No More Instant Internal Transfers of Starwood Preferred Guest Points

Due to alleged overwhelming fraud in the internal point transfer system, the announcement about SPG no longer doing instant internal transfers, which is effective immediately, has FlyerTalk members debating over whether the fact that it will now take up to 5 days for a point transfer to take effect is good news, as in to reduce fraud, or bad news, as it can be more difficult to transfer points from one account to another. This leads to a discussion regarding account consolidation and gifting, as well as what is the point of the Starwood Preferred Guest frequent guest loyalty program in the first place.

Some FlyerTalk members believe this is much ado about nothing and not a big deal…

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