Marriott Transfer Bonus Ending Soon for 3 Airlines

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Marriott Transfer Bonus Ending Soon for 3 Airlines

When Marriott took over the Starwood Preferred Guest program, it kept some of its popular features. One of those feature was the transfer bonus.

Transferring 20,000 SPG points would get you 20,000 airline miles and a 5,000 miles bonus. After Marriott took over, SPG points converted 1:3 to Marriott points. The transfer bonus remained the same as you would get 5,000 bonus miles for transferring 60,000 points to 20,000 airline miles.

But now Marriott has announced that the bonus is ending soon for some popular airlines. An email from Marriott, titled “Points-to-Miles Benefits Update”, says:

Beginning October 31, 2022, the 5,000 bonus points-to-miles incentive with American Airlines will end. However, the everyday benefits you’re accustomed to receiving will continue, and you can still convert points to miles on a 3:1 basis.

But View from the Wing reports that it’s not just American Airlines. The transfer bonus will end on the same date for Delta SkyMiles and Avianca LifeMiles as well.

Conclusion

If you are planning to transfer Marriott Bonvoy points to any of these airlines, then you should do so before the end of the month to get the added bonus.

For now only the three airlines mentioned above are affected. But it wouldn’t be surprising to see more transfer partners added to the list later on.

Do you prefer transferring Marriott points to airline partners instead of redeeming them for stays? Let us know in the comments!

DDG
DDGhttp://dannydealguru.com
Based in NYC. Points/miles enthusiast for years and actively writing about it for the last 6+ years at Danny the Deal Guru. I'm always looking out for deals. Making a few bucks is always nice, but the traveling is by far the best part of this business.

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  1. @James – My math I value Marriott points at .7 (I know some use .6) and AA at 1.4 cents each so, using that 60,000 Marriott points equal $420 and the 25,000 AA miles you would get equal $350 so it didn’t make sense (at least to me) to EVER transfer Marriott points to an airline unless you were desperate to get to a certain level of AA points (and then I would consider just buying them).

    As for your example I value MR points at 1.75 cent each so 50,000 would equal $875. IMHO it would be crazy to use 50,000 MR points to get 60,000 Marriott points.

    Just my opinion of course but the cost difference is pretty large. I realize individuals may have different situations but personally I would never do this. I’d rather pay cash than get sub optimal value from my points and miles.

  2. Or you can transfer 50,000 MR (20% bonus) equal 60,000 Marriott which would transfer to AA for 25,000. How do you all feel about that?

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