The Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select card’s 60,000-mile bonus is no longer available. You can still get a bonus of 50,000 miles, however, by spending $2,500 in the first 3 months of account opening. It’s worth at least 1 substantial free flight, so it will more than pay for the card’s annual fee, which is $0 for the first year and $99 every year after that.
Outside of the initial bonus miles, the Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select card will give you 1 - 2 miles per $1 for purchases - including 2 miles per $1 spent at gas stations and restaurants, and on American Airlines purchases.
You need at least 7,500 miles for a free flight on American Airlines. You can redeem 7,500 AAdvantage miles for a free one-way domestic MileSAAver award flight of up to 500 miles in distance. For a domestic flight longer than 500 miles, you’ll need 20,000-30,000 award miles.
American Airlines’ flight awards chart… read full answer is divided into four different award levels: MileSAAver, MileSAAver Off Peak, AAnytime Level 1, and AAnytime Level 2. The award levels differ based on availability, date, and region. MileSAAver and MileSAAver Off Peak are the cheapest options with the least availability. AAnytime Level 1 and Level 2 have much better availability, but require more miles (up to twice as many).
How Many Miles You Need for a Free Flight on American Airlines:
One-way flight in the contiguous U.S. and Canada: 7,500-30,000 miles
One-way flight to Alaska: 15,000-40,000 miles
One-way flight to Hawaii: 20,000-50,000 miles
One-way flight to Mexico, Central America, or the Caribbean: 12,500-37,500 miles
One-way flight to Europe: 22,500-65,000 miles
One-way flight to Asia: 32,500-80,000 miles
Those mile requirements are all for Main Cabin seats. Business and First Class flights will cost more miles, anywhere from 25,000 to 170,000 more per one-way flight. Regardless of which flight you choose, you’ll still have to pay the fees and taxes for the flight.
You'll need a credit score of at least 750, or excellent credit, to qualify for Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select.
Of course, a higher credit score will likely get you a higher credit limit. It's important to know that the credit score alone won't grant you approval. Citi will also look at your income, credit utilization, negatives etc., so make sure you're well equipped. Good luck!… read full answer
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