Nothing ruins the end of a really good episode of Veep like an airline credit card pitch. We get it. Bonus miles. Dollars for purchases. DOUBLE for airline purchases! No bag fees* If you’ve flown more than three times in the past year, you can recite the pitch by heart. And if you’ve got the credit card already, or know you don’t want it, it’s right up there with other people’s cell phone conversations on the list of stuff you don’t want to hear.
But, this week, American Airlines is launching a new card that might be worth listening to, even if you don’t fly much. And it’s promoting an old card on flights that’s a bonanza for existing cardmembers.
On July 22nd, American Airlines is introducing the Citi AAdvantage MileUp, a no annual fee card that’s giving double points for groceries and a free $50 in the first three months. Meanwhile, flight attendants airline-wide have begun re-promoting the AAdvantage Aviator Red Mastercard from Barclays, giving existing Citi card members a chance to get a couple of free domestic round-trips flights for under $100.