For Immediate Release Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C)

Citi and American Airlines Offer Easy Ways to Earn Miles with New No-Annual-Fee AAdvantage Mileup Card

July 11, 2018


Credit card will offer 2X miles at grocery stores and on eligible American Airlines purchases

New York and Fort Worth, Texas – Citi and American Airlines are launching the AAdvantage MileUpSM card, a new no-annual-fee credit card for consumers to turn everyday spending into exciting travel experiences.

Starting July 22, the AAdvantage MileUpSM card will offer cardmembers easier ways to earn miles, including:

  • 2 AAdvantage miles for every $1 spent on eligible American Airlines purchases and at grocery stores, along with 1 mile for every $1 spent on all other purchases
  • A limited-time offer for new cardmembers of 10,000 AAdvantage bonus miles and a $50 statement credit after spending $500 in purchases within the first three months of opening an account*

"As a new approach to support everyday spending, we're excited to offer a different type of credit card in partnership with American Airlines—one that enables cardmembers to earn more miles and travel rewards through trips to the supermarket," said Valerie Greer, Head of Co-Brand Partnerships, Citi Cards. "Vacations are memory-making experiences, and the AAdvantage MileUp card can help consumers take that dream trip or mini break simply through day-to-day purchases."

"We know our customers are looking forward to taking their next trip, and American's and Citi's new no-annual-fee card gives more customers a way to put that travel on the calendar sooner," said Bridget Blaise-Shamai, American's Vice President of Loyalty & Customer Insights. "The AAdvantage MileUp card is an excellent addition to our portfolio of co-branded credit card offerings that deliver benefits for every cardmember."

Cardmembers who currently have the Citi / AAdvantage Bronze card will also begin earning 2 AAdvantage miles for every $1 spent on eligible American Airlines purchases and at grocery stores, along with 1 mile for every $1 spent on all other purchases made on or after July 22. They will receive the new AAdvantage MileUpSM card when their current Citi / AAdvantage Bronze card expires.

In addition to the new AAdvantage MileUpSM card, Citi and American have recently introduced new benefits on certain other cards to continuously ensure they are best meeting the needs of customers. As well as providing a free checked bag on domestic itineraries and preferred boarding, these existing cards now have additional unique benefits:

  • Citi / AAdvantage Platinum Select Card: Double miles at restaurants and at gas stations and a $100 American Airlines flight discount after spending $20,000 in purchases during the cardmembership year and after renewal of the card.
  • CitiBusiness / AAdvantage Platinum Select Card: Many travel and business benefits, such as double miles at gas stations, on certain telecom and cable spending, car rentals, and 25 percent savings on American Airlines inflight WiFi purchases when using the card.

All Citi / AAdvantage cards include 25 percent savings when using the card for food and beverage purchases on American Airlines flights, and access to purchase presale tickets and VIP experiences for thousands of events each year through Citi Private Pass.

For more information regarding the AAdvantage MileUpSM card, including benefits, terms and how to apply for the card, visit

*The AAdvantage MileUpSM card limited-time offer that allows certain cardmembers to earn 10,000 bonus miles and a $50 statement credit with qualifying purchases will be offered for certain new accounts only by applying through, and, in addition to select partner channels. Please see offer terms and conditions for more information.

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Jennifer Bombardier, Citi, 718.248.4652,
Sunny Rodriguez, American Airlines, 817.291.5714,

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