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Starwood points are the highest mileage currency out there. With being able to stay at the Dead Sea for only 3000 points during a week day and only 2000 points on a Friday night they are really awesome. They also have ability to transfer to over 25 different airlines at a 1:1 ratio, but every 20,000 your transfer you get 25,000 (an extra 5,000 for every 20,000 you transfer). Some transfers both names need to match and some only last names. The best is when you can transfer to a different person completely too really make your miles flexible. Also a big problem with these points is that it could take a long time to transfer. So below, we will try to make a chart of, do the names need to match and how long the transfers take.

DATA:

SPG - Transferring from SPG account to another requires the same mailing address on both accounts for at least 30 days. (i.e. this works for spouses). Takes about 5-10 days to transfer.

Aegean -

Aeromexico Club Premier -

Aeroplan - Names don't need to match. - Usually takes about a day and half to 2 days to transfer.

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan - First and Last names need to match. - Takes two business days.

Alitalia MilleMiglia -

American Airlines - Only last name needs to match. - Transfer usually takes a day. Sometime can take 2 days if you transfer it late in the day.   

Asia Miles

China Eastern

Delta - Transfers post 2 days later - If First and last names dont match then transfer wont go through (Not sure if different first name and same last name works)

Emirates Skywards

Etihad Airways - Last names need to match. Takes about a week to transfer.

Flying Blue- Requested Wednesday, transfer completed following Tuesday (names matched)

JAL - Both names need to match. Can take upto 3 weeks to transfer.

Korean -

LAN Airlines -
                                         
Miles and More/LH/Lufthansa - It's been taking forever recently 3-4 days
Last name matching will go through (even if first name doesn't).

Singapore Airlines -

United Airlines -

US Airways - Names don't need to match. - Most transfers go through the next day. Some might take an extra day.

Virgin Atlantic -

Virgin America -

Virgin Australia -

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Airline Transfer Times Master Thread
« Reply #15 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?

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Airline Transfer Times Master Thread
« Reply #16 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

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Airline Transfer Times Master Thread
« Reply #17 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.
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Re: Starwood Starpoints Airline Transfer Times Master Thread
« Reply #18 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.

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Airline Transfer Times Master Thread
« Reply #19 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

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Airline Transfer Times Master Thread
« Reply #20 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.
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Re: Starwood Starpoints Airline Transfer Times Master Thread
« Reply #21 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

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Re: Transferring SPG
« Reply #22 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

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Re: Transferring SPG
« Reply #23 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.

Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: Transferring SPG
« Reply #24 on: September 22, 2010, 11:04:06 AM »
cant do it online?

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Re: Transferring SPG
« Reply #25 on: September 22, 2010, 11:10:11 AM »

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Re: Transferring SPG
« Reply #26 on: September 22, 2010, 01:53:14 PM »
you can do it online by using the online chat with spg

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Re: Transferring SPG
« Reply #27 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?

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Re: Transferring SPG
« Reply #28 on: September 22, 2010, 02:41:55 PM »
on the spot

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Re: Transferring SPG
« Reply #29 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!