The American Airlines Credit Cards

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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.

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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 60,000 AAdvantage miles after spending $3,000 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! Here are other benefits:

  • Earn 2 miles for every $1 spent at grocery stores, gas stations, and American Airline purchases.
  • 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.

  •  Earn 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.
  • 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 the lounge 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!

  • Earn 2 miles per $1 spent at grocery stores and for every $1 spent with American Airlines.
  • Receive 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.

  • Earns 2 miles per $1 spent on cable and satellite providers, gas stations, American Airlines purchases, car rentals, and select telecommunication merchants.
  • Earn 1 mile per $1 spent on other purchases.
  • Preferred boarding
  • One free checked bag on domestic flights.

 

 

Barclays American Airlines Cards

Barclay AAdvantage Aviator Red Mastercard

 

Red and Black credit card

 

The Barclay AAdvantage Aviator Red Mastercard is an interesting card because it doesn’t have a minimum spend requirement. You pay the $99 annual fee and make one purchase on the card and earn a nice welcome bonus! The bonus on this card fluctuates between 50,000 and 60,000 miles.

  • Preferred boarding
  • First checked bag free

 

Barclay AAdvantage Aviator Business Mastercard

 

Red and Black credit card

 

The Barclay AAdvantage Aviator Business Mastercard has an offer of 60,000 miles after spending $2,000 in three months. This is a nice option because it doesn’t count towards your Chase 5/24 count.

  • Preferred boarding for you and up to four companions
  • First checked bag free for you and up to four companions

 

Bottom Line

If you travel American Airlines a lot or live near one of its hubs, 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.

 

 

 

American Airlines planes taxing

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