Citibank Revises Citi ThankYou Rewards Conversion Rates For Frequent Flyer Programs

You may now need to earn more rewards points on your Citibank credit card to claim the same amount of airmiles under Citibank’s Points Transfer programme.

UPDATE 4/6/2019: Citibank has also announced changes to the redemption rates for AirAsia BIG and Asia Miles. The article has been updated. 

Citibank’s Points Transfer programme allows eligible Citibank cardholders to redeem their rewards points for air miles with participating travel loyalty programmes. This month, Citibank will be revising the redemption rates for all of its travel loyalty programmes.

The new redemption rates will take effect on 6 June 2019, except for the AirAsia BIG and Asia Miles programmes which will see their new rates kick in later on 23 June 2019. 

Loyalty ProgrammePrevious Redemption RateNew Redemption Rate
AirAsia BIG3,800 points = 500 BIG Points7,500 points = 500 AirAsia BIG Points
Asia Miles3,250 points = 500 Asia Miles7,500 points = 500 Asia
British Airways Executive Club7,000 points = 1,000 Avios15,000 points = 1,000 Avios
Etihad Guests8,000 points = 1,000 Guest Miles16,000 points = 1,000 Guest Miles
Eva Air MileageLands12,000 points = 1,000 Infiniti MileageLands Miles25,000 points = 1,000 Infiniti MileageLands Miles
Garuda Indonesia9,200 points = 1,000 GFF Miles18,000 points = 1,000 GFF Miles
Malaysia Airlines Enrich10,500 points = 1,000 Enrich Miles25,000 points = 1,000 Enrich Miles
Qatar Airways Privilege Club9,200 points = 1,000 Qmiles18,000 points = 1,000 Qmiles
Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer3,500 points = 500 KrisFlyer Miles7,500 points = 500 KrisFlyer Miles
Thai Royal Orchid Plus11,000 points = 1,500 Royal Orchid Plus Miles24,000 points = 1,500 Royal Orchid Plus Miles
IHG Rewards Club6,000 points = 1,000 IHG Rewards Club Points12,000 points = 1,000 IHG Rewards Club Points

The revision will not be applicable to all Citi credit cards, however. The credit cards that will be affected by this change are:

  • Citi Rewards Card
  • Citi Rewards Platinum Card
  • Citi Gold Card
  • Citi Silver Card
  • Citi Clear Card
  • Citi Choice Card
  • Citi Business Card (Personal or Business underwriting)

Meanwhile, the redemption rates for the Citi Prestige Card and Citi PremierMiles Card will remain unchanged and are not affected by the above amendments.

(Source: Citibank [1][2])

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