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American Airlines’ New AAdvantage Business Simplifies Loyalty

American Airlines’ new AAdvantage Business loyalty program aims to simplify rewards for businesses and travelers.

American Airlines is introducing a new business loyalty program. The first program of its kind, AAdvantage Business™ rewards both eligible companies and their travelers with AAdvantage miles and additional Loyalty Points for booking business travel on aa.com or the American Airlines app. AAdvantage Business™ offers a faster loyalty rewards pathway for companies and travelers.

American Airlines' new AAdvantage Business loyalty program aims to simplify rewards for businesses and travelers.
  • Companies earn AAdvantage® miles, while business travelers earn additional Loyalty Points, accelerating their path to AAdvantage status.
  • American is the only U.S. carrier with a business loyalty program that helps travelers earn status faster.
  • The CitiBusiness®/AAdvantage® Platinum Select® Mastercard® allows companies to accumulate even more rewards and travelers to earn even more Loyalty Points.
  • Travel management is easier with a fully digital program and access to American’s best fares and servicing.

“American has built something no one else offers,” said Scott Laurence, American’s Senior Vice President of Partnerships. “We want to reward both the companies doing business with us and the traveler who’s actually flying in the airplane seat. It’s a win-win. We’ve designed a simple program that goes above and beyond in delivering rewards and tools that benefit everyone.”

In addition, companies that apply and are approved for the CitiBusiness®/AAdvantage® Platinum Select® Mastercard® will earn rewards faster.

How to accrue points and miles on the AAdvantage Business program

The AAdvantage Business program offers special rewards to travelers who are members of AAdvantage. By joining AAdvantage Business, businesses with at least five employees can earn Loyalty Points in addition to their regular rewards.

AAdvantage Business makes it easy for businesses to earn miles without any minimum spending requirement. For every dollar spent on eligible business travel, businesses earn one (1) AAdvantage mile. These miles can be redeemed for various travel-related benefits, such as hotels, car rentals, Admirals Club lounges, and other experiences for their employees.

In addition, individual travelers who are part of the AAdvantage program earn one (1) Loyalty Point for every dollar spent on eligible business travel. These Loyalty Points count towards their accrual for earning status as an AAdvantage member. It’s important to note that these Loyalty Points are in addition to any miles or Loyalty Points the traveler already earns as an AAdvantage member.

Companies can learn more and register for the AAdvantage Business™ program at aa.com/aadvantagebusiness.

CitiBusiness/AAdvantage Platinum Select Mastercard Offers Extra Rewards

The CitiBusiness®/AAdvantage® Platinum Select® Mastercard® offers numerous benefits for businesses. When applying for this card, companies can boost their rewards and help employees achieve status when they make purchases using the card.

Cardholders earn twice the miles for their company on all eligible American Airlines purchases. In addition, for every $1 spent on their business card, they also earn an extra Loyalty Point towards their AAdvantage® status. This includes earning double miles at telecommunications, cable, and satellite providers, as well as at car rental merchants and gas stations. Furthermore, cardmembers receive perks like the first checked bag free on domestic American Airlines itineraries and preferred boarding on American Airlines flights.

Currently, there is a special offer for businesses applying for the card. They can earn 75,000 American Airlines AAdvantage bonus miles if approved after spending $6,000 within the first six months of account opening.* Learn more about the card here.

“We are thrilled to continue to offer a card that is meeting the evolving needs of Citi and American Airlines shared business customers,” said Pam Habner, CEO of U.S. Branded Cards and Lending at Citi. “The CitiBusiness/AAdvantage Platinum Select Card is making our customers’ day-to-day business operations all the more rewarding, whether they’re purchasing everyday essentials or booking upcoming business travel.”

The AAdvantage Business™ program is a convenient way to earn AAdvantage status and unlock additional benefits for travel when booking on aa.com or the American Airlines app.

The airline will soon announce how CitiBusiness®/AAdvantage® cardmembers will benefit from the AAdvantage Business™ program.

AAdvantage Business: Convenient Booking

In addition to rewarding companies and those flying for business, AAdvantage Business™ allows travel managers and travelers to track business trips in one portal conveniently. They can easily switch between business and personal travel when booking on aa.com.

Program members can also access online tools, including reporting, traveler management, duty of care, and more for convenient business travel management.

*American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles are not available if you have received a new account bonus for a CitiBusiness®/AAdvantage® Platinum Select® account in the past 48 months. The card offer is only available to businesses based in the United States and its territories, excluding Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands.

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