Best Western Point Transfer Partners Calculator

Best Western Point Transfer Calculator

Calculate the transfer of Best Western Points to airline miles and see how their partners compare to Hilton, Marriott, and IHG's partners.


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Best Western Points can be transferred to over 15 different airline partners across all three alliances as well as a few airlines that aren't part of any alliance. If you're short a few miles and looking to top off your frequent flyer account, Best Western Points can be useful, but it will cost you some serious points.

Transfer Points To Best Western

Best Western Points is a direct transfer partner of the Diners Club RewardsClub program. This is the only way to accumulate Best Western Points outside of the Best Western Rewards Program when it comes to point transfers.

Transferring Points To Partners

Best Western Points transfer to more than 10 airline partners. This gives you more ways to build miles in these programs by staying at Best Western hotels and using their co-branded credit cards. You can enter any amount of Best Western Points below to see how much you will earn when transferred to each airline program.

SkyTeam Alliance

Best Western Rewards Points transfers to four SkyTeam airlines. Those airlines are:

  • Aeromexico Airlines
  • Air France
  • Alitalia Air
  • KLM

There's no SkyTeam partner listed in which you couldn't earn more miles using one of the major rewards programs. Best Western Rewards Points can be used to top off your account if you're a few miles short, but I recommend saving them for free nights at Best Western brand hotel.

oneworld Alliance

Best Western Rewards Points transfers to four oneworld airlines. Those airlines are:

  • American Airlines
  • British Airways
  • Cathay Pacific
  • Iberia

American Airlines AAdvantage Miles are a little harder to earn through point transfers due to all of their direct transfer partners being hotel loyalty programs. Transferring your Best Western Points to your AAdvantage account could be helpful for topping off your account. If you're looking to earn a small bundle of AAdvantage Miles, you'll want to look into transferring Marriott Bonvoy Points to your airline account.

The three remaining airlines all allow you to transfer points to their frequent flyer program using at least one major rewards program.

Star Alliance

Best Western Rewards points can be transferred to four airlines that are part of the Star Alliance. Those airlines are:

  • Air Canada
  • Asiana Airlines
  • Avianca
  • Lufthansa

Transferring Best Western Rewards Points to these airlines can be useful for topping off your account, but as with the other alliances you'll be better off earning miles using the major rewards programs.

Other Airlines/Programs

Best Western Rewards is one of the few programs that transfers to Canada AIR MILES. This makes it a decent choice in the case you need to top off your account. IHG Rewards Club is the only other major program that transfers to AIR MILES.

Similar to American Airlines, Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Miles can be hard to earn due to having all hotel loyalty programs as transfer partners. If you're a few miles short of a redemption on Alaska, transferring Best Western Points to top off your Mileage Plan account can be useful.

Best Western Rewards Points can be transferred to Vueling. Vueling is part of the Avios Rewards program, but many of the airlines under this program has different earning and redemption options. If you're in need of topping off your Vueling Club account, Best Western is your best (and only) option.

Best Western vs Marriott Transfer Partners

Marriott has over 40 transfer partners and also offers a superb 3:1 transfer ratio. This Marriott one of the best hotel loyalty programs for transferring points. Marriott Bonvoy Points can be transferred to almost 30 loyalty programs that Best Western cannot. On the other hand, Best Western only has 4 loyalty programs that Marriott does not have and those programs are:

  • AIR MILES Reward Miles
  • Aer Lingus Avios
  • Vueling Avios
  • Lufthansa Miles & More

Marriott Bonvoy members earn a minimum of 10 points per $1 spent at Marriott brand hotels and can earn up to 23.5 points per $1 spent with Titanium Status or higher and using a Marriott credit card. Since Marriott has a 3:1 transfer to most of their partners, you're looking at earning between 3.3 and 7.83 airline miles per $1 spent at their hotels.

Best Western members earn at a base rate of 10 points per $1 spent and can earn up to 25 points per $1 spent at Best Western brand hotels with Best Western Diamond Select Status and using the Best Western Premium Mastercard. At a transfer ratio of 5:1, you're looking at earnings between 2 and 5 airline miles per $1 spent which is a little lower than Marriott, but still somewhat competitive.

Best Western vs Hilton Transfer Partners

Hilton also has over 40 transfer partners. While this is great, Hilton doesn't have the best transfer ratios. They also don't have consistent transfer ratios across all of their partners. Hilton has over 30 partners that Best Western does not while Best Western has seven partners that Hilton does not. Those partners are:

  • AIR MILES Reward Miles
  • Alitalia Air MilleMiglia Miles
  • Avianca LifeMiles
  • Aer Lingus Avios
  • Iberia Avios
  • Vueling Avios
  • Southwest Rapid Rewards Points

Hilton Honors Members earn a minimum of 10 points per $1 spent at Hilton brand hotels and can earn up to 34 points per $1 spent using the Hilton Aspire Card to pay for stays along with having Hilton Diamond Status. Since Hilton has various transfer ratios, it's hard to pinpoint how many miles/points this equals. Their most common ratios are 10:1 and 20:3. At a 10:1 ratio you're looking 1 to 3.4 miles/points and at a 20:3 ratio you're looking at 1.5 to 5.1 miles/points.

Best Western has consistent transfer ratios with the ability to earn between 2 and 5 airline miles which is better than most of Hilton's transfer ratios.

Best Western vs IHG Transfer Partners

IHG has a little over 35 partners. IHG Points transfers to the majority of their partners at a 5:1 ratio. IHG has 26 transfer partners that Best Western does not while Best Western has five transfer partners that IHG does not. The partners that Best Western has over IHG are:

  • Aer Lingus Avios
  • British Airways Avios
  • Iberia Avios
  • Vueling Avios
  • Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards

IHG members with no status and no IHG credit cards will earn 10 IHG Points per $1 spent at IHG brand hotels. With IHG Spire Status and using the IHG Premier Card to pay for stays, IHG members can earn up to 30 points per $1 spent. At a 5:1 ratio, this gives you 2 to 6 airline miles per $1 spent.

Best Western members earn between 2 and 5 airline miles per $1 spent, which is just as good as IHG's transfer rates.

Summary

Best Western Rewards Points has a pretty decent transfer ratio for all of their partners. Transferring Best Western Points when you're a few miles short of an award can be helpful though I wouldn't rely on earning points for the sake of transferring them to partners. You'll still get the best value out of your Best Western Points when using them for free nights at Best Western brand hotels.


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Page Last Updated: 2019-10-19

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