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Without notice, Hilton removed 11 of its 37 airline transfer partners this week. This means you will no longer be able to convert miles to these 11 airlines. You still can with the remaining 26 airlines. Then again, transferring Hilton points to airline miles is a bad idea in most cases.
11 Transfer Partners Removed By Hilton
As originally reported by Loyalty Lobby and confirmed by AwardWallet, Hilton Honors removed the following 11 airlines as transfer partners:
- Aeroflot Bonus
- Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan
- Amtrak Guest Rewards
- Avianca LifeMiles
- Finnair Plus
- Frontier Airlines Frontier Miles
- Garuda Frequent Flyer
- Hawaiian Airlines HawaiianMiles
- LATAM Airlines LATAM Pass
- Philippine Airlines Mabuhay Miles
- South African Airways Voyager
That leaves the following 26 partner airlines as airline transfer partners:
- AeroMexico (50:13)
- Air Canada Aeroplan (10:1)
- AirAsia BIG (5:1)
- ANA All Nippon (10:1)
- Asiana (10:1)
- British Airways (10:1)
- Cathay Pacific (10:1)
- China Eastern (10:1)
- Delta Air Lines (10:1)
- Ethiopian Airlines (10:1)
- Etihad Airways (10:1)
- EVA Air (10:1)
- Flying Blue Air France/KLM (10:1)
- Hainan Airlines (5:2)
- JAL Japan Airlines (10:1)
- Jet Airways / InterMiles (10:1)
- Malaysia Airlines (10:1.2)
- Qantas (10:1.5)
- Qatar Airways (10:1)
- Saudi Arabian Airlines (10:1)
- Singapore Airlines (8:1)
- Emirates Skywards (10:1)
- Turkish Airlines (10:1)
- United Airlines (10:1)
- Virgin Atlantic (10:1.5)
- Virgin Australia (10:1.5)
Using Hilton Honors Points for Miles
Generally, transferring Hilton Honors points for miles is a bad idea. The conversation ratio depends on the airline, but many partners you'd be interested in transferring points to have a 10:1 transfer ratio. In recent award redemptions, AwardWallet members have gotten 0.64 cents per Hilton Honors point. It's really hard to get 6.4 cents per airline mile in value. So, you'll lose value on most conversions.
So, I would only transfer points from Hilton to airlines in extreme cases where you just need a few more miles for a flight. If you're looking for ways to top off your account, check out AwardWallet's transfer partners tool.
Hilton used to let members double-dip on earnings — similar Marriott's partnership with United and Emirates, Hyatt's partnership with American, and Accor's partnership with Flying Blue. Now, you can't earn both points and miles on your stays at Hilton Hotels on any partners.
Since it's not good to transfer Hilton Honors points to miles anyway, 11 partner airlines fewer is no great loss. You can still top up your miles with the remaining 26 airlines if you need to. But there are far better uses of your Hilton Honors points.
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