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Citi Executive AA MasterCard [October 2013 - September 2014]

Old Jan 24, 14, 5:20 pm
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For questions NOT related to the application process - such as experiences using benefits - refer to the AA forum thread on this card: AA Citibank Executive / AAdvantage World Elite MasterCard (Master Thread)

Recommended Application Procedure:
Clear cache and cookies prior to applying or use an incognito or private browsing session to apply. Opening multiple different apps in different windows or tabs or failing to clear cookies/cache has resulted in people receiving a lesser offer for some Citi cards. [B]We do not know, and Citi has not indicated, how long these offers will last. Citi has left other offers alive for over a year beyond the 'apply by' date in the past. These links could be here all year or gone tomorrow. If the application loads, it is good, based on past Citi applications that survived past the landing page expiration, regardless of any posted or advertised 'apply by' date.

MOST CURRENT LINKS:

As of 8/19/14, the 60K+ links are no longer working, and give the following error:
A system error has caused a delay in processing your application. Please try again later.

[This link stopped working for a few days in July but seems to be working again] Many thanks to LM225 - Citi AA Executive Personal Mastercard, 100,000 miles after $10,000 spend in 3 months, Admirals Club access for cardholder and family or cardholder and two guests, up to $200 in statement credits. $450 annual fee, not waived. Landing page no longer loads as of 6/24.


The landing page asks for a first and last name but the application loads with or without the landing page. This is a CHIP and Signature card. If you go through the landing page, please use any referral code given to you by an AC rep.

For alternate 100K links, see Post #6084. https://www.citicards.com/cards/acq/...&screenID=3001

Many thanks to lobo411 - Citi AA Executive Personal Mastercard, 75,000 miles after $7500 spend in 3 months, Admirals Club access for cardholder and family or cardholder and two guests, up to $100 in statement credits. $450 annual fee, not waived. No landing page. This is a CHIP and Signature card. Bonus confirmed in posts 136 and 142. Still working: There is also a public version of this offer Citi AA Mastercard, 75,000 miles, Landing page available here. HT Belllaaa.

Many thanks to cerealmarketer - Citi AA Executive Personal Mastercard, 60,000 miles after $5k spend in 3 months, Admirals Club access for cardholder and family or cardholder and two guests. $450 annual fee, not waived. Landing page available here. This is a CHIP and Signature card. Landing page for 60K for $5K, with $100 statement credit and application.

Current 50K public offer: (Be carefull this link is showing as 30k in citi system, use other link for 50k) Landing page for 50K for $5K spending, no statement credit and application.

New 50k offer:
Landing page for New 50K for $5K spending, no statement credit - Application Link WARNING: This landing page contains the following in the Footnotes: "American Airlines AAdvantage bonus miles are not available if you have had a Citi Executive / AAdvantage World EliteTM MasterCard opened or closed in the past 18 months." But the app link directly following it goes to a totally different app page, which is reported to be working as usual.


EXPEDITED SHIPPING
While reconsideration/application reps do not seem to be aware of this, these cards are expedited and usually arrive 1-2 days after approval.The CSR will not take a request to expedite the card.

Who is eligible for this card? Anyone as long as you can be approved for the minimum $5K credit line, subject to the standard Citi rules of 1 Citi app or card of any kind per 8 days and 2 Citi cards or apps of any kind per 65 days. It is always advisable to wait 65 days from any type of Citi denial before applying for another Citi card. Many have reported getting approved for this card in spite of having several open AA cards over the past year as well as having previously had this card.

Not sure about the 8 and 65 day rules? If your most recent application for any Citi card is less than click here - 8 days ago, you need to wait. Also, if your previous (second-to-last) Citi application is less than click here - 65 days ago, you need to wait. These are not rules published or known by Citi CSRs but rather based on thousands of Citi card applications and datapoints across several threads.

This card can be churned. Recent datapoints concerning multiple Executive cards include posts 917, 1059 and starting at 1365. For in-depth datapoints and advice on churning Citi cards, read and study the extensive wiki posts in the HH thread and the AA Plat/gold thread. Click the plus on the right hand side of the wiki if you do not see the wiki text. Datapoints for bonus points posting on multiple cards include post 2579.


Getting around the $450 annual fee: Some have been able to meet the spending requirement before the first statement posts and then cancel and have the fee refunded after the miles post. Details and datapoints include starting at post 74. T&C state that the card must be cancelled within 30 days of the fee posting to get it refunded. Potential problems with this plans include a very short (1 week or less) first "month" as well as delays in miles posting which have been reported by several FTers here http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/credi...ost-first.html. YMMV. If paying $250-$450 for a year's access to Admirals Clubs and the 60K-100K miles is a deal breaker, this card may not be for you.

Once you cancel the card (within the 37 day window of AF posting) the refund will post on the account between 1-3 business days.

Retention Bonus Offers: User have been offered the following retention bonus offers when calling to cancel the card:

- 5,000 points + $100 credit with $1,500 spend per month for 3 months 5333
- 2 additional club member passes 6862
- 1,000 bonus miles each month for 16 month, min $1k spend/month 6862

Already a member? If you already purchased an AC membership (for example, using the credit from Amex Plat) and apply and are approved for this card, AA will refund you the pro-rated AF from any time left on your membership.

When do miles post? Usually a few days after your statement closes. In some cases your statement will show the correct miles earned but will show 0 miles reported to AA. In this case see this thread.

Please post more experiences about cancelling to avoid the $450 fee


Helpful points from post #3794 and others, especially for those new to Citi:
1) Citi CSRs are clueless, so disregard everything they say that seems to contradict anything you have read on F/T. And take everything else with a big grain of salt. I was told 3 times VERY CLEARLY "You will not got your annual fee refunded" while I was cancelling, but I did get it.

2a) With Citi, if you are approved for a card, and meet the minimum spend requirement, you will get the bonus listed for the offer you applied for. Every time ! Unlike Chase or AMEX, who will send you a card, wait for you to pay the fee and spend, and then say "sorry, you don't qualify for a bonus". If Citi doesn't intend to give you the bonus, they will just deny your app. They won't even do a pull, they will just instantly deny your app. If they send you the card, and you meet the spend on time, you will get the bonus. My attorney insists I add "that could change tomorrow", but from the Big Bang thru today, that has always been true.

2b) Another helpful post discussing timeframe for meeting min spend: 6279

3) Any expectation that Citi will do things that make sense is just plain silly. They won't.

Citibank Contacts/Resources
  • Application status: https://www.accountonline.com/cards/...?screenID=3187
  • (800) 695-5171 Personal Application Status and Reconsideration Line with live rep
  • (800) 763-9795 General Personal Application Inquiries with live rep
  • (866) 606-2787 General Application and Account Questions with live rep
  • (888) 201-4523 Application status
  • (866) 606-2961 Reconsideration Line.
  • Twitter : @AskCiti. Very powerful tool.
  • Executive Office - useful for getting a more empowered agent for reconsideration purposes: CitiBank Executive Review Department, P.O. Box 6000, Sioux Falls, SD 57117
Admiral Club Access: You do not need to be flying AA that particular day of travel. (Ex: you're flying DL on the day of travel...you could still enter the AC lounge, even though you're not on an AA flight that day.) Beware, though, that individual lounges have individual rules (see the link below). Alternate rules usually come w/ Qantas lounges, not AA lounges. Furthermore, AC access "comes with" US Air access (19 locations). An authorized user does not have AC access unless they are with the primary card holder. The authorized user's card will have the "Admiral Club" language omitted from the back of their card.

For reference, an AC lounge list: http://www.aa.com/i18n/travelInforma...#admirals-club
For questions and discussions on lounge access: Help Desk: Lounge Access and Lounge Access Rules

$200 Statement Credit on any purchase:

Multiple datapoints within this thread as well as multiple confirmations from CSRs say that the $200 statement credit is for any purchase.

Also, please note that these cards do not include the 10% miles rebate offered by some other Citi AA products.

What about the EQM? AA tracks your miles earned on Executive card(s) and adds 10K Elite Qualifying Miles to your EQM balance once you earn 40,000 miles during a calendar year on Executive card(s). Any number of Executive cards can add up to the 40K, and you cannot earn more than 10K EQM each year. No redeemable miles are added, and this is of no consequence or value unless you will also earn at least 15K additional EQM in a given year by flying and 10K will bump you up to the next status level.

Direct phone number to Citi Fraud Prevention department: +18664705331

Concierge service enrollment (allows for electronic requests). Concierge number is +18778812668

Here are the minimum credit limit required amounts in order to keep an account open (for purposes of new card applications and reconsiderations)
Citi Amex 1k (likely citi gold as well)
Citi Visa signature/world MasterCard 3k
Citi World elite Mastercards (including exec) 5k


Advice to those new to citi American Airlines cards,

If you are just starting out please apply and use the lower level citi AA card for a while before moving on to this thread and card. This will help you in the long run in more ways than one. Most of us here have opened and used lower level AA cards before moving on to this thread and card
Also,
Check out this thread
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/citi-...ost-first.html
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Citi Executive AA MasterCard [October 2013 - September 2014]

Old Feb 21, 14, 11:47 pm
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Originally Posted by Cohall
If I were Citi I would absolutely claw back the miles of those that cancel within the first month or two and receive a refund of the A&F (assuming it's allowed within their T&Cs).

There's a difference between playing the game, and just being over the top greedy. It appears that Citi doesn't mind (and probably likes) those who play the game and play within the rules, but I can imagine it's not in their best interest to just be completely taken advantage of by the outright greedy.
Thank you!
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Old Feb 22, 14, 12:05 am
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Card approved 1/28
Statement closed 2/20, both $200 statement credit and $450 annual fee posted, 11xxxx miles reported to AA.
Today (2/21) these miles are shown on my AA account. So quick!
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Old Feb 22, 14, 12:54 am
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I got my card on Wednesday and used it for 4 x $500 VGC at CVS. The transaction is still showing as Pending although other regular purchases show up as posted charges. Any explanation for this? I have already turned the VGC into MO and deposited them into my bank.
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Old Feb 22, 14, 1:27 am
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Originally Posted by g1ant
I got my card on Wednesday and used it for 4 x $500 VGC at CVS. The transaction is still showing as Pending although other regular purchases show up as posted charges. Any explanation for this? I have already turned the VGC into MO and deposited them into my bank.
quite common...different merchants post in varying amounts of time...some 1 day, some 2 days, and some even 3 days
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Old Feb 22, 14, 2:28 am
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Originally Posted by wpqmanu
Datapoint:

Card approved 1/28
Statement closed 2/20, both $200 statement credit and $450 annual fee posted, 11xxxx miles reported to AA.
Today (2/21) these miles are shown on my AA account. So quick!
Ditto!!!! Same data point for me for miles, AF, and SC...:-)

Now thinking whether should I cancel the card or not as I dont need any lounge access etc..I have already citi platinum card (so that I can still access aa account even if I close citi exe card).
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Old Feb 22, 14, 3:41 am
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Originally Posted by yogesh4342
I have already citi platinum card (so that I can still access aa account even if I close citi exe card).
You do not need any Citi AA card to access your AA account or miles...completely different accounts
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Old Feb 22, 14, 6:19 am
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First miles just posted. I am game to try card #2 now. So people are really doing the same card 2x? Or are they doing the 75k offer or 60k offer in combo with the 100k?

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Old Feb 22, 14, 7:34 am
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Originally Posted by factory81
First miles just posted. I am game to try card #2 now. So people are really doing the same card 2x? Or are they doing the 75k offer or 60k offer in combo with the 100k?
same card x2.
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Old Feb 22, 14, 7:41 am
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Card just arrived yesterday, almost more than 3 weeks after approval...Not the most attractive card - too shiny but glad to finally have it in hand only days before first payment is due
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Old Feb 22, 14, 7:42 am
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Originally Posted by yogesh4342
I was not approved for card #2 due to "too many inquiries". I sent letter to executive office on 2/15. So, what next? Should I wait for a letter/response from executive office? Or should I call again to reconsideration line ( i tried earlier 3 times, but no luck) if there would be any positive impact of "executive letter which I sent". Anyone else got success for card #2 in similar situation. Please suggest. Thanks in advance.
Good luck. I decided not to try the Exec office because I just had too many inquiries: 10 in the last 6 mo BEFORE this app. I don't think that will fly well. How many inquiries did you have in the last 6 mo from the bureau Citi pulls from? In any case, I've gotten 3 cards approved for family members ^

In your case I would just wait for a response from Exec office. They didn't reply to my request last year, but they should reach out if they have good news.
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Old Feb 22, 14, 7:54 am
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which statement period do pending charges count against?

Originally Posted by skibum7732
quite common...different merchants post in varying amounts of time...some 1 day, some 2 days, and some even 3 days
If I charge something on a Saturday and my statement closes on the following Tuesday, and the charges show up as pending until Wednesday, do the charges count against the first month or the second? I'm going to hit my 10,000 spend today, and I know the charges may or may not be pending when the statement period closes on Tuesday. I just don't know if I should count on getting the bonus for the February 25th statement or if I'll have to wait another month.
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Old Feb 22, 14, 8:33 am
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My statement closed and it said I earned 110k points however miles reported to AA is Zero. How come?
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Old Feb 22, 14, 8:40 am
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Originally Posted by LWT3
If I charge something on a Saturday and my statement closes on the following Tuesday, and the charges show up as pending until Wednesday, do the charges count against the first month or the second? I'm going to hit my 10,000 spend today, and I know the charges may or may not be pending when the statement period closes on Tuesday. I just don't know if I should count on getting the bonus for the February 25th statement or if I'll have to wait another month.
Charges must be POSTED to your account when the statement cuts in order for the transactions to count for that month. Pending charges don't count.
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Old Feb 22, 14, 9:54 am
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Originally Posted by quikie
My statement closed and it said I earned 110k points however miles reported to AA is Zero. How come?
Mine took 24 hours after the statement to post. Maybe 36 hours.
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Old Feb 22, 14, 10:01 am
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very tempted to apply for this. within last 6 months, had 3 equifax pull, all from Citi. Last Citi Personal credit card approval was July 2013 but had 2 Citi Biz in October 2013 and January 15, 2014.

Does it seem like I have a good chance for approval based on frequency of Equifax pull and time factor between applications?
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