Earn 50k AAdvantage miles with CitiBusiness Platinum Select

AAdvantage mile offers by Citi have been piling up in the last couple weeks! Now Citi is offering 50k American AAdvantage miles for the CitiBusiness Platinum Select card. This is hot on the tails of the personal Platinum Select card offer which again became available last week!

Great uses for 50k AAdvantage Miles:

The current business offer requires $3,000 spend in the first 90 days. There is no annual fee for the first year, and $95 starting in the second year. Citi also just announced that there will no foreign transactions fees on this card!

Thrifty Tip #1: Almost anyone can qualify for a business card, even if you just sell items on Craigslist or eBay.

 

Sample Off-Peak One-way economy award. So cheap, even to London!

Sample Off-Peak One-way economy award. So cheap, even to London!

 

This along with the personal Platinum Select card are my top cards to build up your AAdvantage mileage balances. It’s a simple card with no annual fee for the first year, and after closure you can open it again 18 months later to get the bonus again! Mrs. TT and I utilized our AAdvantage miles last summer to fly business class from Chicago to Dusseldorf, Germany, all for only 50k AAdvantage miles each one-way!

Another great way to get to Europe is by flying American to Dublin. From there you can take one of many budget airlines such as Ryanair, and get anywhere else in Europe for cheap. Almost all flights to Dublin have great availability in business class, which is rare, and you can fly on American the whole way there, instead of having to fly on British Airways, which has high fuel surcharges.

 

Cheapest and easiest way to get to Europe in Business Class! Flight is on the same 767 we took to Dusseldorf!

Cheapest and easiest way to get to Europe in Business Class! Flight is on the same 767 we took to Dusseldorf!

 

Thrifty Tip #3: Want to find wide open availability in business class to Europe for next to nothing in fees? Try flying to Dublin and then take Ryanair or easyJet to your final destination!

 

Bottom Line

The CitiBusiness AAdvantage Platinum Select card is one of basic but essential cards in the points game. Don’t forget to pair this with the CitiGold checking offer to earn an additional 50k AAdvantage miles! That’s enough for a round-trip flight to anywhere in the world! This is a limited time offer so apply before it disappears again.

 

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  • 50k miles after $3,000 spend in 3 months (Limited Time Offer!)
  • No annual fee the first year, then $95
  • 2x points on phone, gas, and car rentals
  • 1st checked bag is free for you and four companions
  • Early boarding in Zone 1
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees

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