American Airlines Increases Credit Card Sign-Up Bonus for a Limited Time

May 8, 2018, Written By John H. Oldshue

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American Airlines has increased the sign-up bonus for the Citi/AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite MasterCard for a limited time. New users can now earn 60,000 AAdvantage bonus miles after spending $3,000 on the card in the first three months. American Airlines has not announced when this promotion will end.

How much are the 60,000 miles worth? Enough to cover a round-trip economy flight to any location in South America. American Airlines is also offering a $100 flight discount after the first year if the customer has spent more than $20,000 on the card and renews the card.

They company has also changed the structure of their rewards program. Cardholders can earn two miles for every $1 spent at restaurants or gas stations. This is in addition to the existing double miles offer, which provides two miles for every $1 spent on American Airlines purchases. All other purchases qualify for one mile per $1.

This card comes with a $99 annual fee, but that is waived for the first year. There is no mileage cap, but miles must be redeemed within 18 months. Other benefits include: no foreign transaction fees, 25% off select in-flight purchases, preferred boarding and one free checked bag on domestic flights.



The information contained within this article was accurate as of May 8, 2018. For up-to-date
information on any of the terms, cards or offers mentioned above, visit the issuer's website.


About John H. Oldshue

John Oldshue is the creator of LowCards.com. He worked for over 15 years in television and won an Emmy award for his reporting. He covers credit card rate issues for LowCards.com.
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