Marriott Transfer Partners & How to Use Them

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As of August 18, 2018, the Marriott and Starwood programs have combined with a new slate of airline transfer partners: 44 in all!

Marriott Rewards Airline Transfers

The great news is that the airline transfer ratio and bonus miles of Starwood have been preserved.

1 SPG point = 3 Marriott points. Formerly, the transfer ratio was 20,000 SPG points = 20,000 airline miles + 5,000 bonus miles.

So now, this has been replaced with 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 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.

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.

Earning Marriott points

American Express and Chase both offer Marriott and SPG credit cards.

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

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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8 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!

  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)

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