Points Transfer Calculator - Citi ThankYou Rewards Points

Citi ThankYou Points Transfer Calculator

Calculate the transfer of Citi ThankYou Points to airline miles with Citi's transfer partners. Compare transfer partners against Chase, AMEX, and more.


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The Citi ThankYou Rewards Program has 10+ airline transfer partners. Of these partners, all but 1 transfers at a ratio of 1,000 ThankYou Points for 1,000 airline miles. This means you can earn valuable airline miles at an excellent rate for several frequent flyer programs that you normally would not be able to obtain with standard co-branded airline cards. For example, using the Citi Prestige Card for airline and dining purchases will earn you 5 ThankYou Points per $1 spent which is equivalent to earning 5 airline miles per $1 spent. This is excellent for several transfer partners including Flying Blue in which their Air France/KLM Mastercard only earns 3 Flying Blue Miles per $1 spent.

Citi Point Transfer Details

Citi ThankYou Points can be transferred to their airline partners if you hold either the Citi Prestige or Citi Premier Card. Those who only own the Citi Rewards Plus, discontinued ThankYou Preferred Card or other ThankYou Point earning card that does not also hold the Prestige and/or Premier will not be able to transfer points to Citi's full list of transfer partners. Keep this in mind when applying for Citi's ThankYou credit cards.

ThankYou Point Transfer Calculator

You can use the ThankYou Points Transfer calculator below to calculate the conversion of ThankYou Rewards Points to airline miles. You can click on any of the programs (where applicable) to learn more about earning, redeeming, and transferring rewards with that specific program.

Skyteam Alliance

Citi ThankYou Rewards Points only transfers to one Skyteam loyalty program and that's Air France-KLM's Flying Blue program. While you can use Flying Blue Miles to book award travel on Delta metal between the U.S. and Europe, only having one transfer partner with the alliance severely limits your options. Air France-KLM is a transfer partner of all major reward programs, so if you're looking to earn miles with Skyteam members, I recommend checking out AMEX's transfer partners.

Oneworld Alliance

Citi ThankYou Rewards Points transfers to four airlines that are part of the Oneworld Alliance. Those airlines are:

  • Cathay Pacific
  • Malaysia Airlines
  • Qantas
  • Qatar Airways

The ThankYou Rewards Program is the best for those looking to earn miles Qatar Qmiles and Malaysia Enrich Miles. Qantas Air Points and Cathay Pacific Asia Miles can be earned through most of the major rewards programs. Those looking to fly American Airlines, which is part of the Oneworld Alliance, don't have many options outside of using AAdvantage Credit Cards and transferring points from Marriott Bonvoy.

Star Alliance

The ThankYou Rewards Program features five airline that are part of the Star Alliance. This includes:

  • Avianca
  • Eva Air
  • Singapore Airlines
  • Thai Air
  • Turkish Air

If you're looking to earn Eva Air Bonus Miles, Thai Air Royal Orchard Plus Miles, or Turkish Air Miles and Smiles then Citi ThankYou Rewards will be the better choice over other major reward programs. Avianca Lifemiles and Singapore KrisFlyer Miles can be earned transferring points from several major programs.

Other Airlines

Citi transfers to several airline programs that are not part of an alliance. Most notable are Jet Air Privilege Miles and Virgin Atlantic Airways. Jet Air's Privilege Miles cannot be earned with Chase or AMEX, so Citi is your best bet when it comes to earning with this program. Virgin Atlantic on the other hand is a transfer partner of most major programs. Earning Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Miles is great for those who want to experience premium class flights on Delta Airlines. Booking Delta One or Delta Premium will using Flying Club Miles will usually be the cheaper choice.

Use Flying Club Miles to fly Delta One.

Citi vs Chase Transfer Partners

Citi and Chase shares four transfer partners which are:

  • Air France-KLM Flying Blue Miles
  • JetBlue TrueBlue Points
  • Singapore KrisFlyer Miles
  • Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Miles

When it comes to earning points in either program, it's hard to pinpoint which program is the better choice. Chase features superb trip protection/coverage and hovers over the Citi in terms of card perks & benefits, but Citi's cards generally earn more points per $1 spent. I recommend using the Credit Card Comparison Tool to compare your ideal combination of Chase and Citi credit cards together to find out which is the best.

Citi vs AMEX Transfer Partners

There are six airline programs that Citi transfers to that AMEX does not and those are:

  • Eva Air Bonus Miles
  • Jet Air Privilege Miles
  • Malaysia Air Enrich Miles
  • Qatar Airways Qmiles
  • Thai Air Royal Orchid Miles
  • Turkish Air Miles and Smiles

Citi is the best transfer partner when it comes to earning miles with all six programs since Chase also does not transfer to these partners and Capital One's transfer ratios are less than favorable.

Citi vs Capital One Transfer Partners

Citi and Capital One shares 9 transfer partners. Even with this being the case, Citi ThankYou Points transfers to airline partners at a 1:1 ratio while Venture Miles vary between 4:3 and 2:1 ratios. And since you can only earn up to two Capital One Miles per $1 spent (not including promos), Citi comes out on top with it's 2x to 5x earning rates across multiple categories.

Citi vs Marriott Transfer Partners

Both AMEX and Chase features Marriott as a transfer partners. This means you can transfer Membership Rewards or Ultimate Rewards to Marriott Bonvoy and then transfer Marriott Bonvoy Points to Marriott's many airline parnters. This is not the case for Citi as ThankYou Rewards do not transfer to any hotel program. The only two program that Marriott does not transfer to that Citi does is Eva Air Bonus Miles and Malaysia Air Enrich Miles. For the 12 airline partners that they do share, Citi has the better transfer ratio of 1:1 versus Marriott's 3:1.


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Page Last Updated: 2019-08-21

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