A 50K CitiBusiness AAdvantage Bonus Offer without the usual 24 month restriction is available, via Reddit, and I've updated my Best Travel Credit Cards page with this offer. Normally Citi cards have language stating that the bonus is not available to you if you have had the same card opened or closed in the past 24 months. Thanks to the absence of this language, if you are approved for this offer you should earn the 50,000 bonus AAdvantage miles even if you opened or closed a CitiBusiness AAdvantage card within the past 2 years.
Here are the offer details:
- Earn 50,000 AAdvantage bonus miles after spending $3000 on the card within the first 3 months of account opening
- Earn 2X AAdvantage miles per dollar spent on eligible American Airlines purchases
- Earn 1 AAdvantage mile per dollar on all other purchases
- No foreign transaction fees
- Your first eligible checked bag is free for you and up to 4 companions traveling with you on the same reservation, on domestic American Airlines flights
- Group 1 boarding for you and up to 4 companions traveling with you on domestic American Airlines flights
- $95 annual fee is waived the first year
Is 50K the Highest CitiBusiness AAdvantage Bonus Offer?
Yes, it's the highest public offer. There may be higher targeted offers, although I've not heard of any recently.
Does this CitiBusiness AAdvantage Card Come with the 10% AAdvantage Miles Rebate on Awards?
No, that is a perk of the Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select personal credit card, but not of the CitiBusiness card.
How Many Citi Cards Can I Apply For?
Citi will deny you if you apply too often or have had too many recent inquiries. To be on the safe side, do not apply for another Citi card until at least 8 days have passed since your most recent Citi credit card application, and don't apply for more than 2 Citi cards in a 60 day period. You are also more likely to be denied if you've had more than 6 credit inquiries in the past 6 months.
What Are Great AAdvantage Award Redemptions?
Even after the 2016 AAdvantage Award Chart Devaluation, there are some good uses of AAdvantage miles, mainly in business class due to the significant increases for first class. These include JAL Business Class between the U.S. and Japan (60K miles each way), LAN Business Class between the U.S. and South America (30K miles each way), AA Business Class to Europe (57,500 miles each way), Qatar Business Class via Doha to Africa (75K miles each way) and Etihad Business Class to India, the Maldives and Middle East (70K miles each way).
Aren't Alaska Mileage Plan Miles Better?
Alaska Mileage Plan awards have the advantage of offering a free stopover at the partner's hub, even on one way awards as well as a less expensive change and miles redeposit policy; they often also require fewer miles than AAdvantage award redemptions. But Etihad First Apartment on the A380, Etihad First Class, Iberia Business Class and Air Tahiti Nui Business Class awards are only available with AAdvantage miles, and unless you earn Alaska Mileage Plan miles by flying, it's harder to accrue them since the Alaska Airlines Visa bonus offer is only 30,000 miles, plus there's a $75 fee for the card that is not waived the first year.
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