Best for American Airlines lounge access

The Citi AAdvantage is the only card that provides a full Admirals Club membership as well as elite perks for American Airlines flyers.

At a glance

  • 2X 2 AAdvantage® miles for every $1 spent on eligible American Airlines purchases
  • 1X 1 AAdvantage® miles for every $1 spent on other purchases
50,000 miles
Earn 50,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles after spending $5,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening.
Up to 29.99% (Variable)
27.49% (Variable)
18.24% - 27.24% (Variable)
18.24% - 27.24% (Variable)
$450
  • Earn 50,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® Bonus Miles after spending $5,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening
  • Admirals Club® membership for you and access for up to two guests or immediate family members traveling with you

At a glance

  • 2X 2 AAdvantage® miles for every $1 spent on eligible American Airlines purchases
  • 1X 1 AAdvantage® miles for every $1 spent on other purchases
50,000 miles
Earn 50,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles after spending $5,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening.
Up to 29.99% (Variable)
27.49% (Variable)
18.24% - 27.24% (Variable)
18.24% - 27.24% (Variable)
$450
  • Earn 50,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® Bonus Miles after spending $5,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening
  • Admirals Club® membership for you and access for up to two guests or immediate family members traveling with you
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees on purchases
  • Earn 2 AAdvantage® miles for every $1 spent on eligible American Airlines purchases and 1 AAdvantage® mile for every $1 spent on other purchases
  • Earn 1 Loyalty Point for every 1 eligible AAdvantage® mile earned from purchases
  • First checked bag is free on domestic American Airlines itineraries for you and up to 8 companions traveling with you on the same reservation

Our Take

TPG Editor's Rating

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3/5

Overview

The Citi AAdvantage Executive World Elite Mastercard is the only cobranded credit card that  includes a complimentary membership to the American Airlines Admirals Club lounge. Users can also add up to 10 authorized users (for no additional cost), and they get their own access — including two traveling companions. The primary cardmember also enjoys priority check in, screening and boarding for themselves and up to eight travel companions. Other perks include a free checked bag for domestic travel, 25% off eligible inflight purchases and $100 statement credit for Global Entry or TSA PreCheck.

Pros

  • Offers Admirals Club lounge access.
  • Help earning up to 10,000 EQMs that go toward elite status.
  • Priority check-in, airport screening, boarding and a free checked bag for you and up to 8 travel companions.
  • 25% discount on inflight food and beverages.
  • Receive a Global Entry/TSA PreCheck Fee Statement Credit.

Cons

  • No travel protection benefits.
  • Miles redemption limited to American Airlines and its Oneworld partners.
  • 25% inflight credit doesn't include Wi-Fi.

Who is this card good for?

The Citi AAdvantage is best for frequent American Airline flyers and regular Admirals Club users. It is also a great card that allows regular American Airline flyers to fast track their elite status, as you earn 1 Loyalty Point for every dollar you spend.

Earning Rewards

The Citi AAdvantage card earns 2 miles per dollar spent on eligible American Airlines purchases and 1 mile per dollar on all other purchases. There is no cap on how many miles you can accrue in a year.

Frequently asked questions