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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 #680 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 ?
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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #682 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?

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #683 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.

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #685 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

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #686 on: April 14, 2016, 12:42:34 PM »
Hello! Does it pay to transfer starpoints for NYC - TLV - NYC?  Thanks

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #687 on: April 14, 2016, 01:32:47 PM »
Hello! Does it pay to transfer starpoints for NYC - TLV - NYC?  Thanks
To A3 certainly yes

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #688 on: May 03, 2016, 02:28:46 PM »
How long does it usually  take to transfer SPG points to ba avios?

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #689 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?

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #690 on: May 30, 2016, 04:39:59 PM »

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #691 on: May 30, 2016, 07:39:09 PM »
In my experience 8-9 days

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #692 on: June 08, 2016, 10:31:37 AM »
Datapoint: SPG-JAL 2 days

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #693 on: June 08, 2016, 10:43:26 AM »
Datapoint: SPG-JAL 2 days

Nice. Wikify it!  ;)
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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #694 on: June 29, 2016, 11:42:57 PM »
Anyone have experience transferring SPG to AZ?

Do names have to match? What's the ETA?
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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #695 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 ?

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #696 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.

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #697 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.

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #698 on: July 13, 2016, 02:16:13 AM »
Anyone have any recent experience transferring from SPG to ANA? How long?
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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #699 on: July 16, 2016, 09:07:52 PM »
Any recent updates on transfer time to M&M/LH?