The blogsphere is abuzz the last 48 hours with a report from The Points Guy about a 75,000 miles sign-up bonus for the American Airlines’ Citi Executive Card.
Here’s the application link for the offer. It’s very common for Citibank offers not to show the details of the offer when you click on the application link. You can call Citi after your approval to verify you got the offer. They’re pretty good at honoring what you applied for.
There are a couple reasons why this offer isn’t a slam dunk.
First, the card carries a $450 annual fee and is not waived for the first year. That still only amounts to half a penny a mile but it needs to be considered.
Second, you’ll need to spend $7500 in the first 3 months to qualify for the 75,000 mile bonus.
I’ve had this card since it first came out and find great value in it, not only for the Admirals Club membership but for the ability to earn 10,000 EQMs every year. But, it’s certainly not cheap or easy to work this one if you’re just looking for the miles. Here’s a list of benefits the card carries:
I don’t get any referral credit on this, just a really good offer.