Update: some of the links in this post are no longer active. Here’s an update on the best American Airlines credit card offers.
This American Airlines 50,000 AAdvantage miles bonus is not new by any means, but I do want to be sure that you know about it. The card has been listed on the best credit cards page, but I’ll give you a little more detail about it.
The American Airlines AAdvantage program is one of my personal favorites and one of the big mileage contributors to my 2012 travels.
The American Airlines AAdvantage card is offering a 50,000 miles sign up bonus on each of the following cards. The offer is technically expired, but I can confirm at as of June 2012 I was able to get the 50,000 miles. You won’t see any mention of the offer details on the page links below so proceed at your own risk as your miles may varry. Again I got 50,000 miles using these links June 2012. If you want a guaranteed application then you can see the 30,000 offer below.
American Airlines AAdvantage Personal Card Details
- You earn a $100 statement credit if you purchase an eligible item from American Airlines in the first year.
- 2 miles per dollar spent on American.
- 1 mile per dollar spent on everything else.
- $85 annual fee waived for the first year.
- Spend $3,000 in the first four months.
Want to get all three cards and, thus, 150,000 AAdvantage miles?
It is possible to get all three of these cards and to get the bonuses as well.
You’ll need to do something called the two browser trick.
Basically, apply for the two personal cards at the same time on different web browsers. Then, 65 days later, you can apply for the business card.
You can access the landing page for all three cards here.
Biggest reason why AAdvantage is one of my favorite programs?
Translation: Why I think this card is valuable.
Off-peak reward booking reductions. If you can fly off-peak, American offers some great mileage discounts. You can read more about that here.
However, the Chase Sapphire Preferred does give more flexibility (and 40,000 points) so it may be better for those who want to use miles for something other than American.