Citi adds Aeromexico as a transfer partner

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Aeromexico has been added to the list of Citi ThankYou points transfer partners, Citi announced today, bringing the total number of transfer partners to 15.

Here’s more about this addition to the Citi ThankYou transfer partners.

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Aeromexico becomes a Citi ThankYou Point transfer partner

Citi ThankYou points now transfer to Aeromexico at a 1:1 ratio in 1,000-point increments.

Aeromexico is part of the SkyTeam alliance. You can book award flights from the U.S. to South America on Aeromexico if you connect through Mexico City, or you can redeem points for an award flight on a partner airline like Delta.

From Mexico City, Aeromexico offers nonstop flights to:

  • Bogota
  • Buenos Aires
  • Lima
  • Medellin
  • Quito
  • Santiago
  • Sao Paulo

Aeromexico’s award chart divides South America into two regions: Northern South American and Southern South America.

From the U.S. to Northern South America, including countries like Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, you’ll pay:

  • 35,000 Aeromexico Premier points in coach
  • 70,000 Aeromexico Premier points in business class

And from the U.S. to Southern South America, including countries like Argentina, Brazil and Chile, you’ll pay:

  • 45,000 Aeromexico Premier points in coach
  • 90,000 Aeromexico Premier points in business class

You can search for award flights online (in Spanish) on the Aeromexico website. But in the U.S. you will have to call Aeromexico at 855-412-2650 to book award flights.

In general, Aeromexico’s loyalty program is a bit of a hassle to use. It’s disorganized and the quoted number of points on the award chart suddenly changes when you run a search. So you’ll likely have better luck with Citi’s other transfer partners, where you can find sweet spots with airlines like Virgin Atlantic and Singapore Airlines.

Cards that earn Citi ThankYou points

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

Having one of those cards in your wallet lets you transfer the Citi ThankYou points you earn with a card like the Citi Rewards+℠ Card to partner airlines and hotels.

Bottom line

 

You can now transfer Citi ThankYou points to Aeromexico. Although Aeromexico isn’t a groundbreaking addition to the lineup of partners for Citi ThankYou point transfers, we can hope that there might be a transfer bonus or two in the future.

Don’t forget, Aeromexico is also an Amex Membership Rewards and Capital One transfer partner. So if you’re running short on Citi ThankYou points, it’s worth looking into those programs. Amex Membership Rewards points actually offer a more favorable transfer ratio to Aeromexico.

What do you think about this newest transfer partner?

Meghan Hunter is a contributor to Million Mile Secrets, she covers topics on points and miles, credit cards, airlines, hotels, and general travel.

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