Earn 50,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles after spending $5,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening
Admirals Club® membership for you and access for guests traveling with you
Complimentary Admirals Club® lounge access for authorized users
Earn 10,000 AAdvantage® Elite Qualifying Miles (EQMs) after you spend $40,000 in purchases within the year
No Foreign Transaction Fees on purchases*
Earn 2 AAdvantage® miles for every $1 spent on eligible American Airlines purchases and 1 AAdvantage® mile for every $1 spent on other purchases
First checked bag is free on domestic American Airlines itineraries for you and up to 8 companions traveling with you on the same reservation
Rates, fees & offers
1 mile per dollar
Earn 50,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles after spending $5,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening*
APR: 17.99% - 25.99% Variable APR
Penalty APR: Up to 29.99%, Variable
Cash Advance APR: 27.49%, Variable
Balance transfer fee
3% of each balance transfer; $5 minimum.
Foreign transaction fee
Recommended credit score
Not sure which card is best for you?
By Gregory Karp
Editor's overall rating
Pros and cons
Free checked baggage
Early boarding group
No Foreign Transaction Fees
Has annual fee
Needs excellent credit
Frequent flyers of American Airlines who enjoy the carrier’s exclusive Admirals Club airport lounges should consider the Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World Elite™ Mastercard®. It’s likely the least expensive way to buy a membership.
But that premium experience comes at a premium cost annually: $450.
The card is full of features and perks, including a generous policy for free checked bags. A sampling:
--Earn 50,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles after spending $5,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening*.
--Earn 2 miles for every $1 spent on American Airlines purchases and 1 mile per $1 on everything else.
--First checked bag free on domestic American Airlines itineraries for you and up to eight companions traveling with you on the same reservation.
--No foreign transaction fees.
If American isn’t your go-to airline and you rarely use airport lounges, a different card might suit you better. But if you’re a regular occupant of Admirals Clubs, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better deal than the Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World Elite™ Mastercard®. For more information, see our full review of the card.
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