Citi Platinum Select/AAdvantage World MasterCard Sign-Up Bonus Dropping to 30,000 Miles?

Now that I’ve switched the majority of travel back to American Airlines I’m spending a lot more time on the AA website.  Over the past few weeks I’ve noted the 40,000 mile sign-up offers for the Citi Platinum Select/AAdvantage World MasterCard in the margin alongside the booking engine, along with a $125 statement credit: Someone asked me recently if the card was worth it.  I didn’t recall seeing the $125 statement credit until recently, so I went to check out all the benefits so I could render my opinion.  You […]

A Long Week Of Travel & How To Earn Elite Hotel Status Without Leaving Your House

This was an especially busy week for me.  I was gone for work until Thursday afternoon, then turned around Friday morning after spending 18 hours with the family and flew to LAX for Frequent Traveler University. For those that don’t know, Frequent Traveler University is a semi-annual event I volunteer at that fulfills two of my passions, helping educate people about travel and raising money for charity (LIVESTRONG, in particular). This time, we we’re headed to Los Angeles where we would spend two days helping educate 400 eager attendees on […]

My Citi Executive Card AA 10,000 EQMs Posted

When AA and Citi came out with the new Citi Executive/AAdvantage Card last year, I jumped on it.  I don’t think the card is a great fit for my everyday spend.  But since I knew I wanted to try and hold onto 1K AND Executive Platinum this year, spending $40K on this card meant I’d have 10K less EQMs to earn flying with my butt in an airline seat.  The card carries a pretty steep fee ($450) but if you need the EQMs I think it’s worth it. I got […]