One thing that I was worried about when the SPG-Marriott merger was first announced was that Marriott would get rid of the ability to transfer points to many different airlines. Fortunately, Marriott kept this feature and even added a few new airlines in addition to the prior SPG transfer airline partners. Below is a list of all the current Marriott airline transfer partners as well as a guide on how to transfer Marriott points to airline miles.
List of Marriott Airline Transfer Partners
Currently, Marriott has 44 airline transfer partners. Most of these transfer at a 3:1 ratio (meaning 3,000 Marriott points transfer to 1,000 miles).
There are 3 exceptions to the 3:1 ratio. Air New Zealand Airpoints has a horrible transfer ratio of 200:1. JetBlue TrueBlue has a 6:1 ratio so you will get half the miles as other airlines. United has the best transfer ratio (3:1.1) with a 10% mileage bonus.
|Frequent Flyer Programs||Marriott Points:Miles|
|Air Canada Aeroplan||3:1|
|Air China Phoenix Miles||3:1|
|Air France/KLM Flying Blue||3:1|
|Air New Zealand Airpoints||200:1|
|Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan||3:1|
|ANA Mileage Club||3:1|
|Asiana Airlines Asiana Club||3:1|
|British Airways Executive Club||3:1|
|China Eastern Airlines Eastern Miles||3:1|
|China Southern Airlines||3:1|
|Copa Airlines ConnectMiles||3:1|
|Frontier Airlines EarlyReturns||3:1|
|Hawaiian Airlines HawaiianMiles||3:1|
|Japan Airlines JAL Mileage Bank||3:1|
|Jet Airways JetPrivilege||3:1|
|Korean Air SKYPASS||3:1|
|LATAM Airlines LATAMPASS||3:1|
|Lufthansa Miles & More||3:1|
|Qantas Frequent Flyer||3:1|
|Qatar Privilege Club||3:1|
|Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer||3:1|
|South African Airways Voyager||3:1|
|Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards||3:1|
|TAP Air Portugal||3:1|
|Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles||3:1|
|United Mileage Plus||3:1.1|
|Virgin Atlantic Flying Club||3:1|
|Virgin Australia Velocity Frequent Flyer||3:1|
Here is a link of all the Marriott airline transfer partners from Marriott’s website.
You can transfer 3,000–240,000 points per day. For every 60,000 Marriott points transferred, Marriott will automatically add another 5,000 points so it is best to transfer points in increments of 60,000.
How to Transfer Marriott Points to Airlines
Converting Marriott points to airline miles is easy. You can either go directly to this page or click on “Redeem Points” then “Travel” then “Transfer Points to Miles.”
Click on “Transfer Points” and a box will pop up.
You will need to enter your Frequent Flyer Number and choose the number of points to convert.
When you enter the number of points you want to transfer it will show how many miles you will receive. However, it does not show the extra 5,000 miles you receive if you transfer 60,000 points.
Transfers are final, you cannot transfer the miles back to Marriott points.
Unfortunately, unlike some other flexible points currencies, transfers from Marriott points to miles are not instantaneous so there is a risk the award you would like to book will be gone by the time the transfer goes through. A good place to get an idea of current transfer times is this thread on flyertalk.