I had my Citibank banking accounts upgraded to Citigold recently. As I was running through MEX today, I saw a lounge that had a sign outside that said "Citigold Clients". I went in to inquire and they said that Citigold client plus up to two guests are allowed complimentary access space permitting at the lounge. It was the Mexicana Lounge.
I was never told when I was upgraded that I would have access to airport/airline lounges... Are there others that I have access to now as a Citigold client?
I called Citigold and the rep said that he has "heard" in come countries outside of the US there are arrangements for local Citigold clients to use lounges. I guess they just didn't know the difference. By guess here is that Citibank in Mexico must have worked something out with that lounge for access.
The rep did say that he has heard "there is a lounge in Bahrain that allows access to local Citigold clients."...
On a side not, slightly OT, how do you like Citigold? Any benefits I should expect. The rep from Citibank never explained the benefits to me.
I was able to use the CitiGold over Asia last year; especially in Bali and Jogja aiport lounges. They would also let other Citi card holder use the lounges however with a small charge; ranging from $5 to $20 per person.
IMHO, as a Citigold account holder, the only even vaguely valuable perk is getting cash at foreign ATMs with no add-on charges.
Oh, yeah, you can also get a wire transfer without paying the usual Citi $25 or so fee (which I got waived anyhow, before I got the gold status). I still wonder why a bank wants to charge me for wire transfering a goodly sum into one of its accounts?
I suspect I'll be closing out the gold Citi accounts soon. Original lure was a bonus Thank You point offer which, now, almost a year later, I still haven't got.
Lucky I got all those Citi credit card bonus AA miles to even things out.
Of course, if Gold gets into lounges that might change the situation.
I searched and was not clear on this so I'd like to ask for your expertise. I know that as a Citi Gold account holder, you don't have to pay for the annual fees for certain credit cards such as Premier elite and AA advantage. Also, you get 1200 TY (the max) a month for doing business with Citi bank. Are there any other benefits for Citi Gold that I'm not aware of?
Also, you get 1200 TY (the max) a month for doing business with Citi bank.
Can you give me some more info about the 1200 TY points? I have a Citibank Gold account (checking and savings) as well as a Citibank mortgage but only get 600 TY points per month. I'd be happy to double that if you can tell me how.