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  1. Anonymous

    Hi Lucky,
    After reading all of your reviews I just got a Sapphire Preferred card.
    The question I have and can’t find any info on is if I don’t have a FF account with one of the transfer partners can I just open one and instantly transfer the points or is there a waiting period, i. e. no transfers to accounts opened with XX days? Many have this requirement for purchased miles so wondering if same applies to transfers. Thanks!

  2. MidSouthSkier

    Hi TWPVR,
    nope, you should be able to open up a frequent flyer account and transfer immediately. That being said, of course first check to be sure there’s award space for the flight you want. If you don’t have an immediate use for the points, just hold on to them and transfer when needed. But I’d make sure you have your FF accounts open so that’s one less step you’ll have to do when you’re ready to book.

  3. Clem

    You should be good in most cases indeed. However, a word of caution if you are planning on transferring to Flying Blue: they are known to make things very difficult when you open a brand new account just to transfer miles, without any flight activity or such. That’s the only gotcha that I’m aware of.

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