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American Reduced Mileage Award for Citi Cardholders

by on December 3, 2010 · 6 comments

in American, Credit Cards

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Update: The current offer for the Citi Platinum Select AAdvantage World MasterCard is 30,000 miles after spending $1,000 miles within the first 3 months.

Offer expired February 28, 2011.

One of the perks of having a Citi American AAdvantage card, is having the opportunity to redeem awards for reduced amounts of miles.

There are two tiers of discounts, down from the standard domestic saver mileage of 25,000 for coach and 50,000 for first (on 2 class cabins).  In order to get the discount there needs to be “saver” (low) level awards available and you need to call and give the agent the code for the card that you have and city where you want to go (which can be found at using the link below).  Because you have to book on the phone, there is a $20  booking fee (waived for Exec Plat), but it’s worth it to save 5,000+ AA miles.

For the premium cards (Citi Platinum, Citi Select and CitiBusiness cards):
17,500 miles for coach and 42,500 for first

For the standard cards (Citi Gold and Citi)
20,000 miles for coach and 45,000 for first

If you don’t already have an AA card, you can sign up for one with a 75,000 point sign up bonus- details here.

 

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  • doug

    Have you ever seen international flights (beyond Canada) under this promo?

  • The Points Guy

    they used to have them when the program first launched a couple years ago, but i havent seen any in the past 2 years. I wish they did!

  • http://www.namidadlani.com Nami Dadlani

    How do you book a ticket under this promo?? The AA rep doesn’t seem to know what I am talking about…and neither does the Citi AAdvantage card rep.

  • The Points Guy

    To claim your award, or for more information, call American Airlines AAdvantage® Reservations at 1-800-882-8880.

    Then give them the award code that matches with your card and destination listed https://creditcards.citi.com/reward-programs/american-airlines-aadvantage-reward-program-reduced-mileage-awards/

    For example if you have the platinum and want to redeem for first class to Newark, give them UB21X2A

    Remember “low” level award class tickets need to exist in order to get these discount levels.

  • Pkenin

    How easy is to book, is it good for international business class and how many points does it take to get international business and how hard to get ?

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