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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 #840 on: August 01, 2019, 11:29:43 PM »
Update: Transferred Sunday morning, got confirmation email on Monday morning, was in my UA account Moetzei Shabbos.
Wow, transferred marriot -United on Monday, Tues, Wed, and Thurs. Nothing came yet

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #841 on: August 01, 2019, 11:48:19 PM »
Wow, transferred marriot -United on Monday, Tues, Wed, and Thurs. Nothing came yet
Call UA and inquire. It usually takes 2 days. First call Marriott and ask them for Cert#.
I had with EY recently and bugging them helped.
Always praying for delayed baggage.

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #842 on: August 01, 2019, 11:50:42 PM »
Call UA and inquire. It usually takes 2 days.
I had with EY recently and bugging them helped.
UA not marriot?

Any specific number to call?

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #843 on: August 01, 2019, 11:56:31 PM »
Call UA and inquire. It usually takes 2 days. First call Marriott and ask them for Cert#.
I had with EY recently and bugging them helped.
I see 2 or 3 of the most recent transfers mt-ua on flyertalk of it taking 5-7 days. Those are the latest confirmed transfers.


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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #844 on: August 01, 2019, 11:57:10 PM »
UA not marriot?

Any specific number to call?
If you call Marriott they will give you a cert #. Once you have the certificate # contact UA and provide them with info and you can tell them Marriot said it should've gone through.

Never had with UA but MAYBE try the online contact form.
Always praying for delayed baggage.

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #845 on: August 01, 2019, 11:57:34 PM »
I see 2 or 3 of the most recent transfers mt-ua on flyertalk of it taking 5-7 days. Those are the latest confirmed transfers.
So maybe wait a bit.....
Always praying for delayed baggage.

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #846 on: August 01, 2019, 11:58:02 PM »
If you call Marriott they will give you a cert #. Once you have the certificate # contact UA and provide them with info and you can tell them Marriot said it should've gone through.

Never had with UA but MAYBE try the online contact form.
Thanks, will report back tomorrow.

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #847 on: August 01, 2019, 11:58:42 PM »
So maybe wait a bit.....
Can't I have a ticket on hold set to expire in 2 days.

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #848 on: August 02, 2019, 12:10:01 AM »
Thanks, will report back tomorrow.
Took 6 business days for me.

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #849 on: August 02, 2019, 12:18:37 AM »
Can't I have a ticket on hold set to expire in 2 days.
How is it on hold?
Always praying for delayed baggage.

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #850 on: August 02, 2019, 09:03:37 AM »
How is it on hold?
I paid for fare lock

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #851 on: August 02, 2019, 09:03:58 AM »
How is it on hold?
Ugh that's a pain

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #852 on: August 02, 2019, 03:41:49 PM »
Took 6 business days for me.
According to a marriot supervisor and points specialist marriot-united now takes a minimum of 7 days.

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #853 on: August 04, 2019, 07:45:24 PM »
According to a marriot supervisor and points specialist marriot-united now takes a minimum of 7 days.
The transfer from 7/29 just hit today mt-ua

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #854 on: August 07, 2019, 03:24:34 PM »
Anyone transfer to Miles and more recently?

I have.

marriott doesnt transfer to m&m anymore.

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #855 on: August 21, 2019, 04:25:49 PM »
Not sure if an error or nothing new but I transferred points to United rate is suppose to be 3-1.1.
For some reason it gives you the extra .1 on the Marriott 5K points as well/

Transfered 120K Marriot= 44,000 United
Marriott extra 5K=           11,000

Its only 1K but on a larger transfer it can add up.

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #856 on: August 21, 2019, 05:04:48 PM »
Not sure if an error or nothing new but I transferred points to United rate is suppose to be 3-1.1.
For some reason it gives you the extra .1 on the Marriott 5K points as well/

Transfered 120K Marriot= 44,000 United
Marriott extra 5K=           11,000

Its only 1K but on a larger transfer it can add up.
On United transfers you get an extra 10%.
Always praying for delayed baggage.

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Re: Starwood Starpoints Transfer To Airline Miles Master Thread
« Reply #857 on: December 09, 2019, 04:17:45 PM »
I noticed that transferring Marriott points to an airline does count as account activity, and extends the expiration date. Not as mentioned on DDMS on the expiration master post chart.