Do This to Avoid an Error When Transferring ThankYou Points

Do This to Avoid an Error When Transferring ThankYou Points

I got an error when I tried to transfer ThankYou Points to Air France Flying Blue miles. A Citi representative called me to let me know that my transfer would be cancelled, and I could re-initiate at my leisure.

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The problem was that I had put my 10 digit Flying Blue number in when asked my Flying Blue number. My number is written with 10 digits at airfrance.us and on Award Wallet.

The Citi rep who called and left me a message told me that I should have entered a 12 digit Flying Blue number, in my case starting with 00.

How could I have known, I wondered? Good thing this points transfer was just 1,000 points to test out the process and report back to you all like I did with my transfer to Singapore KrisFlyer miles.

The rep further explained that my points transfer would be cancelled, and I’d get my points back. She said I’d need to re-initiate if I wanted to transfer 1,000 points to Flying Blue.

  • How do you transfer from ThankYou Points to Flying Blue Miles?
  • What number should you enter for your Flying Blue account number?
  • Why would you want to do transfer to Flying Blue?

How to Transfer to Flying Blue

To transfer ThankYou points to Flying Blue miles, head to thankyou.com and sign in.

Next under “Do more,” click on “Learn more about Points Transfer” on the right side.

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Hit TRANSFER NOW next to Flying Blue.

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Select the number of points you want to transfer 1:1 to Flying Blue in increments of 1,000. Don’t forget to make your 10 digit Air France number 12 digits by adding a 00.

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You will get confirmation on thankyou.com and a quick email confirmation.

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Lots of reasons like 15,000 miles to Hawaii, 12,500 miles to Europe, and 25,000 miles to Israel. For more details on the Flying Blue program and its best values:

You can get 40,000 bonus ThankYou Points after spending $3,000 in the first three months from the Citi ThankYou® Premier Card, which has a huge sign up bonus and big category bonuses.

My Review of the Citi ThankYou® Premier Rewards Card

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Citi fail. This is just like how they can’t combine Hilton cards in your existing account, so you have to have 2 logins. Their IT is awful.

  2. […] I don’t recommend using Citi Thank You Program at this point in time. I’m still in a process of sorting it all out.  One  month later and two transfers to Flying Blue rejected, I’m not  a happy camper. If you do decide to transfer, add two zeros to the beginning of your account number. Read the full story on Milevalue blog. […]

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