In the past year, I have earned sign-up bonuses on the following 3 Citibank / AAdvantage credit cards:
- CitiBusiness / AAdvantage World Master Card – 50,000 miles
- Citi Platinum Select / AAdvantage American Express – 30,000 miles
- Citi Platinum Select / AAdvantage MasterCard – 30,000 miles.
Those 3 easy cards garnered me a total of 110,000 miles, simply for shifting my inevitable spending from one card to another. To fly round-trip from the U.S. to Asia costs 125,000 AAdvantage miles. That redemption affords me the right to fly on any Oneworld carrier, including such luxury vendors as Qatar Airways and Cathay Pacific Airways.
Flying first-class on a flight of more than 10 hours is an experience that everyone should try at least once. While a flight of this type would normally cost in excess of $10,000, you can get it for free just by not being lazy.