Suspension of transfer of Bonvoy points to Miles & More

Old Jun 6, 19, 9:58 am
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Suspension of transfer of Bonvoy points to Miles & More

Received the following from Marriott:

“We have had to suspend Lufthansa Miles & More as a Marriott Bonvoy points to miles transfer partner at the request of Lufthansa Miles & More in connection with its compliance with certain German banking regulations.

The compliance issues with the German regulations raised by Lufthansa Miles & More are not specific to the Marriott Bonvoy program.

Points to miles transfers from member accounts were made through May 20, 2019 and any transfers occurring after that date will be returned to the member’s account.”

Anyone know what the background to this is and whether likely to be permanent or temporary? Thanks.

Moderators: I have also posted this under Marriott Rewards, as was not sure where was more appropriate, so please feel free to delete one of the posts as required. Thanks.
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Old Jun 6, 19, 10:00 am
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What happens if someone transferred after May 20 and has already used the miles for an award ticket? My impression is that most people try to use the miles shortly after they're transferred.
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Old Jun 6, 19, 11:45 am
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Originally Posted by Wtravel View Post
Anyone know what the background to this is and whether likely to be permanent or temporary? Thanks.
This is the thread you are looking for.
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Old Jun 7, 19, 3:21 am
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Originally Posted by Wtravel View Post
Anyone know what the background to this is and whether likely to be permanent or temporary?


This probably means that any programme where you can buy points for cash will no longer be allowed transfers into M&M.
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Old Jun 7, 19, 5:12 pm
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
What happens if someone transferred after May 20 and has already used the miles for an award ticket? My impression is that most people try to use the miles shortly after they're transferred.
I think if you got the miles you are ok. Most people near that date did not get the miles and the points are being returned.
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