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American Airlines is replacing its small business program, Business ExtrAA, and the new AAdvantage Business.
This new program isn’t as rewarding for companies but is more rewarding for travelers.
- Companies earn AAdvantage miles – the same currency as consumers
- Consumers earn an extra loyalty point for crediting their travel to an AAdvantage Business account (as well as to their own mileage account)
Crucially, the program integrates and incentivizes getting the CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® Mastercard® [See rates and fees]
- The minimum program spend requirement is waived for CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® Mastercard® accountholders.
- Earning in the program is three times as fast for those with this card provided that tickets are purchased with the card.
Base earn in AAdvantage Business is one mile per dollar spent on travel, while CitiBusiness AAdvantage cardholders earn an additional two miles per dollar spent on travel credited to that account. That makes the card a must-have.
CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® Mastercard® has no annual fee the first year. Getting the card doesn’t add to 5/24. You can have this card even if you have a Citi or Barclays consumer card, and even if you already have a Barclays AAdvantage small business card. And anecdotally I’ve found the card easy to get, with readers reporting great success.