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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 #825 on: October 29, 2018, 03:41:22 PM »
Apologies if this is the wrong thread, seemed like the most likely place to post.

I found the UA flight from TLV-LAX that I wanted and transferred the points to Marriott when UA offered a 72 hour hold.

I wasn't able to call UA before it expired because of a medical emergency, but it's now 6 days out and still no points, and the price of the flight went up (of course). I called UA and begged, and convinced them to give me another 48 hours (phew).

Marriott told me that I should expect the points to hit tonight or tomorrow AM. Assuming they miss that deadline, is there a number I can call or a technique I'm missing to get these miles moved over? It's extremely frustrating that Marriott takes so long, especially when others like Chase/Amex are relatively instant.

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #826 on: October 29, 2018, 03:59:14 PM »
When transferring Starwood to AA, it says that only one transfer is permitted per 24 hours - attempting a second transfer within 24 hours will result in it being rejected. Is that strictly enforced? Or as long as it's a different calendar day, it's fine?
This policy has NOT followed to Marriott. Made 3 transfers all on the same Sunday, one right after the other. Only problem is the AA miles didn't post until the following Monday. The Marriott Rep said all of the transfers take place on Monday so for whatever reason mine didn't make it.

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #827 on: November 12, 2018, 11:40:32 AM »
how long does it take to transfer from Marriott to flying blue?

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #828 on: November 14, 2018, 12:19:12 PM »
how long does it take to transfer from Marriott to flying blue?
anyone know?

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #829 on: November 14, 2018, 03:25:39 PM »
anyone know?

All I can tell you is that I recently did transfers to United and Qantas, and both took 6 days.

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #830 on: November 20, 2018, 04:30:05 PM »
Any and all help would be appreciated. Anybody know off hand what's the best way to get a ticket to FLL in January using SPG points now that it's Marriot? Is it even possible?

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #831 on: November 22, 2018, 07:55:42 PM »
anyone know?
Well it took over a week and I only got 20000 for 60000... there's no 5K bonus anymore?

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #832 on: November 22, 2018, 11:24:08 PM »
Well it took over a week and I only got 20000 for 60000... there's no 5K bonus anymore?
the main transfer page says 5000 bonus but when i went to the airline specific page to start a transfer, i input 60 and it only calculated 20 and said nothing about the 5k bonus

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #833 on: November 22, 2018, 11:26:09 PM »
Well it took over a week and I only got 20000 for 60000... there's no 5K bonus anymore?

There is. Contact Marriott to fix it for you.

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #834 on: January 10, 2019, 11:40:52 AM »
Did anyone do Marriott to TK recently? how long did it take?

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #835 on: January 10, 2019, 07:21:59 PM »
Did the 'names matching' policy carry over to marriott? or is that now laxer?

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #836 on: January 12, 2019, 07:17:31 PM »
Did anyone do Marriott to TK recently? how long did it take?
DP: transferred on Thursday 01/10 and the points are already in the account.