Well, Citibank has officially increased their public offer to 40,000 bonus miles.  The previous offer was 30,000.  It’s certainly not like the huge 75,000 bonus offer we saw two year ago but moving back in the right direction.  Up until recently there had been some links floating around on Flyertalk that were still give 50,000 bonus miles but those have all been shut down.  So currently, if you are needing American Airlines miles, the best bonus offer is this one.  I’m hopeful that we may see this offer increase again in the future but probably not until next year as this new offer is just beginning to be promoted to the general public.


Citi® Platinum Select® / AAdvantage® World MasterCard®

  • For a limited time, Earn 40,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles after $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of card membership*
  • Your first eligible checked bag is free*
  • Priority Boarding with Group 1 privileges* and 25% savings on eligible in-flight purchases*
  • Earn a $100 American Airlines Flight Discount every cardmembership year with qualifying purchases and cardmembership renewal*
  • Double AAdvantage® miles on eligible American Airlines purchases*
  • Earn 10% of your redeemed AAdvantage® miles back – up to 10,000 AAdvantage® miles each calendar year*

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For families (husband & wife both apply), this is 86,000  (40,000 x 2 plus 3,000 min. spend x 2 ) American Airlines miles.  If you don’t have the US Airways Dividend Miles Mastercard, it would be great to apply for this card as well.  The US Airways Dividend Miles Mastercard currently is offering 40,000 US Airways miles which will shortly become American Airlines miles when the merger of the two airlines is completed.  I would imagine we will be given the option very soon to transfer miles back and forth between each program.  This would enable you to book flights on US Airways or American Airlines with either miles balance.  Although in most cases if you had the US Airways Dividend Mastercard you would probably be better to book through the US Airways program because as a US Airways Dividend Mastercard holder you are able to book award seats for 5,000 less miles than normal which is a great benefit.  If both husband and wife applied for both of these cards, you could score an easy 146,000 miles.  86,000 AA miles and 60,000 US Airways miles.  Note: US Airways offer is really only 30,000 miles after first purchase.  Additional 10,000 miles is earned only through transferring a balance.


 The US Airways Premier World MasterCard®

  • Earn up to 40,000 bonus miles on qualifying transactions
  • EXCLUSIVE: Redeem flights for 5,000 fewer miles
  • Zone 2 boarding on every flight
  • Enjoy 2 miles per $1 spent on US Airways purchases
  • Earn 1 mile per $1 spent everywhere else
  • Annual companion certificate good for round-trip travel for up to 2 companions at $99 each, plus taxes and fees
  • First Class check-in
  • Please see terms and conditions for complete details

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