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Million Mile Secrets reader, Brandon, tweeted:
I believe I have exhausted American Airlines cards bonus offers. What is another great frequent flyer program to earn miles with?
Brandon thinks he may have run out of American Airlines credit cards to sign-up for, but he could still have some options left.
Let’s take a look at how he might still be able to earn more American Airlines miles. And which frequent flyer program he could focus on next!
There May Still Be More Ways for You to Earn American Airlines Miles!
There are many great ways to earn American Airlines miles. This includes some options you may not have considered such as checking accounts and cards that aren’t American Airlines branded.
Check this list to see if there’s another option for earning American Airlines miles you may have overlooked:
|Credit Card or Bank Offer||Sign-On Bonus||Minimum Spending Required||Annual Fee or Cost
|Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite™ MasterCard®||50,000 American Airlines miles||$3,000 within 3 months||$95 waived for 1st year
|CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World MasterCard®||50,000 American Airlines miles||$3,000 within 3 months||$95 waived for 1st year
|Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World Elite™ MasterCard®||50,000 American Airlines miles||$5,000 within 3 months||$450|
|Starwood Preferred Guest card (personal)||35,000 Starwood points = 35,000 American Airlines miles + 5,000 bonus miles when you transfer in 20,000 point increments||$3,000 within 3 months||$95 waived for 1st year
|Starwood Preferred Guest card (business)||35,000 Starwood points = 35,000 American Airlines miles + 5,000 bonus miles when you transfer in 20,000 point increments||$5,000 within 3 months||$95 waived for 1st year
|Fidelity||15,000, 25,000, or 50,000 American Airlines miles||$25,000, $50,000, or $100,000 deposit||varies
Some folks also report earning the sign-up bonus on certain Citi cards a 2nd time, if it has been ~18 to ~24 months since they were last approved for the same card.
And if Brandon books paid flights, he could apply for the Citi Prestige. The 50,000 Citi ThankYou point sign-up bonus is worth $800 in paid American Airlines flights with no black-out dates!
Still Ready to Switch to a New Frequent Flyer Program?
The best place to start is by setting your travel goals. Then take a look at which airlines and their partners have the best flight options from your home airport.
For example, if you plan on vacationing within North America, flights under 1,150 miles only cost 7,500 British Airways Avios points each way on Alaska Airlines and American Airlines!
These flights could cost you 10,000 to 12,500 miles each way with other airline miles.
Plus, you can transfer points from 3 flexible programs to British Airways!
Even if you’ve earned the sign-up bonus for every American Airlines credit card available, you may still have options to quickly earn more miles for your next trip!
For example, you can earn American Airlines miles by signing-up for an AMEX Starwood personal or small business card and transferring the points at a 1:1 ratio with a 5,000 mile bonus for every 20,000 points you transfer.
Check my full list of ways to earn American Airlines miles to see if you might have missed something.
You may also be able to earn the sign-up bonus on certain Citi American Airlines card again, if it’s been ~18 to ~24 months since you last held the card.
Still out of ways to earn enough American Airlines miles for your trip? Read my guide for tips on choosing another frequent flyer program that will work for you!
Thanks for your question, Brandon!