Over the weekend Citibank Singapore updated its online rewards platform to bring it in line with the rest of the world.
Points are now called “ThankYou” points. Fortunately, nothing has been devalued- what was before is still today.
With this change comes 3 additional FFPs you can redeem miles with
- Qantas Frequent Flyer
- Qatar Airways Privilege Club
Citibank still offers the most transfer options by far among the local/foreign banks offering cards in Singapore (most of whom offer Krisflyer or AsiaMiles and that’s it)
Interestingly enough, my PremierMiles AMEX miles did not become ThankYou points. They’re still redeemable at a 1:1 ratio with various FFPs.
Points are still not pooled, unfortunately, so if you have multiple cards (I have a PremierMiles AMEX and a Citi Rewards card) you’re still in the same position as before, having to do 2 redemptions to liberate 2 different sets of points (and thereby incur 2 conversion fees).
I’m putting the finishing touches on The Milelion Credit Card Omnibus Week4- Citibank, so stay tuned for that really soon