50,000 Mile Citi American Airlines Card Without 24 Month Restriction!

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Possible good news for folks who have opened or closed a Citi American Airlines credit card in the past 24 months!

Via Rapid Travel Chai, there’s a Citi American Airlines Platinum Select application floating around Reddit.  And it doesn’t have the restrictive language we’re accustomed to seeing alongside Citi credit cards.

According to the link, you’ll earn 50,000 American Airlines miles by completing $3,000 in minimum spending in the first 3 months of account opening.  And there’s no mention of not being approved for the bonus if you’ve opened or closed a Citi American Airlines card within the past 24 months.

That said, there’s no guarantee Citi will honor the bonus for folks who already have or had the card in the past 24 months.

50000 Mile Citi American Airlines Card Without 24 Month Restriction

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This Citi American Airlines Card Application Doesn’t Mention Citi’s New Rules

Link:   Reddit

Link:   Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite™ Mastercard®

Citi changed their application rules several months ago to restrict folks from earning the sign-up bonus from more than 1 card of the same “brand” within 24 months.

So for example, if you opened a Citi American Airlines Platinum Select in the past 24 months, you won’t be approved for a Citi AAdvantage Executive World Elite Mastercard, which also earns American Airlines miles.

The applications usually say:

American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles are not available if you have had any Citi® / AAdvantage® card (other than a CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® card) opened or closed in the past 24 months.

But an application for the Citi American Airlines Platinum Select has surfaced on Reddit WITHOUT that restrictive language.  You’ll earn 50,000 American Airlines miles after $3,000 in purchases in the first 3 months of account opening.

You can get Big Travel with 50,000 American Airlines miles.  For example, you can fly to:

  • Hawaii for 45,000 American Airlines miles round-trip in coach
  • Costa Rica for 50,000 American Airlines miles round-trip in Business Class
  • Istanbul for 45,000 American Airlines miles round-trip in coach between January 10 and March 14, and November 1 and December 14.
50000 Mile Citi American Airlines Card Without 24 Month Restriction

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Because we know Citi’s updated application rules, this particular application looks like a quirk in the system.  So there aren’t any guarantees you’ll get the sign-up bonus!  Make sure to take screenshots of the offer, and save any offer letters you receive in the mail.

Note:   Even though this card has looser application rules, it’s still a good idea to put 8 days in between personal credit card applications.  And Citi will only allow you to sign-up for 2 personal credit cards every 65 days.

Other Ways to Earn American Airlines Miles

There are plenty of other ways to collect American Airlines miles quickly. For example:

Or you can:

Bottom Line

Citi normally restricts folks from earning the sign-up bonus from a card if you’ve opened or closed a card with the same brand within 24 months.

But by using this link, you can apply for a version of the Citi American Airlines Platinum Select card that doesn’t include the strict 24-month language.  You’ll earn 50,000 American Airlines miles when you spend $3,000 in the first 3 months of opening your account.

That said, this could be a glitch on Citi’s part, so there’s a risk you might not earn the bonus if the 24-month rule applies to you.  So do what you’re comfortable with!

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25 responses to “50,000 Mile Citi American Airlines Card Without 24 Month Restriction!

  1. Fool me once ……. you ran a story similar to this last march… same card different product .. world elite maybe?
    I applied and was approved only to have Citi tell me I already got the bonus once, they didn’t want to hear anything about a “different product”
    Ironically that is now my 5th card on my 5/24 countdown list
    Wasted pull, wasted card

  2. If you go on http://www.CitiCards.com, the AA Platinum Select MasterCard application also does not have the normal restrictive language that most Citibank cards have.

  3. Don’t AA off season to europe only run thru March 14, not may 14 ?

  4. Citi had an application just like this for their Hilton card come out, without the restrictive language. I applied and am working on meeting the minimum spend as we speak. I also received an email in addition to the offer listed with the card that I’d receive the 75K Hilton points after meeting the spend requirement. I’m saving it because nowhere does it have any restrictions listed.

  5. Hi Daraius, It seems like we can also get AA miles through the new Barclay Aviator Card. Do you have that link ? I am planning to apply for it soon ! Thank you and Happy New Year !

  6. Raymond, I read about it from Doc of Credit, and they posted it in a password protected format to keep it safe and emailed the password to their subscribers. Perhaps go to the Doc of Credit website and see what you can find? It’s been several weeks ago now, so IDK if that link would even be good now. I got the new Barclay’s Aviator card two weeks ago. I’m really excited about it. 40K points for paying the annual fee and making one purchase. Talk about easy! Good luck, Raymond!

    • Thanks Becky ! I just applied the Barclay’s Aviator card, and got pending status. Called Recon line, and transferred to Customer Security Dept. They requested to send them copy of D/L, SS card and proof of address. Hope they will approve me. Strange…. Both me and my wife got approved with Barclay’s Arrival Plus card in September by calling Recon line. Happy New Year !

  7. I downgraded a couple of citi cards in product changes to no fee cards in the past 24 months. Are such product changes considered as opening a new card or closing the old one. I was told there was no credit inquiry and the original credit limit was retained along with the original account aging.

  8. Lawrence, a product change (upgrade or downgrade) does not involve an inquiry or a new account added to your credit report, so you’re safe.

  9. Hi Darius and Happy New Year, I am under the impression that the welcome letter will either state the bonus (which you will then get after reaching the minimum spend) or it won’t mention any bonus, meaning you aren’t eligibie. Is that how it works?

  10. @Mike: Most welcome letters do not state the welcome bonus. Some are nice to send you an email reminder but still does not specify the actual amount.
    p/s: I’m sure most CC would like you to forget the spending requirements so they don’t have to give you the bonus…. LOL

  11. I don’t know about this, the very first line under terms and condition reads: This offer is only valid for new accounts.

  12. I downgraded my citi AA card to no fee bronze card more than 24 months ago. Am I eligible to apply for a new Citi AA card and get the bonus again?

  13. I already have the same card, opened 3/16 and 50K bonus earned in April. Applied and was instantly approved with 10k limit. Received welcome letter that included the 50K bonus language. Card arrived today; called to activate and ask about bonus. Was told it was there. So far so good!

  14. I’ve had numerous AA Citi cards, and was well under 24 months when I applied with this “new” non-restrictive offer. I was approved, and got the welcome letter in the mail yesterday that did state the 50K miles with $3K in spend. So it worked!

  15. Wife applied 1/8 and insta-approved. Welcome letter arrives today (1/17) but has no mention of 50K bonus! 🙁
    Am going to have her call later to investigate, but I think this means the ride’s over. Will update if otherwise.

    • Oops, my bad. I was focusing on the material that arrived with the card. I hadn’t noticed the approval letter that arrived earlier that did mention the 50K. Yay!

  16. Has anyone who previously had the card within the last 24 months been approved, met the spend, and actually received the bonus? Please respond.

  17. I received the 50,000 points for the second time on February 20 after applying for and receiving the card in early January. Also received them for the same card last year in February.