20% bonus on Citibank miles conversion to Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer miles

One good part about earning miles neutrally is the choice of transfer partners offered, and the bonuses they run sometimes. For the past two years, we have seen transfer bonuses from Etihad & British Airways on Citibank products, and Jet Airways as well, for Citibank credit cards ex-PremierMiles.

Just yesterday, Citibank and Singapore Airlines have begin to offer a 20% bonus on conversion of Citibank points/miles to your Singapore KrisFlyer frequent flyer account. Now while I won’t be able to post a full review of the KrisFlyer program at this moment, but like most programs in Asia, they charge fuel surcharges, and lots of them. However, the Singapore Airlines product is usually top notch, and you get access to a wonderful Suites Class product as well. To top it up, you need to spend 15% less miles if you book your mileage rewards online on krisflyer.com.

Under the promotion, which is valid till January 31, 2014, you can transfer 1 PremierMile for 1.2 SQ mile, or 1 Ultima mile for 6 SQ miles. Miles usually post within 24 hours, while Citibank will tell you that it would take upto 3 weeks to transfer the miles.

While travelling east from India, I think SQ is one of the best products out of India, and I indeed used some 80K PremierMiles earlier this year to travel back to India from the USA on SQ’s second longest flight from LAX – BOM.

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About Ajay Awtaney

Ajay is a financial services pro, working to bring order to the chaos of the financial industry on an everyday basis! Beyond that, he dons the hat of India's favourite frequent traveller, trying to help people elevate their travel experience via tips and tricks they never knew before, or introduce them to the world of miles and points. Armed with an MBA from MDI Gurgaon and graduate degree in computer science from the University of Delhi, Ajay brings a systematic and objective approach on the table for his audience in dissecting travel and loyalty programs in India and around the world, and how to benefit from them. Ajay has been quoted in various reputed traditional and online media including The Hindustan Times, Inside Flyer, Bloomberg, DNA India, Conde Nast Traveller, The Telegraph, Mumbai Mirror, Mint, MoneyLife and The USA Today.

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  1. Is this 20% bonus only available from India PremierMiles card only? Don’t see anything in Singapore PremierMiles card.

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