25% transfer bonus to Qantas from Citi ThankYou

Citi ThankYou is offering a 25% transfer bonus when transferring ThankYou points to Qantas. This can actually be a good way to book very short American Airlines flights — from just 6,000 ThankYou points one way.

The Deal

  • Get a 25% bonus when you transfer Citi ThankYou points to Qantas miles

Key Details

  • Expires April 13, 2019 at 11:59pm Eastern

Quick Thoughts

The Qantas award charts don’t present many useful sweet spots to my knowledge apart from being useful for very short American Airlines flights.

As you can see, if the one-way miles are 600 or fewer, you’d pay 8,000 Qantas miles. That means you’d need 6400 Citi ThankYou points each way. You’d need to transfer in increments of 1K, so you’ll need to either tranfer 7,000 ThankYou points for a one-way award or 13K for a round trip. It’s noteworthy that unlike British Airways, which prices each segment individually, Qantas prices cumulatively. In other words, they’ll add the distance of your segments if you have a connecting itinerary. I was recently pricing Myrtle Beach to Charlotte to Atlanta on American Airlines and it came up for 8,000 Qantas points since MYR->CLT + CLT->ATL is fewer than 600 miles in distance.

When I saw this transfer bonus, I looked up the distance from Charlotte to Chicago and thought I’d stumbled on a great sweet spot.

Talk about sneaking in under the wire.

However, despite American showing saver availability next Friday on several direct flights…

And British Airways showing plenty of seats on those….

There were more available, this is just a couple of the flights.

Qantas doesn’t show any of the direct flights — the Qantas site only shows connecting itineraries.

Since this prices based on the cumulative distance flown, it would fall into the 12K band.

Perhaps there are days when you can find the availability, but I thought it was noteworthy that Qantas may not have access to all of the saver seats you see on AA.com. Perahps they can book them over the phone — but I’d want to check on that before transferring ThankYou points to take advantage of this promotion.

While Qantas isn’t the most useful partner for most of us, it’s great to see Citi and Amex continue to run point transfer bonuses so we can get more mileage from our points.

As always, we have added this to our list of Current point transfer bonuses.

H/T: Doctor of Credit

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Nick Reyes is a (fairly) regular guy with an animalistic passion for maximizing the value of miles and money to travel the world in comfort and style. There is little in life that he loves more than finding a fantastic deal and helping you shop smarter & harder to achieve your travel dreams.

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Also just 154,000 Citi ThankYou points for SYD-DXB-JFK in F on Emirates 🙂