Every now and then, Citi will offer a 25% bonus for converting Citi ThankYou Points to its travel partners. At the moment, you can transfer your Citi ThankYou to Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles with a 25% bonus; 1000 Citi ThankYou Points will now bag you 1250 Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles instead of the usual 1000.
The promotion is running now and is good so long as you make your transfer by March 2. But, you should hurry if you want to redeem Flying Club miles for the heaviest traveled, peak travel dates.
Like many major airlines, Virgin Atlantic is working through a program devaluation that was announced last October. With this change, travelers can no longer redeem Virgin Atlantic miles for Virgin America flights. This leaves Delta as the one remaining available partner for domestic flights within the United States.
While Virgin Atlantic doesn't always offer the best redemption rates, there are some airline partners that you can redeem miles with, and there are surely some deals to be had. For example, you can redeem 75,000 Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles for a round-trip First Class ticket with Air China between London and Beijing, and searching around a bit may lead to some other decent deals.
Although the transfer bonus isn't the greatest of deals, if you want to top off your Flying Club account for a last-minute redemption before the award chart changes again, this is a solid chance to do so.
And, remember, this is a limited time offer! If you want to transfer your Citi ThankYou Points to Virgin Atlantic and receive your 25% bonus Flying Club miles, you only have now through March 2, 2017 to do so.