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AA Credit Card Domestic Baggage Benefit
All Citi AAdvantage and Barclaycard Aviator cards

SUMMARY

The free bag per person applies to domestic flights marketed and operated by AA only.

The number of eligible travel companions varies by card.

The primary cardholder must be a passenger in the reservation, and the primary cardholder's AAdvantage number must be in the reservation at least seven days prior to flight.

All fare classes, including Basic Economy, qualify for this benefit.

The bag must conform to bag size and weight restrictions.

If the account is closed, the benefit will no longer apply.

Your (Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® MasterCard®*) first checked bag is free†

Get your first checked bag free on domestic American Airlines itineraries for you and up to 4 travel companions. You'll save money on every trip†!

† First checked bag free

For benefit to apply, the Citi® / AAdvantage® account must be open 7 days prior to air travel, and reservation must include the primary cardmember's American Airlines AAdvantage® number 7 days prior to air travel. If your credit card account is closed for any reason, these benefits will be cancelled.

Eligible Citi® / AAdvantage® primary cardmembers may check one bag free of charge when traveling on domestic itineraries marketed and operated by American Airlines, or on itineraries marketed by American Airlines and operated as American Eagle® flights by Compass Airlines, LLC, Envoy Air Inc., ExpressJet Airlines, Inc., Mesa Airlines, Inc., Republic Airline Inc., PSA Airlines, Inc., Piedmont Airlines, Inc., Air Wisconsin Airline Corp., SkyWest Airlines, Inc., Trans States Airlines, LLC. All flights on the itinerary must be domestic flights marketed by American Airlines and operated by American Airlines or American Eagle. This benefit will not be available for travel on codeshare flights booked with an American Airlines flight number but operated by another airline. For the Citi® / AAdvantage® card, up to four (4) customers traveling with the eligible primary cardmember will also get their first checked bag free of charge if they are listed in the same reservation. Waiver does not apply to overweight or oversized bags. This benefit cannot be combined with any existing AAdvantage® elite program benefits, including any waiver of baggage charges. Please see aa.com for baggage weight and size restrictions. Applicable terms and conditions are subject to change without notice. link to card benefits page.
Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World EliteTM MasterCard®*

first checked bag is free on domestic itineraries†


† First checked bag free

† For benefit to apply, the Citi® / AAdvantage® account must be open 7 days prior to air travel, and reservation must include the primary cardmember's American Airlines AAdvantage® number 7 days prior to air travel. If your credit card account is closed for any reason, these benefits will be cancelled.

Eligible Citi® / AAdvantage® primary cardmembers may check one bag free of charge when traveling on domestic itineraries marketed and operated by American Airlines, or on itineraries marketed by American Airlines and operated as American Eagle® flights by Compass Airlines, LLC, Envoy Air Inc., ExpressJet Airlines, Inc., Mesa Airlines, Inc., Republic Airline Inc., PSA Airlines, Inc., Piedmont Airlines, Inc., Air Wisconsin Airline Corp., SkyWest Airlines, Inc., Trans States Airlines, LLC. All flights on the itinerary must be domestic flights marketed by American Airlines and operated by American Airlines or American Eagle. This benefit will not be available for travel on codeshare flights booked with an American Airlines flight number but operated by another airline. For the Citi® / AAdvantage® card, up to four (4) customers traveling with the eligible primary cardmember will also get their first checked bag free of charge if they are listed in the same reservation. Waiver does not apply to overweight or oversized bags. This benefit cannot be combined with any existing AAdvantage® elite program benefits, including any waiver of baggage charges. Please see aa.com for baggage weight and size restrictions. Applicable terms and conditions are subject to change without notice. link to card benefits page.
CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World MasterCard®*

First checked bag free on domestic itineraries†


† First Checked Bag Free

For benefit to apply, the CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® account must be open 7 days prior to air travel, and reservation must include the primary cardmember's American Airlines AAdvantage® number 7 days prior to air travel. If your credit card account is closed for any reason, these benefits will be cancelled.

Eligible CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® primary cardmembers may check one bag free of charge when traveling on domestic itineraries marketed and operated by American Airlines, or on itineraries marketed by American Airlines and operated as American Eagle® flights by Compass Airlines, LLC, Envoy Air Inc., ExpressJet Airlines, Inc., Mesa Airlines, Inc., Republic Airline Inc., PSA Airlines, Inc., Piedmont Airlines, Inc., Air Wisconsin Airline Corp., SkyWest Airlines, Inc., Trans States Airlines, LLC. All flights on the itinerary must be domestic flights marketed by American Airlines and operated by American Airlines or American Eagle® carriers. This benefit will not be available for travel on codeshare flights booked with an American Airlines flight number but operated by another airline. For the CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® card, up to four (4) customers traveling with the eligible primary cardmember will also get their first checked bag free of charge if they are listed in the same reservation. Benefit does not apply to overweight or oversized bags. This benefit cannot be combined with any existing AAdvantage® elite program benefits, including any waiver of baggage charges. Please see aa.com for baggage weight and size restrictions. Applicable terms and conditions. link to card benefits page.
AAdvantage® AviatorTM Silver World Elite MasterCard®

Benefits
Free checked bag

Your first eligible checked bag is free for you and up to 8 traveling companions on your reservation, when traveling on domestic flights operated by American Airlines.

Checked bag

How do I get my first checked bag free?
For benefit to apply, your AAdvantage® AviatorTM Silver MasterCard® account must be open 7 days prior to air travel and the reservation must include the primary cardmember's American Airlines AAdvantage number 7 days prior to air travel. If your credit card account is closed for any reason, these benefits will be cancelled.

You do not need to present your AAdvantage® AviatorTM Silver MasterCard® card to receive the benefit. When you arrive at the airport, just check your bag as usual and no baggage fee will be charged as long as your bag meets current American Airlines weight and size restrictions.

Link to FAQ & more
Barclays AviatorTM Red MasterCard

Benefits
Free checked bag
Your first eligible checked bag is free of charge for you and up to 4 traveling companions on your reservation, when traveling on domestic itineraries operated by American Airlines.

FAQ Link

Link to Citi AAdvantage Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World EliteTM MasterCard® card policy and FAQ (You and four traveling on the same reservation on American Airlines domestic flights)

Link to Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select MasterCard card policy and FAQ (You and four traveling on the same reservation on American Airlines domestic flights)

Link to Barclay Aviator Red MasterCard card policy and FAQ (You and four traveling on the same reservation on American Airlines domestic flights)

Link to Barclay Aviator Silver World Elite MasterCard card policy and FAQ (You and up to eight traveling on the same reservation on American Airlines domestic flights)[/quote]

FAQ

Q. They wouldn't allow me to check my bag for free on my domestic reservation. Why could they do that?

The most common reason a free bag is denied is the requirement the account must be open 7 days prior to air travel AND, the reservation must include the primary cardmember's American Airlines AAdvantage® number 7 days prior to air travel

Q. If my companions are on another PNR, can they use this beneft?

No. The other (up to four or eight) travelers and you must be on the same reservation.

Q. Will this work on any reservation with AA?

The reservation must be entirely domestic.

Q. If I'm connecting to an international flight, can I use this benefit?

No.

If I'm connecting to another airline, can I use this beneft?

No.

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Old Feb 12, 12, 2:52 pm
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Citi & Barclaycard AA Credit Card Free Domestic Checked Bag / Baggage / Luggage

Delta's credit card allows 1 free checked bag on their flights. Does the Citi AAdvantage card have such allowance on AA flights?
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Old Feb 12, 12, 7:07 pm
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almost 150 views and no one answers. thought I'd at least help you out.

the answer is: no.
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Old Feb 12, 12, 8:58 pm
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I second the no. It seems like the sign up bonus and MM miles were the key reasons to have this card. Now my bonus is in the rear view mirror, the lifetime mile policies have changed. I now have moved on to other cards... and as a result have switched my flying to other airlines... A couple of lounge passes and free baggage (onepass) make a difference for both the credit card and airline spending.
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Old Feb 13, 12, 10:47 am
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Relocated to AAdvantage forum because question pertains to a benefit which would be administered by AA if it existed.
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Old Feb 13, 12, 10:58 am
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take a long trip for your summer vacation, 6/16 or later.....get a 1 pt/mi fare.....complete a plt challenge, get 2 &1/2 yrs of free bags, plus more rdms....can pay off if you take 2 bags on your trips....

make sure the rules haven't changed....
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Old Feb 13, 12, 11:12 am
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The citi AMEX card does not. However, the citi executive mastercard ($450/year) does give you 1 free domestic bag.

http://www.aa.com/i18n/urls/citiexec...=citiexecutive

Although, if you don't care about the lounge access, doing a gold or platinum challenge is a better deal.
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Old May 22, 12, 8:34 am
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Citi VISA card, checked baggage cost

Can someone tell me if one would pay for a second bag when flying coach, ORD-LHR? All passengers are allowed one free checked bag but as a Citi Bank AA VISA holder, would the next bag ship free?
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Old May 22, 12, 8:58 am
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According to the T/Cs of the Citi card:

Eligible Citi® / AAdvantage® cardmembers may check one bag free of charge when traveling on American Airlines, American Eagle or the AmericanConnection® carrier to select domestic destinations.
so presumably the answer is no, it won't count toward checked bag fees on int'l flights.
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Old May 22, 12, 9:13 am
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Super feedback, thank you!
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Old Jun 14, 12, 10:40 pm
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Used Citi AA card, but No Free Bag

(Please let me know if I am in the wrong forum- I'm new.)
I signed up for the Citi/AAdvantage card while buying a flight on American. They generated a number for me to buy the ticket, but when I went to fly, they did not give me and my traveling partner the free bag check. I disputed the charge with Citi, but they denied my claim. It's one of the perks of the card, but they denied it on my first use. What should I do next? Yes, pay it, but why keep the card? Can I get the money refunded?
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Old Jun 15, 12, 12:10 am
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Which AA card were you approved for? Not all of them have a free checked bag as on of the benefits. Here's a listing of the AA cards that Citi has.
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Old Jun 15, 12, 2:57 am
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Per the Citi website:

First checked bag free
For benefit to apply, at the time of booking, Citi® / AAdvantage® account must have been open at least 7 days and reservation must include the primary cardmember's American Airlines AAdvantage® number.

Since you signed up for the card while buying the flight, your account hadn't been open for 7 days.
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Old Jun 15, 12, 5:27 am
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Old Jun 15, 12, 7:24 am
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Originally Posted by cbn42 View Post
Per the Citi website:

First checked bag free
For benefit to apply, at the time of booking, Citi® / AAdvantage® account must have been open at least 7 days and reservation must include the primary cardmember's American Airlines AAdvantage® number.

Since you signed up for the card while buying the flight, your account hadn't been open for 7 days.
This looks like the winner. A bit of a silly rule though, as it seems to take away a eason to sign up for the card while booking a flight.
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Old Jun 15, 12, 8:30 am
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Quick Question. Do you have to pay for the ticket with the card to get the free bag benefit? And how does it exactly work at the airport? Do you just show the card to the agent (what about the kiosk)?

Originally Posted by will2288 View Post
This looks like the winner. A bit of a silly rule though, as it seems to take away a eason to sign up for the card while booking a flight.
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