Summary of Points Transfer Time: UR/MR/TYP/Marriott

One of the primary aspects to the credit card rewards game involves the following transferable point currencies: Chase Ultimate Rewards (UR), AmEx Membership Rewards (MR), Citi ThankYou Points (TYP), and Marriott Bonvoy (MB). The best value for these rewards are often found in transferring to airlines.  The relationship of each currency to various airlines is summarized in Wings of the Points — UR/MR/TYP/C1/Marriott Points to Miles Transfer Chart.

Some transfers may take more than one day, which can be an issue if there are a limited number of seats available on the flight you want. Sometimes you can see good availability for an award ticket, but when your points are finally converted to miles the availability is gone. To avoid this situation, we provide a summary of known transfer times from each points currency to each airline.

Chase UR

PartnerAirline AllianceTransfer RatioTransfer Time
Singapore Airlines (SQ) KrisFlyerStar Alliance1000 : 10001~7 days
United Airlines (UA) MileagePlusStar Alliance1000 : 1000Instant
British Airways (BA) Executive Club/AviosOneworld1000 : 1000Instant
Iberia (IB) Iberia Plus/AviosOneworld1000 : 1000Instant
Air France KLM (AF&KL) FlyingBlueSkyTeam1000 : 1000Instant
Aer Lingus (EI) AerClub/AviosNone1000 : 1000Instant
Emirates (EK) SkywardsNone1000 : 1000Instant
jetBlue (B6) TrueBlueNone1000 : 1000Instant
Southwest (WN) Rapid RewardsNone1000 : 1000Instant
Virgin Atlantic (VS) Flying ClubNone1000 : 1000Instant
IHG Rewards Club(Hotel)1000 : 1000~ 1-2 days
Marriott Bonvoy(Hotel)1000 : 1000~ 1-2 days
World Of Hyatt(Hotel)1000 : 1000Instant

Amex MR

PartnerAirline AllianceTransfer RatioTransfer Time
Air Canada (AC) AeroplanStar Alliance1000 : 1000Instant
All Nippon Airways (NH) ANA Mileage ClubStar Alliance1000 : 10002~3 days
Avianca (AV) LifeMilesStar Alliance1000 : 1000Instant
Singapore Airlines (SQ) KrisFlyerStar Alliance1000 : 10000.5~2 days
British Airways (BA) Executive Club/AviosOneworld1000 : 1000Instant
Cathay Pacific (CX) Asia MilesOneworld1000 : 1000Instant~3 days
Iberia (IB) Iberia Plus/AviosOneworld1000 : 10000.5~2 days
Qantas (QF) Frequent FlyerOneworld500 : 500Instant
Aeromexico (AM) Club PremierSkyTeam1000 : 16004~5 days
Air France KLM (AF&KL) Flying BlueSkyTeam1000 : 1000Instant
Alitalia (AZ) MilleMigliaSkyTeam1000 : 1000Instant ~1 day
Delta Air Lines (DL) SkyMilesSkyTeam1000 : 1000Instant
Aer Lingus (EI) AerClub/AviosNone1000 : 1000Instant
El Al (LY) MatmidNone1000 : 20Instant
Emirates (EK) SkywardsNone1000 : 1000Instant
Etihad (EY) Etihad GuestNone1000 : 1000Instant
Hawaiian Airlines (HA) HawaiianMilesNone1000 : 1000Instant
jetBlue (B6) TrueBlueNone250 : 200Instant
Virgin Atlantic (VS) Flying ClubNone1000 : 1000Instant ~2 days
Marriott Bonvoy(Hotel)1000 : 1000Instant
Hilton Honors(Hotel)1000 : 2000Instant
Choice Privileges(Hotel)1000 : 1000Instant

Citi TYP

PartnerAirline AllianceTransfer RatioTransfer Time
Avianca (AV) LifeMilesStar Alliance1000 : 1000Instant
EVA Air (BR) Infinity MileageLandsStar Alliance1000 : 10001~2 days
Singapore Airlines (SQ) KrisFlyerStar Alliance1000 : 10001~2 days
Thai Airways (TG) Royal Orchid PlusStar Alliance1000 : 10003~6 days
Turkish Airline (TK) Miles & SmilesStar Alliance1000 : 10001~2 day
Cathay Pacific (CX) Asia MilesOneworld1000 : 10001~2 days
Malaysia Airlines (MH) EnrichOneworld1000 : 10001~2 days
Qantas (QF) Frequent FlyerOneworld1000 : 10001~2 days
Qatar Airways (QR) Privilege ClubOneworld1000 : 10001~2 days
Air France KLM (AF&KL) Flying BlueSkyTeam1000 : 1000Instant
Etihad (EY) Etihad GuestNone1000 : 10003~6 days
jetBlue (B6) TrueBlueNone1000 : 800Instant
Jet Airways (9W) JetPrivilegeNone1000 : 1000Instant
Virgin Atlantic (VS) Flying ClubNone1000 : 10001-2 days

Marriott Bonvoy

Note: The ratio includes the 5,000 bonus miles when you transfer 60,000 Marriott Bonvoy points at a time to the airline.

PartnerAirline AllianceTransfer RatioTransfer Time
Aegean Airlines (A3) Miles+BonusStar Alliance3 : 1.253 days
Aeroflot (SU) Aeroflot BonusSkyTeam3 : 1.2520 days
Aeromexico (AM) Club PremierSkyTeam3 : 1.254 days
Air Canada (AC) AeroplanStar Alliance3 : 1.254 days
Air China (CA) Phoenix MilesStar Alliance3 : 1.255 days
Air France KLM (AF&KL) Flying BlueSkyTeam3 : 1.253 days
Air New Zealand (NZ) AirpointsStar Alliance200 : 1.251 day
Alaska Airlines (AS) Mileage PlanNone3 : 1.254 days
Alitalia (AZ) MilleMigliaSkyTeam3 : 1.257 days
All Nippon Airways (NH) ANA Mileage ClubStar Alliance3 : 1.254 days
American Airlines (AA) AAdvantageOneworld3 : 1.252 days
Asiana Airlines (OZ) Asiana ClubStar Alliance3 : 1.254 days
Avianca (AV) LifeMilesStar Alliance3 : 1.251 day
Cathay Pacific (CX) Asia MilesOneworld3 : 1.255 days
British Airways (BA) Executive ClubOneworld3 : 1.253 days
China Eastern Airlines (MU) Eastern MilesSkyTeam3 : 1.25~7 weeks
China Southern Airlines (CZ) Sky Pearl ClubNone3 : 1.253 days
Copa Airlines (CM) ConnectMilesStar Alliance3 : 1.253 days
Delta Air Lines (DL) SkyMilesSkyTeam3 : 1.251 days
Emirates (EK) SkywardsNone3 : 1.253 days
Etihad (EY) Etihad GuestNone3 : 1.253 days
Frontier (F9) Frontier MilesNone3 : 1.25~6 weeks
Hainan Airlines (HU) Fortune Wings ClubNone3 : 1.258 days
Hawaiian Airlines (HA) HawaiianMilesNone3 : 1.251 day
Iberia (IB) Iberia PlusOneworld3 : 1.251 day
Japan Airlines (JL) JAL Mileage BankOneworld3 : 1.252 days
Jet Airways (9W) JetPrivilegeNone3 : 1.257 days
jetBlue (B6) TrueBlueNone6 : 1.251 day
Korean Air (KE) SkypassSkyTeam3 : 1.252 days
LATAM (LA) LATAM PassOneworld3 : 1.252 days
Lufthansa (LH) Miles & MoreStar Alliance3 : 1.253 days
Qantas (QF) Frequent FlyerOneworld3 : 1.252 days
Qatar Airways (QR) Privilege ClubOneworld3 : 1.253 days
Saudi Arabian Airlines AlfursanSkyTeam3 : 1.255 days
Singapore Airlines (SQ) KrisFlyerStar Alliance3 : 1.252 days
South African Airways (SA) VoyagerStar Alliance3 : 1.253 days
Southwest Airlines (WN) Rapid RewardsNone3 : 1.251 days
TAP Portugal (TP) TAP Miles&GoStar Alliance3 : 1.25??
Thai Airways (TG) Royal Orchid PlusStar Alliance3 : 1.254 days
Turkish Airlines (TK) Miles&SmilesStar Alliance3 : 1.253 days
United Airlines (UA) MileagePlusStar Alliance3 : 1.3752 days
Virgin Atlantic (VS) Flying ClubNone3 : 1.252 days
Virgin Australia (VA) Velocity Frequent FlyerNone3 : 1.251 day

Additional data points are always appreciated. Thanks in advance!

Acknowledgment: TPG, OMAAT, UpgradedPoints.

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