new here with questions about citiAA card

 
Old Aug 23, 03, 11:30 pm
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new here with questions about citiAA card

I just applied for and was approved for a delta amex skymiles card, but now after reading in the delta forum about how difficult it is to use the miles I am thinking about cancelling it when I get it and applying for the Citi AAdvantage gold card. To all of the delta converts, is it easier to get flights with your points on AA than on delta, also is it true that AA has signifcantly more leg room than Delta(which is enough of a reason in itself for me to switch at 6'1" and 280lbs LOL)? I haven't flown in about a year so pardon my somewhat stupid question:-) Thanks in advance.
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Old Aug 24, 03, 12:12 am
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I'm not sure about comparisons with award availability, but AA has a marketing campaign known as "More Room Throughout Coach", nicknamed MRTC.

They are the only major in the United States to offer more room throughout coach to all coach passengers. You can read more about MRTC by visiting http://www.aa.com/content/urls/moreroom.jhtml.

The American Airlines AAdvantage program is one of the best in the country. There are tons of ways to pile up your miles, including AA flights and other AAdvantage airline partners including members of the world's best airline alliance - the oneworld alliance, everyday purchases via the Citi/AAdvantage card, dining via the AAdvantage Dining program, cereal via the American/Kellogg's promotion, groceries in certain areas, hotels, car rentals, long distance, local phone service and cell phone service via AT&T, financial services, retail and online shopping, vacations, cruises and much much more!

To learn more about the AAdvantage program including ways to earn and redeem miles, visit the AAdvantage website located at http://www.aa.com/apps/AAdvantage/AAdvantageHome.jhtml.

Right now, Citibank and AA are running a special offer where if you sign up for the Citi/AAdvantage Platinum Select Personal World MasterCard and/or the Citi/AAdvantage Platinum Select Small Business World Mastercard they will give you 10,000 bonus miles after your first purchase, a $25 travel certificate for use on your next flight with AA, and a 6-month annual fee waiver, not to mention the 1 mile per every dollar you purchase available on all Citi/AAdvantage cards. To learn more about this offer, visit http://www.aa.com/apps/netSAAver/Vie...toryId=6100056
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Old Aug 24, 03, 12:24 am
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wow, thank you and now it looks like I will be for sure cancelling the amex and be going for the citi AAdvantage card.
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Old Aug 24, 03, 10:44 am
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You may wish to consider changing your card (if AmEx allows you, sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn't) to the Starwood Preferred Guest AmEx.

You earn the same one point per dollar, and points can be transferred to the airlines on a 1:1 basis. If you transfer 20,000 points to an airline, Starwood gives you an extra 5,000 miles, so you end up with 25,000 miles in your FF account.

Search the AmEx or Starwood fora for more info.

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Old Aug 24, 03, 1:18 pm
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You won't receive the 10,000 bonus miles, 6 month annual fee waiver or the $25 AA certificate with the Starwood Amex.
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Old Aug 24, 03, 2:40 pm
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No, but if you stay at Starwoods you'll earn 2 points per dollar spent on the card, plus 500 bonus points for each of the first 11 stays (1,000 bonus points for the first stay).

And the Starwood card is free for the first year, then $30 thereafter, versus a six month fee waiver and $50+ annual fee.

Plus you get a lot more flexibility because you can transfer SPG points to 29 airlines, versus none with the AA card.

Everyone's situation is different, see what's best for you.

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