Earn Up To 70,000 American AAdvantage Miles With Limited Time Offers From Citibank

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For a limited time only, the Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite™ Mastercard® is offering 60,000 miles for spending $3,000 in 3 months:


For a limited time only, the CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Mastercard® is offering 70,000 miles for spending $4,000 in 4 months:


The Citi AA Consumer card offers:

  • 60,000 miles for spending $3,000 in 3 months.
  • A 10% rebate when you redeem your AA miles up to 10,000 miles rebated per calendar year.
  • 2 miles per dollar at gas stations, on dining, and on AA flights.
  • Annual $100 AA flight discount certificate if you spend $20,000 in a calendar year.
  • A free checked bag for the cardholder and 4 companions. You don’t need to pay for the flight with this card, you just need to make sure that your AA mileage number is in your reservation.
  • A free carry-on bag, even on basic economy fares. You don’t need to pay for the flight with this card, you just need to make sure that your AA mileage number is in your reservation.
  • Priority boarding, even on basic economy fares.
  • No foreign transaction fees.
  • 25% off in-flight food and beverages.
  • 7,500 miles off flights to or from dozens of rotating cities.
  • $99 annual fee which is waived for the first year. 

The Citi AA Business card offers:

  • 70,000 miles for spending $4,000 in 4 months.
  • 2 miles per dollar at gas stations, telecom, car rentals, and on AA flights.
  • Annual AA $99 domestic companion certificate if you spend $30,000 in a calendar year.
  • A free checked bag for the cardholder and 4 companions. You don’t need to pay for the flight with this card, you just need to make sure that your AA mileage number is in your reservation.
  • A free carry-on bag, even on basic economy fares. You don’t need to pay for the flight with this card, you just need to make sure that your AA mileage number is in your reservation.
  • Priority boarding, even on basic economy fares.
  • No foreign transaction fees.
  • 25% off in-flight food and beverages.
  • 7,500 miles off flights to or from dozens of rotating cities.
  • $95 annual fee which is waived for the first year. 

Signup bonus rules:

You are able to get the bonus on both of these cards as they are considered different card families.

You can get the consumer card bonus if you haven’t opened or closed a Citi AA consumer card in the past 24 months. You can still get a bonus if you currently have an open Citi American consumer card, as long as it wasn’t opened in the past 24 months.

You can get the business card bonus if you haven’t opened or closed a Citi AA business card in the past 24 months. You can still get a bonus if you currently have an open Citi American business card, as long as it wasn’t opened in the past 24 months.

There are conflicting reports about whether you can get approved for a consumer and business card on the same day. Some people have been able to get approved, while other are told that they must wait 8 days between card approvals. Share your experience with applying for a Citi Consumer and Citi Business card on the same day in the comments!

Note that you can only get approved for 2 Citibank cards every 60 days.


Business card information, benefits, and 5/24:

The Citi AA card offering 70K miles is a business card, but you may already have a business that needs a card to keep track of expenses. For example if your name is Joe Smith and you sell items online, or if you have any other side business and want a credit card to better keep track of business expenditures you can open a business credit card for “Joe Smith” as the business. You don’t need to file any messy government paperwork to be allowed to do that. Just be sure to select “Sole Proprietorship” as the business type and just use your social security number in the Tax Identification Number field.

It’s important to just write your own name as the business name if you are just applying for your own small business as a Sole Proprietorship that doesn’t have any business paperwork.

Business cards from most banks, including AMEX, Chase, and Citi business cards, do not get added to your 5/24 count of recently opened cards. That’s because business cards from most banks don’t show up on your personal credit report and the 5/24 count is based off of your personal credit report. That means that applying for these cards won’t “hurt” your 5/24 count.

Another benefit of the card not reporting on your personal credit report is that when you spend money on personal cards your credit score will be hurt even if you pay your bill on time. A whopping 30% of your credit score is based on credit utilization. You can pay off your card bill before your statement is generated to avoid that, but that takes effort and laying out money well before you have to. Additionally it’s good to have the statement close with a couple dollars to show the card is active and being paid every month. On an business cards from banks like AMEX, Chase, and Citi it’s just not reported, so you can wait until the money is due without it having a negative effect on your score. That also means if you close the card, it won’t have an effect on your credit score.


Using AA miles:

You can find American’s award chart here and their partner award chart here.

Award availability is stingier than it was before the USAirways merger, but it’s better than it has been at the low points after the merger.

One of the best ways to use your miles when you have a Citi AA card is with reduced mileage awards. You can book these awards without phone ticketing fees by calling 800-882-8880.

Coach:

A long-haul round-trip that is normally 25K miles will be just 17.5K miles. If you have the Citi AA consumer card you’ll also get a 10% mileage rebate, making the cost just 15,750 miles. A long-haul one-way that is normally 12.5K miles will be just 8,750 miles. If you have the Citi AA consumer card you’ll also get a 10% mileage rebate, making the cost just 7,875 miles.

A short-haul round-trip that is normally 15K miles will be just 13K miles. If you have the Citi AA consumer card you’ll also get a 10% mileage rebate, making the cost just 11,700 miles. A short-haul one-way that is normally 7.5K miles will be just 6.5K miles. If you have the Citi AA consumer card you’ll also get a 10% mileage rebate, making the cost just 5,850 miles.

Business:

A long-haul round-trip that is normally 50K miles will be just 42.5K miles. If you have the Citi AA consumer card you’ll also get a 10% mileage rebate, making the cost just 38,250 miles. A long-haul one-way that is normally 25K miles will be just 21,250 miles. If you have the Citi AA consumer card you’ll also get a 10% mileage rebate, making the cost just 19,125 miles.

A short-haul round-trip that is normally 30K miles will be just 28K miles. If you have the Citi AA consumer card you’ll also get a 10% mileage rebate, making the cost just 25,200 miles. A short-haul one-way that is normally 15K miles will be just 14K miles. If you have the Citi AA consumer card you’ll also get a 10% mileage rebate, making the cost just 12,600 miles.

The valid origin/destination cities varies by month.

Currently for example, you can fly to or from Akron/Canton from June-September, Atlanta from July-September, Baltimore in September, Burbank, CA from June-September, Detroit in September, Fort Lauderdale in September, Fort Myers from June-September, Houston from June-September, Minneapolis from August-September, Oakland from June-September, Pittsburgh in September. San Diego in August-September, San Francisco in August-September, Tampa from June-September, or West Palm Beach from June-September with the flight discount.

Another great way to take aadvantage of your AA miles is with American’s partner airlines.

As long as you avoid British Airways flights, you won’t pay any fuel surcharges.

Flights on Alaska, British Airways, Finnair, Hawaiian, Iberia, Qantas, and Royal Jordanian can be booked on AA.com.

However many of AA’s partner airlines can only be booked over the phone. These include Air Tahiti Nui, Cathay Pacific, Etihad, JAL, LATAM, Malaysia, Qatar, S7, and more.

For example:

  • A one-way flight to French Polynesia would be 40K miles in coach or 80K miles in business class on Air Tahiti Nui, but you need to call AA to book this award.
  • A one-way flight to Japan or South Korea would be 35K miles in coach, 60K miles in business, or 80K miles in first class on JAL, but you need to call AA to book this award. JAL offers some of the highest rated business and first class seats around!
  • A one-way flight to China or Hong Kong would be 37.5K miles in coach, 70K miles in business, or 110K miles in first class on Cathay Pacific, but you need to call AA to book this award.
  • A one-way flight to the Maldives or the Middle East would be 40K miles in coach, 70K miles in business, or 115K miles in first class in an Etihad First Shower Class Apartment or in Qatar business class Qsuites, but you need to call AA to book this award. You can also connect to Israel on the same award by adding a Royal Jordanian flight from Amman to Tel Aviv.

After the 10K mileage rebate for being a cardholder, I used 105K American miles to fly last March in an Etihad First Shower Class Apartment from the Maldives to Cleveland via Abu Dhabi and JFK.

Though because of the #ElectronicsBan, I was stuck having to take pictures of the incredible space with my GoPro:

 

And my phone:

 

Qatar Qsuites are the most impressive business class seats you’ll find, perfect for solo travelers, couples, or families as it can be configured for 1, 2, or 4 passengers.

 

 

And Cathay Pacific has the most comfortable seat and bed in the sky:

 

Will you take aadvantage of these card offers? What has been your best AA award redemption?

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36 Comments On "Earn Up To 70,000 American AAdvantage Miles With Limited Time Offers From Citibank"

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mike

Can you post a link to the application site? thanks

MK

Which credit bureau will they usually pull for New York?

Thank you for all your posts, I’m literally addicted.

mike

wasn’t approved 🙁

Avi

Dan i just tried for the business, and it denied me and said they will send a letter explaining why.
Why do you think they did?

Owen Obrien

Not enough biz history

shalom dov

call recon i had success when doing that after i was denied

Chaim

Are u sure that if u opened a business card more then 24 months ago u could open a second one?

Mordy

Dan, what’s the difference between the “legal name of business” and the “DBA name” on the business card form?

DfromNY

They are the same UNLESS you know you filled for and have a DBA. Legal name would be the name of your LLC, DBA is the name you operate the business under.
For example, Helen’s Food Service Inc. might register the DBA “Helen’s Catering.”

lk

can u downgrade this card to non annual fee card?

David

Do we still get the 10% miles back? My understanding is that the benefit has been removed for new accounts

Jacob

Is there any my chance to get 75k if I opened this card 10 months ago and only got 60? Via sms? The card is still open

wtvr

please add that in order to get approved for a citi business cc you need a min. of 5 years of credit history, i was denied based on that, tried everything, huca lots of times, writing to the EO, nothing helped so looks like its a hard rule

farmbochur

Approved for the biz card!
@eliteflyer feel free to add my AA number to your son’s reservations 🙂

what!!

you can credit flights taken by soemone else to your account on aa !

farmbochur

think in store purchases at GetGo will qualify for 2x AA?

OW

is the 5/24 of chase cards or is it 5/24 of any card from any bank

Yehudis

Closed Aa Barclays
Did Barclays merge w citi at any point? If not I am ready to jump in
Give my Aa account asap? How much YQ to and from LHR on Aa?
Zero availability to israel unless you do Jordan which I will not

please explain

can someone take the time to explain on this comment section the 7500 off rotating cities? i never understood how to use this benefit

Moshe

When does this offer end? Is this the b st we should expect to see?

sambatheli

anyway of knowing if i opened or closed the last 24 months i discard my cards when closing or just call up citi and ask them if i would get to welcome bonus (are the rep trusted with their knowledge- some times not)

YZ

Applied 3 weeks ago for both AA business (70k signup bonus) and a Citi double cash using 2 browsers and was instantly approved for both

shalom dov

can someone tell me if there is a workaround on close in fees for aadvantage miles? i find that even with united if you ask nicely they put a note on your account that they will refund the fees after the flight is taken , would that work with aa calling and asking nicely?

Ben

Does this card give me Lounge access?

Jeff

I signed up for the “CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Mastercard® is offering 70,000 miles for spending $4,000 in 4 months” deal. I’ve had this card but was nonetheless assured that the promotion was on my account. When I completed the $4K spend, I did not receive the miles. I was told that it was due to the 24 month rule. An appeal for an exception since it was applied to my account was denied. At least AMEX, tells you up front!

I think I am locked out from this game for 2 years. It was nice! Thanks!

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