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On the heels of the (recently expired) 100,000 mile offer for the Citi Executive AAdvantage World Elite MasterCard, I wanted to remind readers of some of the valuable benefits of co-branded Citi AAdvantage cards. Specifically, cardholders can earn 10% of redeemed AAdvantage miles back (up to 10,000 AAdvantage miles each calendar year), and have access to reduced price domestic awards. A new cycle of awards just dropped today.
Those reduced-price awards can save you either 5,000 or 7,500 miles off roundtrip award tickets in economy or first class, on certain routes within the US and Canada originating within the 48 contiguous United States. These discounted awards used to be available between various city pairs on a quarterly basis, but the program has been tweaked so that reduced mileage award routes now change monthly. Participating routes have been planned out through November. As long as there is MileSAAver availability, you should be able to receive these discounts, but you must call to book.
The fine print:
Offer valid for one-way and round-trip MileSAAver® awards only.
Offer valid on Premium and Main Cabin travel on American Airlines, American Eagle or the American Connection carrier where applicable (codeshare flights are not allowed).
Premium cabin includes:
There is a list of cards eligible for the reduced mileage award, which includes the Citi Executive / AAdvantage World Elite MasterCard, among others. The list also shows which cities are available for the discounts; all are located within the continental United States, with a few Canadian destinations, including Montreal, Vancouver and Toronto.
Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® MasterCard®
|Intro APR||Regular APR||Annual Fee||Foreign Transaction Fee||Credit Rating|
|N/A||14.24% - 22.24%* (Variable)||$95, waived for first 12 months*||3.00%||Excellent/Good|