Topic Wiki

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 -

Author Topic: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread  (Read 132003 times)

Offline elya

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Jan 2015
  • Posts: 2347
  • Total likes: 91
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 1
    • View Profile
Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #580 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

Offline elya

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Jan 2015
  • Posts: 2347
  • Total likes: 91
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 1
    • View Profile
Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #581 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.

Offline mawmaw

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Jun 2013
  • Posts: 1293
  • Total likes: 0
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #582 on: June 04, 2015, 11:54:54 AM »
my transfer to M&M from may/14 posted this week finally

Offline mawmaw

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Jun 2013
  • Posts: 1293
  • Total likes: 0
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #583 on: June 04, 2015, 11:55:16 AM »

Offline Alexsei

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: Sep 2011
  • Posts: 3815
  • Total likes: 207
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 5
    • View Profile
    • Travel & Kivrei Zadikim
  • Location: in my pants
Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #584 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
Gullible? Click here to find out!

Offline robbie

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite
  • ****
  • Join Date: Dec 2013
  • Posts: 407
  • Total likes: 2
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #585 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 :'(

Offline Hamavin

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Oct 2012
  • Posts: 1650
  • Total likes: 2
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #586 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?

Offline tzifanya54

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Jan 2012
  • Posts: 5542
  • Total likes: 140
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 1
    • View Profile
Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #587 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...

Offline Aj3042

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Oct 2013
  • Posts: 1391
  • Total likes: 3
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Location: The Oval Office
  • Programs: Presidential Limo Gold, Secret Service Detail Platinum, Air Force One Diamond, White House Free Days, Red Telephone Priority Service.
Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #588 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".

Offline tzifanya54

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Jan 2012
  • Posts: 5542
  • Total likes: 140
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 1
    • View Profile
Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #589 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.

Offline D93

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Jul 2014
  • Posts: 9193
  • Total likes: 18
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 14
    • View Profile
  • Location: PHL - TLV
Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #590 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

Offline Mech

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite + Lifetime Gold Elite
  • ******
  • Join Date: Jun 2014
  • Posts: 956
  • Total likes: 0
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Location: Yerushalayim
  • Programs: Hyatt Diamond, HHilton Diamond, SPG Gold, Hertz PC, National EE, United Silver, SkyTeam Silver
Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #591 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)
« Last Edit: June 23, 2015, 02:20:26 AM by Mech »

Offline tzifanya54

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Jan 2012
  • Posts: 5542
  • Total likes: 140
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 1
    • View Profile
Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #592 on: June 23, 2015, 08:08:13 AM »
FTFY
No it was changed a while back its now 1000/500 ratio.

Offline IsraelGuy

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite + Lifetime Gold Elite
  • ******
  • Join Date: Jun 2013
  • Posts: 893
  • Total likes: 15
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Location: Where in the world...
Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #593 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...

Offline AJK

  • Dansdeals Lifetime 20K Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: Jun 2011
  • Posts: 25465
  • Total likes: 444
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 15
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Programs: United Concierge Key; Delta Global Services; American Chairman; US Airways 1K; Hilton Sapphire; Hyatt Tritium; Marriott Californium; Starwood Kryptonium; Hertz Plutonium; National Adamantium, Avis Executive Proactanium
Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #594 on: June 25, 2015, 02:54:39 PM »
No it was changed a while back its now 1000/500 ratio.

-1

2015: 116K bkd | 1.6M brnd | F: OZ,NH,AA,EK | J: UA,CA,TK,DL,TN,AF,VA | LIH,NRT,ROR,PEK,CNS,BOB,MEL,TLV & Pacific Hopper

Offline tzifanya54

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Jan 2012
  • Posts: 5542
  • Total likes: 140
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 1
    • View Profile
Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #595 on: June 25, 2015, 03:14:57 PM »
-1


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.

Offline Chapshnell

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: Apr 2013
  • Posts: 4820
  • Total likes: 270
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 12
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: BP
  • Programs: Delta Skypesos, AA Shilling, AS Pounds.
Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #596 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

Offline IsraelGuy

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite + Lifetime Gold Elite
  • ******
  • Join Date: Jun 2013
  • Posts: 893
  • Total likes: 15
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Location: Where in the world...
Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #597 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

Offline Chapshnell

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: Apr 2013
  • Posts: 4820
  • Total likes: 270
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 12
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: BP
  • Programs: Delta Skypesos, AA Shilling, AS Pounds.
Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #598 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

Offline IsraelGuy

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite + Lifetime Gold Elite
  • ******
  • Join Date: Jun 2013
  • Posts: 893
  • Total likes: 15
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Location: Where in the world...
Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #599 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).