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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 9, 14, 10:32 pm
  #3061  
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
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stupid question I am sure - but:

1) Where do you see that Citi is ready to award miles to your AA account because of your purchases? Is that status or event visible from the Citi side?

2) When should I start asking AA to investigate for me?

Thanks!
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Old Mar 9, 14, 10:48 pm
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Originally Posted by Big_Foot View Post
not true, happened to my SO and was reported many times here
When the statement closed 2 days after activation?
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Old Mar 9, 14, 10:55 pm
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Originally Posted by TTnC4me View Post
When the statement closed 2 days after activation?
Ditto I was also charged the AF in my first statement - all of three days long - such is life.
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Old Mar 10, 14, 4:26 am
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Up to 100k miles Citi Executive AAdvantage offers [Read the wiki before posting]

FYI this 100k offer is being handed out NYC US airways chairmanship club lounge attendants if you have access via Amex or Centurion cards.
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Old Mar 10, 14, 5:23 am
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Second AA Executive card

I've applied for 5 cards in my last AOR, including the AA Executive about four weeks ago. I am wondering if I should risk a second application now. Based on what I read here, there I high chances of approval. Are there any data points for Citi denying the card because of too many recent apps? Do I need to give them a reason for second card application when I call reconsideration?
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Old Mar 10, 14, 7:33 am
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Originally Posted by raccah View Post
stupid question I am sure - but:

1) Where do you see that Citi is ready to award miles to your AA account because of your purchases? Is that status or event visible from the Citi side?

2) When should I start asking AA to investigate for me?

Thanks!
1. You are able to see IF and the amount of miles transferred to your AAdvantage account on the ~second page of your statement. It should say miles earned and miles transferred to account.

2. Probably after a week. Call AAdvantage's 888 number and ask them to open a case for you.
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Old Mar 10, 14, 9:14 am
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Originally Posted by TTnC4me View Post
When the statement closed 2 days after activation?
yes
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Old Mar 10, 14, 10:00 am
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So how many people have been able to get 3 cards?
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Old Mar 10, 14, 10:33 am
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Originally Posted by ashu View Post
I've applied for 5 cards in my last AOR, including the AA Executive about four weeks ago. I am wondering if I should risk a second application now. Based on what I read here, there I high chances of approval. Are there any data points for Citi denying the card because of too many recent apps? Do I need to give them a reason for second card application when I call reconsideration?
If you read the thread, there are all kinds of data points about being denied for too many inquiries. The best decision would have been to get one of these cards and wait for the 2nd one to do your AOR. Not saying you're SOL, but it may be a tough sell.
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Old Mar 10, 14, 10:43 am
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Originally Posted by longhorn11 View Post
If you read the thread, there are all kinds of data points about being denied for too many inquiries. The best decision would have been to get one of these cards and wait for the 2nd one to do your AOR. Not saying you're SOL, but it may be a tough sell.
Thanks. I will wait it out then. I hope the offer remains.
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Old Mar 10, 14, 10:52 am
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Originally Posted by BostonFlyer1624 View Post
Do I get free checked bags and priority boarding on US Air too with this card
Originally Posted by mberlew View Post
No free bag on US metal right now. Not certain but don't believe the priority boarding applies either.
Originally Posted by BostonFlyer1624 View Post
How can I get free checked bag on US Air with this card? Showing the US agent? Anyway?
Originally Posted by PainCorp View Post
US is not AA, yet.
Doesn't look like you believed my answer, so here are the relevant T&Cs (emphasis mine)...

1 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 Executive / AAdvantage World EliteTM MasterCard primary cardmembers may check one bag free of charge when traveling to domestic destinations on flights marketed and operated by American Airlines, or on flights marketed by American Airlines and operated by American Eagle Airlines, Inc., SkyWest Airlines, Inc., ExpressJet Airlines, Inc., Republic Airline Inc., or Chautauqua Airlines, Inc. This benefit will not be available for travel on US Airways flights or on codeshare flights booked with an American Airlines flight number but operated by another airline. For the Citi Executive / AAdvantage World EliteTM MasterCard, up to eight 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. Additional terms, conditions and restrictions may apply. Applicable terms and conditions are subject to change without notice.
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Old Mar 10, 14, 11:21 am
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I saw a rumor that this offer may go away on the 15th. Has anyone else heard this? I am planning on applying for this card however I am out of the US(Egypt and Turkey) Till early next week and I'm not sure about applying for a Card from out here for both it getting accepted and putting my information over an aircard. Has anyone tried this for any citi cards?
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Old Mar 10, 14, 11:45 am
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Just applied for card #2. (1st card applied on 2/12) No instant approval. Called in, provided cell phone number, answered some basic questions, was put on hold, then asked how much CL I would like. (said $17.5 because that is what my hubby got for his 2nd card) Was put on hold again and approved for that amount!! So... end of churning for me. I have some spending to do!!
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Old Mar 10, 14, 12:51 pm
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Originally Posted by patriots68 View Post
I saw a rumor that this offer may go away on the 15th. Has anyone else heard this? I am planning on applying for this card however I am out of the US(Egypt and Turkey) Till early next week and I'm not sure about applying for a Card from out here for both it getting accepted and putting my information over an aircard. Has anyone tried this for any citi cards?
At the very top of the page in this thread.

The emailed offers without landing pages included language to 'apply by March 31, 2014' but Citi has left other emailed offers alive for over a year beyond the 'apply by' date in the past. These links could be here all year or gone tomorrow.
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Old Mar 10, 14, 1:13 pm
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Follow up to Miles not reporting:

Just spoke with Citi Advantage Desk Supervisor after waiting for a call back. I was informed that the known issue with miles not reporting is when "like brand cards" are linked to an AAdvanate account.. The systems registers it as a duplicate when the request is sent and discards it. They have to then send a request to their IT department to have the card manually applied to the AAdvantage number. So if you already had a Mastercard this could be a legit cause to the problem. Let me know how many of you who already had an MC on your account has their 1st statement show as: Miles Report to AA: 0.
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