The US Citi ThankYou program has just added a new transfer partner, meaning they have a total of 15 airline transfer partners.
Transfer Citi Points To Aeroméxico Club Premier
Citi ThankYou points can now be converted into Aeroméxico Club Premier points at a 1:1 ratio. The Citi ThankYou transfer page has already been updated to reflect this, and points transfers are instant.
Citi ThankYou is the third transferable points currency to transfer to Aeroméxico Club Premier, after Amex Membership Rewards and Capital One Spark & Venture (meanwhile Chase Ultimate Rewards points don’t transfer).
Unfortunately, the transfer ratio is really bad — while Amex points transfer at a 1:1.6 ratio, Citi points only transfer at a 1:1 ratio.
There are some good cards for earning Citi ThankYou points, so the points themselves are pretty easy to come by. For example, I’m excited about the Citi® Double Cash Card, which can now earn up to 2x ThankYou points per dollar spent in conjunction with a card earning ThankYou points.
With this change, Citi ThankYou has the following 15 transfer partners
|Citi ThankYou Transfer Partner||Transfer Ratio|
|Aeroméxico Club Premier||1000 : 1000|
|Air France KLM Flying Blue||1000 : 1000|
|Avianca LifeMiles||1000 : 1000|
|Cathay Pacific Asia Miles||1000 : 1000|
|Etihad Guest||1000 : 1000|
|EVA Air Infinity MileageLands||1000 : 1000|
|Jet Airways JetPrivilege||1000 : 1000|
|JetBlue TrueBlue||1000 : 1000|
|Malaysia Airlines Enrich||1000 : 1000|
|Qantas Frequent Flyer||1000 : 1000|
|Qatar Privilege Club||1000 : 1000|
|Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer||1000 : 1000|
|Thai Royal Orchid Plus||1000 : 1000|
|Turkish Airlines Miles & Smiles||1000 : 1000|
|Virgin Atlantic Flying Club||1000 : 1000|
Aeromexico’s 787-8 business class
Is There Any Value In Aeroméxico Club Premier?
Aeroméxico is in SkyTeam, so in theory, this gives us access to a second SkyTeam program, in addition to Air France-KLM Flying Blue.
Unfortunately Aeroméxico’s award chart is really bad. At least it’s bad when you consider Citi’s 1:1 transfer ratio, rather than Amex’s 1:1.6 ratio.
For example, here’s their chart for roundtrip travel originating in the US (on both Aeroméxico and SkyTeam partners):
220,000 points roundtrip to Europe, or 256,000 miles roundtrip to Asia? No thanks.
In addition to these outrageously high prices, the airline also imposes carrier-imposed surcharges when applicable.
For those wondering about low season and high season, the high season is the following dates (with other dates being low season):
- Holy Week: Starts the Monday before Holy Week and ends the Sunday following it
- Summer Season: From June 1 to August 18
- Christmas period: December 8 to January 16
Redeem Aeroméxico points on KLM
While more partners are always a good option, unfortunately, Aeroméxico’s redemption rates are really bad. I can’t think of many (or even any?) circumstances under which this represents a good deal compared to the other options out there.
So I guess more options are good, but personally this isn’t a program I’m at all excited about.
Are there any Aeroméxico Club Premier sweet spots that I’m missing?