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Citi ThankYou: Huge 30% Transfer Bonus to Flying Blue

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I sure do love it when a “transferable currency” program such as Citi’s ThankYou has a transfer bonus on.

It’s as if you were awarded a huge bonuses on your earned points – if you have a use for the partner with the bonus.

Today, Citi launched a bonus offer on transfers to Flying Blue, the program of Air France/KLM.

Recently, Flying Blue transitioned away from a fixed award chart to the dreaded “It will cost what it costs” model employed by their joint-venture partner Delta. However, thus far, the Flying Blue awards are still coming up at decent rates.

Let’s take a look at how one might use this promo.

1) A Business Class round trip from the US to Europe for 115,000 miles or 88,500 ThankYou points.

Note the high surcharges applicable to these flights, though, which are all on Air France metal.

2) A flight operated by Delta. This one to Dublin is pricing at 56,500 miles and less than 9 Euro in tax. This works out to just 43,500 ThankYou points.

I was thinking that domestic Delta routes could be good, but thats not what I found, with NYC-Chicago one-ways pricing at 28,000 miles and JFK-LAX unavailable on any dates I checked. Good old Delta saver availability!

3) You could also fly Skyteam partner Aeromexico. This one would be just under 28,000 ThankYou points for a one way from NY to Mexico City on Aeromexico.

We know from the “What Transfers Where” page that transfers from Citi to Flying Blue are usually instant, so that’s a huge plus on this deal.

I think you get the idea. What routes did you search? Any screaming deals?

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