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Marriott Bonvoy Airline Transfer Guide

You can transfer Marriott Bonvoy points to 43 different airline points programs, including several unique programs that have no other transfer partners. 

Marriott points transfer at a 3 Marriott points to 1 Airline point. You should also try to transfer points in 60,000 Marriott point increments because you receive 5,000 extra airline points for every 60,000 Marriott points you transfer.

If you follow this strategy, 60,000 Marriott will turn into 25,000 airline points.

 There are a few exceptions:

  • United Airlines transfers with a 10% bonus, so 60,000 Marriott points = 27,500 miles. 
  • JetBlue TrueBlue transfers at 6 to 1 ratio, so 60,000 Marriott points = 12,500 points. 
  • Air New Zeland Airpoints transfer at a 200 to 1 ratio, so 60,000 Marriott points = 325 Airpoints. (A one-way business class flight from Los Angeles to Tokyo on ANA or United would cost 1,300 Airpoints, or 240,000 Marriott points)

How Long Does it Take to Transfer Marriott Bonvoy Points to Airlines?

The times below may vary. Marriott is the least reliable of the five transferable points programs when it comes to points transfers, so there may be some delay.

Marriott Hotels Marriott Bonvoy Points Transfer Partners
Marriott points transfer at a rate of 3 Marriott points to 1 airline mile with a transfer bonus of 5,000 airline miles when you transfer 60,000 Marriott points.
Airline Points Program Transfer Time
Aegan Airlines Aegean Airlines 3 days
Aeroflot Aeroflot 20 days
Aeromexico Logo. (PRNewsFoto/Aeromexico) AeroMexico 4 days
Air Canada Air Canada Aeroplan 4 days
Air China Air China 5 days
Air France Air France/KLM Flying Blue 3 days
Air New Zealand Air New Zealand [200 to 1 Ratio] 24 hours
Alaska Airlines Alaska Airlines 4 days
Alitalia logo Alitalia 7 days
ANA ANA 4 days
American Airlines American Airlines 48 hours
Asiana Airlines Asiana Airlines 4 days
Avianca Avianca Lifemiles 24 to 48 hours
British Airways 1 British Airways 3 days
Cathay Pacific Cathay Pacific Asia Miles 5 days
China Eastern China Eastern Airlines Unknown
China Southern China Southern Airlines 7 days
Copa Copa Airlines 3 days
Delta Air Lines Delta SkyMiles 24 hours
Emirates Emirates 3 days
Etihad Etihad 3 days
Frontier Airlines Frontier Airlines 6 weeks
GOL GOL 8 days
Hainan Airlines Hainan Airlines 24 hours
Hawaiian Airlines Hawaiian Airlines 24 hours
Iberia logo 1 Iberia 24 hours
Japan Airlines Japan Airlines 48 hours
JetBlue jetBlue [6 to 1 Ratio] 24 hours
Korean Air Korean Air 48 hours
LATAM Airlines LATAM Airlines 48 hours
Lufthansa Lufthansa Miles & More 3 days
Qantas Logo Qantas 48 hours
Qatar Airways Qatar Airways 3 days
Saudia Airlines Saudi Arabian Airlines 5 days
Singapore Airlines Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer 48 hours
South African Airways South African Airways 3 days
Southwest Airlines Southwest Airlines 24 hours
TAP Portugal TAP Air Portugal 48 hours
Thai Airways Thai Airways 4 days
Turkish Airlines Turkish Airlines 3 days
United Airlines United [3 to 1.1 Ratio] 7 days
Virgin Atlantic Virgin Atlantic 24 to 48 hours
Virgin Australia Virgin Australia 24 to 48 hours

Best Airlines to Transfer Marriott Bonvoy Points

Marriott has several unique transfer partners that American Express, Citi, or Chase points cannot transfer to.

The unique transfer partners that are worth considering are:

Other points programs that we like that are also transferrable from other points currencies are:

Frequently Asked Questions

Marriott occasionally offers transfer bonuses. In 2019, there were only two transfer bonuses to Aeroplan for a 35% bonus and British Airways for a 30% bonus. 

Before the Marriott and SPG Merger (2017 and 2018), transfer bonuses were more plentiful at 7-9 per year. 

Yes after 24 months of account inactivity.

No. All transfers are final.

Marriott allows you to transfer up to 100,000 points each calendar year to another Marriott Bonvoy member. The other account must be in good standing and must have been open for at least 60 days.

Each Bonvoy member can receive up to 500,000 points through transfers each calendar year. Points must also be transferred in increments of 1,000 points.

You can call Marriott Guest services at 801-468-4000 to complete a transfer.

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