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Rumor: Increased American Airlines Credit Card Bonuses Ending in 2 Days?

Rumor: Increased American Airlines Credit Card Bonuses Ending in 2 Days?

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Via View From the Wing, the increased sign-up bonuses on some American Airlines credit cards could be ending on January 31, 2018.

Several folks have reported being told by flight attendants that the sign-up bonuses for the Barclaycard AAdvantage® Aviator™ Red World Elite Mastercard® and Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite™ Mastercard® will be decreasing soon.

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Here’s what we know!

American Airlines Credit Card Welcome Bonuses Decreasing?

Folks are being told by American Airlines flight attendants that on January 31, 2018, the increased welcome bonuses on some American Airlines cards will be ending.

The current offers for the cards in question are:

We expect the increased bonus for the Barclaycard AAdvantage Aviator to drop on January 31, 2018.  But we don’t know whether the Citi American Airlines Platinum Select will follow suit.  And we don’t know what the bonuses will be changed to.

If you were planning to open either card, you might want to sign-up before January 31, 2018.

Bottom Line

Some American Airlines flight attendants are announcing that the increased sign-up bonuses that come with co-branded American Airlines cards will be decreasing on January 31, 2018.

With the current bonuses on the Barclaycard AAdvantage Aviator and Citi American Airlines Platinum Select, you’ll earn 60,000 American Airlines miles after meeting the minimum spending requirements.  So if you were considering these offers you may want to apply soon.

Have you heard the same rumor from any American Airlines staff?  Let me know in the comments!

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I have the impression that the personal AA card is not "the same type" as the AA Business card. In other words, I have two independent counters of 24 months, one for the personal side and another for the business side. Is this correct?

I am out of 24 months for the AA Business card, but am within 24 months for the personal AA. Somehow one Citi customer service representative said I am not eligible for the AA Business sign up bonus because of my personal side. I hope she is wrong. Can you clarify?

Million Mile Secrets

My understanding is that the Citi American Airlines business card should not be affected by your personal cards. But it's possible they have changed that policy. And that doesn't guarantee you'll get approved because they consider a lot of different factors when approving an application.

Also remember, it is 24 months from when you last opened or closed a card.

Flight attendants on both my recent AA flights have all said the bonus will drop to 50,000 in February.

Million Mile Secrets

Thanks for this data point! Do you know if they were specifically talking about the Citi AA Platinum Select?