60K Citi AAdvantage and 60K CitiBusiness AAdvantage Bonus Offers

60K Citi AAdvantage and 60K CitiBusiness AAdvantage Bonus Offers

 

60K Citi AAdvantage bonus offers are available and have been added to our Best Travel Credit Cards page. 60K bonus AAdvantage miles (or 120K miles if you're approved for both cards) are a great deal if you're eligible for them. Note that both of these offers do have the 24 month restriction, and you shouldn't apply for both at the same time (see FAQ below).

60K Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select 

  • Earn 60K AAdvantage miles after $3000 in spend within the first 3 months of account opening 
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • 2 AAdvantage miles for every $1 spent on eligible American Airlines purchases and on purchases at telecommunications merchants, gas stations and car rental agencies
  • $95 annual fee is waived the first year
  • First checked bag free on domestic American Airlines flights
  • Note that you are not eligible for the bonus miles if you have had this same card opened or closed in the past 24 months.

 

60K Citi AAdvantage Business Card

  • Earn 60K AAdvantage miles after $3000 in spend within the first 3 months of account opening
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • 2 AAdvantage miles for every $1 spent on eligible American Airlines purchases and on purchases at telecommunications merchants, gas stations and car rental agencies
  • $95 annual fee is waived the first year
  • First checked bag free on domestic American Airlines flights
  • Note that you are not eligible for the bonus miles if you have had this same card opened or closed in the past 24 months.

60K Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select Bonus Offer

 

FAQ

How Long Will The 60,000 Bonus Offer Be Available?

Unknown: both offers state “limited time” but don't specify a date by which you need to be approved by.

 

Am I Eligible if I've Closed a Citi AAdvantage Card Recently?

No: per the terms, the bonus miles are not available to you for the Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select card if you've had any Citi AAdvantage card (except the CitiBusiness AAdvantage card) opened or closed in the past 24 months. Similarly, the 60K bonus miles for the CitiBusiness AAdvantage card are not available if you've had any CitiBusiness AAdvantage card opened or closed in the past 24 months.

 

Should I Apply for Both Citi AAdvantage Cards on the Same Day?

No, you should wait 8 days after applying for a Citi AAdvantage card before applying for another Citi card of any kind. And if you're hoping to be approved for a third Citi card of some kind, you should wait 65 days after the second Citi card application, as generally Citi does not approve more than one application in an 8 day period, and no more than two applications within a 65 day period.

 

When Will the 60K Bonus Miles Post to My AAdvantage Account?

Per the terms, the bonus miles will usually “appear as a bonus in your AAdvantage account 8-10 weeks after you have met the purchase requirements.”


Is 60K the Highest Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select Bonus Offer?

Yes, 60K is the highest public Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select offer I've seen in the past few years. There hasn't been a higher public offer, to my knowledge (feel free to comment if your experience is different) since the 75K Citi AAdvantage bonus offers died in 2011.

 

Is It Worth Earning AAdvantage Miles After the 2016 AAdvantage Award Chart Devaluation?

As always, it depends on how you redeem AAdvantage miles and the value you place on them. We normally redeem AA miles for first class or business class international award ticket, such as Cathay Pacific First ClassJAL First ClassJAL Business ClassEtihad First Apartment on the A380Qantas First Class, etc. 

Even after the 2016 AAdvantage award chart devaluation, JAL Business Class to Asia 1 (Japan, Korea) is 60,000 AAdvantage miles each way, the same as using Alaska Mileage Plan miles, although JAL First Class to Japan is a bit more: 80K AAdvantage miles vs. 70K Alaska miles. Still, I prefer AAdvantage miles to Alaska miles for JAL First Class, as I've found greater award availability using AAdvantage miles, plus the AAdvantage award calendar opens a couple days prior to the Alaska Mileage Plan calendar.

Cathay Pacific Business Class to Hong Kong and Asia 2 (Southeast Asia) is 70K AA miles, vs. 60K Alaska miles, which allow a stopover even on one way awards) so Alaska miles are more advantageous, if you have them. AAdvantage miles are also a key way to fly Etihad First Apartment and Etihad First Class, although those awards to the Middle East and India have increased to 115K AA miles each way, from their previous 90K AA miles level.

Do you plan to apply for the 60K Citi AAdvantage or 60K CitiBusiness AAdvantage card?

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