American Airlines explained how they’ll combine their AAdvantage frequent flyer program with US Airways Dividend Miles today, as part of their merger with US Airways. And it’s generally good news, because not a lot is changing.
Some folks were worried there would be major negative changes, like award tickets costing more miles, or transitioning to a revenue-based program (where you earn miles based on the cost of your ticket and not the distance flown) like Delta and United Airlines have done.
I’m happy to report that American Airlines is not changing their award chart or making any major changes to how you earn miles! Most of the changes will impact folks with elite status.
The New AAdvantage Program: Good News for Most Folks!
Let’s look at what’s changing and what it means for you.
Thanks to Million Mile Secrets reader Andres who let us know about a better offer for the CitiBusiness AAdvantage Platinum Select World MasterCard.
The sign-up bonus for this card is still 50,000 miles after you spend $3,000 in the 1st 3 months. But you’ll also get 2 American Airlines Admirals Club lounge day passes after meeting minimum spending requirements! The previous offer did not include lounge passes.
And the personal version of this card has also been upgraded to include 2 American Airlines Admirals Club day passes!
Now You Get 50,000 Miles and 2 Admirals Club Lounge Day Passes With the Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select MasterCard and CitiBusiness AAdvantage Platinum Select World MasterCard
They’ve also re-designed the card, but the rest of the offer terms and conditions appear to be the same as the previous offer.
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Update: The Chase Ink Plus 70,000 point offer is no longer available, but check Hot Deals for the latest offers!
Now that the Chase Ink Plus card has a limited time offer for 70,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points, it is clearly one of the best business credit cards available.
Note: The Chase Ink Plus 70,000 point bonus offer ends on October 19, 2014.
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But there are many other great business cards that will get you travel rewards and cash back on your business purchases. Many business credit cards have large sign-up bonuses of 50,000 miles or points, so I’ve compiled a list of them!
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Million Mile Secrets Reader Kevin writes:
I’m considering downgrading my Citi American Airlines Platinum card to the Citi Double Cash card. How does this work? Do they pull your credit report?
Kevin can call Citi to convert his Citi American Airlines Platinum card to the Citi Double Cash card, if he’s had the card for at least 12 months. And Citi shouldn’t need to make another hard credit inquiry.
But If He Converts to the Citi Double Cash Card, the Bank Won’t Give Him a Sign-Up Bonus!