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AAdvantage MileUpSM Mastercard® – Frequently Asked Questions

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If you're looking for a credit card that will help you discover the world, then the American Airlines AAdvantage MileUpSM Mastercard issued by Citi® is just what you need. This credit card offers cardmembers opportunities to earn AAdvantage miles® on purchases which they can redeem for travel rewards such as flights to nearly 1,000 worldwide destinations, flight upgrades, hotel accommodations and more.

Read our responses below to find the answers to the most frequently asked questions about one of Citi's most popular travel credit cards — the AAdvantage MileUpSM Mastercard®.


The AAdvantage MileUpSM Mastercard® issued by Citi® was created to provide keen travelers with exceptional benefits, simply for using their card for everyday purchases. Some of these benefits include:

  • Earn two miles for every dollar spent at grocery stores and on eligible American Airlines purchases
  • Earn one mile for every dollar spent on all other purchases
  • A 25% savings on in-flight food and beverage purchases when you use your card on American Airlines flights.

The AAdvantage MileUpSM Mastercard® offers cardmembers 25% savings on in-flight food and beverage purchases when they use their card on American Airline flights.

The AAdvantage MileUpSM Mastercard® does not provide lounge access. However, it does offer cardmembers other benefits, including the opportunity to earn miles on their everyday purchases.2

Those interested in having lounge access through their credit card are encouraged to learn more about the Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World EliteTM Mastercard® as it offers this, in addition to many other valuable perks.

Absolutely! AAdvantage® miles can be redeemed for flights to nearly 1,000 destinations around the world. In addition, AAdvantage® miles can also be redeemed for flight upgrades, hotels, and even car rentals. You can decide what to use them for, to help you make the most of your travels!

You can redeem your Aadvantage® miles for a wide selection of exciting travel rewards, including:

  • Flights to around 1,000 destinations across the globe on American Airlines, American Eagle®, any oneworld® airline or any partner airline
  • Upgrades to the next cabin on most domestic and international flights marketed and operated by American Airlines, British Airways, and Iberia flights
  • Car rentals and hotel stays in over 500 destinations worldwide

Yes, the AAdvantage MileUpSM Mastercard® does charge a foreign transaction fee, which is 3% of the U.S. dollar amount of each purchase.1 Learn more about pricing details and other benefits for the AAdvantage MileUpSM Mastercard® Credit Card.

The AAdvantage MileUpSM Mastercard® does provide concierge services, which can help provide support with your dining, shipping, entertainment and travel needs. Learn more about these benefits.

Contact us at or 1-800-508-8930 (TTY: Use relay service).

The AAdvantage MileUpSM Mastercard® frequently offers cardmembers American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles after the cardmember fulfills the terms and conditions of the offer. Learn about the current bonus offer for the AAdvantage MileUpSM Mastercard®.

The first checked bag is not free for the AAdvantage MileUpSM Mastercard®. However, there are many other great benefits available with this travel card, at no annual fee.1

Preferred boarding is not a benefit included with the AAdvantage MileUpSM Mastercard®. However, one of the key AAdvantage MileUpSM benefits is that it does not charge an annual fee.1 Learn more about benefits available with this travel credit card from Citi®.

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