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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: Transferring SPG
« Reply #30 on: September 22, 2010, 04:12:47 PM »
you can do it online by using the online chat with spg
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Re: Transferring SPG
« Reply #31 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.

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Re: Transferring SPG
« Reply #32 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

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Re: Transferring SPG
« Reply #33 on: September 26, 2010, 12:52:52 PM »
i always do

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Airline Transfer Times Master Thread
« Reply #34 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

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Airline Transfer Times Master Thread
« Reply #35 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.
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Re: Starwood Starpoints Airline Transfer Times Master Thread
« Reply #36 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?

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Airline Transfer Times Master Thread
« Reply #37 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.

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Airline Transfer Times Master Thread
« Reply #38 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?
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Re: Starwood Starpoints Airline Transfer Times Master Thread
« Reply #39 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.

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SPG to aAdvantage
« Reply #40 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!

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Re: SPG to aAdvantage
« Reply #41 on: January 10, 2011, 12:54:46 PM »
maybe read some things before you post.....

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Re: SPG to aAdvantage
« Reply #42 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??

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Re: SPG to aAdvantage
« Reply #43 on: January 10, 2011, 05:17:11 PM »
google is your friend :D

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Airline Transfer Times Master Thread
« Reply #44 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...