWIU. Much better option is to just sell it for ~$300 since you only get 45k Marriott back for it which is worth a lot less than $300.
45k Marriott is 15k SPG, which based on various valuations (including what was currently paid) is ~$300 (or more).

PUTPAC and say what? That I couldn't find a hotel for the trip, and want to redeposit now?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: mmgfarb on June 20, 2017, 01:19:17 PM
45k Marriott is 15k SPG, which based on various valuations (including what was currently paid) is ~$300 (or more).

PUTPAC and say what? That I couldn't find a hotel for the trip, and want to redeposit now?
15k at 1.6 is $240, Idk what you paid but that's pretty much the going rate (maybe not for such a small amount.) Either way, cash is king.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: ExGingi on June 20, 2017, 01:25:22 PM
15k at 1.6 is $240, Idk what you paid but that's pretty much the going rate (maybe not for such a small amount.) Either way, cash is king.
But if we value the SPG points based on the most recent redemption which was Marriott nights+flights that gave a RT Australia-TLV in J for 90k SPG points, then I think the value is better than 1.6.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: mmgfarb on June 20, 2017, 01:30:46 PM
But if we value the SPG points based on the most recent redemption which was Marriott nights+flights that gave a RT Australia-TLV in J for 90k SPG points, then I think the value is better than 1.6.
True so if you're planning on buying more to book another one then getting cash towards it makes more sense, the $300 will get you 18,750 SPG instead of 15k (at 1.6)
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: ExGingi on June 20, 2017, 01:49:35 PM
True so if you're planning on buying more to book another one then getting cash towards it makes more sense, the $300 will get you 18,750 SPG instead of 15k (at 1.6)
Is 1.6 the going rate for BUYING SPG points or for selling to brokers?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: mmgfarb on June 20, 2017, 01:56:10 PM
Is 1.6 the going rate for BUYING SPG points or for selling to brokers?
Depends on the size but for smaller amounts 1.6 is normal for buying (on whatsapp and such)
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: davidmal on June 20, 2017, 03:20:08 PM
Is 1.6 the going rate for BUYING SPG points or for selling to brokers?
usually better off transferring it out to another company then selling it might get more value

1.6 is cheap unless your getting a stay out of it.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: ExGingi on July 10, 2017, 12:38:49 PM
Any DP on transfers to LATAM (LAN)? Also does LATAM have any fees associated with redemptions, or is it just the KMs and airport fees/taxes?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Rivky on July 27, 2017, 10:12:29 AM
Whats the going rate to selling 50k spg points?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: ADG on July 27, 2017, 11:31:36 AM
Whats the going rate to selling 50k spg points?

I know someone buying at 1.9 pm me for details
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on July 27, 2017, 11:48:53 AM
Whats the going rate to selling 50k spg points?

Wrong thread - http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=60515.0
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: jungle on August 29, 2017, 04:51:21 AM
SPG to AC (Aeroplan) time?

Also, SPG to Avianca?

Tia
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: GAM Z. on September 05, 2017, 06:49:09 PM
Data point: I transferred to Aegean last Wednesday night, and it showed up in my account today.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: hvaces42 on September 05, 2017, 08:57:32 PM
SPG to AC (Aeroplan) time?

Also, SPG to Avianca?

Tia
AC took almost a week to show up.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: jungle on September 05, 2017, 09:01:55 PM
AC took almost a week to show up.
Thanks.
It took 5 days for me
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: hvaces42 on September 05, 2017, 09:04:13 PM
Thanks.
It took 5 days for me
Bonus came same time too
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: compddd on September 11, 2017, 10:23:17 AM
How long does it take for SPG transfers to go through for BA? I transferred on 8/24 and it still hasn't shown up in my BA account. Starting to get worried.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: David Smith on September 11, 2017, 10:43:04 AM
I'm scared to ask why you transferred SPG to BA.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: compddd on September 11, 2017, 11:01:52 AM
It was only 2k SPG points, all I had left in my SPG account.

Is it normal to take this long?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Miracle on October 08, 2017, 06:58:26 AM
I've got 12k spg points. What's the best thing to do with it?
Best transfer rates?
Do brokers buy 12k?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: shapsam on October 08, 2017, 11:03:26 AM
I transferred to asiana, its been 2 weeks already and didn't show up yet. I made a reservation without the miles and they said it will hold for 72 hours but its holding for 10 days already, anyone have any experience with this? 
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: ludmila on October 08, 2017, 01:08:50 PM
I transferred to asiana, its been 2 weeks already and didn't show up yet. I made a reservation without the miles and they said it will hold for 72 hours but its holding for 10 days already, anyone have any experience with this?
2 weeks is too long, call to see what is going on.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: shapsam on October 08, 2017, 02:47:09 PM
Officially it can take up to 18 business days so starwood just tells me to wait. Can it be a problem on asiana's end?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Miracle on October 08, 2017, 02:56:30 PM
I've got 12k spg points. What's the best thing to do with it?
Best transfer rates?
Do brokers buy 12k?
CLOSED
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on October 28, 2017, 08:27:06 PM
When transferring Starwood to AA, it says that only one transfer is permitted per 24 hours - attempting a second transfer within 24 hours will result in it being rejected. Is that strictly enforced? Or as long as it's a different calendar day, it's fine?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: farmbochur on October 28, 2017, 09:58:51 PM
When transferring Starwood to AA, it says that only one transfer is permitted per 24 hours - attempting a second transfer within 24 hours will result in it being rejected. Is that strictly enforced? Or as long as it's a different calendar day, it's fine?
I made 2 transfers to JAL within ~22 hours (different calendar day). Both eventually posted to JAL on the same day.
This was only about 2 weeks ago.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: hide4 on January 02, 2018, 07:55:49 AM
Are there currently any bonuses for airline transfers? Aside from the regular 25%..
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on January 02, 2018, 08:19:23 PM
Are there currently any bonuses for airline transfers? Aside from the regular 25%..

Nope. Last one was to AA and ended 10-31-17.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Geshmak25 on April 22, 2018, 06:15:43 PM
Didn't see a Marriott transfer thread. Anyone know how long it takes to transfer from Marriott to United via the hotel + flight package?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: New Yorker on April 22, 2018, 07:05:57 PM
Didn't see a Marriott transfer thread. Anyone know how long it takes to transfer from Marriott to United via the hotel + flight package?
Posted next day
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Yoel on April 23, 2018, 09:53:17 AM
I transferred on Friday spg to AA but didn't realize you need to register for the promotion, do I have any chance in getting the bonus if I contact AA, or is it useless to try?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Bizeb on April 23, 2018, 11:21:37 AM
Anyone try to transfer Starwood points to American from the post of April 18 .i was so excited and did it immediately
Just checked my AA account and points were posted ,alas no bonus 😂
Called bothAS  and Starwood and both claim no such promo
Has anyone else try this and be successful
Any help would be appreciated
25%bonus for total of 1.53
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: mochjas on April 23, 2018, 12:09:44 PM
Anyone try to transfer Starwood points to American from the post of April 18 .i was so excited and did it immediately
Just checked my AA account and points were posted ,alas no bonus 😂
Called bothAS  and Starwood and both claim no such promo
Has anyone else try this and be successful
Any help would be appreciated
25%bonus for total of 1.53
Did you register for the promo?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Bizeb on April 23, 2018, 01:58:05 PM
I tried but both claim there is no such promo to register for
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: mochjas on April 23, 2018, 02:10:54 PM
I tried but both claim there is no such promo to register for
https://www.aa.com/i18n/aadvantage-program/miles/partners/hotels/convert-hotel-points-to-miles.jsp
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: macbook on July 03, 2018, 05:55:54 PM
Anyone transfer to Miles and more recently?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on July 03, 2018, 06:30:52 PM
Anyone transfer to Miles and more recently?
I have.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: macbook on July 03, 2018, 06:41:07 PM
I have.
How long did it take?
Was the M&M Acc. Israeli Address and Spg US?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: efflpetzel on July 17, 2018, 11:55:47 AM
I made 2 transfers to JAL within ~22 hours (different calendar day). Both eventually posted to JAL on the same day.
This was only about 2 weeks ago.
Any recent data points on transfer times to JAL.

I'm considering transferring for a flight next week Monday
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: lindnuck on October 29, 2018, 03:41:22 PM
Apologies if this is the wrong thread, seemed like the most likely place to post.

I found the UA flight from TLV-LAX that I wanted and transferred the points to Marriott when UA offered a 72 hour hold.

I wasn't able to call UA before it expired because of a medical emergency, but it's now 6 days out and still no points, and the price of the flight went up (of course). I called UA and begged, and convinced them to give me another 48 hours (phew).

Marriott told me that I should expect the points to hit tonight or tomorrow AM. Assuming they miss that deadline, is there a number I can call or a technique I'm missing to get these miles moved over? It's extremely frustrating that Marriott takes so long, especially when others like Chase/Amex are relatively instant.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: ReadsTheT&C on October 29, 2018, 03:59:14 PM
When transferring Starwood to AA, it says that only one transfer is permitted per 24 hours - attempting a second transfer within 24 hours will result in it being rejected. Is that strictly enforced? Or as long as it's a different calendar day, it's fine?
This policy has NOT followed to Marriott. Made 3 transfers all on the same Sunday, one right after the other. Only problem is the AA miles didn't post until the following Monday. The Marriott Rep said all of the transfers take place on Monday so for whatever reason mine didn't make it.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: a good yeshiva bachur on November 12, 2018, 11:40:32 AM
how long does it take to transfer from Marriott to flying blue?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: a good yeshiva bachur on November 14, 2018, 12:19:12 PM
how long does it take to transfer from Marriott to flying blue?
anyone know?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: lindnuck on November 14, 2018, 03:25:39 PM
anyone know?

All I can tell you is that I recently did transfers to United and Qantas, and both took 6 days.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: YSP on November 20, 2018, 04:30:05 PM
Any and all help would be appreciated. Anybody know off hand what's the best way to get a ticket to FLL in January using SPG points now that it's Marriot? Is it even possible?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: a good yeshiva bachur on November 22, 2018, 07:55:42 PM
anyone know?
Well it took over a week and I only got 20000 for 60000... there's no 5K bonus anymore?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: theyankel on November 22, 2018, 11:24:08 PM
Well it took over a week and I only got 20000 for 60000... there's no 5K bonus anymore?
the main transfer page says 5000 bonus but when i went to the airline specific page to start a transfer, i input 60 and it only calculated 20 and said nothing about the 5k bonus
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on November 22, 2018, 11:26:09 PM
Well it took over a week and I only got 20000 for 60000... there's no 5K bonus anymore?

There is. Contact Marriott to fix it for you.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: shapsam on January 10, 2019, 11:40:52 AM
Did anyone do Marriott to TK recently? how long did it take?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: gozalim on January 10, 2019, 07:21:59 PM
Did the 'names matching' policy carry over to marriott? or is that now laxer?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: shapsam on January 12, 2019, 07:17:31 PM
Did anyone do Marriott to TK recently? how long did it take?
DP: transferred on Thursday 01/10 and the points are already in the account.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: yelped on July 22, 2019, 11:15:05 AM
Does Marriott to UA still take a business day or 2? Or does the transfer time take much longer now after the Bonvoyed merger?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: yelped on July 29, 2019, 05:48:08 PM
Does Marriott to UA still take a business day or 2? Or does the transfer time take much longer now after the Bonvoyed merger?
Update: Transferred Sunday morning, got confirmation email on Monday morning, was in my UA account Moetzei Shabbos.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: KSMH on July 29, 2019, 06:31:25 PM
B to UA usually takes 2 days.
FT has up 2 date info.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: moisheyb on August 01, 2019, 11:29:43 PM
Update: Transferred Sunday morning, got confirmation email on Monday morning, was in my UA account Moetzei Shabbos.
Wow, transferred marriot -United on Monday, Tues, Wed, and Thurs. Nothing came yet
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: KSMH on August 01, 2019, 11:48:19 PM
Wow, transferred marriot -United on Monday, Tues, Wed, and Thurs. Nothing came yet
Call UA and inquire. It usually takes 2 days. First call Marriott and ask them for Cert#.
I had with EY recently and bugging them helped.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: moisheyb on August 01, 2019, 11:50:42 PM
Call UA and inquire. It usually takes 2 days.
I had with EY recently and bugging them helped.
UA not marriot?

Any specific number to call?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: moisheyb on August 01, 2019, 11:56:31 PM
Call UA and inquire. It usually takes 2 days. First call Marriott and ask them for Cert#.
I had with EY recently and bugging them helped.
I see 2 or 3 of the most recent transfers mt-ua on flyertalk of it taking 5-7 days. Those are the latest confirmed transfers.

Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: KSMH on August 01, 2019, 11:57:10 PM
UA not marriot?

Any specific number to call?
If you call Marriott they will give you a cert #. Once you have the certificate # contact UA and provide them with info and you can tell them Marriot said it should've gone through.

Never had with UA but MAYBE try the online contact form.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: KSMH on August 01, 2019, 11:57:34 PM
I see 2 or 3 of the most recent transfers mt-ua on flyertalk of it taking 5-7 days. Those are the latest confirmed transfers.
So maybe wait a bit.....
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: moisheyb on August 01, 2019, 11:58:02 PM
If you call Marriott they will give you a cert #. Once you have the certificate # contact UA and provide them with info and you can tell them Marriot said it should've gone through.

Never had with UA but MAYBE try the online contact form.
Thanks, will report back tomorrow.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: moisheyb on August 01, 2019, 11:58:42 PM
So maybe wait a bit.....
Can't I have a ticket on hold set to expire in 2 days.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: yelped on August 02, 2019, 12:10:01 AM
Thanks, will report back tomorrow.
Took 6 business days for me.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: KSMH on August 02, 2019, 12:18:37 AM
Can't I have a ticket on hold set to expire in 2 days.
How is it on hold?
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: moisheyb on August 02, 2019, 09:03:37 AM
How is it on hold?
I paid for fare lock
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: moisheyb on August 02, 2019, 09:03:58 AM
How is it on hold?
Ugh that's a pain
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: moisheyb on August 02, 2019, 03:41:49 PM
Took 6 business days for me.
According to a marriot supervisor and points specialist marriot-united now takes a minimum of 7 days.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: moisheyb on August 04, 2019, 07:45:24 PM
According to a marriot supervisor and points specialist marriot-united now takes a minimum of 7 days.
The transfer from 7/29 just hit today mt-ua
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: theyankel on August 07, 2019, 03:24:34 PM
Anyone transfer to Miles and more recently?

I have.

marriott doesnt transfer to m&m anymore.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: yitzyul on August 21, 2019, 04:25:49 PM
Not sure if an error or nothing new but I transferred points to United rate is suppose to be 3-1.1.
For some reason it gives you the extra .1 on the Marriott 5K points as well/

Transfered 120K Marriot= 44,000 United
Marriott extra 5K=           11,000

Its only 1K but on a larger transfer it can add up.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: KSMH on August 21, 2019, 05:04:48 PM
Not sure if an error or nothing new but I transferred points to United rate is suppose to be 3-1.1.
For some reason it gives you the extra .1 on the Marriott 5K points as well/

Transfered 120K Marriot= 44,000 United
Marriott extra 5K=           11,000

Its only 1K but on a larger transfer it can add up.
On United transfers you get an extra 10%.
Title: Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
Post by: EliJelly on December 09, 2019, 04:17:45 PM
I noticed that transferring Marriott points to an airline does count as account activity, and extends the expiration date. Not as mentioned on DDMS on the expiration master post chart.