Report: 60,000 Mile Inflight Offer for AAdvantage Card Ends This Month

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American Airlines has two different bank partners issuing credit cards. Barclays advertises their cards inflight and in the airport (but not within 100 feet of an American Airlines Admirals Club). Citibank advertises theirs everywhere else.

The nice thing is we’ve seen competition between the two card issuers. We frequently see their bonuses move up at down together.

At the beginning of the month Barclays increased the offer on its AAdvantage Aviator Red World Elite Mastercard to 60,000 bonus miles after first purchase in the first 90 days and paying the card’s $95 annual fee (the fee on this card is not waived the first year).

These are the cards flight attendants advertise onboard American. ComputerPlayerOne says flight attendants have been told this offer will last through August 31.

Meanwhile Citi’s best-ever 70,000 mile business card bonus offer is still available. The CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Mastercard® still has the best offer I’m aware of that they’ve ever made for the card, a 70,000 mile initial bonus after spending $4,000 within the first 4 months of account opening. This card has a $0 annual fee the first year (then $99). [Offer expired]

American Airlines Boeing 787-9 Business Class

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  1. I got rid of the aviators card because after 4 years they refused to waive the fee and I went to citi. $95 for a card that just gives free bags which duplicates other cards is money not spent well

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