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Citi: Does Buying Airline Miles fall into Airfare category?

Citi: Does Buying Airline Miles fall into Airfare category?

  1. wilve

    Just curious whether or not I’ll get 3x Citi points from using the ThankYou Premier card to buy airline miles, since that’s the majority of how I’m planning to satisfy the minimum spend

  2. MidSouthSkier

    It depends on which airline you’re buying from. Some airlines (like AA) process their own transactions and those would count. Others farm it out to companies like and those would not count as airline expenses.

  3. wilve

    Thanks! Which camp do United and Alaska fall into?

  4. MidSouthSkier

    When you go to their websites to buy, somewhere there should be a footnote if the purchase is handled by a 3rd party site. And at some point as you click through you’ll end up on one of those other sites so just keep an eye on the URL.

  5. Gaurav

    I believe both of those use

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