New Features Include 10 Percent of Redeemed AAdvantage® Miles Back, Free First Checked Bag, Priority Boarding and $100 American Airlines Flight Discount
NEW YORK and FORT WORTH, Texas April 2, 2012 Directly responding to the rewards and recognition that travelers want, Citi and American Airlines introduced seven new benefits to the Citi® Platinum Select® / AAdvantage® card, including 10 percent miles back on American Airlines AAdvantage® miles redeemed, up to 10,000 miles per calendar year, free first checked bag, priority boarding and more.
Our cardmembers want more ways to earn and book award travel, and an easier time getting through the airport and to their destination, said Ralph Andretta, Head of Co-Brands and Loyalty at Citi Cards. These enhancements let them save money and time while traveling and reward them by giving miles back for redemptions.
Using the invaluable feedback we receive from our AAdvantage members, together with Citi, we have designed new card benefits that encompass the travel perks our cardmembers value most, said Suzanne Rubin, President AAdvantage® Loyalty Program. The new Citi® / AAdvantage® card improves the travel experience by offering benefits like free first checked bag, priority boarding, in-flight discounts and much more.
Beginning today, consumers can apply for the new Citi® Platinum Select® / AAdvantage® card to enjoy the full benefits of an improved travel experience on www.citi.com/journey and earn 30,000 AAdvantage miles after $1,000 in purchases made within the first three months of using the new card.
A full description of the new Citi® Platinum Select® / AAdvantage® cardmember benefits, designed to make the travel experience easier from booking to boarding and beyond, is below.
The ability to earn more AAdvantage miles faster.
- Ten percent miles back on AAdvantage miles redeemed by cardmembers, up to 10,000 miles per calendar year. For example, if the cardmember uses AAdvantage miles to book a 50,000 mile roundtrip flight, they will receive 5,000 AAdvantage miles back in their AAdvantage account approximately 6-8 weeks after booking.
- Double miles on eligible American Airlines purchases.
- No annual limit or cap on how many AAdvantage miles cardmembers can earn with card purchases.
More ways to save time and money when booking, boarding and beyond.
- First checked bag free for cardmembers and up to four companions traveling on the same reservation for travel booked and ticketed on or after April 2, 2012. For example, a family traveling in the main cabin from JFK to LAX roundtrip with four checked bags could save $200.
- Priority boarding for cardmembers and up to four companions traveling on the same reservation for travel booked and ticketed on or after April 2, 2012.
- Cardmembers earn a $100 American Airlines Flight Discount that can be used to book any available qualifying flight on AA.com for each year following which they spend $30,000 in purchases and renew their Citi® Platinum Select® / AAdvantage® card.
- 25 percent savings on in-flight purchases of food, beverages and headsets when purchases are made with the Citi® Platinum Select® / AAdvantage® card or any other Citi® / AAdvantage® card.
An annual fee of $95 applies. For new cardmembers, the annual fee is currently waived for the first 12 months. Starting today, existing cardmembers who have the Citi® Platinum Select® / AAdvantage® Visa Signature, Citi® Platinum Select® / AAdvantage® World MasterCard, Citi® Platinum Select® / AAdvantage® World Elite MasterCard and Citi® Select® / AAdvantage® American Express can enjoy the new benefits immediately, and will see the $95 fee on their next anniversary date after July 2012.
Since the first Citi® / AAdvantage® credit card was introduced in 1987, the Citi and American Airlines AAdvantage card program has generated tremendous customer and brand loyalty. For more information on the new Citi® Platinum Select® / AAdvantage® card please visit www.citicards.com, www.facebook.com/Citibank, www.aa.com/citi or www.facebook.com/aadvantage.
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