The Missing Citi Points Transfer Partner

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The Citi Thank You Points program — which long ago used to be one of my favorites — breathed some new life into the offering today with the introduction of airline mileage transfer partners.

Earlier today I listed (7) airlines that you can transfer points to:

  • Cathay Pacific AsiaMiles
  • EVA Air Infinity MileageLands
  • Etihad Guest
  • Garuda Indonesia Frequent Flyer
  • Qatar Airways Privilege Club
  • Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer
  • Thai Airways Royal Orchid Plus

Those are the seven listed as partner programs.

But The Miles Professor points out that the help topic page lists an 8th frequent flyer program you can transfer to: Malaysia Airlines Enrich.

Is Malaysia a transfer partner or aren’t they? I do not know why the discrepancy.

Reader Daniel asked earlier for a link to a strong credit card offer for earning Thank You points. The best offer I’m currently aware of is for The Citi ThankYou® Premier Card:

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  1. @viewfromthewing
    in your opinion, any sweet spots/good uses of garuda miles?

  2. Considering the relationship With Citi i am surprised that American isn’t a transfer partner

  3. I would be slightly worried about a SQ devaluation soon. With Amex, Chase and now Citi as a transfer partner, it’s going to be incredibly easy to earn a large amount of SQ miles VERY quickly.

  4. I have a CITI Forward card! Wish it has the benefit to transfer Thanku to Airline miles 🙁

  5. @Gary

    when did SQ devalue last? what were the changes? i can’t recall… thank you.

  6. I wonder if Citi is concerned about the financial health and future of Malaysia Airways. Given MH’s two recent tragedies, I can imagine that Citi might be hesitant to enter into a contract with a carrier that may go out of business.

  7. Maybe they don’t want to publicize a relationship with a “troubled” carrier (given MH17 and MH370)? They probably lined up the relationship and given the Ukraine incident, don’t want to put it on display? Just a thought.

  8. Gary, If one wanted to redeem on Singapore Air, does one need to transfers first to Singapore Kris Flyer and then book. or can one book and then transfer points over.
    I didn’t want to loose access to the points if I can’t the flights on Singapore I wanted. thanks,

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