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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 #640 on: December 30, 2015, 01:01:17 PM »
Just initiated a SPG>JAL transfer. Will either SPG or JAL notify by email once it's complete, or do I just have to keep checking?

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #641 on: December 30, 2015, 01:18:34 PM »
Any recent updates on transfer time to M&M/LH?
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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #642 on: December 31, 2015, 09:44:17 AM »
Any recent updates on transfer time to M&M/LH?
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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #643 on: December 31, 2015, 11:33:50 PM »
Does Spg to ba names must match?

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #644 on: December 31, 2015, 11:37:41 PM »
Transferring spg to ba is deserving of capital punishment :o

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #645 on: January 01, 2016, 12:10:20 AM »
Transferring spg to ba is deserving of capital punishment :o

I dont agree with this statement.. not an even transfer from MR & SPG rates are close to chase UR rates these days + SPG you get 25% more.. Not everyone buys miles from the street for cheap (BA) some people want it in their acct

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #646 on: January 01, 2016, 12:25:13 AM »
Just looking for the answer please if anyone know is Spg to ba mismatching works?

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #647 on: January 01, 2016, 12:25:27 AM »
Does Spg to ba names must match?

I *think* the only 2 that didn't need to match were US Airways & Air Canada. Times have changed.. US Airways is gone & Air Canada I wouldnt transfer in non matching names.. Ive heard too many stories.

But to answer your question it does need to match

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #648 on: January 03, 2016, 06:21:47 PM »
Alaska transfer took 2 business days. Anyone know if i need to buy 5k more why the system is not recognizing me? do i need to be active for a period of time before buying additional miles?

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #649 on: January 03, 2016, 08:33:07 PM »
Alaska transfer took 2 business days.
When did you transfer?
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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #650 on: January 03, 2016, 08:33:50 PM »
Any recent updates on transfer time to M&M/LH?
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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #651 on: January 03, 2016, 08:52:32 PM »
Starwood now transfers to A3. Pretty good news.

Any sweet spot or A3 value that I might be missing

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #652 on: January 03, 2016, 10:15:16 PM »
When did you transfer?
12/27, 28, and 29th

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #653 on: January 03, 2016, 10:29:15 PM »
12/27, 28, and 29th
Did you see the transfer from the 27th in your account on the 29th - 30?
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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #654 on: January 03, 2016, 10:37:10 PM »
Did you see the transfer from the 27th in your account on the 29th - 30?
yes

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #655 on: January 03, 2016, 10:38:04 PM »

I'll try once more, BUMP
it toke me 3 days and was weekend !

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #656 on: January 03, 2016, 10:44:54 PM »
yes
Interesting, supposed to be only on the 1st and 15th.
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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #657 on: January 03, 2016, 11:14:03 PM »
Interesting, supposed to be only on the 1st and 15th.
it used to be that way along time ago.

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #658 on: January 03, 2016, 11:36:35 PM »
it used to be that way along time ago.
WIKI needs an update.
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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #659 on: January 04, 2016, 12:09:03 AM »
Any sweet spot or A3 value that I might be missing

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