Earn 70k bonus miles with new bonus from the CitiBusiness/AAdvantage Platinum Select

Oct 3, 2019

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Official application links: Earn 70,000 miles with the CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Mastercard®

Citi has a variety of credit card options for frequent American Airlines flyers looking to boost their AAdvantage miles balances and enjoy some perks when traveling on the airline, and the fees for these card options rare varied. Those who want a card with a few more benefits than the no-annual-fee American Airlines AAdvantage MileUp℠ Card but don’t want to pay $450 for the top-of-the-line Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World Elite™ Mastercard® have two options currently available, one personal and one business.

CitiBusiness/AAdvantage Platinum Select Mastercard

Right now, the CitiBusiness/AAdvantage Platinum Select Mastercard is offering 70,000 bonus miles after you spend $4,000 in the first four months of account opening. This bonus is worth $980, according to TPG valuations, and is nice a step up from the previous 60k offer. While $4,000 is a higher spending requirement, you also have an extra month to hit that threshold — plus, $4,000 will be easy to hit for many small businesses.

You’ll earn an industry-standard 2x miles on American Airlines purchases, plus 2x on eligible business expenses including telecommunications merchants, cable and satellite providers, car rentals and gas stations. The card comes with perks like a free checked bag, priority boarding and inflight discounts on Wi-Fi, food and beverages. If you put $30,000 in spending on the card in a cardmember year, you’ll also be rewarded with a companion certificate — allowing you to take a colleague, friend or loved one on a flight for $99 plus taxes/fees (the certificate is granted upon account renewal, and the account must remain open at least 45 days after anniversary date).

While American Airlines has made it more frustrating to use miles on its own flights, redeeming AAdvantage miles for partner awards is still a terrific deal — especially on trips to Asia with top-notch airlines such as Japan Airlines and Cathay Pacific. If you’re looking to book on American metal, you can still find some solid redemptions. For example, you can book MileSAAver space from Philadelphia (PHL) to Dubrovnik (DBV) for 60,000 miles round-trip.

For just $99 in annual fees (waived the first year), this card could be a valuable asset to any American Airlines frequent flyer’s wallet.

Use American AAdvantage miles for excellent partner redemptions, such as Cathay Pacific business class.
Use American AAdvantage miles for excellent partner redemptions, such as Cathay Pacific business class.

Citi/AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite Mastercard

The personal Citi/AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite Mastercard is currently offering a sign-up bonus of 50,000 miles after you spend $2,500 in the first three months of account opening. This card also has a $99 annual fee that’s waived for the first 12 months and no foreign transaction fees. 

The card offers 2x miles on American Airlines purchases, restaurants and gas stations. One relatively new feature of the personal card is the ability to earn a $125 flight discount after you spend $20,000 on it in your cardmember year and renew the card for another year. In addition to the 2x categories and the $125 flight discount, you’ll get benefits like preferred boarding, first checked bag free and inflight discounts.

The information for the Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select card has been collected independently by The Points Guy. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

Bottom line

While these aren’t the highest bonuses we’ve ever seen with these cards, the current offers are still pretty solid — especially the new bonus on the CitiBusiness/AAdvantage Platinum Select. If you fly regularly on American Airlines — or if the sweet spots in the AAdvantage program align with your travel goals — this could be the time to pick up one of these cobranded American Airlines cards.

However, keep in mind that Citi recently stripped travel protections across most of its cards, which is something to consider before booking trips on your cobranded Citi card. Also make sure to note the restrictions on the sign-up bonus. You won’t be able to earn the sign-up bonus on any version of the card if you have received a new account bonus for the same card in the past 48 months.

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CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Mastercard®

CURRENT WELCOME BONUS: 70,000 Miles

TPG'S BONUS VALUATION: $980*

CARD HIGHLIGHTS: 2x miles on AA purchases plus 2x miles at gas stations and at telecommunications merchants, cable and satellite providers and car rental merchants. Get your first checked bag free.

*Bonus value is an estimated value calculated by TPG and not the card issuer. View our latest valuations here.

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More Things to Know
  • Designed for businesses
  • Earn 70,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles after spending $4,000 in purchases within the first 4 months of account opening.
  • First checked bag is free on domestic American Airlines itineraries to reduce travel costs and boost your bottom line.
  • 25% savings on American Airlines inflight Wi-Fi when you use your card
  • Enjoy preferred boarding on American Airlines flights
  • Earn 2 AAdvantage® miles per $1 spent on eligible American Airlines purchases
  • Earn 2 AAdvantage® miles per $1 spent on purchases at telecommunications merchants, cable and satellite providers, car rental merchants and at gas stations.
  • Earn 1 AAdvantage® mile per $1 spent on other purchases
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees
Intro APR on Purchases
N/A
Regular APR
17.24% - 25.24% (Variable)
Annual Fee
$99, waived for first 12 months
Balance Transfer Fee
N/A
Recommended Credit
Excellent/Good

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