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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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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #760 on: June 13, 2017, 07:42:30 PM »
It costs some 💰 unless you tell them it's for a specific reward?
IINM it always costs $10 even if it's for a specific reward although it's free if you're gold or higher. The specific reward lets you bypass the 50K/year limit.
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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #761 on: June 13, 2017, 07:42:43 PM »
It costs some 💰 unless you tell them it's for a specific reward?
Or I'm mixing things up?
I see that:


But is Marriott-Marriott transfer instantaneous? Definitely worth $10 if that's the case.
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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #762 on: June 13, 2017, 07:43:52 PM »
I see that:


But is Marriott-Marriott transfer instantaneous? Definitely worth $10 if that's the case.
I just realized. Need 75,000 Marriott points which are 25,000 SPG points. This might not work for me... unless
The specific reward lets you bypass the 50K/year limit.
DP anyone? nights+flights work?
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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #763 on: June 13, 2017, 07:44:55 PM »
But is Marriott-Marriott transfer instantaneous? Definitely worth $10 if that's the case.
I think it is because I've heard reports of them making you book it over the phone with them in which case it must be instant, maybe PUTAC to make sure?
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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #764 on: June 13, 2017, 07:47:05 PM »
I just realized. Need 75,000 Marriott points which are 25,000 SPG points. This might not work for me... unless DP anyone? nights+flights work?
Not sure if Nights+Flights counts as a specific redemption, their language is unclear but worse comes to worse you can find a random hotel that is the right number of points and just make sure it is fully cancelable (can vary by hotel.) Do that, cancel res, points should come right back into account.
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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #765 on: June 13, 2017, 07:48:53 PM »
Not sure if Nights+Flights counts as a specific redemption, their language is unclear but worse comes to worse you can find a random hotel that is the right number of points and just make sure it is fully cancelable (can vary by hotel.) Do that, cancel res, points should come right back into account.
Ok. Great. Are you sure they waive the limit for specific redemption.

Not familiar at all with Marriott. Could you give me an example of how I would find something for 75,000 Marriott points so they will let me transfer (and then cancel)?

So for example if I say that I want to reserve:


How do I know if it's cancellable?
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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #766 on: June 13, 2017, 07:52:25 PM »
Ok. Great. Are you sure they waive the limit for specific redemption.
Yes, they say it explicitly.

Not familiar at all with Marriott. Could you give me an example of how I would find something for 75,000 Marriott points so they will let me transfer (and then cancel)?
You'll need to find a reservation that will end up being whatever you have in the Marriott account right now, + the 75k that you want to transfer in. Meaning if you have 50k now, you'll need it to be a reservation for 125k for them to let you do the entire 75k.
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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #767 on: June 13, 2017, 07:53:41 PM »
Yes, they say it explicitly.
You'll need to find a reservation that will end up being whatever you have in the Marriott account right now, + the 75k that you want to transfer in. Meaning if you have 50k now, you'll need it to be a reservation for 125k for them to let you do the entire 75k.
Can I do it for 75k before there's anything else in the Marriott account?
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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #768 on: June 13, 2017, 07:55:05 PM »
Another question: do nights for nights+flights need to be consecutive and used in the same property for one stay, or can they be split?
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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #769 on: June 13, 2017, 07:57:14 PM »
This might not work for me... unlessDP anyone? nights+flights work?
googled around. Seems that it will work. Check end of post.
https://awardwallet.com/blog/how-to-transfer-marriott-rewards-points-to-another-account/

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #770 on: June 13, 2017, 07:58:26 PM »
Another question: do nights for nights+flights need to be consecutive and used in the same property for one stay, or can they be split?
One property, one continuous stay.
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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #771 on: June 14, 2017, 12:58:12 PM »
Sent an email yesterday to internaltransfers@starwoodhotels.com asking to expedite the transfer. Got an email this morning that transfer was complete, so I didn't need to use Marriott workarounds after all.

Tried redeeming nights+flights online. System kept on giving error. Called to do it, and they said that they need to add the FF number to the profile. Did that, asked for redemption, and they said it takes 3 days to show up at AA. How likely am I to get the current AA 25% bonus on hotel points transfer promo (which ends 6/15 - tomorrow)?
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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #772 on: June 14, 2017, 02:25:09 PM »
Took me 7 days
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I transferred SPG points to Aegean 7 days ago. An Aegean rep told me today that if my Aegean account is new (which it is), it will be an additional 4 weeks until the points show up in my account. Is that true? I haven't seen that written anywhere.

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #773 on: June 14, 2017, 02:31:15 PM »
Hi

I transferred SPG points to Aegean 7 days ago. An Aegean rep told me today that if my Aegean account is new (which it is), it will be an additional 4 weeks until the points show up in my account. Is that true? I haven't seen that written anywhere.

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #774 on: June 15, 2017, 05:57:45 AM »
Hi

I transferred SPG points to Aegean 7 days ago. An Aegean rep told me today that if my Aegean account is new (which it is), it will be an additional 4 weeks until the points show up in my account. Is that true? I haven't seen that written anywhere.

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Just to follow up: I checked my Aegean account this morning, and the miles have transferred!
So between 7 and 8 days.

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #775 on: June 18, 2017, 06:44:39 PM »
Transfer through Marriott is instant IINM, not 100% sure though so verify that first.
So far requested Marriott nights+flights to AA transfer on 6/14, as of today nothing showed up in AA (had to call them to extend hold on award reservation).
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Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #776 on: June 19, 2017, 01:34:54 PM »
So far requested Marriott nights+flights to AA transfer on 6/14, as of today nothing showed up in AA (had to call them to extend hold on award reservation).
I was reffering to the transfer between the two Marriott accounts as apposed to the two SPG accounts, not the transfer to AA
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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #777 on: June 19, 2017, 02:00:12 PM »
I was reffering to the transfer between the two Marriott accounts as apposed to the two SPG accounts, not the transfer to AA
How long for transfer between Marriott and AA? Still waiting since 6/14. >:(
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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #778 on: June 19, 2017, 02:00:43 PM »
How long for transfer between Marriott and AA? Still waiting since 6/14. >:(
I'm not sure.
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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #779 on: June 19, 2017, 02:47:06 PM »
How long for transfer between Marriott and AA? Still waiting since 6/14. >:(
that sounds way too long.
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