Updated Point Transfer Tables for Ultimate Rewards and Membership Rewards

Several months ago I created some tables for tracking which points could be transferred to get other points, making it easier to find those that had the best conversion ratio if you were starting with several accounts. Do you get more Hilton HHonors points transferring in from Starwood Preferred Guest or from Membership Rewards? They’re also helpful for figuring out where you should transfer to. If you want to book a domestic on a Star Alliance carrier, both United and US Airways charge 25,000 miles roundtrip, but Starwood converts at 2:1 for United and 1:1 for US Airways. This means you get twice as much value booking through US Airways (which should have very similar availability even for United-operated flights).

I came across a post on FlyerTalk where someone had started to create his own, so I figured it was time I made a few corrections and remind people about the resource. I’ve formatted it a little differently. SPG is excluded this time because, though it is a popular transfer currency, it is a hotel program. I’ll post a table with the major hotel programs tomorrow.

Amtrak Guest Rewards 1:1 1000 1000
British Airways Executive Club (Avios) 1:1 1000 1000
Korean Air SKYPASS 1:1 1000 1000
Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards 1:1 1000 1000
United Airlines MileagePlus 1:1 1000 1000
Hyatt Gold Passport 1:1 1000 1000
IHG Rewards 1:1 1000 1000
Marriott Rewards 1:1 1000 1000
The Ritz-Carlton Rewards 1:1 1000 1000
Virgin Atlantic Flying Club 1:1 1000 1000

AeroMexico Club Premier 1:1 1000 1000
Aeroplan (Air Canada) 1:1 1000 1000
Air France KLM Flying Blue 1:1 1000 1000
Alitalia MilleMiglia 1:1 1000 1000
All Nippon Airways (ANA) Mileage Club 1:1 1000 1000
Asia Miles (Cathay Pacific) 1:1 1000 1000
British Airways Executive Club (Avios) 1:1 1000 1000
Delta Air Lines SkyMiles 1:1 1000 1000
EL AL Israel Airlines Matmid Points 50:1 1000 20
Frontier Airlines Early Returns 1:1 1000 1000
Hawaiian Airlines HawaiianMiles 1:1 1000 1000
Iberia Plus (Avios) 1:1 1000 1000
JetBlue Airways TrueBlue Points 5:4 250 800
Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer 1:1 1000 1000
Virgin America Elevate 2:1 200 500
Virgin Atlantic Flying Club 1:1 1000 1000
Best Western Rewards 1:1 1000 1000
Choice Privileges 1:1 1000 1000
Hilton HHonors 2:3 1000 1500
Starwood Preferred Guest 3:1 1000 333

Citi ThankYou Rewards to Hilton HHonors 2:3 1000 1500
HawaiianMiles to Hilton HHonors 1:2 5000 2000
Virgin Atlantic Flying Club to Hilton HHonors 1:2 10000 2000
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  • http://www.first2board.com/foodwineandmiles Food Wine and Miles

    UR > Virgin Atlantic?

    • Scottrick


  • http://travelwithgrant.com/ Grant

    Virgin Atlantic to Hilton 1:2 also.

    • Scottrick


  • travelwulf

    No experience here, but can Chase and Amex be transferred to Hilton through Virgin Atlantic at 1:2 or can this not be done?

    • Jonathan

      Yes, most people will recommend that you transfer to Virgin Atlantic first then transfer to Hilton so that you get double the amount of points.

    • Scottrick

      I think it works, but no personal experience. I do know that it does not work to transfer points to Hilton via HawaiianMiles.

  • ROB

    what should we do with our 50k flying club miles from the BOA virgin atlantic card? My wife & I have 50k flying club miles each. Won’t transfer to hilton because even with the double points,It is much cheaper paying cash. I don’t fly on Virgin airlines & I don’t use miles with fuel surcharge because you can use the fuel surcharge to pay coach fare.. Any other options to transfer to or use our FC miles? Can we combine out FC miles?


    • Scottrick

      I think you can use them on other Virgin carriers, like Virgin America. Otherwise I don’t see a solution.

      If you already have the points, using them for free nights at Hilton or paying a surcharge to book business class awards still makes sense. You can pay coach fares, or you can use the points to fly business for the same price. You can pay $100 a night for a cheap Hilton Garden Inn, or you can use the points for a night at a $600 Conrad.

    • mnscout

      Virgin is currently having a reduced 25,000 miles award between many cities in the US and London if you book until 09.20. Yes, you will pay $450 with LHR taxes and the dreaded YQ but the availability is pretty good well into the next summer. A bargain for summer travel to Europe if you don’t mind couch.

  • http://travelwithgrant.com/ Grant

    Every 10,000 Hilton points = 1,000 frequent flyer miles. If you both transfer 50,000 Virgin Atlantic miles, that would produce 200,000 Hilton points which could be 20,000 frequent flyer miles. Not a good deal, but might work for someone.

  • Andy F.

    Great info! Thx!
    btw, if the HMT team could put transfer speed, ie instant or 3-5 days on the table, that would be huge help.

    • Scottrick

      I will see if I can find the information and add it. (These will all go into a new page in the Resources tab eventually.)

      • Andy F.

        Look forward to it.

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  • Ron Miller

    American Express Membership Rewards, JetBlue math ?

  • Shannon

    This is a great chart. Will def use it moving forward. It might be helpful to add an alliance column, though. I’m not as familiar with the international airlines as I’d like. Thanks!

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