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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 #90 on: March 07, 2011, 12:40:37 PM »
give the spg account # over the phone ? can it be done online
yes

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #91 on: March 07, 2011, 12:44:17 PM »
give the spg account # over the phone ? can it be done online
Go to the below link and you can do it all online;
http://www.starwoodhotels.com/preferredguest/account/starpoints/transfer/airline_partner_list.html

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #92 on: March 07, 2011, 01:26:07 PM »
give the spg account # over the phone ? can it be done online

give your aa number to spg and they will put the miles in your account. online spg.com or call them

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #93 on: March 07, 2011, 01:36:27 PM »
2) I have had a mismatch go through... YMMV. I dont think calling is a good idea...
Both names mismatched on AA?
And it went through without calling anyone?
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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #94 on: March 07, 2011, 01:40:12 PM »
Both names mismatched on AA?
And it went through without calling anyone?

1st name was different Last name was the same. If it makes any difference, it was a small transfer, just to top off the aa account...

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #95 on: March 07, 2011, 01:43:05 PM »
1st name was different Last name was the same. If it makes any difference, it was a small transfer, just to top off the aa account...
Last name being the same is very different than both names mismatching!!!

The size of the transfer doesn't matter.
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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #96 on: March 07, 2011, 05:01:01 PM »
I think size does matter, I mean size of transfer :-)
 If AA sees names not matching and its only 2000 points they will not care, but if AA sees a big amount they will not be happy and stop it. I dont know if its done manually or by computer

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #97 on: March 07, 2011, 05:11:02 PM »
I think size does matter, I mean size of transfer :-)
 If AA sees names not matching and its only 2000 points they will not care, but if AA sees a big amount they will not be happy and stop it. I dont know if its done manually or by computer
I'd be shocked if transfers were manually processed.

More likely is that every program automatically credits miles that are report by Starwood weekly.  Some programs automatically check for name mismatches and others don't.

For AA it seems like the computer does check for last name mismatches.  If the last name matches it goes through.  If it doesn't it will get stuck in limbo along with Leonardo Dicaprio.
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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #98 on: March 07, 2011, 05:16:49 PM »
If it doesn't it will get stuck in limbo along with Leonardo Dicaprio.
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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #99 on: March 07, 2011, 05:22:25 PM »
Well that's not 100% for sure
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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #100 on: March 12, 2011, 09:46:32 PM »
United, different first and last name, went through on the 2nd saturday. (10 days) backdated to original transfer date

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #101 on: March 16, 2011, 08:24:13 AM »
AA different 1st name, same last name, transfered on thursday, went through wednesday. it was only 2500 to top off the account. im actually a little annoyed it went through... when it was monday night and it hadnt gone through i called aadvantage and spg they both told me it wouldnt go through and the my spg account will be credited back which i was then counting on...

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #102 on: March 21, 2011, 09:37:42 AM »
hi i transferd spg points last week monday to ANA and its still not showing up what can i do they put my tickets on hold till today 3 if i dont have it they will cancel my tickets

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #103 on: March 21, 2011, 10:47:42 AM »
and as per spg it is redeem and ana is saying they dont see it

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #104 on: March 21, 2011, 01:11:11 PM »
hi i transferd spg points last week monday to ANA and its still not showing up what can i do they put my tickets on hold till today 3 if i dont have it they will cancel my tickets
ANA allowed you to put tickets on HOLD without points in the account?
For how long? where there any special circustances?