AAdvantage Elite Travel Rewards Card

welcome offer

Earn 50,000 points after $5,000 spent within the first 3 months.

Bonus Cash Value

Approximately $500*

Annual Fee

$450

Card Rewards

Earn 2 AAdvantage points per $1 spent on eligible AA purchases

Earn 1 AAdvantage points per $1 spent on other purchases

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Card Overview

The AAdvantage Elite Travel Rewards card offers elite travel benefits, including priority check in and boarding for you and 8 companions, Global Entry or TSA Precheck, and more!

Card-Smart Tips & Advice
  • Good credit needed
  • You can only get approved for 1 Citi Personal Card every 8 days, and not more than 2 Citi Personal Cards every 65 days
  • American Airlines AAdvantage Bonus Miles are not available if you have received a New Account Bonus for a Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive account in the past 48 months
  • Citi will usually pull your Experian credit report (If you freeze Experian you can sometimes request the reconsideration department to pull Equifax)
  • You can check your application status  here  or call 1 800 645 7240
  • If declined you can call 1 800 695 5171 to be reconsidered
Card Details And Benefits
  • Receive 10,000 AAdvantage elite miles (EQMs) after $40,000 spent within the year _ First bag checked free on domestic flights
  • Receive 25% savings on in flight food and drinks
  • Concierge for foreign and domestic travel, shopping, dining, household, and entertainment
  • Priority check in, airport screening, and boarding for you and up to 8 companions
  • Global Entry or TSA PreCheck
  • No Foreign Transaction Fee
  • Lounge Access
  • Purchase Protection

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*The estimate is based on our research on what approximate value consumers get when booking travel with points or transferring the points to partner airlines/hotels and booking award travel. You might need to be reward savvy to achieve the proper value. You can find out more on how we value points here

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