The Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite™ Mastercard® has a new welcome bonus of 75,000 AAdvantage miles! This is one of the best welcome offers we’ve seen on this card in quite some time, so if you’re looking to boost your balance of AAdvantage miles, read on to see if this card makes sense for you.
AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite Card Welcome Bonus Details
For a limited time, you can earn 75,000 American Airlines AAdvantage bonus miles after spending $3,500 in purchases within the first 4 months of account opening. Plus, the $99 annual card annual fee is waived for your first year of membership.
We value American Airlines miles at 1.4 cents per mile, making this welcome bonus worth $1,149 in our view — which is nearly a 33% return on the minimum spend requirement!
AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite Card Earnings and Benefits
Welcome bonus aside, here is what else the AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite card can offer you:
- 2x miles per $1 spent on American Airlines purchases
- 2x miles per $1 spent at gas stations and restaurants
- 1x mile per $1 on all other purchases
The card also comes with the following benefits:
- 1x Loyalty Point per $1 spent on the card towards American Airlines elite status
- First checked bag free on domestic American Airlines itineraries for you and up to 4 travel companions
- Preferred boarding
- 25% savings on inflight food and beverage purchases
- No foreign transaction fees
- Earn a $125 American Airlines flight discount after you spend $20,000 or more in purchases during your card membership year
How To Redeem 75,000 American AAdvantage Miles
American Airlines miles can be quite valuable for premium cabin redemptions with its Oneworld partners like Cathay Pacific, Japan Airlines, and Qatar Airways.
One redemption that is frequently mentioned is the ability to redeem 70,000 AAdvantage miles to fly the Qatar Qsuites between the U.S. and the Middle East or Indian subcontinent… but did you know you can add on a flight segment to eligible African cities for just 5,000 more miles?
This includes flying all the way to South Africa! That’s right, for 5,000 more miles you can add the nearly 10-hour flight in Qsuites between Doha and Cape Town. Altogether, that gives you about 23 hours in one of the best business class cabins in the world, all for just 75,000 AAdvantage miles!
Hot Tip: Read through our suggestions on the best ways to redeem American Airlines AAdvantage miles for max value!
Since AAdvantage is one of the few programs to not be partnered with a major transferable points currency, it can be difficult to earn a large number of AAdvantage miles quickly. Fortunately, welcome bonuses on the variety of American credit cards offer the perfect opportunity to do just that!
The information regarding the Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite™ Mastercard® was independently collected by Upgraded Points and not provided nor reviewed by the issuer.
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