I got a latter a couple of months ago for $50 off membership (AOB), which brings it down to $350 since I'm patinum. I forgot about it until the yesterday and found that it expired on 7/31.
I'm seriously considering the membership.
1) is there a point in calling to try to get the discount? or is this a hopeless case?
2) I assume that $350 is a good price? I mean are there usually better promos?
3) Assuming I could get the Amex Platinum. Is that at $450 a year a better deal given the access to other clubs (benefits other than lounge access don't matter much to me)?
You can always get a AC discount with the Citi card. However, the Citi card also carries an annual fee.
$350 may not be a good price, depends upon AA promos. For example, last year was a $70 off coupon which brings cost down to $230 if you have status. Not sure if AA running any promos this year.
The Amex Platinum is a personal thing base on your travels. If you are strictly AA, no point for the Amex as it costs more and offers less. The Amex card does not give you free Wifi in the AC and (I think) reduces the number of guests one can have. You should search and see the discussions on this in other threads of having the Amex card.
*This offer is valid only for the recipients of the AAdvantage August targeted insert. AAdvantage members must register for the promotion using promotion code QPM10 and become a new Admirals Club member between August 1, 2010 and September 30, 2010 to qualify for the 3,000 AAdvantage miles. Customer must be 18 years old to purchase an Admirals Club membership. This promotion is not valid for renewal of or adding a spouse to an existing Admirals Club membership. This AAdvantage mile offer cannot be used in conjunction with another discount or promotional offer. No retroactive credits apply. Admirals Club memberships are nonrefundable and nontransferable. AAdvantage miles will post within 6 – 8 weeks after then end of this promotional offer. These miles do not count toward elite status qualification.
On my last few visits to the JFK, ATL and LAX AC, I was offered $25 off if I renew on the spot. My membership expires Oct. 31.
Today, I received an email offering 1000 bonus miles if I renew online before Sep. 30.
I'm torn because I usually renew by contacting the HNL AC and renewing with them so they get the credit and help keep the club open. However, the 1000 bonus miles, although not much, will be a small help towards 1MM.