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Citi ThankYou Rewards is running a promotion giving you a 25% bonus when you transfer Citi ThankYou points to Qantas through April 13, 2019.
Key Terms For the Citi ThankYou Transfer
- Transfer points by 11:59 p.m. ET on April 13, 2019
- Receive a 25% bonus when you transfer to Qantas
- Receive 1,250 Qantas miles for every 1,000 ThankYou points you transfer
While most airline programs have many sweet spots, the same can not be said for Qantas. The best of the bunch for redeeming Qantas miles include:
- El Al flights in business and first class
- Business-class awards on Qantas to and from the U.S.
- The Oneworld Classic Flight Reward ticket giving you up to 35,000 miles of travel around the globe
Round The World Ticket Rules
In particular, a round-the-world ticket using Qantas points has the potential to be a huge value. You can explore flight options with Oneworld's planning tool, but be aware that booking one of these tickets usually requires a phone call and a lot of patience.
Here is a quick summary of the round-the-world ticket rules:
- You can book flights with any Oneworld airline
- You are allowed up to 16 segments
- The total distance traveled should be less than 35,000 miles
- You can stop for more than 24 hours in five different cities
- You can transit up to 24 hours in as many cities as you like
- Open jaws are allowed, but the distance between the cities counts toward the 35,000 mile limit
- You can change a RTW itinerary for 5,000 Qantas points
- You must include at least two Oneworld airlines
- Non Oneworld partners, like Emirates, cannot be included in a RTW itinerary
A round-the-world ticket will cost 140,000 points in economy, 210,000 points in premium economy, 280,000 points in business class, and 420,000 points in first class. Many Oneworld airlines don't offer premium economy or first class on all routes, so economy and business class are the most practical options.
With economy, it may be better to simply combine paid and award flights with lots of different airlines. Business class has huge potential, but it will likely take a lot of work to put your itinerary together.
Qantas Points Expiration Policy
Your Qantas Frequent Flyer Points do expire. In specific, you have to have activity on your account in the last 18 months to keep your points. On November 1, 2021, Qantas resumed international flights to London and Los Angeles. Despite that, Qantas has not implemented any suspensions for points expiration. Still, members outside of Australia have been able to request some extensions for their point expirations.
There are a variety of methods you can use to earn your Frequent Flyer points to make sure they do not expire. For example, taking a Qantas flight, flying with Oneworld partners, shopping with Qantas Shopping, booking award flights or upgrades with Qantas, and more.
This is the first transfer bonus to Qantas we have seen in a long time, so it may be tempting for some Qantas program regulars.
However, as a rule, we don’t recommend transferring points speculatively no matter what the bonus. When you factor in the restrictions and the relatively poor redemption options with Qantas, the promotion will not be much use for most. Still, if you do have an immediate use for Qantas miles, then this bonus will stretch your points further.
Source: One Mile At A Time
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