Marriott Bonvoy Airline Transfer Partners and How to Use Them [2020]

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The Marriott Bonvoy rewards program has more than 40 airline transfer partners — the most of any transferable rewards program in the world!

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

Earning Marriott Bonvoy Points

American Express and Chase both offer Marriott Bonvoy credit cards, and regardless of the card you select, you’ll enjoy complimentary Marriott Bonvoy Elite status.

Marriott Bonvoy Boundless™ Credit Card - Earn 5 Free Nights 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. Plus, earn 6X points per $1 at over 7,000 participating Marriott Bonvoy hotels, and 2X points per $1 on all other purchases. Annual Fee is $95.
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Earn 6x per $1 at participating Marriott Bonvoy hotels plus 3x at U.S. restaurants and flights booked directly with airlines. Annual fee is $450. Terms Apply. For rates and fees of the Bonvoy Brilliant card, click here.

To earn Marriott Bonvoy points from hotel stays, travel partners, shopping partners, and more, see our guide to earning lots of Marriott Bonvoy points. With the proper strategy, you can be on your way to earning 100,000+ Marriott Bonvoy points in 90 days!

Marriott Bonvoy Airline Transfer Partners

Of all the transferable points programs, Marriott Bonvoy easily provides the most airline transfer partners. You can transfer Marriott Bonvoy 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 Bonvoy transfer points
Image Credit: Marriott Bonvoy

For most of the partners, 60,000 Marriott Bonvoy points = 20,000 airline miles + 5,000 bonus miles.

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

  • United MileagePlus transfers at 3:1.1, so 60,000 Marriott Bonvoy points = 27,500 miles
  • JetBlue TrueBlue transfers at 6:1, so 60,000 Marriott Bonvoy points = 12,500 points
  • Air New Zealand Airpoints transfers at 200:1, so 60,000 Marriott Bonvoy points = 325 points
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+Bonus3,0003:15,0003 days
Aer Lingus Aeroclub3,0003:15,000unknown
Aeroflot Bonus3,0003:15,00020 days
AeroMexico Club Premier3,0003:15,0004 days
Air Canada Aeroplan3,0003:15,0005 days
Air China PhoenixMiles3,0003:15,0005 days
Air France/KLM Flying Blue3,0003:15,0003 day
Air New Zealand Airpoints3,000200:1251 day
Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan3,0003:15,0004 days
Alitalia MilleMiglia3,0003:15,0007 days
ANA Mileage Club3,0003:15,0004 days
American Airlines AAdvantage3,0003:15,0002 days
Asiana Airlines Asiana Club3,0003:15,0004 days
Avianca Airlines LifeMiles3,0003:15,0001 day
British Airways Executive Club3,0003:15,0003 days
Cathay Pacific Asia Miles3,0003:15,0005 days
China Southern Airlines Sky Pearl Club3,0003:15,0003 days
Copa Airlines ConnectMiles3,0003:15,0003 days
Delta Air Lines SkyMiles3,0003:15,0001 day
Emirates Skywards3,0003:15,0003 days
Etihad Guest3,0003:15,0003 days
FRONITER Miles3,0003:15,000unknown
Hainan Airlines Fortune Wings Club3,0003:15,0008 days
Hawaiian Airlines HawaiianMiles3,0003:15,0001 day
Iberia Plus3,0003:15,0001 day
Japan Airlines JAL Mileage Bank3,0003:15,0002 days
InterMiles3,0003:15,000unknown
JetBlue TrueBlue3,0006:12,5001 day
Korean Air SKYPASS3,0003:15,0002 days
LATAM Airlines Multiplus Fidelidade3,0003:15,0002 days
Lufthansa Miles & More3,0003:15,0006 days
Qantas Frequent Flyer3,0003:15,0002 days
Qatar Airways Privilege Club3,0003:15,0003 days
Saudi Arabian Airlines Alfursan3,0003:15,000unknown
Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer3,0003:15,0002 days
South African Airways Voyager3,0003:15,0003 days
Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards3,0003:15,0001 day
TAP Air Portugal Miles&Go3,0003:15,000unknown
Thai Airways Royal Orchid Plus3,0003:15,0004 days
Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles3,0003:15,000unknown
United MileagePlus3,0003:1.15,5003 days
Virgin Australia Velocity Frequent Flyer3,0003:15,0002 days
Virgin Australia Velocity3,0003:15,0001 day
Vueling Club3,0003:15,000

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

How to Transfer Marriott Bonvoy Points to Airline Partners

Transfer Marriott Bonvoy points to airline miles here.

Select the program you want to transfer points to, enter your frequent flyer number and the number of points you want to convert, and click Continue.

Marriott Rewards Airline Transfer Example
Image Credit: Marriott Bonvoy

The minimum transfer is 3,000 Marriott Bonvoy points and you can transfer up to 240,000 points per day.

Marriott Bonvoy Transfer Bonuses

Occasionally Marriott Bonvoy 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, we would recommend only transferring points when you have a specific redemption in mind.

History of Marriott Bonvoy Transfer Bonuses

Airline PartnerTransfer BonusEnd Date
United Airlines30%January 30, 2020
American Airlines25%October 30, 2019
Aeroplan30%September 25, 2019
Aeroplan (targeted)35%April 22, 2019
British Airways or Iberia Avios30%March 31, 2019
Virgin Australia15%November 30, 2018
United30%November 30, 2018
Etihad20%October 31, 2018
Aeroplan35%September 17, 2018
American Airlines25%May 31, 2018
Avianca25%May 6, 2018
Air Canada Aeroplan25%April 16, 2018
Etihad20%March 31, 2018
British Airways35%March 31, 2018
Asia Miles50%December 31, 2017
Air Canada30%December 11, 2017
American Airlines30%December 5, 2017
British Airways35%October 31, 2017
Air Canada25%August 21, 2017
Etihad20%April 30, 2017

Hot Tip: Another way to transfer Marriott Bonvoy 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 Bonvoy Points

It’s no surprise that Marriott Bonvoy points are the favorites of many travelers. Wherever you are traveling, Marriott Bonvoy points can provide amazing value when redeemed for hotel stays at one of its 32 brands or transferred to airlines.

Our guide to the best ways to use 10,000 (or fewer) Marriott Bonvoy points discusses alternate redemption options, including transferring points to another member, donating points to charity, or redeeming points for merchandise.

Bottom Line: We recommend steering clear of merchandise and gift card redemptions and focusing on travel rewards to get a reasonable value from your points.

Final Thoughts

Marriott Bonvoy stands apart from hotel loyalty programs like World of Hyatt and IHG Rewards Club by offering great airline transfer options — by far the best offered by any hotel program.

With so much value to be had across over 40 airline partners and great award stay opportunities at its hotels, Marriott Bonvoy points are among the most valuable rewards points in the world.


Frequently asked questions

What airlines can Marriott Bonvoy points be used for?

There are multiple different airline partners that you’re able to transfer your Marriott Bonvoy points to. Refer to our table in this post for the most up to date transfer partners!

Can you transfer your Marriott Bonvoy points to another person?

Marriott Bonvoy will allow you to transfer points between any 2 members. so you’re not limited to just your spouse or family member.

Can you merge 2 Marriott Bonvoy accounts?

Yes, simply contact Marriott Bonvoy and provide them with the 2 account numbers that you would like merged and they will take care of it.

Can you transfer points from an airline to Marriott Bonvoy?

You cannot transfer miles or points from an airline to Marriott Bonvoy points. You also cannot get back any Marriott Bonvoy points that you have already transferred to an airline partner — all transfers are final.

Do Marriott Bonvoy points expire?

Marriott Bonvoy points expire after 24 months of no account activity.

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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30 comments

  1. Mark Bandawat August 23, 2018

    “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.

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    • @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).

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

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

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      • 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

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        • 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!

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          • 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

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  3. 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)

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  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.

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

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    • 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!

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  6. Israel Schwebel March 1, 2019

    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.

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

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  8. Alessandro March 28, 2019

    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.

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    • 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.

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  9. April Johnson July 29, 2019

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

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  10. Donald T Morgan August 21, 2019

    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.

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    • 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!

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    • 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.

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  11. 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.

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    • 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!

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  12. Josh Tandberg October 15, 2019

    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.

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  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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  14. Most sites I’m seeing say transferring Marriott BonVoy points to Delta miles takes less than 24 hours. It’s been 24 hours but nothing. What are you seeing at this time for a turnaround?

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    • Hi Chris. As we mentioned in the article, you can expect the process to take 2 days. However, Marriott Rewards states that the official timeframe for transfers is “In most cases, Miles will be posted to your account within one (1) week.” So somewhere between the 2 timeframes might be realistic.

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