American Airlines and Citi are rewarding the loyalty of millions of Citi/AAdvantage cardholders in celebration of their credit cards turning 35. Being one of the travel industry’s first co-branded credit cards, they are commemorating this astounding milestone with a series of exclusive events and promotions.

First introduced in 1987, shortly after the AAdvantage program was pioneered, the co-branded Citi/AAdvantage Mastercard credit card gave customers the first opportunity to earn AAdvantage miles through a credit card and set a new standard in travel rewards partnerships.

“For 35 years, American and Citi have been delivering first-class products and outstanding customer service to millions of AAdvantage members who have earned valuable benefits through these innovative programs,” stated American Airlines’s CEO Robert Isom. “We are proud of this partnership and look forward to delivering even more opportunities for our loyal customers for many more 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 Citibank CEO Jane Fraser. “In this time, more than 12 million cardmembers have turned daily purchases into over 2 trillion miles. We are as excited as ever about the potential ahead and to continue to lead the market forward, together.”

The celebrations began on September 19th with Cardmember Week, intended to give existing cardholders 7 days of incredible offers that include discounts from 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 26th, Citi/AAdvantage cardmembers will be invited to take part in an exciting Share Your Dream Sweepstakes with a grand prize of a trip valued up to $35,000 plus 350,000 AAdvantage miles. Four weekly winners will also win 70,000 AAdvantage miles. Additional terms and conditions will be updated soon. 

The celebrations continue through to October 6th with an exclusive Live Nation concert. The concert will feature a Grammy Award-winning artist who will be announced when tickets for cardmembers go on sale September 20th! Additional cardmember appreciation events will be held at Admirals Club lounges in Boston and Miami, as well as other private venues in Chicago and New York City.

The American Airlines AAdvantage program rewards members with AAdvantage miles for activities like spending on a Citi co-branded card, flying with American, and many more. Members can redeem miles for discounted travel with American (and its partners) to nearly 1,000 destinations worldwide!

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