Old Apr 2, 2013, 8:13 am
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Here are the current (April 2013) transfer times as listed on the Membership Rewards website:

Immediate (but please allow up to 48 hours for the transfer to be completed.)
Air Canada
Alitalia
Asia Miles (Apr 2019, Feb 2021 and Aug 2022, previously annotated as "3-7 days but allow 90 days". Discussion of issues HERE)
Avianca
British Airways
Delta
EL AL
Emirates
Flying Blue (AF/KL)
Frontier
Hawaiian
JetBlue

Choice
Hilton
Marriott (Starwood)

1-2 Days
Virgin Atlantic

2-4 Business Days
All Nippon

3 Business Days
Singapore

4 to 7 days
Iberia

14 business days
AeroMexico
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MR USA airline and hotel partner transfer times.

Old Apr 13, 2006, 1:47 pm
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MR USA airline and hotel partner transfer times.

Anyone have any experience with how long a transfer takes from MR to Virgin?

Thanks,

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Old Apr 13, 2006, 1:51 pm
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In my experience the transfer is instantaneous if done online. Of course there is no guarantee that Amex or VS will not experience a system problem on the day you try it.

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Old Apr 13, 2006, 3:24 pm
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The transfer was instantaneous for me once the link between American Express and Virgin was up.

The link was down when I first tried, so my first transfer attempts failed with an error both online and by phone with a CSR. But once the link was up, the transfer was instantaneous.
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Old Apr 13, 2006, 4:04 pm
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Same for me. Transfer was instantaneous.
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Old Apr 13, 2006, 5:38 pm
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I transferred some on Monday, they went onto my Virgin account yesterday, so 2 days for me.
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Old Apr 13, 2006, 5:46 pm
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Ditto - I transferred the miles and was told by Amex that it could take 24hrs - I checked my Virgin account an hour later and they were all there and I called into Virgin and used the miles right away.
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Old Apr 14, 2006, 9:32 am
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I seem to recall reading that Virgin UC flights booked with miles were not eligible for UC lounge access. Is this correct?
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Old Apr 14, 2006, 10:04 am
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Originally Posted by horowitz
I seem to recall reading that Virgin UC flights booked with miles were not eligible for UC lounge access. Is this correct?
Not so - you only get the limo transfers on paid J/D class tickets but you get all the other perks with redemptions.
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Old Apr 14, 2006, 11:09 am
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I was told the same -- lounge yes, limo no.
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Old Jun 13, 2007, 2:50 pm
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MR to Virgin transfer time

How long does it take for the transferred MR points to show up in my Virgin Atlantic account?

I am trying to grab an upper class award in 15 days and they are few and far between.
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Old Jun 13, 2007, 2:55 pm
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If you perform the transfer online at http://membershiprewards.com it should occur instantly.
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Old Jun 14, 2007, 3:08 pm
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If you have made a transfer between Amex and Virgin before, Virgin will hold the points flight you want until the transfer shows up. If this is the first time you have made a transfer it seems to take up to 7 days and Virgin will not hold the flight.

(That certainly applies here in the UK anyway)

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Old Jun 14, 2007, 4:07 pm
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Just did it online and it took less than 5 min.

Thanks for your help.
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Old Jun 14, 2007, 8:49 pm
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In the US, as mia pointed out above it is instantly. I have transferred to VS, DL, CO, HA in the past 6-9 months with the same result. The VS transfer was was mid-april.

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Old Jun 14, 2007, 8:57 pm
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I have done it in minutes also - VS agent they let me stay on the line booking an MFU while I did the xfer on line, and confirmed the UG when the miles appeared on her screen.
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