Posted by William Charles on August 20, 2017
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Published on August 20th, 2017 | by William Charles


Citi Adds Turkish Airlines Miles & Smiles As 1:1 Transfer Partner & What You Should Know

Citi has added Turkish Airlines Miles & Smiles loyalty program as a transfer partner from Citi ThankYou points, the transfer rate is 1:1 (minimum of 1,000 miles at a time).

Citi has been continually adding new transfer partners with the most recent before this Jet Airways JetPrivilege. A full list of Citi’s transfer partners is below and you can view a full list of the previous transfer bonuses they have offered here.

Hilton (1:1.5 rate). Partnership ending on December 13th EVA Air Infinity MileageLands Malaysia Airlines Enrich
AirFrance-KLM Flying Blue Etihad Guest Qatar Airways Privilege Club
Asia Miles Garuda Indonesia Frequent Flyer Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer
Thai Airways Royal Orchid Plus Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Qantas
JetBlue (1:0.8 rate, 0.5 with Preferred) Sears SYWRP (1:12) Jet Airways JetPrivilege
Turkish Airlines Miles & Smiles Avianca LifeMiles

What You Need To Know About Turkish Airlines

Hat tip to VFTW & /r/churning


13 Responses to Citi Adds Turkish Airlines Miles & Smiles As 1:1 Transfer Partner & What You Should Know

  1. Jeremiah says:

    >Best value/sweet spot seems to be business class flights from North America to Turkey for 90,000 points round trip.

    I’d say the biggest sweet spots are business class to Europe (including Turkey, 90k), the Middle East (94k) and “Middle Asia” (including India, 105k). Fuel surcharges/fees will be similar to what SQ and ANA would charge.

    You also have US domestic Y/J for 20k/30k, but the main issue with that will be actually getting ticketed for such a flight.

    Regardless, for someone who likes flying TK J and has some TYP to burn this is a very welcome addition.

  2. YRK says:

    Does turkish airline charge fuel surcharge on awards?

  3. Chris says:

    What fuel charges to expect on Business class seat on Partners and TA?

  4. Elmer says:

    TIL I can transfer all of my Thank You points into Sears SYR points! Woohoo! 240,000 SYW points, here I come! Just think of all the Kmart goodies I can get with those!

  5. Lin says:

    Can I get TK elite status by transferring points?

  6. jeremy says:

    Anyone know if they allow Open Jaw??? Would like to fly from NyC to Moscow and then St Petersburg to NYC

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