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Citi Executive AA MasterCard [October 2013 - September 2014]

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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 24, 14, 8:23 am
  #2461  
 
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Originally Posted by ibleed0range
Why didn't you apply for the 100K offer?
To be honest, I'm not comfortable with the idea of MS. I should be able to put some of corporate travel expenses on this card and 7500 within 3 months is a realistic spend for me.
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Old Feb 24, 14, 9:15 am
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Originally Posted by Kylash
I also asked if it could be expedited but my rep told me it could not due to "federal regulations".
They are incorrect to use the excuse for expediting for this rule, but they are talking about the requirement for you to receive the terms and conditions prior/with the card. Citi ships their cards separately from the app status/T & C's so for them, it requires a different process (and more time, quite frankly) than say Chase, who ships everything together.

They need to make sure the T&C department gets you the paperwork before the card department ships off your card. Therefore, this could take a few more days depending on how fast the T&C department is going.
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Old Feb 24, 14, 9:30 am
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So the account holder's card gets us into AC? I've got a few hours of layover in Tampa Thursday and wanted to check it out.

I thought it was interesting that I didn't even have to ask for the $200 statement credit. Came off automatically.
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Old Feb 24, 14, 9:32 am
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Originally Posted by cowboyguy
Quick question.

If your first card was 100k, then your second card should be 75k, right? And then you send a SM with a request to match the offer?

Or if your first card was 100k link, you can apply using another 100k link?
I applied with the same link in private window
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Old Feb 24, 14, 10:02 am
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Hey experts ;-) Please answer soon if possible. I am about to activate my new cc and was wondering if I can add DW as AU when activating so she can help me with APs before the EOM using my card since she will become and AU on Citi files for my CC? I think this can make it easier to meet 10K sooner. I have only added AUs so far to get additional bonus on BoAVirgin so not sure how AUs work when meeting spend.

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Old Feb 24, 14, 10:15 am
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Originally Posted by FT-hss
Hey experts ;-) Please answer soon if possible. I am about to activate my new cc and was wondering if I can add DW as AU when activating so she can help me with APs before the EOM using my card since she will become and AU on Citi files for my CC? I think this can make it easier to meet 10K sooner. I have only added AUs so far to get additional bonus on BoAVirgin so not sure how AUs work when meeting spend.
No problem at all. You will likely be given the option to add her during the activation if you call in, or you can activate online and then add her, or add her at any time in the future either by calling the number on the back of the card or using your online account. It will not affect her ability to get the card and bonus as well.
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Old Feb 24, 14, 10:18 am
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Originally Posted by factory81
Mine took 24 hours after the statement to post. Maybe 36 hours.
Mine took 2 days to post.
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Old Feb 24, 14, 10:21 am
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Originally Posted by KennyBSAT
No problem at all. You will likely be given the option to add her during the activation if you call in, or you can activate online and then add her, or add her at any time in the future either by calling the number on the back of the card or using your online account. It will not affect her ability to get the card and bonus as well.
Thanks Kenny! And sorry should have asked the same time. Is the "add AU" immediate online/or by phone? Can I add and same evening, she use AP to do a transaction OR do we need to wait for a physical card in the mail. Trying to not lose the Feb potential here
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Old Feb 24, 14, 10:36 am
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Originally Posted by FT-hss
Thanks Kenny! And sorry should have asked the same time. Is the "add AU" immediate online/or by phone? Can I add and same evening, she use AP to do a transaction OR do we need to wait for a physical card in the mail. Trying to not lose the Feb potential here
AU showed up on her credit reports, if you're going to apply her for the same card, IMO it's better not to make her as AU on your account.
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Old Feb 24, 14, 10:49 am
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Originally Posted by 9Benua
AU showed up on her credit reports, if you're going to apply her for the same card, IMO it's better not to make her as AU on your account.
This is opposite of what I have read elsewhere all along, but will revisit when DW tries in few months if this offer is still around. Cant manage 20K at the same time
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Old Feb 24, 14, 10:59 am
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Originally Posted by FT-hss
This is opposite of what I have read elsewhere all along, but will revisit when DW tries in few months if this offer is still around. Cant manage 20K at the same time
The account will likely show up on her credit, but there will be no pull. Unless you are adding each other as AUs to many (10+ per year) cards there will no substantial effect.

If you add her as an AU, she will have the same card number but a different 3 digit PIN on the back which you won't have until you get the card.

A better way to double up on AP is to get a virtual account number and have her use that to send you $.
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Old Feb 24, 14, 11:18 am
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Originally Posted by FT-hss
This is opposite of what I have read elsewhere all along, but will revisit when DW tries in few months if this offer is still around. Cant manage 20K at the same time
If you add her to your account as AU, this account utilization will show up at her credit report. It will also show up when the bank recon analyst pulls her credit report. I have to take my wife off my card's AU since we were trying to apply mortgage under her name only and all the utilization of my card showing up on her report. It took us 1-2 months to clean it up. Not fun.
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Old Feb 24, 14, 11:46 am
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Originally Posted by 9Benua
If you add her to your account as AU, this account utilization will show up at her credit report. It will also show up when the bank recon analyst pulls her credit report. I have to take my wife off my card's AU since we were trying to apply mortgage under her name only and all the utilization of my card showing up on her report. It took us 1-2 months to clean it up. Not fun.
Funny, none of my Citi cards report the AU. When I added an AU, I don't even remember giving them the SSN for the person I added. Are you saying that your Citi cards are reporting to the AU's credit report? How is this if you did not provide Citi the AU's SSN? Just askin.
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Old Feb 24, 14, 11:51 am
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Originally Posted by traveler9020
Funny, none of my Citi cards report the AU. When I added an AU, I don't even remember giving them the SSN for the person I added. Are you saying that your Citi cards are reporting to the AU's credit report? How is this if you did not provide Citi the AU's SSN? Just askin.
Name and address combination may be sufficient to match the person.
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Old Feb 24, 14, 11:55 am
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Note that we have a lengthy thread on different Authorized User scenarios and how they impact FICO/credit reports: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/credi...solidated.html
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