Citi Launches Limited Time Transfer Option from ThankYou Points to American Airlines

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Transfer Citi ThankYou Points to American Airlines Miles

Transfer Citi ThankYou Points to American Airlines Miles

Citi has launched a limited time offer for ThankYou Rewards cardmembers. From July 18 through November 13, you will be able to transfer ThankYou Points to American Airlines AAdvantage miles for the first time.

As you already know, AAdvantage miles can be redeemed for flights and flight upgrades. You can also use them for vacation packages, hotel stays, car rentals, and more through the American Airlines AAdvantage program.

This gives even more avenues for ThankYou cardmembers to get the most out of their points. Right now Citi also has an increased 80K ThankYou points offer for the Citi Premier card, which can now be converted into 80K AAdvantage miles.

“Citi continues to prioritize innovative new offerings that help our customers use their points when and where it matters most,” said Chris Fred, Managing Director and Head of Proprietary Cards and Loyalty at Citi. “With this limited time offer, we are so pleased to provide our ThankYou cardmembers with a hyper-relevant redemption option as customers are eager to take to the skies.”

Point Transfers

The transfer ratio varies, depending on which Citi ThankYou card you have. Here’s how it works:

  • 1,000 Points = 1,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® Miles
    • Citi Chairman
    • Prestige
    • Premier
  • 1,000 Points = 500 American Airlines AAdvantage® Miles
    • Citi ThankYou Preferred
    • Citi Rewards+

You can transfer points here. Transfers are done in increments of 1,000 Citi ThankYou points, and there’s a limit of 500,000 points per transfer.


This is great news for customers who are already invested in the ThankYou points ecosystem, or those who are thinking of applying for the Citi Premier card.

American Airlines doesn’t partner any of the popular flexible points currencies such as Chase Ultimate Rewards or Amex Membership Rewards. So this is a good transfer option that Citi ThankYou members will have for a limited time. The only other transfer options for AAdvantage are from Marriott Bonvoy and Bilt Rewards.

Let us know what you think, and whether this will make you re-think your ThankYou points strategies.

Based in NYC. Points/miles enthusiast for years and actively writing about it for the last two years at Danny the Deal Guru. I'm always looking out for deals. Making a few bucks is always nice, but the traveling is by far the best part of this business.

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  1. I haven’t read the T&C: is it possible to transfer TYP to multiple AA accounts (wife and kids)? Main goal is to keep their miles alive with activity.

  2. Citi desperately needed this and so did AA. Citi needs us to want and use their cards and AA is broke and needs to sell as many miles as they can.

    We are just lucky to benefit from both of their desperation and even still im happy with it.

    I know they say it’s temporary but if this becomes really popular I can’t imagine them rolling it back if new card sign ups come in fast and swift. But only time will tell…

  3. I just was approved for citi AA
    card. If I had known this was coming I would have applie for premier. I hope the sign up bonus and transfer availability sticks for a bit longer than November


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