August 31, 2016 will be the last day to get the Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World Elite™ MasterCard® sign up bonus of 60,000 bonus American Airlines miles.
There’s a lot you can do with the 60,000 mile sign up bonus from the Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World Elite™ MasterCard®. You’ll actually have 65,000 miles after meeting the $5,000 minimum spending requirement to unlock the bonus.
Here’s four ways to spend those 65,000 American Airlines miles.
- Fly five people to the US and Mexico, Caribbean, or Central America during the time window of April 27 to May 20 or September 7 to November 14 (off peak dates). If you and your spouse both got this card, you could take five people including yourselves on roundtrips and still collectively have 5,000 miles leftover.
- Fly yourself to Europe from the US in Business class and still have 7,500 miles leftover
- Fly roundtrip in Business Class to Northern South America and still have 5,000 miles leftover.
Lucky for you, there’s plenty of award space for upcoming months on these routes that makes these trips not just theoretical prices on an award chart, but 100% doable in the near future.
Miami <-> Belize
The calendars below show non-stop award space for five travelers between Miami and Belize flying American Airlines (you only get the Off Peak price of 12,500 each way when flying AA planes).
Here is Miami to Belize.
And here’s the return back to Miami from Belize.
New York City <-> Paris
Treat yourself one of the ways to Paris in Business Class. Calendars below show non-stop award space for one traveler, flying only American Airlines planes since you want to avoid British Airways for the massive fuel surcharges.
Here is New York City to Paris.
And here’s the return to New York City from Paris.
Miami -> Lima, Quitos -> Miami
Take that dream trip to Machu Picchu, and pamper yourself with Business Class roundtrip. The calendars below show non-stop award space for one person.
January and February is the prettiest time to be in Lima. That is the wet season for the area around Machu Picchu, but I think the ruins are especially mystical shrouded in cloud and fog, and there are less people.
Here is Miami to Lima.
And here’s Quito to Miami.
Be adventurous! Business Class award space from Lima to Miami around the time of return is not so hot. But there’s tons of room flying back from Quito. Just imagine, you can see the Galapagos AND Machu Picchu in one trip! Use 7,500 Avios to hop between Lima and Quitos– it’s only a two hour fligh
If you don’t live in one of the gateway cities listed above, you can add a leg from or to your hometown airport in the United States for no extra miles as long as it’s SAAver level space and is in the same or a lower cabin than your transoceanic leg.
The 60,000 mile sign up bonus for the Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World Elite™ MasterCard® is ending on August 31, 2016. If you want all 65,000 miles you’ll earn by meeting the minimum spending requirement, sign up this week. As you can see, there’s a lot you can do with those miles, and not just theoretically.
Want more inspiration for how to spend 65,000 American Airlines miles? Read 11 Cool Things You Can Do With the Sign-up Bonus from the AAdvantage Executive Mastercard.------------------------------------------------------------
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