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Old Dec 18, 01, 8:44 am   #1
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Transfer miles from United MileagePlus to Delta Skymiles

I am new to this forum, but would like to know the 'best' way (with the least loss) to transfer miles from my United Mileage plus account to Delta's Skymiles. I need these miles added up for an International trip (I believe I can use United miles to purchase delta tickets on domestic routes)
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Old Dec 18, 01, 9:02 am   #2
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United->Diners->Delta 50% loss
United->Hilton->Delta 60% loss at least
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Old Dec 18, 01, 9:03 am   #3
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You can transfer miles from United to Diners Club then to Delta, but you'll lose 50% of the value.

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https://www.citibank.com/dinersus/mgm/apply/index.htm
Sponsor Code: SSKE4975

You also get 12,000 miles for signing up (1,000 per month that you make a charge, just make sure to buy some gas at a gas station that takes DC), and if you're nice enough to use my Sponsor Code above I'll get a couple thousand miles.
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Old Dec 18, 01, 9:05 am   #4
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As PG said, you can do Hilton too, but not only is the exchange rate worse, but United to Hilton transfers are notoriously slow.
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Old Dec 18, 01, 10:43 am   #5
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Dont forget to tell them about the new fee for transfering from DC to airline miles!!!!

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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by Beckles:
You can transfer miles from United to Diners Club then to Delta, but you'll lose 50% of the value.

Obligatory Diners Club Plug

https://www.citibank.com/dinersus/mgm/apply/index.htm
Sponsor Code: SSKE4975

You also get 12,000 miles for signing up (1,000 per month that you make a charge, just make sure to buy some gas at a gas station that takes DC), and if you're nice enough to use my Sponsor Code above I'll get a couple thousand miles.
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