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The Citi AA Consumer Mastercard and Citi AA Business Mastercard are both offering 60K miles for spending $3,000 in 3 months, but those offers will end on 7/13 at about 11:59AM EDT.
- Both cards waive the $95 annual fee for the first year.
- Both cards offer a free checked bag for the primary cardholder and up to 3 companions on the same reservation. You do not need to book tickets on your card for free bags.
- Both cards offer a free carry-on bag for the primary cardholder and all companions on the same reservation, even on a basic economy fare.
- Both cards offer priority boarding so that you won’t have to gate-check your carry-ons. This works even on a basic economy fare.
- Both cards offer no foreign transaction fees. 2 AA miles per dollar on flight purchases on AA. 25% savings on inflight purchases.
The consumer card offers a 10% rebate of redeemed miles, up to 10K miles/year.
The business cards offers an annual $99 domestic Companion Certificate if you spend $30K/cardmembership year.
It’s worth noting that American now has some of the worst saver award space in the industry. So why should you collect their miles?
Despite the dearth of American award space and the fuel surcharges to redeem miles for travel on British Airways, there are still good uses of their miles. You’ll have to hunt for them as many partner awards are only bookable over the phone, such as Air Tahiti Nui, Cathay Pacific, Etihad, JAL, Qatar, and more. Perhaps that’s to our own benefit as the inability to book those on AA.com means that availability is good.
For example I used 105K American miles (after the 10K rebate from the AA consumer card) in March to fly in an apartment on Etihad Shower Class from the Maldives to Cleveland via Abu Dhabi and JFK. AA’s US call center was unable to find the award space, but AA’s Australia call center was able to find the first class award space that I had located on Etihad’s website.
Though because of the #ElectronicsBan, I was stuck having to take pictures with my GoPro:
And my phone:
The Etihad first class apartment is an awesome suite with an insane amount of space and there’s a shower to boot. But I’ve flown first class on AA partner Cathay Pacific to Vancouver and Hong Kong several times and still think that they offer the most comfortable seat, bed, bedding, and Pajamas in the sky:
Will you be applying for an AA card before the 60K bonus goes away?