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Expert Review of the CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World MasterCard®

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CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World MasterCard® – Earn Bonus Miles Toward Free Tickets


Updated: December 22, 2015
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CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World MasterCard® Review
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For a limited time, earn 50,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles after making $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening26

First checked bag is free on domestic American Airlines flights for you and up to four companions traveling with you on the same reservation26

This travel rewards credit card for businesses has a relatively low annual fee, offers double reward miles on purchases that businesses make often, and gives VIP perks to employees who find themselves in airports frequently. The CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World MasterCard® also offers tools like quarterly and year-end reports, the Citi Personal Business Assistant, and the ability to set spending limits on employee cards.

Credit level recommended:
Excellent

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You can apply if: you have not been late on any credit card or loan in the last year and make timely payments, you have long lasting credit history and high credit limit; you have never declared a bankruptcy or defaulted loan.

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APR on purchases: 15.49% (Variable)
Annual fee: $95, waived for first 12 months26

Special offers:

Spend $3,000 in the first 3 months and get 50,000 bonus miles to use on flights with American Airlines or any of its partner airlines. Get double miles on select purchases. Earn a companion certificate each year with qualifying purchases.

Earning rewards:

Miles are earned at the rate of two miles per dollar spent on purchases made at car rental agencies and on telecommunications. American Airlines purchases also earn two miles per dollar spent.

Redeeming rewards:

Use your miles to fly on American Airlines or any of its 15 oneworld alliance partners including British Airways, Japan Airlines and Qantas. Fares cost from 25,000 miles up to 130,000 miles depending on type of fare and how you travel. A business class round trip MileSAAver fare goes for 30,000 miles and a business class AAnytime fare costs 100,000. Economy round trips fares can be as little as 25,000 miles.

Benefits:

This card offers many benefits for businesses, including the ability to set separate spending limits for each employee and get spending reports each quarter that are broken down by employee. You’ll have access to Citi’s Personal Business Assistant, which is a concierge service for businesses. The assistant can make reservations at restaurants and hotels and help make travel arrangements.

When traveling with American Airlines, you’ll get VIP treatment including priority boarding, first bag checked for free for you and four travel mates. Each year that you spend at least $30,000 on the card and renew your membership you’ll earn a companion certificate – pay just $99 plus taxes and fees to take someone along when you purchase a qualifying domestic round-trip fare.

First bag for free; Priority boarding; 25% savings; $99 Certificate

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Credit-Land.com experts evaluate each card using several criteria (e.g., interest rates, fees, benefits and features, rewards programs, and customer service) in order to help you choose a card that's right for you. This rating reflects our experts' opinions, beliefs and experiences with credit card products. This rating is not influenced by payment considerations.

Considerations:

This card is similar to the Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® MasterCard®, but with added benefits for businesses. Both cards give 50,000 bonus miles as a sign-on incentive, and both offer reward redemption on American Airlines and its partners. The MasterCard package of benefits and services is comparable to the Personal Business Assistant, but it’s geared toward everyday consumers, not businesses. Businesses will want to take advantage of features like employee cards with spending limits, quarterly reports and year-end summaries, and double miles on common business expenses. Other popular business cards, like the Spark cards from Capital One, do give business reports and double miles, but they don’t offer the same VIP treatment for travelers and don’t have the Personal Business Assistant or concierge service that this card does.

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