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Just a few week ago the bonus offer on the Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite Mastercard was increased to:

Earn 75,000 American Airlines AAdvantage(R) bonus miles after making $3,500 in purchases within the first 4 months of account opening.

Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite MasterCardAnd now it’s already ending!

You can use AAdvantage miles for all sorts of great partner redemptions. Keep in mind that you can use them on any oneworld airline, like Alaska, British Airways, Iberia, Qantas, JAL, Qatar, and many more. (And those are nearly always the best ways to get great value for your AAdvantage awards if you want to fly in a premium cabin, although AA does occasionally run some great Web Specials on their own flights. 

I wrote an article a couple of years ago called 5 reasons American Airlines AAdvantage miles are underrated. Some award rates may have changed slightly, but the idea is the same – you can redeem AAdvantage miles for some truly amazing First Class international products.

The card has no annual fee for the 1st year, then $99.

A bit about the card itself:

  • Earn 2X miles per dollar spent on all dining, gas station and eligible American Airlines charges. 
  • Earn 1X miles per dollar spent on all other eligible purchases with the Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select card.
  • Earn 1 Loyalty Point for every 1 eligible AAdvantage(R) mile earned from purchases

Many people are using those Loyalty Points earned from credit cards to up their AAdvantage status without worrying too much about earning actual flight miles.

You’ll also get a free first checked bag for you and up to four companions and priority boarding.

And to reiterate, you can only get the bonus on this card once every 4 years (Also See: Citi Application Rules) which means you should get the bonus on this card once every 4 years!

American Airlines Credit CardWith a new Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite MasterCard you'll get 50,000 AAdvantage® miles when you spend $2,500 in your first 3 months. AAdvantage miles are great for booking partner awards on Oneworld airlines like British Airways and Qatar's QSuites. | How to apply for this offer.


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