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Citi Executive AA MasterCard [October 2013 - September 2014]

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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Old Jun 18, 14, 6:13 am
  #6841  
 
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Thanks, glad I asked!
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Old Jun 18, 14, 7:58 am
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Heads up: JoyRider's link wasn't working for me (idk, I cleared cookies and everything) but the first link was in order so I got card #2 this morning. I am hoping the link being taken down and TPG raving about getting card #3 is just a coincidence.
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Old Jun 18, 14, 8:13 am
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Originally Posted by adjutor View Post
Heads up: JoyRider's link wasn't working for me (idk, I cleared cookies and everything) but the first link was in order so I got card #2 this morning. I am hoping the link being taken down and TPG raving about getting card #3 is just a coincidence.
JoyRider's link has been down for a few days now. I saw TPG article yesterday too about his 3rd card. While that will hit a broad audience, I think the majority of people see the $10,000 minimum spend and write the card off immediatley. That's what I almost did when I saw the offer. Glad I didn't.
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Old Jun 18, 14, 8:24 am
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I just closed my card via SM last night and still have a balance on the card. How long does it take for the removal of the AF to show up? I'm only at about 15 days, so no where close to the 37.
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Old Jun 18, 14, 8:28 am
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Originally Posted by slhansen219 View Post
I just closed my card via SM last night and still have a balance on the card. How long does it take for the removal of the AF to show up? I'm only at about 15 days, so no where close to the 37.
It should be gone in another day or 2.
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Old Jun 18, 14, 8:39 am
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Originally Posted by Nehawk View Post
It should be gone in another day or 2.
Thanks. Then I can set my final payment!
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Old Jun 18, 14, 8:50 am
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Originally Posted by richarddd View Post
How do you use a credit card for tax payments at a small fraction of a %?
I'm the one who started this little subthread about tax payments with this CC, and I don't know. I actually paid about 1.6%, not the 3% that somebody else added. I wouldn't do it as a manufactured spend technique other than meeting minimum spend requirements, but it worked well for me here.
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Old Jun 18, 14, 10:22 am
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Originally Posted by Spiff View Post
Ah, but is your AC membership paid or is it through the Citi Executive Card?

I know there's no problem entering the AC when not flying AA if one is a paid member.
My AC membership is via the Citi Exec Card and has been for the last 3 years. As I said, no problem with access regardless of whether flying AA or not and EXP card is sufficient for entry. On the AAngel's screen it says something like (paraphrasing here), "membership-premium credit card"
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Old Jun 18, 14, 10:57 am
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Originally Posted by jrgiddyup View Post
i applied for my 4th card on 6/12. got the "call in for immediate decision" message online (previously i've had 2 instant approvals and one where i had to call in and was asked why i needed another card. ending up getting approved.).

i tried calling in at least 3 different times at different recon phone numbers and was told (after the pause where the agent looks at the records) that they will need extra time to "process the application" and "arrive at a decision". online status says "Thank you. We have received your application and further processing is required at this time. You may check back in 24 hours to see if a decision has been determined. We will contact you within 1 week via mail/email regarding our decision."

i also have a citigold (top tier) checking account with citi.

what do you all think of my chances? i feel that calling in 3 times should be enough? should i continue to call in (hoping for an approval but risking an outright denial)? or should i just wait for their decision via mail/email? i have 8 HP's in last 6 months (including the 3 previous citi executive cards).

thanks in advance for your response.
Originally Posted by lw7878 View Post
I applied for the 3rd card today (ET 6:45 PM) and ran into the same situation like yours. The rep said another department needs to look at my application and asked me to give them 24 - 48 hours. I applied for the 1st card on 3/16 and the 2nd one on 4/24 so I should be Okay as far as the 65 days rule.

I am quite anxious to get an answer. Do you mind sharing your experience and/or result? Thanks!
lw7878, i just called in and they stated that my application was still processing and that they had sent it to another department for the processing. have you heard anything yet? i feel like the longer it takes, the more likely it will turn out to be a denial?

has anyone else had any experiences like this with positive (or negative) outcomes?
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Old Jun 18, 14, 11:35 am
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Originally Posted by TheDudeAbides View Post
My AC membership is via the Citi Exec Card and has been for the last 3 years. As I said, no problem with access regardless of whether flying AA or not and EXP card is sufficient for entry. On the AAngel's screen it says something like (paraphrasing here), "membership-premium credit card"
Thank you. Depending on the bonus(es), this card is tempting. OW status on non-AA doesn't normally admit one to the AC if one isn't on an onward OW flight...
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Old Jun 18, 14, 11:57 am
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Does anyone know if the 37 days cancel/refund rule applies to other Citi cards? Or just this one?
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Old Jun 18, 14, 1:10 pm
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Originally Posted by skibum7732 View Post
you should have applied for #2 on Feb 9th, #3 in early April, #4 in mid April, and you would now be ready for #5
I am still good to go for #3 now right? No# might be hard to be approved?
Have closed the previous ones. Will the CL for the recently closed cards count against the new app? I was given 5k limit on both and I didn't want CL transfer from other Citi cards.
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Old Jun 18, 14, 1:16 pm
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Got "decision pending" for an application and was told they require "additional information" but I have to wait for the letter...they won't disclose it over the phone. Anyone had this experience?
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Old Jun 18, 14, 1:57 pm
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As always, thanks to all my FlyerTalk friends for fast and helpful replies. As the original poster. my main concern was if AA staff at the Clubs would recognize my credit card and simply say, "Okay, come on in." Even if I only have domestic tickets that day. It sounds like it really is that simple, so I am relieved.

On my terms and conditions, it states that I (the primary cardholder) can bring a guest with me, so that's cool too.

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Old Jun 18, 14, 2:03 pm
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Was approved for my 2nd Exec in two weeks. Got the "need additional info" comment at application and was quickly approved on the call. Easier than the first.
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