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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 Mar 3, 2014, 2:41 pm
  #2821  
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
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Originally Posted by ericliujian
Of course citi know what is happening. But why do they care? You spend 10k at cvs or somewhere else make no difference to them. They just get the 1% or whatever percent fee.
I should clarify: I was talking about people spending 10k in a week, and cancelling before the annual fee hits. They obviously want the 1% processing fee, but the annual fee, even after the $200 credit, is significantly more than that processing fee. I'm guessing they'd like to have that money as well.
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Old Mar 3, 2014, 2:48 pm
  #2822  
 
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Is it possible to get double the 40k spend / 10k elite mile bonus with 2 cards or is spending totaled across cards?

Possibilities:
20k on AA Exec #1 + 20k on #2 = 0 elite miles -or- 10k elite miles
40k on AA Exec #1 + 40k on #2 = 10k elite miles -or- 20k elite miles

Similarly, does anyone know if multiple USAir credit cards or a USAir personal / USAir biz card combo would allow you to stack multiple 25k spend / 10k preferred miles bonuses?
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Old Mar 3, 2014, 2:58 pm
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Do you get an AC card with your card-granted AC membership?
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Old Mar 3, 2014, 3:09 pm
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Originally Posted by brewdog11
Do you get an AC card with your card-granted AC membership?
No your card is the access. They just scan the card.
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Old Mar 3, 2014, 3:09 pm
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Originally Posted by brewdog11
Do you get an AC card with your card-granted AC membership?
Your AC access is granted by your credit card.
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Old Mar 3, 2014, 3:11 pm
  #2826  
 
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Originally Posted by sm82
Does anyone know whether they offer a second card/companion card for a discounted rate? I currently have the AMEX Plt and pay $450 + the $175 for my SO and another family member so they have the AC benefit. Haven't been able to find Citi offers something similar so my SO and family could get the into the AC. I'm not trying to get additional miles upon signup, just another card.

Apologies but did a couple searches and came up with nothing. Thanks!
Only the primary card holder will have the club membership
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Old Mar 3, 2014, 3:39 pm
  #2827  
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
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Originally Posted by lowimpact
Is it possible to get double the 40k spend / 10k elite mile bonus with 2 cards or is spending totaled across cards?

Possibilities:
20k on AA Exec #1 + 20k on #2 = 0 elite miles -or- 10k elite miles
40k on AA Exec #1 + 40k on #2 = 10k elite miles -or- 20k elite miles
I can't say for sure about spreading spend between cards and still getting the bonus, but apparently you can't get the bonus on both cards:
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/22427796-post2622.html
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Old Mar 3, 2014, 4:47 pm
  #2828  
 
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Originally Posted by lowimpact
Is it possible to get double the 40k spend / 10k elite mile bonus with 2 cards or is spending totaled across cards?

Possibilities:
20k on AA Exec #1 + 20k on #2 = 0 elite miles -or- 10k elite miles
40k on AA Exec #1 + 40k on #2 = 10k elite miles -or- 20k elite miles

Similarly, does anyone know if multiple USAir credit cards or a USAir personal / USAir biz card combo would allow you to stack multiple 25k spend / 10k preferred miles bonuses?
It's the first possibility. IT combines the earnings on the Citi Executive to reach $40K and then offers the 10K elite miles once. Thanks
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Old Mar 3, 2014, 5:52 pm
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Join Date: Feb 2014
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Having completed my 10K on the first card, I applied online for a 2nd. Unlike the first, I was not approved immediately and instead got the "we'll let you know in a week by email" answer. I got the reply today. My second card has a credit limit 8k higher than the first! This is without closing, or even getting a first statement, on the first. Seems my FICO has improved with the activity. LOL

Silly C!t!banc...I'm curious to see if I can get #3 in a few more weeks.

Edit: I can't wait to AP my expenses from card 1 to card 2, either!

Last edited by andy3367; Mar 3, 2014 at 5:58 pm
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Old Mar 3, 2014, 6:36 pm
  #2830  
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Originally Posted by andy3367
Having completed my 10K on the first card, I applied online for a 2nd. Unlike the first, I was not approved immediately and instead got the "we'll let you know in a week by email" answer. I got the reply today. My second card has a credit limit 8k higher than the first! This is without closing, or even getting a first statement, on the first. Seems my FICO has improved with the activity. LOL

Silly C!t!banc...I'm curious to see if I can get #3 in a few more weeks.

Edit: I can't wait to AP my expenses from card 1 to card 2, either!
better read the wiki on timeline for citi apps before you waste a pull
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Old Mar 3, 2014, 7:07 pm
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Originally Posted by lkar
What I'm saying is that my read of the situation is that US/AA is approaching a mileage bubble. It must devalue, and it must devalue substantially. AA has found some fairly devious ways to devalue without making news -- it significantly limits availability on its own flights and so funnels people toward redemptions on which they can charge high taxes. US has been more tempered -- availability on their own non-domestic flights is horrible, but they have played fair with permitting their miles to be used with partners. That's going to change in a few weeks.

Someone posted earlier that all programs devalue eventually, and that's clearly true -- but once the dust settles on this merger and the programs are integrated, I think the program is going to get hammered. Burn, burn, burn.
Couldn't agree more. A couple of years ago it was easy to book JFK-LHR First Class non-stop on AA for 62500 miles. Now it costs 125000.
The 62500 flights are now like this :

11:00 AM
JFK
12:10 PM
DCA

5:50 PM
IAD
5:55 AM
LHR

Different connection airports
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Old Mar 3, 2014, 7:16 pm
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Datapoint:

Platinum Card Holder 2011: 15k limit
took the 25k pts offer to open Citi Select Amex 11/2013: 8.5k limit

100,000k Citi Exec Card approved 02/17: $5k limit (chose to not take option to move credit.)

2nd 100,000k Citi Exec approved today, again 5K limit and chose not to move credit.
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Old Mar 3, 2014, 8:10 pm
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What CB have they been pulling? I am in NY. I really hope they pulled EQ but it seems like recently they have started pulling EX, but I really hope it's not EX. Well either way I was just approved for 10.5k. Submitted application and was told to call immediately, so I did. Guy put me on hold for three minutes came back and said I was approved.Easy enough.
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Old Mar 3, 2014, 8:43 pm
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Sorry if this is a silly question. Do I only have until the first statement closes to spend the 10k if thinking about canceling within the 30 days of AF posting? Some are reporting the first statement closes within a week of receiving the card??

Or is the 10k through the second statement?
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Old Mar 3, 2014, 8:56 pm
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Originally Posted by cashcow
Sorry if this is a silly question. Do I only have until the first statement closes to spend the 10k if thinking about canceling within the 30 days of AF posting? Some are reporting the first statement closes within a week of receiving the card??

Or is the 10k through the second statement?
To cancel without paying the fee, you need to meet the spend before the statement posts with the fee. In most cases where the first statement posts within 10-14 days of opening, the fee posts with the second statement. It is not consistent enough to be sure, and then there is the added wrinkle of occasionally late posting points.
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