Wyndham Points Transfer Calculator

Wyndham Points Transfer Calculator

Calculate the transfer of Wyndham Rewards Points to their transfer partners and compare side-by-side against IHG, Marriott, and Best Western partners.


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The Wyndham Rewards Program features 14 transfer partners which consists of mostly airlines. Transferring Wyndham Rewards Points to partners can be useful if you're shy a few miles/points of an award and need to top off your account. While Wyndham does have a solid 5:1 transfer ratio, Wyndham Points aren't as easy to earn as other hotel rewards points which can make it hard to build enough points to transfer. On top of that, there are no programs outside of Caesars Entertainment Total Rewards that allows you to transfer points to Wyndham.

Transferring Points

For the airlines and Amtrak, the transfer ratio is 6,000 Wyndham Rewards Points for 1,200 Miles/Points in the receiving program. This comes out to being a ratio of 5 points for 1 mile. Stays at Wyndham and other eligible partner properties earn a base of 10 Wyndham Rewards Points per $1 spent. On top of that, the minimum you can earn is 1,000 Wyndham Rewards Points for any given stay. This means you will earn at least 200 miles worth of Wyndham Rewards Points for every eligible Wyndham stay. Pay for your stay with the Wyndham Platinum Card and you will earn an additional mile on top of that. That makes Wyndham a solid alternative when it comes to building airline miles and points with Amtrak.

To transfer Wyndham Rewards Points to airline partners and Amtrak, you will need at least 6,000 Wyndham Rewards Points. Caesars Entertainment redemptions require at least 10,000 Wyndham Rewards Points. You will need the membership number of the program you're transferring the points to. A maximum of 30,000 Wyndham Rewards Points can be transferred.

SkyTeam Alliance

Wyndham Rewards Points can be transferred to three SkyTeam partners. Those partners are:

  • Aeromexico Airlines
  • China Eastern
  • Saudia Arabian Airlines

Aeromexico Miles/Premier Points (Kilometers) can be earned across several rewards programs including Membership Rewards, Capital One Rewards, and Marriott Bonvoy.

China Eastern Miles are a little harder to obtain since their transfer partners consist of all hotel rewards programs. Shangri-La Golden Circle is the most generous of the programs with Marriott Bonvoy being in a close second. If you need to top off your China Eastern Miles with Wyndham, you'll need at least 5,000 Wyndham Points for 1,000 China Easter Miles.

Saudi Arabian Airlines is another frequent flyer program that does not feature any of the major U.S. programs as transfer partners. As with China Eastern, Shangri-La and Marriott have the best transfer ratios. Both Wyndham and IHG are great secondary options in the need you have to top off your Alfursan Reward Miles.

oneworld Alliance

Wyndham Rewards Points can be transferred to one oneworld partner and that's American Airlines. American Airlines AAdvantage Miles can be a little harder to earn than most due to transfer partners only consisting of hotel loyalty programs. Having an additional way to earn AAdvantage Miles by transferring Wyndham Rewards Points is a plus.

Star Alliance

Wyndham Rewards Points can be transferred to three Star Alliance airlines. Those airlines are:

  • Air Canada
  • Avianca
  • United

Air Canada Aeroplan Miles and Avianca LifeMiles are fairly easy to earn using many programs including major rewards programs.

If you're looking to earn lots of United Miles, Chase Ultimate Rewards is going to be the best option. Shangri-La also is a direct 1:1 transfer partner, but there's no Shangri-La credit cards available for U.S.-based citizens. Wyndham has a solid transfer ratio if you need to top off your account, but there's better options.

Other Airlines/Programs

There are plenty of airlines that Wyndham Points can be transferred to that are not part of the major alliance. There's several that are worth mentioning.

Amtrak Guest Rewards

Wyndham Rewards Points can be transferred to Amtrak Guest Rewards at a 5:1 ratio. Amtrak Points are worth around 2 cents each on average so if you're looking to top off your account Wyndham is a solid option. They have the best transfer ratio out of the few hotel programs that transfers to Amtrak.

Caesars Entertainment

Caesars Entertainment is Wyndham's only 1:1 transfer partner and the only program that allows you to transfer points to Wyndham. If you enjoy earning Total Rewards Points with Caesars, you'll want to consider Wyndham as your hotel brand of choice. Wyndham Rewards Points can also be redeemed for stays at Caesars Entertainment hotels.

Frontier Airlines

Frontier Miles can be earned by transferring Wyndham Rewards Points to your myFrontier account. Frontier features all hotel loyalty programs as transfer partners so Wyndham is a good option for anyone looking to top off their account.

PAYBACK

PAYBACK is the largest rewards program in India and Wyndham Rewards is the only U.S.-based hotel that transfers to the PAYBACK program. If you're looking to earn a few PAYBACK Points, Wyndham can easily be used to top off your account.

Wyndham vs Marriott Transfer Partners

Marriott transfers to over 40 partners mostly at a 3:1 ratio. Out of Marriott's transfer partners, there are 30 partners that they transfer to that Wyndham does not. Wyndham only has four programs in which Marriott Bonvoy Points cannot be transferred to and those programs are:

  • Air China
  • Amtrak Guest Rewards
  • Caesars Entertainment Total Rewards
  • PAYBACK

Marriott Bonvoy Members can earn anywhere between 10 to 23.5 points per $1 spending at Marriott brand hotels when you combine Marriott Bonvoy Elite Status and a Marriott credit card. When transferred at a 3:1 ratio, that's equal to earning 3.3 to 7.83 miles per $1 spent which is the best possible rates of any hotel rewards program.

Wyndham Rewards Members earn 10 points per $1 spent at Wyndham brand hotels and can earn up to an additional 5 points using the Wyndham Rewards Card (Platinum) for a total of 15 points. This is a total of 3 points/miles with Wyndham's transfer partners which is a lot lower than Marriott.

Wyndham vs Best Western Transfer Partners

Best Western has a little more than 15 transfer partners in which only four of their partners overlap with Wyndham. Wyndham and Best Western shares the following transfer partners:

  • American Airlines
  • Aeromexico Airlines
  • Aeroplan (Air Canada)
  • Avianca

Best Western Rewards members can earn between 10 and 25 Best Western Points per $1 spent at Best Western brand hotels depending on Best Western elite status and Best Western credit cards. At a transfer ratio of 5:1, you're looking at a range of 2 to 5 airline miles per $1 spent.

Wyndham Rewards members can only earn up to 3 points/miles per $1, so Best Western will be the better transfer partner for these four airlines.

Wyndham vs IHG Transfer Partners

IHG has 37 transfer partners with most of them having a 5:1 transfer ratio just like Wyndham. IHG features 27 partners that Wyndham does not whereas Wyndham features only 5 partners that are not available for transfer from IHG. The five programs that Wyndham has the upper hand for are:

  • Air China
  • Amtrak Guest Rewards
  • Caesars Entertainment Total Rewards
  • Frontier Airlines

IHG members earn at a base rate of 10 points per $1 spent at IHG brand hotels and can earn up to 30 points per $1 spent when using the IHG Premier Card and having IHG Spire Elite Status. This is equal to earning 2 to 6 miles/points per $1 spent at IHG hotels. Wyndham members can only earn up to 3 miles/points due to not being able to earn as many points per $1 spent at Wyndham hotels. This makes IHG the better transfer partner for overlapping programs.

Summary

All-in-all, Wyndham has a pretty solid transfer ratio. If you're looking to top off your frequent flyer program, you can easily do so at a 5:1 ratio. You'll still get the best value out of your Wyndham Rewards Points by redeeming them for award stays at Wyndham and Caesars Entertainment hotels.


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Page Last Updated: 2019-10-19

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