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AA Citi Executive Card - $225 fee rebate, EQM extension, etc. changes?

Old Apr 13, 2020, 2:37 pm
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AA Citi Executive Card - $225 fee rebate, EQM extension, etc. changes?

With AA extending Admirals Club membership for 6 months, has anyone received any information as to what Citi intends to do? In addition, any information on extending the $5,000 spend period beyond the 90 days? I called last week and they had no information on either. In light of the present circumstances, I would hope they would step up as Amex and CSR have done.
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Old Apr 13, 2020, 2:45 pm
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I’m still waiting here too. My annual renewal fee is due at the beginning of next month. Since they gutted the card benefits and AA made J mileage saver awards impossible (unless I want the domestic leg in Y, or want to pay the BA surcharges), I very rarely use the card, except for the Admirals Club function. No extension, no renewal
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Old Apr 13, 2020, 2:55 pm
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Originally Posted by Reetmafreen
Im still waiting here too. My annual renewal fee is due at the beginning of next month. Since they gutted the card benefits and AA made J mileage saver awards impossible (unless I want the domestic leg in Y, or want to pay the BA surcharges), I very rarely use the card, except for the Admirals Club function. No extension, no renewal
Same here. I never needed the travel insurance, but it was great for peace of mind. I am on the fence already because of that devaluation. No extension makes it a no-brainer for me to not renew next month.
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Old Apr 13, 2020, 3:55 pm
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Same. The card is useless with no lounges, no insurance, etc.
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Old Apr 14, 2020, 12:28 am
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Unless you like to take chances or roll the dice cancel the card within 37 days of fee posting. You can also downgrade within 37 days to a no fee card. When you start to fly again you can reapply. Do not be stupid and guess and hope. You are dealing with a company CEO that said WE WILL NEVER LOSE MONEY AGAIN.
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Old Apr 14, 2020, 10:14 am
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Originally Posted by Centurion
Unless you like to take chances or roll the dice cancel the card within 37 days of fee posting. You can also downgrade within 37 days to a no fee card. When you start to fly again you can reapply. Do not be stupid and guess and hope. You are dealing with a company CEO that said WE WILL NEVER LOSE MONEY AGAIN.
Huh? I didn't know that Dougie was CEO of Citi, too!
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Old Apr 14, 2020, 10:36 am
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Originally Posted by Centurion
Unless you like to take chances or roll the dice cancel the card within 37 days of fee posting. You can also downgrade within 37 days to a no fee card. When you start to fly again you can reapply. Do not be stupid and guess and hope. You are dealing with a company CEO that said WE WILL NEVER LOSE MONEY AGAIN.
Please explain the significance of 37 days.
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Old Apr 14, 2020, 10:43 am
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Wife called last week to see if there was any extension, retention bonus, etc. Nope, nothing, so we cancelled.
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Old Apr 14, 2020, 11:26 am
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Originally Posted by IAHtraveler
Wife called last week to see if there was any extension, retention bonus, etc. Nope, nothing, so we cancelled.
I'm guessing you were too early, although I would've done the same thing if my annual fee was due.

I get the feeling that Citi, Amex, and Chase are in the same boat as AA/DL/UA in that each are waiting for the others to act first and then it will largely be a copy/paste with regards to annual fee credits or other retention mechanisms on their premium airline cards with lounge access.
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Old Apr 14, 2020, 12:06 pm
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Citi should at least offer a pro-rated annual fee or something to offset closures and entice people to keep the card. They can afford it.
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Old Apr 14, 2020, 12:26 pm
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Originally Posted by brewdog11
Citi should at least offer a pro-rated annual fee or something to offset closures and entice people to keep the card. They can afford it.
That will be the minimum they have to do to keep me. I have about a month to decide.
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Old Apr 14, 2020, 12:27 pm
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My anniversary is on May 9, have about 6 weeks for Citi and AA to get their act together.

Could not find if/where Admirals Club anniversary is available online - any help?
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Old Apr 14, 2020, 12:34 pm
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Originally Posted by diver858
My anniversary is on May 9, have about 6 weeks for Citi and AA to get their act together.

Could not find if/where Admirals Club anniversary is available online - any help?
6 weeks?
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Old Apr 14, 2020, 12:38 pm
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Originally Posted by Kitmick1
With AA extending Admirals Club membership for 6 months, has anyone received any information as to what Citi intends to do? In addition, any information on extending the $5,000 spend period beyond the 90 days? I called last week and they had no information on either. In light of the present circumstances, I would hope they would step up as Amex and CSR have done.
What has AX done?
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Old Apr 14, 2020, 1:09 pm
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Citi, and especially for this card, is usually very willing to engage in retention offers to reduce or refund the annual fee (I supposed based on spend and payment record).

I suspect this year will be no exception.
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