You only receive the benefit if you purchase the ticket with your Citi Aadvantage card. Your boarding pass will be printed with "Priority Access" on it. If you don't purchase the ticket on this card, it will not say Priority Access and you will not be able to board early.
I really want to apply for this card, but have a question even after reading the fine print.
I am elite and want all miles on my account because of dynamic awards and getting to lifetime gold faster. However I want my wife to have the free checked bag/priority access benefit since I already have that. Even when she doesn't travel with me.
Is this possible?
I am doubtful because I have read a lot about primary card holder getting benefits and only people traveling with them can also get benefits. Much like when traveling with elites.