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[Not implemented] Citi ThankYou Points To Be Transferable To BA, AA & Singapore Air

[Not implemented] Citi ThankYou Points To Be Transferable To BA, AA & Singapore Air

Old Mar 26, 2012, 2:41 pm
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I can already see in my head all the affiliate links for Citi TY cards ... coming soon to a blog near you.

Ok, back to the party...
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Old Mar 26, 2012, 2:41 pm
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You can now redeem your Citi Thank You points for Walmart gift cards. 50,000 points = $500.

Sell them on Plastic Jungle or use them in place of your normal spending (pocketing the cash).
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Old Mar 26, 2012, 2:46 pm
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Originally Posted by The Mean Farmer
You can now redeem your Citi Thank You points for Walmart gift cards. 50,000 points = $500.

Sell them on Plastic Jungle or use them in place of your normal spending (pocketing the cash).
That would be one terrible use of points!
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Old Mar 26, 2012, 2:54 pm
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o.O I just got the 50K bonus from my Citi Premier MC and my wife's just came in today with the spend accounted for. Looks like it may be time in 5-6 months to start getting the Visa version!
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Old Mar 26, 2012, 4:05 pm
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This is pretty cool .... not only is Citi running non Experian credit bureau, BUT if Singapore is a partner, that means flights cheap to Europe via Lufthansa, LOT and other partners.

Looking at award chart I see it'll be 95K Singapore miles for North America to Europe in Business (both ways). Where it was 100K with Continental miles.

Am I correct on this or am I missing something? Please confirm.
thanks
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Old Mar 26, 2012, 4:22 pm
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Originally Posted by CodeAdam10
I can already see in my head all the affiliate links for Citi TY cards ... coming soon to a blog near you.

Ok, back to the party...
Yes this is a big step forward for Citi. ^
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Old Mar 26, 2012, 4:26 pm
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This is great news! It will be interesting if they pick up a skyteam partner.
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Old Mar 26, 2012, 4:31 pm
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if only they added a more popular domestic carrier.....
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Old Mar 26, 2012, 4:34 pm
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Originally Posted by skyweil01
if only they added a more popular domestic carrier.....
Did you mean Double A?
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Old Mar 26, 2012, 4:43 pm
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yeah.

Chase has United card and still offers united transfers with sapphire...
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Old Mar 26, 2012, 5:10 pm
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Originally Posted by Igor718
This is pretty cool .... not only is Citi running non Experian credit bureau, BUT if Singapore is a partner, that means flights cheap to Europe via Lufthansa, LOT and other partners.

Looking at award chart I see it'll be 95K Singapore miles for North America to Europe in Business (both ways). Where it was 100K with Continental miles.

Am I correct on this or am I missing something? Please confirm.
thanks
Singapore Airlines Awards Chart: Note hey offer a 15% discount off their award prices when booking online

http://www.singaporeair.com/pdf/ppsc...ts_Mar2012.pdf
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Old Mar 26, 2012, 5:43 pm
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Originally Posted by jaymar01
Singapore Airlines Awards Chart: Note hey offer a 15% discount off their award prices when booking online

http://www.singaporeair.com/pdf/ppsc...ts_Mar2012.pdf
Eek! Even after the 15% discount it's 136K round trip West Coast to Hong Kong in business class. For 135K AAdvantage miles you can do CX in first! On the other hand East Coast to (part of) Europe for ~98k in business class (or ~115k for first) is a decent deal.

They definitely are not starting out their new transfer option with some of the more generous award charts. On the flip side BA miles, which were already very easy to accumulate if you so desired, get even easier, and SQ are now arguably the second easiest.
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Old Mar 26, 2012, 6:48 pm
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Originally Posted by taliesin
Eek! Even after the 15% discount it's 136K round trip West Coast to Hong Kong in business class. For 135K AAdvantage miles you can do CX in first! On the other hand East Coast to (part of) Europe for ~98k in business class (or ~115k for first) is a decent deal.

They definitely are not starting out their new transfer option with some of the more generous award charts. On the flip side BA miles, which were already very easy to accumulate if you so desired, get even easier, and SQ are now arguably the second easiest.
BA can be great for domestic flights, but yeah, not so much for international premium awards.

One thing that just jumped out at me was 17K SQ miles for A380 coach JFK-FRA . Don't know what the fuel surcharge would be though ...
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Old Mar 26, 2012, 7:08 pm
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great, i have some thankyou points which will be of good use now
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Old Mar 26, 2012, 7:19 pm
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Originally Posted by amolkold
BA can be great for domestic flights, but yeah, not so much for international premium awards.

One thing that just jumped out at me was 17K SQ miles for A380 coach JFK-FRA . Don't know what the fuel surcharge would be though ...
The 136k RT for business I was referring to for eg SFO-HKG was using SQ miles. That's actually about the same as the 140k Avios it would take for the same flight on CX. But now I'm looking again and I misread the chart; for SQ it's really only 127.5k, and first class would be ~140k. So, not as cheap as CX using AA miles, but not that bad after all, especially when you consider how easy SQ miles will be to obtain now.

Redemptions from the East Coast to Europe do indeed look like good values, but it's positively bizarre that they don't even allow West Coast to Europe.
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