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Should i transfer my SPG points to my Qantas FF, United or virgin velocity

Should i transfer my SPG points to my Qantas FF, United or virgin velocity

  1. Tiki

    my question is. I have been a loyal member of SPG for a while and have around 50k and wanted to get your opinion, is it worth transferring them to my qantas frequent flyer , virgin velocity , or my United miles , if you had that option what would you do ? Just want to increase my points on one of my membership cards , even though i dont fly as much these days , my primary card is Qantas with over 150k and then its United with around 50k my virgin velocity is around 20k , looking forward to hearing from you and keep up the great work , much appreciated. Tiki

  2. MarkS

    [USER=2847]@Tiki[/USER], welcome. Why transfer them? Isn’t it better if you wait until you need them?

    But a United transfer is 1 SPG = .5 United so that doesn’t work. However you can transfer them to Marriott at 1:3 then transfer them to United 1:1 so it’s a little better than a standard SPG transfer that gives you a 25% bonus.

    I just don’t see any reason to make this decision now. Effectively you have 60K SPG points on a transfer to any 1:1 SPG transfer partner. That’s enough to use on a different carrier. Let’s say you found a flight you wanted from one of these other airlines. If you transfer now you can’t get that reward.

  3. MidSouthSkier

    And even if you want to fly on Qantas planes, you’ll likely need fewer miles using AA miles on those same flights than QF miles.

  4. Tiki

    [QUOTE=”MarkS, post: 27029, member: 2121″][USER=2847]@Tiki[/USER], welcome. Why transfer them? Isn’t it better if you wait until you need them?

    But a United transfer is 1 SPG = .5 United so that doesn’t work. However you can transfer them to Marriott at 1:3 then transfer them to United 1:1 so it’s a little better than a standard SPG transfer that gives you a 25% bonus.

    I just don’t see any reason to make this decision now. Effectively you have 60K SPG points on a transfer to any 1:1 SPG transfer partner. That’s enough to use on a different carrier. Let’s say you found a flight you wanted from one of these other airlines. If you transfer now you can’t get that reward.[/QUOTE]
    [QUOTE=”MarkS, post: 27029, member: 2121″][USER=2847]@Tiki[/USER], welcome. Why transfer them? Isn’t it better if you wait until you need them?

    But a United transfer is 1 SPG = .5 United so that doesn’t work. However you can transfer them to Marriott at 1:3 then transfer them to United 1:1 so it’s a little better than a standard SPG transfer that gives you a 25% bonus.

    I just don’t see any reason to make this decision now. Effectively you have 60K SPG points on a transfer to any 1:1 SPG transfer partner. That’s enough to use on a different carrier. Let’s say you found a flight you wanted from one of these other airlines. If you transfer now you can’t get that reward.[/QUOTE]

    Thanks Mark S totally understand and makes sense now , would keep them until I need to redeem , giving me more options . Thanks heeps for your reply much appreciate Tiki

  5. Tiki

    [QUOTE=”MidSouth Skier, post: 27038, member: 184″]And even if you want to fly on Qantas planes, you’ll likely need fewer miles using AA miles on those same flights than QF miles.[/QUOTE]

    will have to look into applying for AA miles card
    thanks MidSouth

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