Update: There is now another offer for 100,000 bonus miles! With the 100,000 bonus offer, you’ll need to spend $10,000 within the first 3 months as opposed to $7,500 on the 75,000 bonus offer. Also with the new 100,000 bonus offer, there is a $200 statement credit, essentially making the annual fee only $250. All other benefits are the same. When filling out the application, you can leave the referral code and airport code blank.
There is a new ‘unofficial’ 75,000 bonus point offer from Citibank on the Citi Executive AAdvantage World Elite Mastercard.
- A free Admirals Club membership (value of up to $475)
- You’ll earn 10,000 Elite Qualifying Miles after spending $40,000 in purchases each calendar year
- $100 in statement credits
- First checked bag is free
- Priority Boarding and 25% savings on eligible in-flight purchases
- There are also no foreign transaction fees on with this card
This card does have a hefty $450 annual fee (or $350 taking into account the $100 statement credit) and requires a large initial minimum spend to get the 75,000 bonus miles. Though, if you are a heavy AA/USAirways guy, this card does give free access to both the AA Admirals Club as well as the USAirways lounges. The Platinum American Express credit card, as of March 22nd, will stop offering lounge access to both AA & USAirways lounges, so at this point, this is the only card that offers complimentary lounge access.
Also, a great perk with this card is that when you spend $40,000 you’ll get 10,000 in elite qualifying miles.
As of January 7th, American Airlines AAdvatage miles can also now be used on USAirways flights and USAirways miles on American Airlines.
For the time being, you can also still pick up an extra 30,000 – 40,000 USAirways miles with the US Airways credit card. USAirways miles will eventually turn into AAdvantage miles.
As the link to the Citi Executive AAdvantage World Elite Mastercard is an unofficial link, you will not see the bonus terms on the landing page, but as with all the other unofficial citi links, as long as the application shows, you should get the bonus.
(Thanks Deezee for the tip!)