Good morning everyone, I hope you had a great weekend. Yesterday morning, Frequent Miler wrote You Can Now Transfer Citi ThankYou Points To American Airlines, But Only For A Limited Time. I decided to do a sample transfer of 1,000 Citi ThankYou Points (TYPs) to American Airlines to test the transfer times and see if the transfer was instant. I submitted the transfer request at 9:19am and checked my American Airlines account a few minutes later. Unfortunately, the transfer was not instant, so I set up an AwardWallet “Balance Watch” alert to see when the miles posted, so I could calculate the transfer time. From my experience, the transfer took 12-13 hours to post.
In AwardWallet, if you scroll down to the bottom of a specific loyalty account, you will see the option to Enable “Balance Watch.” In 2019, AwardWallet introduced this new feature: Receive Alerts for Incoming Miles & Points with Balance Watch. I set up my alert by filling in the information and waited for AwardWallet to alert me when the miles posted to my American Airlines account.
I received the AwardWallet “Balance Watch” confirmation email at 9:31am.
At 10:36pm, ~13 hours later, I received an email from AwardWallet letting me know that they had detected a change in my American Airlines account of 1,000 miles. Since “Balance Watch” only checks the account once an hour, the transfer could have happened 12-13 hours after submitting the transfer request.
I logged into my American Airlines account and saw the 1,000 miles in my Recent Activity section.
I wish the transfer times from Citi TYPs to American Airlines was instant, but 12-13 hours is still pretty fast. If you have any questions about transferring Citi TYPs to American Airlines, please leave a comment below. Have a great day everyone!