My First Experience Booking an Award Ticket with Singapore Airlines Miles (Flying on United...

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    Good morning everyone, a few weeks ago, I wrote Transfer Times to Singapore Airlines from Chase Ultimate Rewards, AMEX Membership Rewards, Citi Thank You Points, and SPG Starpoints. In that post, I learned that transfers to Singapore Airlines were not instant and vary by transferable points program. Nothing is worse that transferring points to miles and waiting for the miles to post. It can be extremely nerve racking and frustrating to keep refreshing your Singapore Airlines account and seeing no change. Long story short, I needed to book a very short notice award ticket for my friend from Germany back to the US. And by short notice, I mean less than 24 hours between request and flight departure. I did not have enough Singapore Airlines miles to book a one way from Europe to the US (which costs 27,500 Singapore Airlines miles), so I initiated a transfer from Citi Thank You Points around 8am PT. I was hoping the Singapore Airlines miles would post within a few hours, but that did not happen. I checked every few hours after that, but still no luck. Right before I went to bed (around 11pm PT), I checked one more time, but still no luck. I went to bed and set my alarm for 5:30am PT. Luckily I heard my alarm go off and saw that the miles posted to my account (almost 24 hours after after initiating the transfer).

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