Marriott Transfer Partners & How to Use Them

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The new Marriott Bonvoy has 44 airline transfer partners in all!

Marriott Rewards Airline Transfers

60,000 Marriott points = 20,000 airline miles + 5,000 bonus miles.

This rate applies for 41 airlines, and 3 other airlines transfer at separate rates:

  • United MileagePlus receives a 10% bonus: 60,000 Marriott points = 27,500 miles
  • JetBlue TrueBlue transfers at 6:1, so 60,000 Marriott points = 12,500 points
  • Air New Zealand Airpoints transfers at 200:1, so 60,000 Marriott points = 325 points

Marriott RewardsPlus Transfer Bonus

To learn more about Marriott, see our Marriott Bonvoy program guide, plus how to earn and redeem Marriott points.

In this article, we’ll lay out all of Marriott’s airline transfer partners and discuss how to transfer Marriott points to airlines.

Earning Marriott points

American Express and Chase both offer Marriott credit cards.

Marriott Bonvoy Boundless™ Credit Card - for a limited time, earn 100,000 bonus points after spending $5,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. Get automatic silver elite status each account anniversary year; and a free night award (valued up to 35,000 points) every year after account anniversary.
Marriott Bonvoy Business™ American Express® Card - earn 75,000 bonus points when you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months of account opening. A solid card for business owners who will get complimentary Marriott Bonvoy silver elite status. Annual fee is $125. For rates and fees of the Bonvoy Business Card, click here.

To earn Marriott points from hotel stays, travel partners, shopping partners, and more — see our guide to earning lots of Marriott points.

Marriott Airline Transfer Partners

Of all the transferable points programs, Marriott easily provides the most airline transfer partners. You can transfer Marriott points to most of these partners at a 3:1 ratio, but some transfer at a different rate — so be aware of that before submitting a transfer!

Marriott Transfer PartnerMin TransferTransfer Ratio (Marriott > Partner)Bonus Airline Miles
for every 60k Marriott Points Transferred
Transfer Time (based on pre-merger reports)
Aegean Airlines Miles+Bonus3,0003:15,00010 days
Aeroflot Bonus3,0003:15,000unknown
AeroMexico Club Premier3,0003:15,0002 days
Air Canada Aeroplan3,0003:15,0005 days
Air China Phoenix Miles3,0003:15,0005 days
Air France/KLM Flying Blue3,0003:15,0001 day
Air New Zealand Airpoints3,000200:1252 days
Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan3,0003:15,0002 days
Alitalia MilleMiglia3,0003:15,000unknown
ANA Mileage Club3,0003:15,0007 days
American Airlines AAdvantage3,0003:15,0002 days
Asiana Airlines Asiana Club3,0003:15,00010 days
Avianca Airlines Lifemiles3,0003:15,000unknown
British Airways Executive Club3,0003:15,0001 day
Cathay Pacific Asia Miles3,0003:15,00010 days
China Eastern Airlines Eastern Miles3,0003:15,000unknown
China Southern Airlines3,0003:15,0003 days
Copa Airlines ConnectMiles3,0003:15,000unknown
Delta Air Lines SkyMiles3,0003:15,0002 days
Emirates Skywards3,0003:15,0006 days
Etihad Guest3,0003:15,0005 days
Frontier Airlines MyFrontier3,0003:15,000unknown
Gol Smiles3,000unknown5,000unknown
Hainan Airlines Fortune Wings3,0003:15,000unknown
Hawaiian Airlines HawaiianMiles3,0003:15,0002 days
Iberia Plus3,0003:15,0006 days
Japan Airlines JAL Mileage Bank3,0003:15,0007 days
Jet Airways JetPrivilege3,0003:15,000unknown
JetBlue TrueBlue3,0006:12,5001 day
Korean Air SKYPASS3,0003:15,0007 days
LATAM Airlines LATAM Pass3,0003:15,0002 days
Lufthansa Miles & More3,0003:15,0006 days
Qantas Frequent Flyer3,0003:15,0006 days
Qatar Airways Privilege Club3,0003:15,0006 days
Saudi Arabian Airlines Alfursan3,0003:15,000unknown
Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer3,0003:15,0006 days
South African Airways Voyager3,0003:15,000unknown
Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards3,0003:15,0002 days
TAP Air Portugal3,0003:15,000unknown
Thai Airways Royal Orchid Plus3,0003:15,00010 days
Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles3,0003:15,000unknown
United MileagePlus3,0003:1.15,5002 days
Virgin Atlantic Flying Club3,0003:15,0001 day
Virgin Australia Velocity3,0003:15,0002 days

How to Transfer Marriott Points to Airline Partners

Transfer Marriott points to airline miles here.

Marriott Rewards Airline Transfer Example

Minimum transfer is 3,000 Marriott points.

You can transfer up to 240,000 Marriott points per day.

Marriott Transfer Bonuses

Occasionally Marriott may offer a transfer bonus for select airlines. This is an ideal time to transfer points to get the most value out of them, however I would still only transfer points if you have a specific redemption in mind.

History of Marriott Transfer Bonuses

Airline PartnerTransfer BonusEnd Date
Aeroplan (targeted)35%4/22/2019
British Airways or Iberia Avios30%3/31/2019
Virgin Australia15%11/30/2018
United30%11/30/2018
Etihad20%10/31/2018
Aeroplan35%9/17/2018
American Airlines25%5/31/2018
Avianca25%5/6/2018
Air Canada Aeroplan25%4/16/2018
Etihad20%3/31/2018
British Airways35%3/31/2018
Asia Miles50%12/31/2017
Air Canada30%12/11/2017
American Airlines30%12/5/2017
United30%11/30/2017
British Airways35%10/31/2017
Air Canada25%8/21/2017
Etihad20%4/30/2017

Hot Tip: Another way to transfer Marriott points into airline miles is to purchase a Marriott Hotel + Air Travel Package. These packages consist of a 7 night hotel stay plus a stash of airline miles.

Redeeming Marriott Points

Wherever you are traveling, Marriott points can provide amazing value when redeemed for hotel stays or transferred to airlines.

It’s no surprise that Marriott points are the favorites of many travelers.

Final Thoughts

Marriott stands apart from hotel points programs for not only providing great award stay opportunities at its hotels; they also have great airline transfer options — by far the best offered by any hotel program.


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Alex Miller

About Alex Miller

Alex has been traveling for over 25 years and from a young age was lucky enough to set out on numerous family trips all over the world, which gave him the travel bug. Alex has since earned millions of travel points and miles, mainly through maximizing credit card sign-up bonuses and taking every opportunity to earn the most points possible on each dollar spent.

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28 comments

  1. Mark Bandawat · August 23, 2018 · Reply

    “Air New Zealand Airpoints transfers at 200:1, so 60,000 Marriott points = 325 points”

    Your math regarding the total Air New Zealand Airpoint dollars is correct. I just wanted to clarify to more folks would understand how Marriott determined the transfer ratio for Air New Zelaand. That’s all.

    Actually Air New Zealand transfers at 1:200 per 3,000, which is 1:0.005 x 3,000 = 15 Airpoint dollars
    All the Other Airlines except Air NZ and JetBlue transfer get you 1,000 Miles for every 3,000 Marriot Rewards Points & 1,000 Miles x 25 [25,000 Miles] for every 60,000 Marriot Points, the total Air NZ Airpoint dollars would be to take 15 Airpoint Dollars * 20 [300 AirPoint Dollars] for every 60,000 Marriot Points; 60,000 Marriot Points/300 Airpoint Dollars = 200 maintaining the 200:1 ratio for Air New Zealand. For every 60,000 Marriot Points you transfer to Air New Zealand, the writer is correct you’ll get 25 additional Airpoints to the 300 Airpoints making it 325 Airpoints.

    • Toby Plumb · August 24, 2018 · Reply

      @Mark Bandawat – thank you for the detailed expansion on the math. BTW, any special values with Airpoints for the Auckland-Niue route beyond the regular dollar cost per Airpoint? Any Star Alliance program that ever has availability? We’ve been checking for years on only ever seen one seat that may have been bookable via United MileagePlus (though a lot of phantom availability lately shows on connecting itineraries).

  2. I transferred 240,000 Marriott points to ANA. 9/20 – 10/09 (19 days)

    • Wow, thank you for the data Jasmine. We will research this further to see if it’s the “new normal” from transferring Marriott > ANA.

      • If you refer to 3.11.c of the terms and conditions 9https://www.marriott.com/loyalty/terms/default.mi#redeem) they are saying to allow 6 weeks for the transfer to be completed.

        I initiated a transfer to Aeroplan (Air Canada) on Oct 14, 2018 and it’s not completed yet. I will respond with actual process date.

        Chris

        • Hey Chris, we’d love to hear your results as we’ve found what they state in their T&C’s can be vastly different to reality. In other words, if it only takes 5-6 days vs the 6 weeks posted, we definitely want to let people know as it could mean the difference between trying to book a ticket or not. Interested to hear your outcome. Cheers!

          • So transferred 60k Bonvoy points on 7/13 and they showed up, with the bonus, within 48 hours. Transferred 70k a few days later, 7/17 to redeem for upgrades on Cathay, still haven’t gone through and we leave tonight. Based on other blog posts I have little hope of resolving the issue with Bonvoy. Marriott says allow up to six weeks but their inconsistency across the board makes me reluctant to trust anything they promise.

        • Chris,
          Can you update on how long it took for your spg/marriott points to reach Aeroplan?
          I’ve been impatiently waiting for a transfer to book my return airline ticket for mid Jan (we already booked the sweetest departure possible on Swiss Air!). 😉
          Thanks in advance! Erika

  3. Chris G. · November 12, 2018 · Reply

    I thought I’d share my experience with Aeroflot Bonus since you don’t currently show transfer times in your chart.

    Transferred 120,000 Marriott points to Aeroflot Bonus on Sunday October 21, 2018.
    Posted 50,000 miles to Aeroflot Bonus on Thursday, November 8, 2018.

    Miles were posted in two transactions:
    Oct 20: 10,000 miles (transfer bonus)
    Oct 21: 40,000 miles (base transfer)

  4. I am looking into using points for an upgrade from Aeroflot premium economy to business. If I transfer points from Chase Ultimate Rewards to Marriott, can I then transfer from Marriott to Aeroflot? Or are points transferred from Chase to Marriott then restricted for Marriott use? I wish Aeroflot was a direct transfer partner within Chase Ultimate Rewards but it’s not.

  5. Best way to keep AS miles alive? I just tweeted them, they added 1 mile to my account…problem solved

    • James Larounis · February 26, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Robert! That’s a fantastic solution. The folks at Alaska Airways are usually really great about finding some ways to keep your miles alive, so glad they could help you do that in this instance!

  6. Israel Schwebel · March 1, 2019 · Reply

    Hi, I’ve transferred two times to Aegean. Not sure how long it took the first time but just did a transfer this week on Monday night and by Thursday they were in my account. So I’d say less than 5 days.

  7. Enrico · March 22, 2019 · Reply

    Asiana Club took a couple weeks from Marriott but the bonus miles haven’t posted on Asiana yet.

  8. Alessandro · March 28, 2019 · Reply

    I transferred some points to JAL more than 6 weeks ago, still no sign of the miles…before with SPG was a very easy operation, now it’s a nightmare.

    • Wow Alessandro, that’s WAY too long and I’m sorry to hear about that. If you haven’t already, I’d call Marriott and get them to look into this ASAP.

  9. April Johnson · July 29, 2019 · Reply

    Do you have any data points on how long bonus points on Marriott take to post after meeting the spending requirement?

    • Hi April,

      Your points should post after the statement in which you met the spend requirement closes. Thanks for reading!

  10. Donald T Morgan · August 21, 2019 · Reply

    Transferred 96k points from Marriott to TAP Portugal 10 days ago. TAP says they haven’t received them. In my opinion, these delays kind of makes Marriott airline transfers useless with respect to specific award flights. And the delays seem to vary greatly from airline to airline too. Since their large number of airline partners is the reason I use the Marriott credit card, I think that I’m going to stop earning points with them and just pick an airline to prospectively transfer all the points to and hope for the best.

    • Andrew Kunesh · August 21, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Donald, we’ve also seen reports of certain Marriott transfers taking longer than the standard 1-2 days. Unfortunately, it’s difficult to predict when this happens, and we completely understand your frustration. We recommend staying in communication with Marriott to monitor the situation. Thanks and best of luck!

    • Donald – Have you gotten an update? We tried to transfer on August 14 and still haven’t gotten them. I did a United transfer and it only took a few days. I have a TAP flight that I need to book for 10/20 and am getting really annoyed that I haven’t received yet. I’ve submitted emails through the website with no response. I guess I will try calling next. We tried contacting Bonvoy and they said they couldn’t do anything and to go to TAP.

  11. Stefanie · October 10, 2019 · Reply

    If I convert Marriott points to Delta miles, will these converted miles count as MQM to help me meet the mileage criteria for Silver? I have the dollar amounts necessary for MQD but need more miles to get to Silver.

    • Hi Stefanie,

      No, those converted miles will not count towards MQM qualification. The only way to earn MQMs is through flying or with one of the co-branded Delta Amex cards that offer the status boost benefit.

      Thanks for reading!

  12. Josh Tandberg · October 15, 2019 · Reply

    When compared to any other credit card point/mile system the Marriott miles are next to worthless. I regret opening this card. The points portal website is almost as worthless as the points themselves (our server is having trouble. please try again). Do yourself a favor and steer clear of this card.

  13. I transferred 120k Bonvoy points to Virgin Atlantic’s Flying club, but contrary to most travel site’s indication, the transfer still hasn’t gone through after six days.
    Their customer service told me yesterday that it can take up to ten days.

    I read another person said she waited like five weeks due to some internal problem Marriott had. Hopefully no one else will have this problem.

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