Old Mar 23, 14, 5:01 pm
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Originally Posted by dw View Post
The current marketing materials for the Citi AA Exec card read, "The only credit card with an Admirals Club membership," and the press release announcing the exclusive AA/Citi relationship a few months ago read, "will be the only U.S. credit card offering full membership benefits at the American Airlines Admirals ClubŪ airport lounges".

While it is true that the AA Exec card grants the cardholder a full Admirals Club membership, I always thought this language was interesting because it opened the way for Citi to grant another card product *access* but not membership.
This. Citi Executive has a membership, Citi Prestige provides access as of March 3rd. But only for the primary card holder and only on a AA/AE flight.

Think of the Citi Executive as membership, and the Citi Prestige as the new Amex Platinum. You can use it to access the club, but it is not a membership, and you will not get in without presenting the card.
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