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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 #700 on: July 20, 2016, 10:05:59 AM »
Any info on SQ transfer time?
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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #701 on: August 01, 2016, 09:42:11 PM »
JAL 3 days and 2 days.

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #702 on: August 02, 2016, 09:27:48 AM »
SPG to AA
20k becomes 30K promotion is back

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #703 on: August 04, 2016, 01:57:25 PM »
Spg-Aegean names have to match? (both?)

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #704 on: September 13, 2016, 02:46:48 AM »
SPG - UA. Do names need to match?

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #705 on: September 21, 2016, 02:16:02 PM »
https://www.spgpromos.com/lifemiles/

Starwood Preferred Guest® and LifeMiles®, the frequent flyer program of Avianca® are joining forces to bring you more benefits. Celebrate this new partnership with a special offer: Earn double Starpoints® with SPG® when you stay two or more nights at participating Starwood hotels and resorts in Latin America or the Caribbean between September 15 and December 15, 2016.*

Plus, you have the opportunity to transfer your Starpoints to LifeMiles at the rate of one Starpoint to one LifeMile at any time.**
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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #706 on: October 13, 2016, 09:14:33 PM »
Is a SPG to Marriott transfer instant?

How long does Marriot to United transfer usually take?

Thanks!

ETA: I see that Dan addressed this question here: http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/95865#comment-1287161
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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #707 on: December 20, 2016, 10:23:17 PM »
how long is SPG-AS?

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #708 on: December 20, 2016, 11:55:35 PM »
Is a SPG to Marriott transfer instant?

How long does Marriot to United transfer usually take?

Thanks!

ETA: I see that Dan addressed this question here: http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/95865#comment-1287161
spg Marriott instant
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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #709 on: December 25, 2016, 11:36:58 PM »
Anyway to bypass the 79,999 point transfer limit per 24 hours? I  transferred 60K (so I don't loose that extra 5K) to my JAL account, and then I tried transferring 60K from my wife account to my JAL account and it wouldn't let because it already transferred to that same act number today (even though was from 2 different SPG accounts)?
(I don want to open up an JAL account for my wife cause the total amount will work better with the 5K bonus0

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #710 on: December 26, 2016, 01:59:44 AM »
Anyway to bypass the 79,999 point transfer limit per 24 hours? I  transferred 60K (so I don't loose that extra 5K) to my JAL account, and then I tried transferring 60K from my wife account to my JAL account and it wouldn't let because it already transferred to that same act number today (even though was from 2 different SPG accounts)?
(I don want to open up an JAL account for my wife cause the total amount will work better with the 5K bonus0

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You can transfer to non matching JAL? You can transfer the rest tomorrow. I read somewhere that the points come in on Monday, so you probably have until next week anyway.

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #711 on: December 26, 2016, 02:46:39 PM »
You can transfer to non matching JAL? You can transfer the rest tomorrow. I read somewhere that the points come in on Monday, so you probably have until next week anyway.
Officially no, but how is it enforced? When transferring it doesn't ask any names just account number. I have transferred (thru stay and fly)  numerous times to spouse AA and it went thru even though they told me on the phone it wont.

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #712 on: December 26, 2016, 02:53:26 PM »
You can transfer to non matching JAL? You can transfer the rest tomorrow. I read somewhere that the points come in on Monday, so you probably have until next week anyway.
Now you scared me so I went online to SPG and transferred to myself the points I need...and I didn't realize it takes 5 days (plus the 7 JAL days)????
So I went TO JAL and made a family plan and figured Ill transfer to my wife's acct...(cost 1000 points to make family) and JAL tells me it takes 2 weeks for family plan...YIKES!

What will happen if I transfer points from my wife's spg to my JAL, bounce back after a few days?

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #713 on: January 04, 2017, 08:44:40 AM »
spg-korean names need to match?
time frame?

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #714 on: January 05, 2017, 04:59:56 PM »
I did the recent transfer where United offered extra 20 % when transferring Hotel point.  I know that officially they have until 1/30 to give the bonus miles. But usually, you get it way before that. I was wondering if anyone else is still waiting for the bonus, I just want to make sure I did it right.

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #715 on: January 05, 2017, 07:07:08 PM »
I did the recent transfer where United offered extra 20 % when transferring Hotel point.  I know that officially they have until 1/30 to give the bonus miles. But usually, you get it way before that. I was wondering if anyone else is still waiting for the bonus, I just want to make sure I did it right.
Some people got it already. Some didn't. Including myself.

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #716 on: January 06, 2017, 12:52:23 AM »
spg-korean names need to match?
time frame?
Very hard to answer that. Korean in generals very anal about names and family etc. If last names and address see are the same its a possibility. (I believe Korean you can share with spouse so shouldn't be an issue)
If you have MR points they transfer instantly (literally seconds)
 I found most DP on SPG transfer times to be completely inaccurate.

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #717 on: January 06, 2017, 12:53:53 AM »
Very hard to answer that. Korean in generals very anal about names and family etc. If last names and address see are the same its a possibility. (I believe Korean you can share with spouse so shouldn't be an issue)
If you have MR points they transfer instantly (literally seconds)
 I found most DP on SPG transfer times to be completely inaccurate.
The writing in this post sounds like u r Korean urself. Lol

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #718 on: January 06, 2017, 12:56:58 AM »
The writing in this post sounds like u r Korean urself. Lol
Ha
 Flew with them a few times and transferred SPG to them and other airlines and there is no rhyme reason how the transfers went thru.

Just transferred to JAL and my went in on Thursday and my wife went it on Monday even though transferred same day. Had similar experience with Korean.

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #719 on: January 06, 2017, 07:10:21 AM »
Very hard to answer that. Korean in generals very anal about names and family etc. If last names and address see are the same its a possibility. (I believe Korean you can share with spouse so shouldn't be an issue)
If you have MR points they transfer instantly (literally seconds)
 I found most DP on SPG transfer times to be completely inaccurate.
I don't think MR transfers to Korean. Did you mean UR ?
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