Fly to India With Citi ThankYou’s Newest Airline Transfer Partner

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Via Doctor of Credit, there’s a new Citi ThankYou airline partnerYou can now transfer Citi ThankYou points to Jet Airways, India’s second largest airline.

New Citi ThankYou Transfer Partner

Emily Enjoyed a Jet Airways First Class Suite on Her Way Home From India

I’ll help you decide whether it’s worth transferring your Citi ThankYou points to Jet Airways.

Transfer Citi ThankYou Points to Jet Airways

Link:   Citi ThankYou

Link:   Citi ThankYou Points Transfer FAQ

Jet Airways is Citi ThankYou’s newest transfer partner.  You can now transfer Citi ThankYou Points to Jet Airways at a 1:1 ratio, in 1,000 point increments.

Jet Airways is India’s second largest airline, based out of Mumbai.  So this is good news for folks considering a trip to India.  Because Jet Airways flies to 20 international destinations, including cities like Abu Dhabi, Amsterdam, London, Paris, and Toronto.  And to over 45 locations within India.

New Citi ThankYou Transfer Partner

If India’s on Your Bucket List, Consider Transferring Citi ThankYou Points to Jet Airways

In the past, if you wanted to use miles or points for a Jet Airways flight you could, for example, use Delta miles or American Airlines miles, like Emily did for a flight from Mumbai to London.

Now you can use your Citi ThankYou points too!  And having more options is always a good thing. 😉

Jet Airways partners include airlines like Air France, Cathay Pacific, Etihad, Delta, United Airlines, and more!

Is It Worth Transferring Citi ThankYou Points to Jet Airways?

Link:   Jet Airways Award Chart

Link:   Jet Airways Partner Award Chart

The Jet Airways Award Chart is NOT easy to use!  The examples I put into the award price calculator kept returning an error (but let me know if you have luck!).

There aren’t many great deals for award travel on Jet Airways’ partner airlines.  For example, according to Jet Airways’ partner award chart, you can fly one-way in coach within Europe on a partner airline for 15,000 Jet Airways miles.  You’ll pay far less for short-haul European flights if you use British Airways Avios points.

Or you could fly from New York (Newark) to Atlanta for 15,000 Jet Airways miles one-way in coach.  That’s more than you’d pay using Delta, United Airlines, or American Airlines miles.

So most folks will still be better off transferring their Citi ThankYou points to other partners.

For example, you can transfer Citi ThankYou points to Singapore Airlines for flights on Star Alliance partners like United Airlines.  And fly to Hawaii for fewer miles.

New Citi ThankYou Transfer Partner

You’ll Save 10,000 Miles on Coach Flights From North America to Hawaii When You Use Singapore Airlines Miles for United Airlines Flights!

So I wouldn’t suggest transferring your Citi ThankYou points to Jet Airways unless you have a very specific use in mind!

Plus, some folks have reported that booking award tickets on Jet Airways’ partner airlines is a bit of a pain.

Cards That Earn Citi ThankYou Points

Link:   My Review of Citi ThankYou Transferrable Points Cards

You can only transfer Citi ThankYou points to partners if you’re a Citi Prestige, Citi ThankYou Premier, or Citi Chairman (no longer offered) cardholder.

But having one of those cards in your wallet lets you transfer the Citi ThankYou points you earn with cards like the Citi ThankYou Preferred or Citi ThankYou Preferred for College Students to partner airlines and hotels too! 

Bottom Line

Jet Airways is Citi ThankYou’s newest airline transfer partner.

Folks with the Citi Prestige, Citi ThankYou Premier, or Citi Chairman (no longer offered) card can transfer Citi ThankYou points to Jet Airways at a 1:1 ratio, in 1,000 point increments.

This is good news for folks planning a trip to India.  Because Jet Airways is India’s second largest airline, based out of Mumbai.  But most will probably do better transferring their Citi ThankYou points to other partners, like Singapore Airlines.

What do you think of Citi’s latest ThankYou points transfer partner?

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