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FAQ: How long for SPG points to transfer TO an airline; and between SPG accounts ?

FAQ: How long for SPG points to transfer TO an airline; and between SPG accounts ?

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Aegean Airlines (A3) Initiated: Sun 22 Oct 2017 Received: Thurs 02 Nov 2017
Aegean Airlines (A3) Initiated: Thu 10 May 2018 Received: Mon 21 May 2018
Air Canada (AC) Initiated: Sat 18 Apr 2015 Received: Wed 22 Apr 2015, but dated Sat 18 Apr 2015
Air Canada (AC) Initiated: Wed 22 Apr 2015 Received: Sun 26 Apr 2015, but dated Wed 22 Apr 2015
Air Canada (AC) Initiated: Thu 7 May 2015 Received: Mon 11 May 2015, but dated Thu 7 May 2015
Air Canada (AC) Initiated: Sun 25 Oct 2015 Received: Thur 29 Oct 2015
Air Canada (AC) Initiated: Tue 12 Jul 2016 13:19 Received: Sat 16 Jul 2016 21:43
Alaska Airlines (AS) Initiated: Mon 2 Feb 2015 17:57 Received: Sat 7 Feb 2015 01.30
Alaska Airlines (AS) Initiated: Mon 21 Dec 2015 07:30 Received: Wed 23 Dec 2015 08:30
Alaska Airlines (AS) Initiated: Sat 23 Jan 2016 18:00 Received: Sun 24 Jan 2016 21:00
Alaska Airlines (AS) Initiated: Fri 26 Feb 2016 15:00 Received: Sun 28 Feb 2016 22:00
Alaska Airlines (AS) Initiated: Tue 1 Mar 2016 12:00 Received: Wed 2 Mar 2016 23:00
Alaska Airlines (AS) Initiated: Thu 21 Apr 2016 17:46 Received: Sat 23 April 2016 06:00
Alaska Airlines (AS) Initiated: Tue 9 Aug 2016Received: Wed 10 Aug 2016 after about 30 hours
Alaska Airlines (AS) Initiated: Fri 20 Aug 2016 16:00 Received: Sat 21 Aug 2016 21:00
Alaska Airlines (AS) Initiated: Thur 26 Jan 2017 09:20 Received: Fri 27 Jan 2016 14:00
Alaska Airlines (AS) Initiated: Wed Mar 1 2017 16:55 Received: Thurs Mar 2 2017
Alaska Airlines (AS) Initiated: Thur Mar 2 2017 16:55 Received: Fri Mar 3 2017
Alaska Airlines (AS) Initiated: Wed Dec 6 2017 AM Eastern Received: Fri Dec 8 2017 Evening
Alaska Airlines (AS) Initiated: Sat Dec 9 2017 AM Eastern Received: Sun Dec 10 2017 Evening
Alaska Airlines (AS) Initiated: Mon May 14 2018 PM Eastern Received: Wed May 16 2018 Morning
American Airlines (AA) Initiated: Sat 9 May 2015 Received: Wed 13 May 2015
American Airlines (AA) Initiated: Mon 29 June 2015 Received: Fri 3 July 2015
American Airlines (AA) Initiated: Tues 30 June 2015 Received: Sat 4 July 2015
American Airlines (AA) Initiated: Fri 9 Oct 2015 22:00 Received: Sun 11 Oct 2015 10:00
American Airlines (AA) Initiated: Tues 12 Jan 2016 Received: Wed 13 Jan 2016
American Airlines (AA) Initiated: Thur 18 Feb 2016 15:00 Received: Sat 20 Feb 2016 09:00
American Airlines (AA) Initiated: Mon 29 Feb 2016 23:45 Received: Tue 1 Mar 2016 23:45
American Airlines (AA) Initiated: Tue 1 Mar 2016 07:40 Received: Wed 2 Mar 2016 23:15
American Airlines (AA) Initiated: Wed 2 Mar 2016 00:45 Received: Wed 2 Mar 2016 22:30
American Airlines (AA) Initiated: Wed 2 Mar 2016 07:40 Received: Fri 4 Mar 2016 08:30
American Airlines (AA) Initiated: Sat 30 Apr 2016 00:20 Received: Sat 30 Apr 2016 23:15
American Airlines (AA) Initiated: Thu 1 Sep 2016 00:04Received: Fri 2 Sep 2016 6:30am (~30 hours)
American Airlines (AA) Initiated Dec. 2 2016 11:54am Received Dec. 4 10:00am
American Airlines (AA) Initiated Sun. Dec 4 1:14pm Received Tuesday Dec. 6 by 9:00am
American Airlines (AA) Initiated Tue. Jan 24, 2017 7:45pm Received Thu Jan 26, 2017 by 8:45am
American Airlines (AA) Initiated Thurs, Feb 8, 2018 12:26pm Received Sat, Feb 10th by 8:20am
American Airlines (AA) Initiated Mon, May 28, 2018 1am Received Tue, May 27 11 pm
American Airlines (AA) Initiated Mon, Apr 24, 2018 11 pm Received Thu, Apr 26 11 am
American Airlines (AA) Initiated Friday, August 3rd, 2018 6:45 pm Received Sunday, August 5th 11 am
Amtrak Initiated Fri. Apr 21, 2017 9:00am Received Sat Apr 22, 2017 by 10:00pm
Amtrak Initiated Thurs Mar 22 2018 1:07PM Received Fri Mar 23, 2018 by 10AM
All Nippon Airways (ANA) Initiated: Thur 6 Oct 2016 Received Thu Jan 26, 2017 by 8:45am
All Nippon Airways (ANA) Initiated: Monday 20 March 2017 Received: Monday 3 April 2017
All Nippon Airways (ANA) Initiated: Saturday, 3 Feb and Monday 5 Feb 2018 Received: Monday 19 Feb 2018
All Nippon Airways (ANA) Initiated : Friday , 13 April & Saturday,14 April 2018 Received : First lot on Tuesday17 April , second lot on Monday 23 April,2018
Asiana Airlines (OZ) Initiated: Sat 21 May 2016 Received: Thur 2 June 2016
Asiana Airlines (OZ) Initiated: Mon 1 Aug 2016 Received: Tue 16 Aug 2016
Asiana Airlines (OZ) Initiated: Sun 16 Oct 2016 Received: Tue 1 Nov 2016
Asiana Airlines (OZ) Initiated: Tue 25 Oct 2016 Received: Tue 1 Nov 2016
Asiana Airlines (OZ) Initiated: Thu 7 Apr 2017 Received: Sun 17 Apr 2017
Asiana Airlines (OZ) Initiated: Sat 12 Aug 2017 Received: Tues 22 Aug 2017
Asiana Airlines (OZ) Initiated: Sun 13 Aug 2017 Received: Wed 30 Aug 2017
Asiana Airlines (OZ) Initiated: Sun 12 Nov 2017 Received: Mon 20 Nov 2017
Asiana Airlines (OZ) Initiated: Wed 15 Nov 2017 Received: Wed 6 Dec 2017
Asiana Airlines (OZ) Initiated: Thu 25 Jan 2018 Received: Thu 8 Feb 2018
Asiana Airlines (OZ) Initiated: Mon 9 Apr 2018 and Tues 10 Apr 2018 Received: Sun 22 Apr 2018 (both transfers received approx 8:30 pm EDT)
British Airways (BA) Initiated: Tue 22 Aug 2017 Received: Tue 12 Sep 2017
British Airways (BA) Initiated: Wed 30 Aug 2017 Received: Tue 12 Sep 2017
Cathay Pacific (CX) Initiated: Mon 10 May 2015 Received: Fri 5 June 2015
Cathay Pacific (CX) Initiated: Tue 20 Oct 2015 Received: Fri 23 Oct 2015
Cathay Pacific (CX) Initiated: Mon 18 Sept 2017 Received: Sat 23 Sept 2017
Delta Airlines (DL) Initiated: Tue 7 Feb 2017 11:00 Received: Wed 8 Feb 2017 20:00
Emirates (EK) Initiated: 16 May 2016 Received: 21 May 2016
Emirates (EK) Initiated: 30 Jun 2016 Received: 02 Jul 2016
Emirates (EK) Initiated: 21 Jul 2016 Received: 23 Jul 2016
Emirates (EK) Initiated: 26 August 2016 Received: 27 August 2017
GOL (G3) Initiated: Mon 4 Jan 2016 03:15 Received: Mon 4 Jan 2016 10:15
Japan Airlines (JL) Initiated: Tue 8 Dec 2015 Received: Mon 14 Dec 2015
Japan Airlines (JL) Initiated: Fri 27 May 2016 14:00 Received: Mon 30 May 2016 16:00 (including verification email from SPG security)
Japan Airlines (JL) Initiated: Fri 25 Nov 2016 Received: Mon 28 Nov 2016
Japan Airlines (JL) Initiated: Wed 01 Feb 2017 Received: Fri 03 Feb 2017
Japan Airlines (JL) Initiated: Sat 08 Apr 2017 Received: Wed 12 Apr 2017
Japan Airlines (JL) Initiated: Sat 15 Apr 2017 Received: Mon 17 Apr 2017
Japan Airlines (JL) Initiated: Tue June 6 2017 Received: Mon June 12 2017
Japan Airlines (JL) Initiated: Wed June 7 2017 Received: Mon June 12 2017
Japan Airlines (JL) Initiated: 9:30AM PT 6/12./2017 Received: 4:00PM PT 6/14.
Japan Airlines (JL) Initiated: 9:40AM PT 6/13./2017 Received: 8:30PM PT 6/16.
Japan Airlines (JL) Initiated: Sun June 18 2017 Received: Wed June 21 2017
Japan Airlines (JL) Initiated: Thu Aug 17 2017 1830PT Received: Wed Aug 22 2017 (Evening)
Japan Airlines (JL) Initiated: Sat Aug 19 2017 0130PT Received: Wed Aug 22 2017 (Evening)
Japan Airlines (JL) Initiated: Mon May 07 2018 Received: Fri May 11 2018
Japan Airlines (JL) Initiated: Tues May 08 2018 Received: Mon May 14 2018
Japan Airlines (JL) Initiated: Sun Sep 09 2018 Received: Wed Sep 19 2018 (evening)
Japan Airlines (JL) Initiated: Mon Sep 10 2018 Received: Wed Sep 19 2018 (evening)
Korean Air (KE) Initiated: Mon 3 Oct 2016 11:00 Received: Wed 5 Oct 2016 (morning; before 07:00 ET)
Korean Air (KE) Initiated: Nov 2 2016 Received: 4 Nov 2016
Korean Air (KE) Initiated: Nov 3 2016 Received: 4 Nov 2016
Korean Air (KE) Initiated: Dec 15 2016 Received: 17 Dec 2016 (initiated afternoon/evening PDT, received morning)
Korean Air (KE) Initiated: May 16 2017 Received: 21 May 2011 (initiated morning EDT, received afternoon)
Lufthansa (LH) Initiated: Mon 7 Dec 2015 Received: Fri 11 Dec 2015
Lufthansa (LH) Initiated: Mon 4 Apr 2016 Received: Not reported, but not received at 4 day mark
Lufthansa (LH) Initiated: Fri 27 Jan 2017 (evening) Received: Tues 31 Jan 2017 (midday)
Lufthansa (LH) Initiated: Fri 18 Aug 2017 Received Thu Aug 24 2017 (possibly even earlier, since didn't check until Aug 24)
Lufthansa (LH) Initiated: Thu 8 Feb 2018 Received Mon 12 Feb 2018 or Tuesday (had not posted on Sunday, had posted on Tuesday)
Lufthansa (LH) Initiated: Wed 25 Apr 2018 Received: Sun 29 Apr 2018
Lufthansa (LH) Initiated: Sat 02 Jun 2018 Received: Wed 06 Jun 2018
Lufthansa (LH) Initiated: Sun 03 Jun 2018 Received: Thurs 07 Jun 2018
Lufthansa (LH) Initiated: Mon 04 Jun 2018 Received: Fri 08 Jun 2018
Qatar Airways (QR) Initiated: Saturday, 6 Aug 2016 Received: Tuesday, 6 Sep 2016 (31 days)
Singapore (SQ) Initiated: Thu 5 Apr 2016 Received: Not reported, but not received at 9 day mark
Singapore (SQ) Initiated: Thu 6 Apr 2016 Received: Not reported, but not received at 14 day mark
Singapore (SQ) Initiated: Mon 27 Jun 2016 Received: Mon 4 Jul 2016
Singapore (SQ) Initiated: Wed 19 Oct 2016 Received: Mon 24 Oct 2016
Singapore (SQ) Initiated: Thu 16 Mar 2017 Received: Mon 20 Mar 2017
Singapore (SQ) Initiated: Fri 09 Mar 2018 Received: Mon 12 Mar 2018
Singapore (SQ) Initiated: Thu 03 May 2018 Received: Mon 07 May 2018
Singapore (SQ) Initiated: Fri 04 May 2018 Received: Mon 07 May 2018
Singapore (SQ) Initiated: Sat 02 June 2018 Received: Mon 04 June 2018
Singapore (SQ) Initiated: Mon 24 Sept 2018 Received: Mon 01 Oct 2018
United Airlines (UA) Initiated: Wed 9 May 2018 Received: Mon 22 May 2018
Virgin America (VX) Initiated: Wed 25 May 2016 Received: ESTIMATED Wed 8 Jun 2016 (required SPG follow up and Lurker intervention)
Virgin America (VX) Initiated: Sat 17 Jun 2016 00:17 Received: Sat 17 Jun 2016 08:51
Virgin America (VX) Initiated: Fri 24 Jun 2016 20:00 Received: Sat 25 Jun 2016 09:00
Virgin America (VX) Initiated: Sat 25 Jun 2016 07:30 Received: Sun 26 Jun 2016 08:30
Delta Airline (DL) Initiated: Mon, October 23rd 2017 12:38 Received: Tuesday, October 24th 2017 19:00


BETWEEN ACCOUNTS

Initiated: Wed 7 Oct 2015 Received: Fri 9 Oct 2015
Initiated: Mon 11 Jan 2016 21:00 Received: Thu 14 Jan 2016 10:00
Initiated: Fri 26 Feb 2016 15:00 Received: Tue 1 Mar 2016 12:00
Initiated: Wed 20 Jul 2016 15:00 Received: Wed 27 Jul 2016 12:00
Initiated: 21 AUG 2016 13:00 PDT Received: 26 AUG 2016 17:00 PDT
Initiated: 15 SEP 2016 19:00 EDT Received: 16 SEP 2016 12:00 EDT (10:00+1 EMail Query re PO Box - Replied with proof 10:30+1EDT)
Initiated: Mon 29 May 2017 Received: Friday 2 June 2017
Initiated: Sunday, January 7, 2018, Received:
Initiated: Monday, May 21st, 2018, Received: Sunday May 27th, 2018
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Old Aug 26, 08, 7:27 am
  #61  
 
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Mine was different. Requested transfer on a Monday. Had to be ticketed by the following Saturday. When the points weren't there Friday night, I got very concerned and called AA to ask them to extend the ticketing deadline.

I was put on hold while she spoke to a supervisor. Came back and said the answer was "no" unless I agreed to take a flight 2 hours earlier, which we couldn't do. And I'm Platinum Elite with AA!

Got up Saturday prepared to cancel the reservation and immediately make it again, gaining myself, hopefully, another 5 days. First checked the website and sometime between Friday night and Saturday morning, my points appeared. Happy ending but a hassle. Never understood why it takes so long. Cathay Pacific transfers can take up to a month!

That said, at least AA lets you make the reservation.
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Old Sep 2, 08, 12:59 am
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Ana

Has anyone transferred any points to ANA (All Nippon Airways) lately? If so how long did it take?
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Old Sep 8, 08, 12:55 pm
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I would also love to hear about anybody's experience with transfers to ANA.
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Old Sep 15, 08, 9:56 am
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Adding a datapoint:
Cathay Pacific transfer requested 2/20/08, credited to AsiaMiles 2/28/08, so 8 days.
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Old Sep 15, 08, 10:24 am
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AA transfer

I just had points post overnight (sunday to monday).

put in request on the 9th and they appeared in my AA account this morning. (but weren't there last night).

So seems like the sunday sweep is accurate. Just wonder if it's every sunday or every other sunday. (seems odd that they would say 2 weeks if it's every sunday).
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Old Sep 21, 08, 10:39 pm
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Another datapoint

I transferred points from SPG to Emirates Skywards last week (Thursday) & they were in my Skywards account this morning when I checked (Monday). Not sure if they went through earlier than this, as I didn't have access to a PC throughout the weekend. 4 days is pretty good though - I'm happy!
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Old Nov 12, 08, 5:16 pm
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Big Bump Up

Anyone have an update on this? I'm looking at how long it takes to transfer SPG to AA.

Thanks in advance.
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Old Nov 12, 08, 7:14 pm
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AA miles typically post Saturday night and Wednesday night.
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Old Nov 22, 08, 8:47 pm
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Originally Posted by ijgordon View Post
Adding a datapoint:
Cathay Pacific transfer requested 2/20/08, credited to AsiaMiles 2/28/08, so 8 days.
My experence:
Cathay Pacific transfer requested on 11/09/07, posted to AsiaMiles on 11/25/07, about 16 days

Now another transfer requested on 11/18/08. My travel schedule confirmed too late from my company and I need to top-up my CX account to redeem Y>C upgrade award ticket departing on 11/28/08.

I tried to contact both of platinum concierge and marco polo club but they can't do nothing but wait...Is there's anything I can do to "speed-up" my transaction?

Thanks in advance for your advice.

Last edited by MattTaiwan; Nov 23, 08 at 5:38 am
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Old Nov 23, 08, 10:36 pm
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Originally Posted by MattTaiwan View Post
I tried to contact both of platinum concierge and marco polo club but they can't do nothing but wait...Is there's anything I can do to "speed-up" my transaction?

Thanks in advance for your advice.
Hi MattTaiwan,

Sadly, no. My apologies for that.

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Old Dec 6, 08, 8:50 pm
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Initiated transfer from SPG to my Emirates Skywards account this morning. Will post an update once the transfer completes.
nzchick's post from Sep 21, 08 suggests that it doesn't take too long so hoping for the same
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Old Dec 8, 08, 4:44 pm
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Delta Experience

If anyone is curious, I submitted a Delta transfer on Friday 12/5/2008 and the transfer showed in my Delta account today (12/8/2008). Not bad!
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Old Dec 14, 08, 11:02 am
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Originally Posted by sfducati View Post
Initiated transfer from SPG to my Emirates Skywards account this morning. Will post an update once the transfer completes.
Initiated a transfer on Dec6th(Saturday) and miles were in my skywards account by Dec14th(Sunday), took 8 days to complete!
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Old Dec 14, 08, 11:44 am
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Originally Posted by cartman13 View Post
I just had points post overnight (sunday to monday).

put in request on the 9th and they appeared in my AA account this morning. (but weren't there last night).

So seems like the sunday sweep is accurate. Just wonder if it's every sunday or every other sunday. (seems odd that they would say 2 weeks if it's every sunday).
Originally Posted by 3Cforme View Post
AA miles typically post Saturday night and Wednesday night.
I am wondering if based on other people's experiences I should be worried? I put in a transfer on 10 Dec to AA and they still haven't posted. I know the email said 2-4 weeks but others are reporting a faster service.
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Old Dec 16, 08, 1:33 am
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Just posted today (Tuesday 16 Dec in Australia) so not a "Sunday Sweep" but still less than a week.
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