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Great news for those who are looking to boost their balance of Qatar Airways Privilege Club Avios, as Citi is now offering a 30% transfer bonus to Qatar for a limited time. Here are the details of the transfer promotion, along with a few redemption ideas to help you get maximum value.
Transfer Bonus Details
Through November 10, 2023, you’ll receive a 30% bonus when transferring Citi ThankYou Points to Qatar Avios. ThankYou Points usually transfer at a 1:1 rate to Qatar, making the new rate 1:1.3 for a limited time.
You should make certain you have an idea of what redemption you’d like to make before completing your transfer, as once you move your ThankYou Points to Qatar you cannot move them back. This brings us to the subject of getting great value out of your Qatar Avios.
Qatar Avios Sweet Spots
The Privilege Club program isn’t quite as lucrative as some other award charts, but there is definitely some great value to be had here.
Fly Qsuites From the U.S. to Doha
Qatar’s business class cabin, Qsuites, is widely regarded as one of the best business class seats in the sky. Usually, a one-way ticket aboard Qsuites from the U.S. to Doha will set you back 70,000 Avios. But thanks to the 30% transfer bonus, you’d need to transfer just 54,000 Citi ThankYou Points in order to book this ticket.
Fly Qsuites From the U.S. to India or Pakistan
If you’re keen to visit India or Pakistan, a one-way ticket from the U.S. in Qsuites will cost you just 80,000 Avios. That is just 10,000 more Avios than it takes to fly to Doha for roughly an extra 3.5 hours of flight time in Qsuites! Thanks to the transfer bonus, you’d need to transfer just 62,000 ThankYou Points to make this booking.
Plus, you can fly to any of the following destinations:
- Ahmedabad, India
- Delhi, India
- Goa, India
- Islamabad, Pakistan
- Karachi, Pakistan
- Mumbai, India
Fly Qsuites for 30+ Hours to New Zealand
New Zealand is a bucket-list destination for many travelers due to its beautiful landscapes. But getting there is no small task as the flights you take to get there will be extremely long. Given that, you’ll want to make sure those extremely long flights are as comfortable as possible.
You can do just that by booking a one-way Qsuites ticket for “just” 120,000 Avios, which is 93,000 ThankYou Points before the 30% bonus. This might seem like an absurd amount of miles for a one-way ticket, but consider that this flight consists of over 30 hours of Qsuites flight time from the U.S. to Doha and Doha to Auckland — you’ll be hard-pressed to find a more comfortable way to get to New Zealand than that!
Hot Tip: Need more redemption ideas? Check out our best ways to redeem Qatar Airways Avios for maximum value!
Just remember to have a specific redemption planned before finalizing any transfers, and make sure you do so before the November 10, 2023, deadline!
Although the Qatar Avios program might often be overlooked by most travelers, getting a 30% transfer bonus along with targeting sweet spot redemptions is a fantastic way for you to get some incredible value out of this promotion.
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UP's Bonus Valuation
This bonus value is an estimated valuation calculated by UP after analyzing redemption options, transfer partners, award availability and how much UP would pay to buy these points.