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

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Bottom Line:
Best for those who like to fly American Airlines, with perks like priority boarding and first checked bag free; 60,000 bonus miles opportunity

Full Review:
Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite™ Mastercard® (a NextAdvisor advertiser) is a great choice for those who would like to earn free flights on American Airlines. Our Travel Rewards Credit Card Analysis indicated a flight redemption value of $1.39 per $100 spent, a decent but not remarkable payback. The hotel redemption value of $0.59 wasn't as good, something to keep in mind if you plan on using the card to earn free hotel nights. Additional perks include earning 60,000 bonus miles after spending $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months, first checked bag is free, no foreign transaction fees and priority boarding on American Airlines flights.

Highlights From Citi
  • For a limited time, earn 60,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles after making $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening*
  • First checked bag is free on domestic American Airlines itineraries for you and up to four companions traveling with you on the same reservation*
  • Enjoy preferred boarding on American Airlines flights*
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees on purchases¹
  • Receive 25% savings on in-flight food and beverage purchases when you use your card on American Airlines flights*
  • Double AAdvantage® miles on eligible American Airlines purchases*
  • Earn 10% of your redeemed AAdvantage® miles back – up to 10,000 AAdvantage® miles each calendar year*

Redeem Rewards
  • Redeem miles for free flights and upgrades on American Airlines (and other participating airlines), car rentals, hotel stays and more.
  • Redeem as few as 12,500 miles for flights on American Airlines to over 250 destinations worldwide.
  • Reduced Mileage Awards let you travel to select destinations for fewer AAdvantage miles round trip.
  • Flight Redemption: American Airlines AAdvantage members can redeem their AAdvantage points for travel on American Airlines and their partner airlines including British Airways, Japan Airlines, Quantas, Alaska Airlines and JetBlue. AAdvantage offers 2 different redemptions options: Miles SAAver and AAnytime. Miles Saver tickets are subject to special limitations on seating availability and may be subject to travel embargo dates on some participant airlines. AAnytime tickets are more flexible and are available on any unsold seat on any day.
  • Hotel Redemption: With the AAdvantage program you are able to book free hotel stays at a multitude of hotels at different price points. The AAdvantage terms and conditions don't indicate an affiliation with any particular hotels, but when we conducting research we saw hotels ranging from The Westin, Fairmont and Hyatt to Holiday Inn and Best Western.

Fees and APR
  • Annual Fee: $95, waived for first 12 months*
  • Foreign Transaction Fee: 0% of purchase amount.
  • Purchase APR: 16.99% - 24.99%* (Variable)
  • Balance Transfer APR: 16.99% - 24.99%* (Variable).
  • Balance Transfer Fee: 3% of each balance transfer; $5 minimum.
  • *Additional details can be found on the Citi landing page.


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Card Details

Features:60,000 bonus miles after spending $3K in first 3 mos, earn 2 miles per $1 spent on American Airlines flights and 1 mile for each $1 spent on all other purchases
Purchase APR:16.99% - 24.99%* (Variable)
Balance Transfer APR:16.99% - 24.99%* (Variable)
Annual Fee:$95, waived for first 12 months*
Credit Needed:Excellent, Good

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