Or, consider other cards for 50,000 more miles or points that transfer into United miles with additional flexibility for your everyday spending.
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It looks like American Express’ competitors are cluing into the big feature that has kept so many of its card members loyal and heavy spenders over the years…the ability to transfer points earned with a credit card directly into airline miles accounts of multiple airlines.
Chase did it with the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card which offers transfer to United, Southwest, British Airways, Hyatt, Marriott, Korean Airlines, Priority Club, and more.
Now Citi is (in a smaller way) may be getting into the game. Dan’s Deals reports that starting April, the Citi ‘Thank You’ credit card rewards program might offer 1:1 mile transfer into British Airways and Singapore Airlines miles. His sources are Citi ThankYou customer service reps on multiple calls, though Citi corporate communications won’t confirm.
Before you do a double take and wonder what you’re going to do with airlines from England and Singapore — think about the value of partners.
The big question — which Thank You credit cards will carry this feature? Both American Express and Chase only offer airline mile transfer benefits on credit cards with annual fees of $95 or more. That makes it likely the Citi ThankYou Premier and Prestige will be the only ones to offer this feature, as they carry $100+ annual fees.
However Citi has three ThankYou credit cards with no annual fee. It will be a big differentiating point if Citi offers this feature on its no annual fee ThankYou cards…but we’re not holding our breath.
We’re also wondering whether American Airlines might become a mile transfer partner, as they have the closest credit card relationship with Citi. Altogether, stay tuned…as the more options the better.
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