The highest level of Mastercard is World Elite, followed by World Mastercard and Standard Mastercard. Each Mastercard level has its own package of cardholder benefits. The higher the level, the more lucrative the benefits.
Mastercard World Elite offers all the benefits available on other Mastercards. That includes standard benefits such as car rental insurance, extended warranty and price protection. It also includes benefits like travel accident and trip cancellation insurance. There’s also a few extra perks such as expanded travel accident insurance up to $1,000,000 and seat and room upgrades. And with a World Elite card, you’ll enjoy discounts on travel accommodations, plus a 24/7 concierge service. For specifics on Mastercard benefits, call 1 (800) 622-7747 or contact your Mastercard issuer.
The best World Elite Mastercard is the Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select card. In addition to all the World Elite perks, you’ll get a bonus of 50,000 miles for spending $3,000 in the first 3 months. This co-branded airline miles card also comes with no foreign transaction fee. And there’s no annual fee for the first year, but after that it bumps up to $99.
The AAdvantage Platinum Select card’s travel-friendly features include 2 miles per $1 spent at gas stations, at restaurants and on all American Airline purchases. You’ll get 1 mile per $1 spent on all other purchases. There’s also preferred boarding and a free checked bag for the cardholder and up to four companions, worth up to $125 per flight.
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