Transfer Partner Master List

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Updates:

  • This post now includes indirect transfer partners (transfer to one program in order to then transfer to another)
  • Added Brex transfer partners

Amex Transfer Partners

In my opinion, transferable points programs are the most valuable points to accumulate.  These points can often be used at better than 1 cent per point value to book travel.  Even better, points can be strategically transferred to airline and hotel programs when valuable awards are available.  This page details all of the point transfers available from a number of bank programs as well as from Marriott Bonvoy.

If you prefer spreadsheets, you can find the Google Docs version of this post here.

For more about transferable points programs, please see: Transferable Points Programs Compared.

Tips

Read all about each program:

Don’t transfer yet: Don’t transfer points until high value awards are available and you are ready to book them.  Transfers are one-way only.  Transferable points are valuable for their flexibility. Once you transfer, you are locked into a single program that may or may not have awards available.

Share points: Most of the guides listed above detail how to share points with others.

Watch for transfer bonuses: Amex and Citi often offer improved transfer ratios through limited time transfer bonuses.  And, sometimes airlines offer bonuses for transfers from hotels so that can be a good way to use Marriott points.

It’s sometimes cheaper to pay with points: Most bank programs offer ways to pay for travel with points rather than transferring those points to airline or hotel programs. Sometimes you’ll spend fewer points this way.

Current Transfer Bonuses

Here is a list of all of the current transfer bonuses we’re aware of:

Transfer FromTransfer Bonus DetailsEnd Date Sortable
Capital One5K bonus TAP Air Portugal miles when you transfer 5K from Capital One
This is a one-time bonus: make your first transfer of 5K miles and TAP will give a bonus 5K miles.
2021/05/31
Amex15% transfer bonus: Amex Membership Rewards to Avianca LifeMiles2021/05/31
Amex40% transfer bonus American Express Membership Rewards to Marriott2021/06/15
Amex40% transfer bonus American Express Membership Rewards to Hilton2021/06/15

Transfer Points to Airline Loyalty Programs

In most cases it is free to transfer points.  One exception is with Amex.  For transfers to US airlines only, Amex usually charges an “excise tax offset fee” of $0.0006 per point (with a maximum fee of $99). Airlines subject to this fee are noted below.  Note though that Amex has waived these fees during the COVID pandemic.

Only the first 10 airline programs in our database are shown below automatically.  Click “next” or use the search box to find what you’re looking for.

Rewards ProgramAmex Transfer RatioChase Transfer RatioCiti Transfer RatioMarriott Transfer RatioCapital One Transfer RatioBrex Transfer Ratio
Aegean Miles + Bonus60K to 25K
Aeroflot Bonus60K to 25K
AeroMexico ClubPremier1 to 1.61 to 160K to 25K1 to 11 to 1
Air Canada Aeroplan1 to 160K to 25K1000 to 750
Air China Phoenix Miles60K to 25K
Air France KLM Flying Blue1 to 11 to 11 to 1
(instant)
60K to 25K1000 to 7501 to 1
Air New Zealand Air Points60K to 307
Alaska MileagePlan60K to 25K
Alitalia MilleMiglia1 to 160K to 25K1000 to 750
American AAdvantage60K to 25K
ANA Mileage Club1 to 160K to 25K
Asiana60K to 25K
Avianca LifeMiles1 to 11 to 1
(instant)
60K to 25K1 to 11 to 1
Avios1 to 11 to 160K to 25K1000 to 750
Cathay Pacific Asia Miles1 to 11 to 1
(instant)
60K to 25K1 to 11 to 1
China Eastern Airlines60K to 25K
China Southern Airlines’ Sky Pearl Club60K to 25K
Copa Airlines ConnectMiles60K to 25K
Delta SkyMiles1 to 1 plus excise tax60K to 25K
Emirates Skywards1 to 11 to 1
(instant)
1 to 160K to 25K1000 to 5001 to 1
Etihad Guest1 to 11 to 1
(~1 week)
60K to 25K1 to 1
EVA Air Infinity MileageLands1 to 1
(~2 days)
1000 to 750
Finnair Plus+1 to 1
Frontier Miles60K to 25K
Hainan Airlines60K to 25K
Hawaiian Miles1 to 1 plus excise tax60K to 25K
JAL (Japan Airlines) Mileage Bank60K to 25K
Jet Airways Inter Miles1 to 1
(instant)
60K to 25K
JetBlue250 to 200 plus excise tax1 to 11 to 1
(instant)
60K to 12.5K1000 to 7501 to 1
Korean Airlines60K to 25K
LATAM Pass60K to 25K
Malaysia Enrich1 to 1
(~2 days)
Miles & MoreSuspended
Multiplus60K to 25K
Qantas Frequent Flyer1 to 11 to 1
(~2 days)
60K to 25K1 to 11 to 1
Qatar Privilege Club1 to 1
(~2 days)
60K to 25K
Saudia Airlines60K to 25K
Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer1 to 11 to 11 to 1
(~2 days)
60K to 25K1000 to 5001 to 1
South African Airways Voyager60K to 25K
Southwest Rapid Rewards1 to 160K to 25K
TAP Air Portugal60K to 25K1 to 1
Thai Airways International Royal Orchid Plus1 to 1
(~1 week)
60K to 25K
Turkish Airlines Miles & Smiles1 to 1
(~2 days)
60K to 25K1000 to 750
United MileagePlus1 to 1
(instant)
60K to 27.5K
Virgin Atlantic Flying Club1 to 11 to 11 to 1
(instant)
60K to 25K
Virgin Australia Velocity Frequent Flyer60K to 25K
Vueling Club60K to 25K

Indirect Transfers to Airline Loyalty Programs

It’s often possible to transfer first to one program and from there transfer to another.  Only the first 5 indirect transfer options in our database are shown below automatically.  Click “next” or use the search box to find what you’re looking for.

Rewards ProgramAmex Indirect TransferChase Indirect TransferCiti Indirect TransferMarriott Indirect TransferCapital One Indirect TransferBrex Indirect Transfer
AeroMexico ClubPremier50K to 50K via Hyatt
Air China Phoenix Miles50K to 40K via Hyatt
American AAdvantage50K to 25K via Hyatt
ANA Mileage Club50K to 25K via Hyatt
Asiana50K to 25K via Hyatt
Cathay Pacific Asia Miles50K to 25K via Hyatt
China Southern Airlines’ Sky Pearl Club50K to 25K via Hyatt
Delta SkyMiles50K to 25K via Hyatt
Etihad Guest50K to 25K via Hyatt
Hawaiian Miles50K to 25K via Hyatt
JAL (Japan Airlines) Mileage Bank50K to 25K via Hyatt
Korean Airlines50K to 25K via Hyatt
LATAM Pass50K to 50K via Hyatt
Qantas Frequent Flyer50K to 30K via Hyatt6K to 3K via Accor
Qatar Privilege Club50K to 25K via Hyatt
Royal Brunei Royal Skies50K to 25K via Hyatt
Thai Airways International Royal Orchid Plus50K to 25K via Hyatt
Virgin Australia Velocity Frequent Flyer8K to 4K via Accor

Transfer Points to Hotel Loyalty Programs

Rewards ProgramAmex Transfer RatioChase Transfer RatioCiti Transfer RatioMarriott Transfer RatioCapital One Transfer RatioBrex Transfer Ratio
Accor Live Limitless1000 to 500
Choice1 to 11 to 1
(Not Yet Available)
Hilton1 to 2
Hyatt1 to 1
IHG1 to 1
Marriott Bonvoy1 to 11 to 1
Wyndham1 to 1

Indirect Transfers to Hotel Loyalty Programs

It’s often possible to transfer first to one program and from there transfer to another:

Rewards ProgramAmex Indirect TransferChase Indirect TransferCiti Indirect TransferMarriott Indirect TransferCapital One Indirect TransferBrex Indirect Transfer
Hilton10K to 15K via Virgin Atlantic10K to 15K via Virgin Atlantic120K to 75K via Virgin Atlantic
IHG10K to 10K via Virgin Atlantic10K to 10K via Virgin Atlantic120K to 50K via Virgin Atlantic
Wyndham2 to 1 via Hawaiian (1 to 1) then Caesar's Total Rewards (2 to 1)60K to 12.5K via Hawaiian (60K to 25K) then Caesar's Total Rewards (2 to 1)

Transfer Points to Other Loyalty Programs

Rewards ProgramAmex Transfer RatioChase Transfer RatioCiti Transfer RatioMarriott Transfer RatioCapital One Transfer RatioBrex Transfer Ratio
Shop Your Way Rewards1 to 10

Indirect Transfers to Other Loyalty Programs

It’s often possible to transfer first to one program and from there transfer to another:

Rewards ProgramAmex Indirect TransferChase Indirect TransferCiti Indirect TransferMarriott Indirect TransferCapital One Indirect TransferBrex Indirect Transfer
Amtrak Guest Rewards12.5K to 5K via JetBlue10K to 5K via JetBlue10K to 5K via JetBlue13,333 to 5K via JetBlue10K to 5K via JetBlue

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