How Long Do Points Transfers From Starwood To Alaska Take?

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    Starwood Preferred Guest points are, in my opinion, the single most valuable points currency (I value them at ~2.2 cents each): -- Starpoints can efficiently be redeemed for hotel stays, both using "free night" redemptions and "Cash & Points" redemptions -- Starpoints can be transferred to 31 airline partners, which is more partners than any of the other three major transferable points currencies -- Starwood has the most favorable transfer ratio of any major transferable points currency -- points transfer 1:1, but for every 20,000 points you transfer you get a 5,000 point bonus, meaning you're basically earning 1.25 miles per Starpoint when transferring in efficient increments The major downside to Starpoints is that points transfers to airline partners aren't instant. In some cases they take a few days, and in some cases they take well over a week. Given how many airlines don't allow award ticket holds and how fluid award availability is, that's often pretty tricky. The post How Long Do Points Transfers From Starwood To Alaska Take? appeared first on One Mile at a Time.

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