American AAdvantage/Citibank

American AAdvantage/Citibank

American AAdvantage Citi MasterCard holders know that one of the unique values of the card is the discounted mileage awards offered exclusively to AAdvantage MasterCard holders. Every quarter, members have a chance to redeem fewer miles for fairly popular destinations. Now through March 31, Gold, Platinum and Business card holders have access to special first-quarter 2005 award travel discounts.

Gold card members can fly coach class to select cities such as Cincinnati; Cleveland; Columbus, Ohio; Detroit; Fresno, Calif.; Huntsville, Alabama; Longview, Texas; Nashville, Tenn.; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; Richmond, Va.; San Jose, Calif.; or Seattle for 20,000 miles (normally 25,000 miles). If you feel like traveling first class, upgrade to the good seats and fly to the same cities for 40,000 miles (normally 50,000). The mileage savings are even better for Platinum and Business AAdvantage Citi MasterCard holders. Platinum and Business cardholders can travel to the above destinations for 17,500 miles in coach class (normally 25,000) and 37,500 miles in first class (normally 50,000).

If you’re still not excited, here’s some more good news. Gold AAdvantage MasterCard cardholders can fly in coach class from O’Hare airport in Chicago to Honolulu for just 30,000 miles. Platinum and Business cardholders can get the same award for 27,500 miles.

Feel like traveling outside the U.S.? Cardholders can receive discounted award travel to cities in Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia and South America.

Wouldn’t it be nice to fly to Vancouver, Canada? If you’re a Gold cardholder you can get there in coach for 20,000 miles, or in first class for 40,000 miles. What about a trip to the Caribbean? Gold cardholders can do it for 25,000 miles. Platinum and Business cardholders can visit the same destinations in the Caribbean for 22,500 miles in coach class, or 52,500 miles in first class.

Now that your bags are packed and you’re ready to redeem your award, there are a few things you should remember. AAdvantage dial-in service is not available for redeeming the above-mentioned rewards. Award travel is valid on American Airlines, American Eagle or American Connection. This offer is good for MileSAAver awards only, and the reduced mileage rewards may only be claimed from the primary card member’s account.

For details and an entire list of reduced mileage destinations visit http://www.citibank.com/us/cards/cardserv/worldcard/globe.jsp.

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