Best no-annual-fee card for American flyers

The American Airlines AAdvantage MileUp Card lets cardmembers earn 2 points per dollar on American Airline purchases and grocery stores without an annual fee.

At a glance

  • 2X Earn 2 AAdvantage® miles for each $1 spent at grocery stores, including grocery delivery services
  • 2X Earn 2 AAdvantage® miles for every $1 spent on eligible American Airlines purchases
  • 1X Earn 1 AAdvantage® mile for every $1 spent on other purchases
10,000 miles
Earn 10,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles and receive a $50 statement credit after making $500 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening
Up to 29.99% (Variable)
25.99% (Variable)
16.74% - 25.74% (Variable)
16.74% - 25.74% (Variable)
$0
  • Earn 10,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles and receive a $50 statement credit after making $500 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening
  • No Annual Fee

At a glance

  • 2X Earn 2 AAdvantage® miles for each $1 spent at grocery stores, including grocery delivery services
  • 2X Earn 2 AAdvantage® miles for every $1 spent on eligible American Airlines purchases
  • 1X Earn 1 AAdvantage® mile for every $1 spent on other purchases
10,000 miles
Earn 10,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles and receive a $50 statement credit after making $500 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening
Up to 29.99% (Variable)
25.99% (Variable)
16.74% - 25.74% (Variable)
16.74% - 25.74% (Variable)
$0
  • Earn 10,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles and receive a $50 statement credit after making $500 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening
  • No Annual Fee
  • Earn 2 AAdvantage® miles for each $1 spent at grocery stores, including grocery delivery services
  • Earn 2 AAdvantage® miles for every $1 spent on eligible American Airlines purchases
  • Earn 1 AAdvantage® mile for every $1 spent on other purchases
  • Earn 1 Loyalty Point for every 1 eligible mile earned from purchases
  • Save 25% on inflight food and beverage purchases when you use your card on American Airlines flights
  • The standard variable APR for Citi Flex Plan is 16.74% - 25.74%, based on your creditworthiness. Citi Flex Plan offers are made available at Citi's discretion.

Our Take

TPG Editor's Rating

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3/5

Overview

The American Airlines AAdvantage MileUp Card is a cobranded airline credit card with American Airlines. It is a valuable rewards starter card, but due to its lack of annual fee, it does not offer many common airline card benefits like a free checked bag or priority boarding. The MileUp card is currently featuring a sign-up bonus of 10,000 AAdvantage miles and a $50 statement credit after spending $500 in purchases within the first three months of account opening.

Pros

  • Earn 2x miles on American Airlines purchases and groceries.
  • 25% savings on inflight drink and snack purchases when paying with the card on American Airlines flights.

Cons

  • Small sign-up bonus.
  • No priority boarding or free bag perks.

Who is this card good for?

The MileUp card is a great starter card for people interested in the points and miles world. The sign-up bonus is also a great incentive for people with a goal for future AAdvantage mileage redemption, though frequent American travelers would benefit from a higher-tier AA card.

Earning Rewards

The MileUp card earns 2 miles per dollar at grocery stores (excluding discount stores and warehouse clubs like Costco) and on eligible American Airlines purchases. It earns 1 mile per dollar on all other purchases.

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