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List of Diners Club USA transfer partners and ratios (2017).

List of Diners Club USA transfer partners and ratios (2017).

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Diners Club transfer ratio is 1000:1000 unless otherwise indicated. The rate for transfer to USA-based airlines was changed in August 2017.

OneWorld: British Airways (USA issued corporate accounts are also able to transfer to American Airlines)

SkyTeam: Delta Air Lines (1075:1000)

Star Alliance: Air Canada, Eva Airways, SAS, South African Airways, Thai Airways.

Independent: Alaska Airlines (1075:1000), El Al Airlines (1000:20), Hawaiian Airlines (1075:1000), Iceland Air, Southwest Airlines (1613:1200), Virgin Atlantic.

Hotels: Best Western (1250:3300), Choice (1250:2400), Hilton (1250:2000), Intercontinental Hotel Group (1250:1500), Marriott (1250:1500), Starwood (1250:750).
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Old Apr 10, 12, 9:36 pm
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List of Diners Club USA transfer partners and ratios (2017).

If anyone can help, I would be greatly appreciative.

A friend owes me some miles/points, and wants to transfer them to me from his Club Rewards account.

But, I can't find a list of transfer partners online. I'm particularly interested in the airline partners. Does anyone have a list?

Also, is there a fee to transfer the points?

I would ask him these questions, but he's not a miles/points hound, so I might get better info here. I did a search of this board, but nothing really turned up.

Thanks!
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Old Apr 11, 12, 9:19 am
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Thanks, mia!

Looks like a pretty robust list of partners.

I've been waiting for a while to see if there are any transfer promos. Seems as though they are pretty rare.
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Old Apr 13, 12, 3:55 pm
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DC transfer ratios

Hi,

I'm having a hard time finding the transfer ratios for DC points into FF program miles. Is it always 1:1? Is there a website or online resource where I can look this up?

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Old Apr 14, 12, 5:58 am
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In which country is your Diners Club card issued? The transfer rates are published in the online redemption catalog. Canadian and USA cardholders must login to see this information.

In the USA program the airline transfers are 1000:1000 for those programs denominated in "miles". It varies for airlines which use points or other units. The hotel transfers are in multiples of 1250, ranging from a low of 1250:750 for Hyatt and Starwood to a high of 1250:3300 for Best Western.
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Old Apr 14, 12, 4:01 pm
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Hi Mia,

Thanks for the info.
I am interested mainly in the US conversion rates but also in the Canadian or any other rates.

The reason I ask is that we have a tool that calculates and compares frequent flyer rates across multiple programs and we are now ready to add the transfer comparison as well.

You can [discuss] the tool here:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/trave...milez-biz.html

On the results page there is going to be a "transfer rate" button that will show how many points/miles need to be transferred for a specific award flight w/ a specific FF program.

We have the SPG and a bunch of Amex rates ready, but don't have any DC rates. The rates tables are only available to members?

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Old Apr 14, 12, 4:43 pm
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but don't have any DC rates. The rates tables are only available to members?
Not only that, they can vary from member to member!!!

Well, at least the transfer choices can vary from member type to member type. Speicficially, the one I know about: Corporate DC members in the US can still transfer to AA, but personal DC cardmembers in the US no longer can.

Thus it's not even possible to have just one conversion chart for all US DC members (at least not without footnotes)!

And, by the way, in case you're not aware, no one in the US/Canada who isn't already a personal DC cardholder can become one. For several years now, DC US/Canada has not been taking new personal card applications, and we haven't yet heard of definite plans to restart those on any particular date.

Which makes it all the less value (other than for pure curiosity purposes) for them to publicly publsh the conversion rates.
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Old Apr 14, 12, 10:11 pm
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Thanks sdsearch for this info.
In your experience do many DC cardholders transfer points to FF programs? Or is this a relatively unusual practice?

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Old Apr 15, 12, 4:55 pm
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In your experience do many DC cardholders transfer points to FF programs? Or is this a relatively unusual practice?
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Well, the only other DC cardholders I know are the ones here on FT, and they may not be representative of the whole membership. However, most of us here ceratinly either transfer to FF (airline) programs or to hotel programs. (I, in particular, have found it especially valuable for some hotel programs in which I have few opportunities to earn points other than from occasional stays or DC transfers, because they don't have shopping or dining programs like airlines do, and because I can't earn miles from stays in hotels to another hotel program the way I can to a choice of airline programs.)

A common use of DC transfers, I would think, is to top off when you don't have quite enough for an award (either in an airline program or at a hotel program). That (rather than staritng from 0 and transfering the full amount needed for an award) is I think how I've always used mine to date. I tend to leave as many points as I can for unanticipated top-off needs myself (rather than transferring out everything I have as soon as I have it).
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Old Apr 16, 12, 9:21 am
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I have merged two threads and updated post #2 to include the details of the transfer ratios. All airlines transfer 1000:1000 except El Al and Southwest.
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Old Apr 19, 12, 2:17 pm
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Rail: Amtrak.

The transfer fee to airlines is $0.95 (or 95 points) per 1,000. No fee for transfers to hotel programs.
Just one point - there is also no fee to transfer to Amtrak. To me, this is the best value for my points now as my family loves to take train trips when possible.
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The transfer fee to airlines is $0.95 (or 95 points) per 1,000. No fee for transfers to hotel programs.
Ouch, I thought this fee went away when Diners Club moved to BMO. I tried a transfer to Aeroplan today and wasn't charged a a $0.95 fee. I wonder why they're still charging you this fee.

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Old Apr 20, 12, 10:22 am
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Originally Posted by starflyer View Post
... I thought this fee went away when Diners Club moved to BMO.
I think you are correct. I have not transferred points recently, and I no longer see any reference to the excise tax recovery fee .
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Ouch, I thought this fee went away when Diners Club moved to BMO. I tried a transfer to Aeroplan today and wasn't charged a a $0.95 fee. I wonder why they're still charging you this fee.
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I think you are correct. I have not transferred points recently, and I no longer see any reference to the excise tax recovery fee .
I thought the transfer fee was always only for US-based airlines, and for example did not apply to BA even in the Citi days? (Or am I getting it confused with Avis? I do know that Avis' FFP fees only apply to US-based airlines, and I though that Diners' fees were for a similar reason.)

If so, an example of a transfer to Aeroplan (which is a Canadian airline) doesn't by itself necessarily prove things have changed.
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Old Apr 20, 12, 12:05 pm
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Originally Posted by sdsearch View Post
I thought the transfer fee was always only for US-based airlines
That's the way American Express Membership Rewards is structured, but Diners had collected it on (for example) transfers to BA.
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