Citi has added Australia’s largest airline as the newest transfer partner to their Citi ThankYou points program.
You can now transfer Citi ThankYou points to Qantas at a 1:1 ratio. So they now have 11 airlines (plus Hilton hotels) to choose from.
Just last month, Citi added Virgin Atlantic as a partner, so they’re expanding to compete with other transferable points programs like Chase Ultimate Rewards and American Express Membership Rewards.
But there are very few situations where transferring points to Qantas would make sense. That’s because their award chart is expensive compared to most other airlines, and they add fuel surcharges!
Is Transferring Citi ThankYou Points to Qantas a Reason to Jump for Joy?
Let’s have a quick look at Qantas’ frequent flyer program and see if it’s worth transferring points.
Are you planning medium or long-haul domestic award flights in the next few months? Do you live in a city not served by many nonstop American Airlines flights? And do you have a lot of American Airlines miles?
If so, you might save miles by booking Citi AAdvantage American Airlines reduced mileage awards!
The new list of Citi AAdvantage American Airlines reduced mileage award cities is out. You could save 5,000 to 7,500 miles on award tickets between specific destinations which change each month.
But only if you hold certain Citi American Airlines cards.
And there’s good news! American Airlines no longer charges a phone booking fee for reduced mileage awards. In the past, American Airlines charged $25 per ticket.
Spend Fewer Miles With American Airlines Reduced Mileage Awards
American Airlines publishes the list of eligible destinations every other month, with discounts listed for the next 4 months.
Via Frequent Flyer Bonuses, you can earn 2,000 American Airlines miles or 3,000 British Airways Avios points when you make your 1st hotel booking with Kaligo.
Kaligo is a hotel booking site that earns you airline miles for hotel stays.
Only new customers can get the extra miles, and you have to sign-up through Frequent Flyer Bonuses’ links.
The 1st 50 folks who book a hotel will get the bonus. But if less than 50 register and book, the promotion will end on February 28, 2015. Your stay can be up to a year from now.
Earn Bonus Airline Miles for Your Hotel Stays in the US and Abroad With Kaligo
I like the idea of getting 2,000 to 3,000 miles for just 1 night in a hotel! Let’s see if this is a good deal.
The ancient ruins of Rome (and the amazing food!), the romance of Paris (dinner inside the Eiffel Tower!), the theater in London (I won’t mention the food)…
It’s the time of year when folks are planning their summer trips to Europe. Sometimes low-level award seats can be hard to find because it’s such a popular place to go!
So it’s good to have options for the cheapest ways to get there using miles and points!
Here are my favorite cheap award tickets to Europe. If you don’t mind flying coach class, you could get there for as few as 25,000 miles round-trip!
Planning a Summer Getaway to Europe? I’ll Show You the Cheapest Ways to Get There!
And remember, you don’t have to fly there and back on the same airline.
Sometimes you’ll get a better deal (and more available award seats) by booking 1-way flights on different airlines. Or you might mix-and-match because you don’t have enough points in 1 program for a round-trip ticket.
I get a lot of questions on British Airways Avios points, and started a series on how to use British Airways Avios points 2 years ago and finally finished writing it.
The best domestic awards using British Airways Avios points are ones that cost fewer British Airways Avios points than other airline’s miles.
For example, you can fly round-trip in coach to Hawaii from the West Coast for 25,000 British Airways Avios points.
25,000 British Airways Avios Points Gets You a Round-Trip Coach Ticket From the West Coast to Honolulu
Keep reading to find out other great uses of British Airways Avios points for flights in the US.