Bigger Bonus: Earn 60,000 American Airlines Miles With These Cards!

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Via Reddit, you can earn 60,000 American Airlines miles after meeting minimum spending requirements on the personal and small business versions of the Citi American Airlines Platinum Select World Elite Mastercard.

Most recently, the sign-up bonus on the personal card was 30,000 American Airlines miles (50,000 miles for the small business version) after meeting minimum spending requirements.  So these are much better offers!

Emily and I don’t earn a commission from these cards, but we’ll always let you know about the best deals!

Increased American Airlines Bonus

60,000 American Airlines Miles Is Enough for a Round-Trip Coach Flight From the US to Europe!

I’ll explain the details of these offers.  And what you can do with 60,000 American Airlines miles.

Earn More American Airlines Miles

Link:   Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite Mastercard

Link:   CitiBusiness AAdvantage Platinum Select World Mastercard

The Citi American Airlines Platinum Select personal card is currently offering a 60,000 point sign-up bonus after spending $3,000 within the first 3 months of account opening.

The normal sign-up bonus for this card is 30,000 American Airlines miles.  So you can earn double the number of American Airlines miles with this offer.  That’s a good deal!

The card also comes with perks like:

  • 2X American Airlines miles per $1 spent on American Airlines flights
  • 1X American Airlines mile per $1 spent on other purchases
  • First bag checked free for you and up to 4 traveling companions on domestic itineraries
  • Group 1 Boarding (gives you extra time to board and prepare for your flight)
  • Earn back 10% of miles used for award travel, up to 10,000 miles each calendar year

And the $95 annual fee is waived the first year.

Increased American Airlines Bonus

Getting a Free Checked Bag for You and Up to 4 Traveling Companions Is a Great Perk, Because Baggage Fees Can Really Add Up!

You can also earn 60,000 American Airlines miles with the CitiBusiness AAdvantage card after spending $3,000 on purchases within the first 3 months.

And get additional perks like 2X American Airlines miles per $1 spent on telecommunications, rental car companies, and gas stations.  And a $99 Companion Ticket good for a coach domestic flight after spending $30,000 on purchases per cardmember year.

Remember, Citi will NOT let you to earn the sign-up bonus from more than one personal card of the same “brand” within 24 months.  For example, if you’ve opened or closed the Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World Elite™ Mastercard® in the past 24 months, you would NOT be eligible for the personal Citi AAdvantage Platinum sign-up bonus.

However, there’s an exception if you’ve had the CitiBusiness AAdvantage in the past 24 months.  You can CAN earn the sign-up bonus on the personal card, because Citi says:

  • 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.

What Can You Do With 60,000 American Airlines Miles?

Link:   American Airlines Award Chart

Link:   American Airlines Oneworld and Partner Award Chart

Link:   My Series on Booking American Airlines Award Flights Like a Pro

With 60,000 American Airlines miles, you can get:

  • 2 round-trip coach flights within the mainland US (with points to spare!)
  • 8 one-way coach flights less than 500 miles within the mainland US or Canada
  • 3 one-way off-peak coach flights from the mainland US to Hawaii
  • 1 round-trip coach flight from the US to Europe
  • 1 one-way Business Class flight from the US to Europe

Plus, you can use American Airlines miles for flights on American Airlines’ oneworld partner airlines (like Cathay Pacific and Qantas), and other partners like Etihad.  So they can be very valuable!

Increased American Airlines Bonus

60,000 American Airlines Miles Is More Than Enough for 2 Round-Trip Coach Flights Within the US. So You Could Take a Loved One to New York for a Getaway!

Don’t forget to check out my post about all the ways to earn American Airlines miles if you need more.  And here are the top 6 big travel trips with the Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select 50,000 miles bonus!

Bottom Line

For a limited time, there’s a higher sign-up bonus on the Citi American Airlines Platinum Select personal and small business cards.  You’ll earn 60,000 American Airlines miles after completing the cards’ minimum spending requirements.

Usually, the sign-up bonus for the personal card is 30,000 miles and the sign-up bonus for the business card is 50,000 miles.  So this is a great deal!

Because 60,000 American Airlines miles is more than enough for 2 round-trip coach tickets within the continental US, round-trip coach award from the US to Europe, and more!

Emily and I don’t earn a commission on the American Airlines cards, but we’ll always tell you about the best offers!

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23 responses to “Bigger Bonus: Earn 60,000 American Airlines Miles With These Cards!

  1. For the past 24 month bonus exception, does a product change to Citi Double Cash count as “closing” the card?

  2. John Rambo Macgyver

    I currently have the Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite Mastercard, can I still sign up for and get the bonus on the CitiBusiness AAdvantage Platinum Select World Mastercard card?

    • It depends on when you opened that card. If it was more than 24 months ago, you’re eligible to earn the sign-up bonus on the CitiBusiness American Airlines card. If it was less than 24 months ago, you won’t be able to get the sign-up bonus on the business card.

  3. I have a current Citi Platinum select Master Card, opened in 2012., can I apply for this offer. Personal or business??

  4. I cancelled all my AAdvantage related CC’s as AA never makes any decent award seats available. Not going back to them till they improve award availability.

  5. So if I had and closed CitiBusiness AAdvantage card 9 months ago, will I be eligible for a sign up bonus when approved for the same type of card again? Please advise.

    • You will NOT be eligible for the bonus on the business card if you have had any CitiBusiness AAdvantage card opened or closed in the past 24 months.

      That said, even if you’ve had the CitiBusiness AAdvantage in the past 24 months, you can still earn the sign-up bonus on the personal Citi American Airlines cards.

  6. how about if i open the personal card before and now i open business card , can i still earn the bouns ???

  7. Please, please, give readers an idea of how available awards are. AA awards are very difficult to get.

  8. Worth pointing out that award availability is horrendously scarce, and has been for some time, with utterly negligible SAAver award space to be found on any route. Gary Leff has written about this since 2017 space would normally have begun opening up over a year ago, and it hasn’t gotten any better. On simple, domestic routes like DAY-AUS or DAY-BDL most days indicate 30K to 50K pricing for each one-way! There are only about 1 or 2 days a month showing any SAAver space. For DTW-SEA (which AK flies as well) there are only 4 days between May 2nd & Sept. 5 w/ any SAAver space. My own plan is to find some faint use for my own remaining 161K AAdvantage miles, then forget about AA & never look back. Also, Ed P. (Pizza in Motion) notes that AA & UA both missed significantly on their expected revenue from co-branded card sign-ups (surely in part due to this awful award space issue), so this may only be the beginning of up-trending point awards on these cards. Not that the points will do anyone any good….

    I’d focus on flexible points (UR, SPG, MR, maybe TY) and foreign airlines. Or maybe WN. They haven’t gutted that program yet.

  9. Do you think this will ever go higher? Like 100,000 Miles?

  10. You can’t get the mileage award if you have opened or closed a citi advantage business card. It is documented in the disclosures os the link you provided.

  11. I had no clue about how hard it was to find saver seats on American until reading these comments from Ramesh and Robert. My wife and I have over 700,000 miles on American from credit card offers and her time living in Malaysia a long time ago, but we never fly them since we now have kids and the Southwest Companion Pass. We are taking a family trip to Italy this summer, but used United miles since British Airway fees via American AAmiles were so ridiculous.

    Long story short, on a lark I just spent ten minutes searching various places in the US we visit. NONE OF THEM had Saver availability at all. Guess I’ll pony up for a first class experience to Hawaii one day, but as of this minute, I can’t see ever opening another American Airlines card other than to keep miles from expiring until this changes. Thanks to all for providing this information.

  12. its been 2 years since i closed my last AA accounts. whats the order to get both of these cards? apply for personal and then business in same day?

  13. I received an offer to apply for the CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Mastercard®. When I go to the online application it asks for the “legal name of the business” and “name of business for card”. Can I just put my name in both spaces ? I currently have a CITI AA personal card. Will that be a problem ?

  14. So I am currently completing $3000 minimum spend on the same card for a 50,000-mile bonus. Does anyone have experience/advice on trying to get a larger bonus if they find it during the minimum spend period?

  15. I am giving up my American Airlines Citibank card after many years due to the fact you can NEVER get a flight for your miles. I’m a Platinum member of their Aadvantage program, 1 Million + miles and obviously frequent flyer for business. I tried to book flights from Chicago to Los Angeles – I have over 90,000 miles to use. You’d think that it would be easy – not any more. No direct flights, no good times and if you want to fly first classs with your mikes only one person can do it. Just try and find a flight for 25K miles. They don’t exist or have multiple stops. I’m done with them.

  16. Is it easy to find seats if you transfer the points? I really would like to transfer the points to Eithad, but if it is crazy hard to get seats I may not apply for the card.

  17. Can you sign up for the both Personal and Business on the same day to get 120K AA miles?

  18. I have read varying opinions on downgrading citi cards and whether it’s is treated at closing a card.

    I opened citi executive AAdvantage World Elite Jan 2014 and downgraded on June 2015 to citi aadvantage bronze.

    I did similar with Citi AAdvantage Plat Select, opening in Sept 2013 and downgraded in Dec 2016.

    If I understand it, I am beyond 24 months of opening and have not “closed” a card. I should be able to apply and get bonus for both personal and business, correct?