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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 #620 on: October 07, 2015, 12:16:29 PM »
Are you sure it's not the 50% bonus, which would give you 500 TOTAL SPG points per 1k MR?

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #621 on: October 07, 2015, 12:16:59 PM »
Are you sure it's not the 50% bonus, which would give you 500 TOTAL SPG points per 1k MR?
Correct. I misread the info.
http://thepointsguy.com/2015/10/bonus-transfer-amex-to-spg/

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #622 on: October 21, 2015, 03:53:09 PM »
I currently have about 70k SPG points. In the two years I've been travelling since getting into "The Hobby"  :P I have yet to stay at a Starwood property (I've done IHG and Marriott twice each).

I have been contemplating flying LH F from TLV-JFK, and know that availability is better when using M&M (85k points + taxes), though definitely not that rare when using *A points. Is it foolish to transfer my SPG stash to M&M for that possibility?

I know that SPG is viewed very favorably on this board, so I ask the question carefully. Is it just coincidental that I haven't used any SPG points yet?

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #623 on: October 21, 2015, 05:28:05 PM »
I currently have about 70k SPG points. In the two years I've been travelling since getting into "The Hobby"  :P I have yet to stay at a Starwood property (I've done IHG and Marriott twice each).

I have been contemplating flying LH F from TLV-JFK, and know that availability is better when using M&M (85k points + taxes), though definitely not that rare when using *A points. Is it foolish to transfer my SPG stash to M&M for that possibility?

I know that SPG is viewed very favorably on this board, so I ask the question carefully. Is it just coincidental that I haven't used any SPG points yet?
IMO that is very foolish. It's extremely easy to book LH F using 75k SQ when you book 2 weeks or less before departure.

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #624 on: October 21, 2015, 09:31:08 PM »
IMO that is very foolish. It's extremely easy to book LH F using 75k SQ when you book 2 weeks or less before departure.
How about the difference in yq?

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #625 on: October 22, 2015, 12:59:48 AM »
How about the difference in yq?
There's no difference.

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #626 on: October 22, 2015, 06:27:55 AM »
There's no difference.
I must be doing something wrong then, M&M prices out yq at roughly  $250, and SQ in the $700-800 range.

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #627 on: October 22, 2015, 06:34:13 AM »
I must be doing something wrong then, M&M prices out yq at roughly  $250, and SQ in the $700-800 range.
TLV-NYC? Doesn't make sense at all, it should be about $390 SGD which is $280 USD.

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #628 on: October 22, 2015, 06:38:11 AM »
TLV-NYC? Doesn't make sense at all, it should be about $390 SGD which is $280 USD.
Thanx alot.

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #629 on: October 22, 2015, 06:54:41 AM »
TLV-NYC? Doesn't make sense at all, it should be about $390 SGD which is $280 USD.
LH or SQ?

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #630 on: October 22, 2015, 07:30:28 AM »

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #631 on: October 22, 2015, 07:32:39 AM »

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #632 on: October 25, 2015, 12:43:10 AM »
Transferring to SQ, do the last names need to match?

I've seen reports that the first name doesn't need to match and the fact that people post that the first name doesn't need to match implies that the last name does, but I figured I'd ask to be sure.
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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #633 on: November 24, 2015, 08:40:47 PM »
How long does it take to transfer to Korean?
Do names need to match?
Have you ever gotten an answer to this?
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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #634 on: November 24, 2015, 08:41:38 PM »
Have you ever gotten an answer to this?
No

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #636 on: November 24, 2015, 08:43:37 PM »
did u ever try?
No, transferred UR in the end

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #637 on: November 24, 2015, 08:48:37 PM »
No, transferred UR in the end
Thats where i am stuck....its gotten a lot harder from UR
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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #638 on: December 10, 2015, 01:20:49 PM »
Starwood now transfers to A3. Pretty good news.

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #639 on: December 10, 2015, 01:38:00 PM »
Starwood now transfers to A3. Pretty good news.
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