The American Airlines credit card, issued by Citi in conjunction with American Airlines, is a good card to get, in my opinion, if you want to rack up AAdvantage® miles quickly. As a limited time offer, earn 50,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles after making $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening. Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® MasterCard®, a partner card, lets you earn double AAdvantage® miles on eligible American Airlines purchases, as well as 1 AAdvantage® mile per $1 on other purchases you make with your card. I recommend this credit card for those who travel often, especially with American Airlines, and want to earn rewards on their spending.
Here is a comprehensive review of the Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® MasterCard® detailing its pros and cons so that you can see if this is a good card for you.
Things We Like About This Card
Limited time offer: Earn 50,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles after you spend $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of opening your account.
Earn double AAdvantage® miles for each $1 spent on eligible American Airlines purchases.
Earn 1 AAdvantage® mile for every dollar you spend on other purchases. You will earn 1 AAdvantage® mile for each dollar you spend on purchases made with your card.
Enjoy Group 1 boarding on American Airlines itineraries. This priority boarding gives you time to organize yourself on the flight before takeoff!
Get 25% savings on your eligible in-flight purchases. You will enjoy 25% savings on headsets, food and beverages that you purchase with this card on flights that are operated by American Airlines. These savings will be in the form of statement credit, which will be appear in your statement 6-8 weeks after the transaction is posted to your account.
Earn 10% AAdvantage® miles back on the miles you redeemed each month, up to 10,000 AAdvantage® miles per calendar year.
No cap on the miles you can earn. You can accumulate as many miles as you want.
Your first eligible checked bag is free. When you purchase an American Airlines plane ticket with this card to a domestic destination, your first eligible checked bag is free of charge for you (the primary cardholder) and up to 4 people on your reservation. This benefit can save you a lot of money, especially when you are traveling with your family!
No Foreign Transaction Fees on purchases, which is a great benefit if you use this card when traveling abroad.
Our Least Favorite Things About This Card
$95 annual fee is waived for the first 12 months. You pay no annual fee during the first year, but after the first year, you will have to pay a $95 annual fee. In our opinion, this annual fee is worth it if you travel often with American Airlines or US Airways, or travel with a few people in the same reservation, as you get one eligible free checked bag for up to 4 people!
This airline credit card is one that I highly recommend for those of you that fly frequently with American Airlines and who want to be rewarded for their everyday spending. The Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® MasterCard® lets you earn 50,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles (limited time offer) after you spend $3,000 on purchases within the first 3 months, 2 AAdvantage® miles per $1 spent on eligible purchases from American Airlines, and 1 AAdvantage® mile for every dollar spent on other purchases.
If you are someone who likes flying with American Airlines, in my opinion, you would benefit from this card. Even though it has an annual fee of $95 after the first 12 months, the benefits, rewards and perks that this card offers may be well worth it if you travel regularly.
Ivan Daniel is a writer at GET.com, a personal finance website. Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgEditorial Disclosure: The editorial content on this page is not provided by any of the companies mentioned, and has not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities. Opinions expressed here are author's alone, not those of the companies mentioned, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.