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User currently offlineMEACEDAR From Lebanon, joined Oct 2006, 753 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2431 times:

Can you transfer miles from one program to another?

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User currently offlineBullpitt From Spain, joined Mar 2004, 871 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2424 times:

Hi With IB Plus No. I don't know about the others.


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User currently offlineATLAaron From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1023 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2421 times:

Quoting MEACEDAR (Thread starter):
Can you transfer miles from one program to another?

Not that I am aware of, at least not in the US. I have searched for ways many times. What you can sometimes do is transfer your miles into a hotel program such as Hilton HHonors, you can then transfer the points out of there and back into FF miles. Problem is along the way you are probably going to lose some value (in the form of points) along the way.


User currently offlineFalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6159 posts, RR: 29
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2397 times:
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I know that you can transfer NWA miles from person to another. I don't think you can transfer in miles from another carrier. NWA allows up to 10,000 miles per year into your account from another account. ! cent per mile and a $25 fee. My dad recently transferred me some miles from his account because he had not flown NWA in years and didn't want them to go to waste.


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User currently offlineGmcc From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 190 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2383 times:

You can transfer miles at www.points.com. You lose some miles in the process but it can be done. I transfered some miles from AA to AS a couple of years ago.

User currently offlineEdoca From Belgium, joined Mar 2005, 688 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2382 times:

Usually indeed impossible to do directly, there's always going to be a middle man (like points.com or others)
Even within an alliance - I tried moving my BA account to AA when I moved from Europe to the Caribbean a few years ago, couldn't do it so I now have a bunch of useless BA miles.
Person to person, or even buying missing miles, is sometimes possible (AA for example).


User currently offline787KQ From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 549 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 17 hours ago) and read 2293 times:

Even though you can transfer miles from person to person, it usually costs more than the points are worth to do so. The value of the points is about 1 cent and it costs that to transfer. Don't transfer, unless you are topping up an account. It is better to get a ticket for the person yourself.

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