Unless I get a decent retention offer, I plan to close my Citi ThankYou Premier card soon, so I have been reviewing all the Citi ThankYou points transfer partners in order to decide where to transfer my Citi Thank You points. I don’t have an immediate redemption for Citi ThankYou Rewards points in mind so my plan is to pick a frequent flyer program that I think I can use the points on in the future.
List of Citi ThankYou Points Transfer Partners:
Citi ThankYou Rewards points transfer to 15 airline partners. (Citi ThankYou Rewards points do not transfer to any hotel loyalty program – Hilton Honors used to be a Citi ThankYou Points transfer partner but their partnership ended December 13, 2017).
Citi Thank You points transfer at a 1:1 ratio (meaning 1,000 Citi ThankYou Rewards points transfer to 1,000 miles/points) unless otherwise noted.
Citi ThankYou Rewards Airline Partners:
- Asia Miles
- Avianca LifeMiles
- EVA Air Infinity MileageLands
- Etihad Guest
- Flying Blue (Air France/KLM)
- JetBlue TrueBlue (1,000 Citi ThankYou Rewards = 500 TrueBlue points)
- Jet Airways JetPrivilege
- Garuda Indonesia Frequent Flyer
- Malaysia Airlines Enrich
- Qantas Frequent Flyer
- Qatar Airways Privilege Club
- Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer
- Thai Airways Royal Orchid Plus
- Turkish Airlines Miles & Smiles
- Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
Here is a link of all the ThankYou points transfer partners on the Citi ThankYou® Rewards website.
The Citi ThankYou Rewards airline partners I personally find to be most valuable are Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer and Flying Blue – even though both are also transfer partners of Amex Membership Rewards, SPG Starpoints and Ultimate Rewards points. I am hoping to use Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer miles to book Singagore Suites again so I plan to transfer my Citi Thank You points to Singapore Airlines. Unfortunately, Singapore KrisFlyer miles expire in 3 years and cannot be extended with some activity as is the case with many U.S airline such as United and AA.
Dated on 9/13/16 but updated to add new Citi transfer partners