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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.

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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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Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #740 on: May 10, 2017, 01:28:13 PM »
So I need some more marriot for a redemption and don't have SPG atm. My SPG is already linked and I want to borrow SPG from a friend. Can I delink mine and link his, or just link his? Would any of that work?
Probably not, just transfer through Marriott, it'll cost $10 unless he's gold or higher. You can do it for free if you call and tell them it's for a specific redemption.
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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #741 on: May 18, 2017, 11:08:18 AM »
Just transferred about 7k SPG to AA, and received a 25% bonus.  Anybody else have this experience?

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #742 on: May 18, 2017, 11:16:12 AM »
Just transferred about 7k SPG to AA, and received a 25% bonus.  Anybody else have this experience?

https://www.aa.com/i18n/aadvantage-program/miles/partners/hotels/convert-hotel-points-to-miles.jsp

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #743 on: May 18, 2017, 05:02:50 PM »
Just transferred about 7k SPG to AA, and received a 25% bonus.  Anybody else have this experience?
There is a promo going on now.

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #744 on: May 18, 2017, 08:57:50 PM »
spg-aegean , last name match is enough?

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #745 on: June 02, 2017, 04:27:32 PM »
Can I transfer SPG to Lufthansa with different last name and different address?

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #746 on: June 04, 2017, 01:44:00 PM »
Can I transfer SPG to Lufthansa with different last name and different address?
Asking for a LH audit

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #747 on: June 05, 2017, 08:53:59 AM »
How long for Marriott > United?

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #748 on: June 05, 2017, 10:01:56 AM »
How long for Marriott > United?
A couple of business days.

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #749 on: June 11, 2017, 11:35:16 PM »
How long does it take to transfer from SPG to Asiana?

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #750 on: June 12, 2017, 06:16:29 AM »
How long does it take to transfer from SPG to Asiana?

Between 1-2 weeks.

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #751 on: June 13, 2017, 06:02:20 PM »
Is there any way to expedite SPG-SPG transfer?

Eyeing a specific redemption right now with AA, and want to take advantage of http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/115687

Running up against the AA June 15th deadline for the 25% bonus, as well as risk losing availability.
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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #752 on: June 13, 2017, 06:33:42 PM »
Is there any way to expedite SPG-SPG transfer?

Eyeing a specific redemption right now with AA, and want to take advantage of http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/115687

Running up against the AA June 15th deadline for the 25% bonus, as well as risk losing availability.
Transfer through Marriott is instant IINM, not 100% sure though so verify that first.
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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #753 on: June 13, 2017, 06:59:44 PM »
Transfer through Marriott is instant IINM, not 100% sure though so verify that first.
Is that SPG-Marriott, Marriott to AA, or both?

How about expediting SPG-SPG transfer?
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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #754 on: June 13, 2017, 07:02:04 PM »
Is that SPG-Marriott, Marriott to AA, or both?

How about expediting SPG-SPG transfer?
I was thinking SPG-Marriott (person A's accounts) then Person A's Marriott- Person B's Marriott, then back to Person B's SPG unless you were doing a nights+flights in which case leave it in the Marriott.
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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #755 on: June 13, 2017, 07:23:14 PM »
I was thinking SPG-Marriott (person A's accounts) then Person A's Marriott- Person B's Marriott, then back to Person B's SPG unless you were doing a nights+flights in which case leave it in the Marriott.
Oh. I wasn't aware of Marriott to Marriott transfers.

So if we want nights+flights transfer person A SPG-Marriott, Person B SPG-Marriott, then Person_B_Marriott to Person_A_Marriot, and then Marriott nights+flights to AA?

If this works, can I do it now after requesting the SPG-SPG transfer and before it was done? Will all this be instantaneous?

Also, this is more of an AA question, but if expedite fee is paid due to outbound being within 21 days, and then return is changed within 21 days of that flight due to better itinerary found, will there be another expedite fee?
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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #756 on: June 13, 2017, 07:29:30 PM »
Oh. I wasn't aware of Marriott to Marriott transfers.

So if we want nights+flights transfer person A SPG-Marriott, Person B SPG-Marriott, then Person_B_Marriott to Person_A_Marriot, and then Marriott nights+flights to AA?

If this works, can I do it now after requesting the SPG-SPG transfer and before it was done? Will all this be instantaneous?
Are the points still in your SPG account? Idk what happens once you request the SPG transfer, I guess call and ask if you can cancel it. There is a limit of 50k Marriott-Marriott per year but you can exceed that if it's for a specific redemption so you might want to have a fully cancelable reservation in mind before you call just in case they make you actually book it during that phone call. It costs $10 but it's free for gold members or higher. As I said, I think it's instant but verify that first.
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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #757 on: June 13, 2017, 07:35:56 PM »
Are the points still in your SPG account? Idk what happens once you request the SPG transfer, I guess call and ask if you can cancel it. There is a limit of 50k Marriott-Marriott per year but you can exceed that if it's for a specific redemption so you might want to have a fully cancelable reservation in mind before you call just in case they make you actually book it during that phone call. It costs $10 but it's free for gold members or higher. As I said, I think it's instant but verify that first.
Points are still in SPG account. Need to sign up for Marriott account. Is there a link to do Marriott-Marriott transfer?
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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #758 on: June 13, 2017, 07:37:40 PM »
Points are still in SPG account. Need to sign up for Marriott account. Is there a link to do Marriott-Marriott transfer?
You have to call. Link your SPG and Marriott here- http://www.marriott.com/marriott-rewards/connect-my-accounts.mi
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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #759 on: June 13, 2017, 07:40:21 PM »
You have to call. Link your SPG and Marriott here- http://www.marriott.com/marriott-rewards/connect-my-accounts.mi
It costs some 💰 unless you tell them it's for a specific reward?
Or I'm mixing things up?