Newsroom – American Airlines and Citi Celebrate 35 Years of Partnership with Events, Promotions and Contests to Reward Customer Loyalty

  • The celebration kicks off September 19 with a week of exclusive offers for Citi/AAdvantage® Mastercard cardholders
  • A cardholder will win a trip worth up to $35,000 plus 350,000 AAdvantage miles in a social media contest available September 26 through October 23.
  • Cardholders will have access to an exclusive concert featuring a Grammy Award-winning artist
  • Other appreciation events will take place in Boston, Miami, Chicago and New York.

FORT WORTH, Texas — One of the travel industry’s first co-branded credit cards turns 35, and to celebrate the milestone, American Airlines and Citi are rewarding the loyalty of millions of Citi/AAdvantage® cardholders with a series of exclusive events and promotions to fulfill their travel dreams.

The co-branded Citi/AAdvantage Mastercard credit card was introduced in 1987, shortly after the launch of the AAdvantage program, providing customers with the first opportunity to earn AAdvantage miles via credit card and setting a new standard in service partnerships. travel rewards.

“For 35 years, American and Citi have provided first-class products and exceptional customer service to millions of AAdvantage members who have gained valuable benefits through these innovative programs,” said American CEO Robert Isom. “We are proud of this partnership and look forward to providing even more opportunities for our loyal customers for many years to come.”

“For more than three decades, the Citi/AAdvantage card has been a case study in what can be achieved when two companies from different industries come together to create value for their customers,” said Jane Fraser, CEO of Citi. “During this period, more than 12 million cardholders have transformed their daily purchases into more than 2 trillion miles. We are more excited than ever about the potential ahead of us and want to continue driving the market forward. , together. “

The celebration kicks off September 19 with Cardholder Week, designed to offer existing cardholders seven days of special offers including discounts on Avis and Budget, Hyatt Ziva and Hyatt Zilara, American Airlines Vacations, American Airlines Cruises, AAdvantage eShopping, AAdvantage Dining, SimplyMiles™, Hertz, Bang & Olufsen and Uber.

On September 26, Citi/AAdvantage cardholders will be invited to participate in an exciting social media contest Share your dream trip with the grand prize of a trip worth up to $35,000 plus 350,000 miles AAdvantage. Four weekly winners will also earn 70,000 AAdvantage miles. Additional contest terms and conditions are available at*

The celebration continues October 6 with an exclusive Live Nation concert featuring a Grammy Award-winning artist to be announced when tickets for cardholders go on sale September 20. Other cardholder appreciation events will take place at Admirals Club lounges in Boston and Miami, as well as other private locations in Chicago and New York.

The American Airlines AAdvantage program rewards members with AAdvantage miles for activities such as spending on a Citi co-branded card, flying with American, and more. Spending on a Citi co-branded card is a great way to earn miles and status in the travel rewards program. Members can redeem miles for travel with American and its partners to nearly 1,000 destinations worldwide.

Citi/AAdvantage cardholders can learn more about 35th Anniversary promotions at

*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited by law. Open to American Airlines AAdvantage members who are Citi/AAdvantage Mastercard cardholders with an account opened prior to 9/26/22 who are legal residents of the (50) United States, including DC and U.S. Territories , the legal age of majority as of 9/26/22. Ends 10/23/22.

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