You can now transfer Citi points to American Airlines – but only for a limited time

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Eligible Citi ThankYou cardholders can transfer points to American Airlines AAdvantage through November 13, 2021.

Citi ThankYou Rewards cardmembers can now transfer points to American Airlines AAdvantage.
This limited-time transfer option is available from July 18 to November 13, 2021.
Only certain Citi cards are eligible, including the Citi Premier® Card and Citi Rewards+® Card.

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Ask any points and miles enthusiast for their travel rewards wish list, and you’d probably hear them hope that Citi ThankYou Rewards would add American Airlines as a transfer partner. After all, Citi offers several American Airlines credit cards, so it seems like a natural pair-up.

That transfer partnership has never materialized – until now. From July 18 to November 13, 2021, eligible Citi ThankYou Rewards members can transfer their points to American Airlines, but the transfer ratio varies by card.

This is exciting news for American Airlines flyers, because AA miles aren’t otherwise easy to earn. American Airlines doesn’t partner with any other major transferable bank rewards programs (like Chase Ultimate Rewards or Amex Membership Rewards), and the only other transfer options are from Marriott Bonvoy or the recently launched Bilt Rewards.

Here’s an exclusive look at this limited-time transfer partnership between Citi and American Airlines.

We’re focused here on the rewards and perks that come with each card. These cards won’t be worth it if you’re paying interest or late fees. When using a credit card, it’s important to pay your balance in full each month, make payments on time, and only spend what you can afford to pay.

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ThankYou Rewards is Citi’s loyalty program, and its points are already very flexible. You can redeem rewards for cash back, travel booked through the Citi portal, gift cards, merchandise, and even student loan and mortgage payments.

Read more: How to earn, redeem, and maximize Citi ThankYou points

However, the most valuable way to use ThankYou points is by transferring them to Citi’s partners, which include JetBlue (its sole US airline partner), Air France-KLM, and Cathay Pacific. Depending on the partner and the award you book, it’s possible to get outsized value from your points – and these transfer opportunities are in large part why Insider values Citi points as worth, on average, 1.6 cents each.

The addition of American Airlines as a transfer partner – even temporarily – offers a significant value boost for Citi ThankYou credit card holders. Until now, redeeming ThankYou points for American Airlines flights involved either transferring points to …read more

Source:: Business Insider


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