Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite™ Mastercard® Review

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Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite™ Mastercard®: Earn Bonus Miles Toward Your Free Flights


Updated: July 31, 2018

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Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite Mastercard®
Citi<sup>®</sup> / AAdvantage<sup>®</sup> Platinum Select<sup>®</sup> World Elite<sup>™</sup> Mastercard<sup>®</sup> Expert Rating:

Earn 50,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles after making $2,500 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening*

New: Earn 2 AAdvantage® miles for every $1 spent at gas stations*

The Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite Mastercard® is a great choice for frequent flyers, especially if American Airlines is their airline of choice. Miles earned can be used toward flights on American or any of its fourteen Oneworld alliance partners and a dozen other carriers it has agreements with. Miles never expire, and there is no limit on how many can be earned. This card offers a big sign-on bonus and plenty of perks for travelers. Here are the airlines those miles can be used on.

ONEWORLD Allince Partners

Earning rewards:

American Airlines purchases earn double AAdvantage Miles – two miles for every dollar spent. Purchases at gas stations and at restaurants will also bring you 2 AAdvantage miles for every dollar spent. The 50000 sign-up bonus will get you one domestic economy class ticket.

Redeeming rewards:

AAdvantage Miles can be used toward flights on American Airlines or one of its partner airlines. A round-trip economy class domestic ticket costs 25,000 miles through American Airlines’ Economy MileSAAver program, or 50,000 miles with their Economy AAnytime fare. If you want to fly business class, it’ll cost 50,000 miles for the MileSAAver. First-class tickets start at 65,000 miles. Here’s a chart of the destinations you can fly to and how many miles you will need.

Special offers:

Sign up now and earn 50000 bonus miles after you spend $2,500 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening. You’ll also get double AAdvantage miles on eligible American Airlines purchases, at gas stations, and restaurants. If you spend $20,000 or more in purchases throughout your membership year and renew your card, you can earn a $100 American Airlines Flight Discount.

Benefits:

Cardholders can check a bag for free on domestic American Airlines flights. They also get preferred boarding on American Airlines flights and save 25% on eligible in-flight purchases. Cardholders also get free car rental insurance, travel accident insurance, and extended warranties on purchases.

Considerations:

Annual fees are pretty standard for airline frequent flyer credit cards. The annual fee for this one is on a par with the Gold Delta SkyMiles card from American Express. Delta has a few more options for flights because it is a member of SkyTeam, which has 20 airlines, compared to American’s oneworld alliance, which has only 14. The final decision on which card is the best fit for you might come down to location, location, location. Where do you live, where do you travel to, and where do you want to go? American’s main hub is in Dallas and Delta is in Atlanta so keep that in mind for connecting flights as you decide.

Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite Mastercard®

Credit level recommended:
Excellent, Good
APR on purchases: 17.74% - 25.74%* (Variable) Annual fee: $99, waived for first 12 months* Expert Rating:


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