The American Airlines Credit Cards

One of the United States’ major airlines is American Airlines. Today we are going to go over the credit cards that can earn you American Airlines miles. Citi Bank offers four great credit cards that will give you great bonus miles when you apply, get approved, and complete the minimum spend. Barclays also issues two American Airlines cards.

 

Citi American Airlines Cards

Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite Mastercard

Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® card

 

The Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite Mastercard will get you 50,000 AAdvantage miles after you spend $2,500 in three months. It has an annual fee of $99 but it is waived the first year. I love when cards waive that annual fee for the first year! You earn 2 miles for every $1 spent at grocery stores, gas stations, and American Airline purchases. You will receive 1 mile per $1 spent on all other purchases. Preferred boarding and one free checked bag on domestic flights are also included.

 

 

Citi AAdvantage Executive Credit Card

Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive card

 

The Citi AAdvantage Executive Card is one of those high annual fee credit cards. It has an annual fee of $450 and if you fly American a lot and want to visit the AA Admirals Club it might interest you. You will get an Admiral Club membership (worth $650) with this card, plus 50,000 AAdvantage miles after spending $5,000 in three months. This card only earns 2 miles per $1 spent with American Airlines though and 1 mile on other purchases. TSA credit or Global Entry credit once every four years is also included with this card. You also receive preferred boarding and one free checked bag on domestic flights. You have to have a boarding pass for an American Airline flight to get in so that means this card is not worth it if you don’t fly American Airlines a lot.

 

AAdvantage MileUp Credit Card

Advantage Mileup Credit Card

 

With the AAdvantage MileUp Card you can earn  10,000 AAdvantage miles after spending $500 on this card in 3 months. This card does not have an annual fee. 10,000 AAdvantage miles isn’t a whole lot but sometimes American Airlines will offer some really great web specials where you can find domestic flights for just 5,000 miles each way! You will earn 2 miles per $1 spent at grocery stores and for every $1 spent with American Airlines. Additionally, you will get 1 mile per $1 spent on other purchases. Inflight food and beverages will get a 25% discount when charged on this card.

 

Citi Business AAdvantage Platinum Select Credit Card

CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® Mastercard®

 

Earn 65,000 AAdvantage miles after spending $4,000 in four months with the Citi Business AAdvantage Platinum Select Mastercard. It has an annual fee of $99 but it is waived the first year. It earns 2 miles per $1 spent on cable and satellite providers, gas stations, American Airlines purchases, car rentals, and select telecommunication merchants. You will earn 1 mile per $1 spent on other purchases. You also receive preferred boarding and one free checked bag on domestic flights.

 

 

Barclays American Airlines Cards

Barclay AAdvantage Aviator Red Mastercard

The Barclay AAdvantage Aviator Red Mastercard is an interesting card because it doesn’t have a minimum spend requirement, instead, you pay the $99 annual fee and make one purchase on the card and you will earn a nice welcome bonus! The bonus on this card fluctuates between 50,000 and 60,000 miles. Click on the link above to see what the current offer is. Sometimes it will also include a $99(plus taxes and fees) Companion Certificate. This certificate can only be used on flights within the contiguous United States. We recommend waiting till the offer is 60,000 points if you are looking to get this card.

 

Barclay AAdvantage Aviator Business Mastercard

The Barclay AAdvantage Aviator Business Mastercard has a nice option because of its low spend amount (just $1,000 in 3 months) plus you can earn up to 70,000 miles. You’ll get 60,000 miles after you spend the $1,000 and then if you add an authorized user to the card and they make one purchase you’ll earn another 10,000 miles! Using this card I got a one-way flight to the Maldives in Qatar Qsuite!

 

 

Bottom Line

If you travel American Airlines a lot or live near one of its hubs, or have a dream to fly Qatar Qsuite, you should consider one of the AAdvantage Credit Cards. We have used our miles earned from these credit cards for some great trips. American Airlines also offers some amazing web specials periodically where you can get some really cheap flights.

 

 

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