There’s a new, better offer for the Citi American Airlines Executive Card which offers 40,000 miles after $3000 in spend within 3 months and another 10,000 miles after $10,000 spend within 12 months.
Hat tip for the offer goes to Million Mile Secrets, though I’ve seen others write about this new offer without attribution.
Now, 50,000 miles after $10,000 spend is certainly not better than the signup bonus that’s available on the regular Citi co-branded card (also 50,000 miles, lower spend requirement, and fee waived the first year instead of a $450 annual fee).
So this isn’t your first choice credit card just for the bonus miles. However,
- For folks who have recently had a Citibank American Airlines credit card, this is another bonus option, even without putting $10,000 on the card for the full bonus the annual fee is worth it for 40,000 bonus miles.
- If you do not have an American Express Platinum card (in my view the best way to get lounge access for most people who are not predominantly United flyers and who need lounge access for frequently than can be obtained via the Skyguide Executive Privilege Club), then this card is probably the best way to obtain Admiral’s Club access.
- $10,000 in spend is a lot for the full bonus, but it’s a non-issue for American flyers who want to use this card for elite qualifying miles as $40,000 spend in a year is required for 10,000 elite qualifying miles to be earned, so the $10k spend requirement is entirely subsumed.
This is not my link, not a referral link, it’s interesting because it’s the best available offer I’ve seen for this card yet. Previously I had seen only a 25,000 mile signup bonus so seeing a bigger top-line number is attractive. It’s one I’ll consider, but the lounge access offers no allure unfortunately because I do already have an American Express Platinum card, access via British Airways Gold status, and also plenty of Business ExtrAA points which could easily be redeemed for lounge access. So it’s mostly a play for the bonus points (even though I have a seven figure AAdvantage balance already) and potentially a play for the elite qualifying miles if next year’s travel dips.