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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 Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #60 on: February 16, 2011, 11:22:36 PM »
EK with names not matching, worked.

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #61 on: February 16, 2011, 11:24:24 PM »
Southwest with names not matching, didn't work.

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #62 on: February 17, 2011, 12:38:25 AM »
EK with names not matching, worked.
First and last name mismatch?
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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #63 on: February 17, 2011, 12:38:46 AM »
Southwest with names not matching, didn't work.
Both first and last name mismatch?
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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #64 on: February 17, 2011, 02:11:31 PM »
LH (and therefore possibly all MM) both names mismatched
US both names mismatched
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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #65 on: February 25, 2011, 09:01:49 AM »
Continental, sent on Thursday, received on or about the following Monday
Names were both mismatched.
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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #66 on: February 26, 2011, 12:42:19 PM »
To AA. Initiated on Sunday posted on Wednesday 10 days later.
Matching names.

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Re: Master Thread: Getting To Israel Using Starpoints
« Reply #67 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?
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Re: Re: Master Thread: Getting To Israel Using Starpoints
« Reply #68 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.

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Re: Master Thread: Getting To Israel Using Starpoints
« Reply #69 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!
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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #70 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?
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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #71 on: February 28, 2011, 03:42:53 PM »
has anyone done UA with names etc. mismatched?

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #72 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.
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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #73 on: February 28, 2011, 04:06:44 PM »
Aeroplan, both names mismatched, sent Thursday, received Monday 11 days later.
United?

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« Reply #74 on: February 28, 2011, 04:26:37 PM »
has anyone done UA with names etc. mismatched?

United?

If I knew I would have posted.
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