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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 Jan 29, 2014, 11:11 pm
  #691  
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Vail, CO
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Posts: 630
Originally Posted by B335is
Mine arrived in 48 hours from approval, FedEx standard overnight.
Are they sending all cards via FedEx or did you request?
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Old Jan 29, 2014, 11:13 pm
  #692  
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
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Originally Posted by joykid
I am in deep stress now.....if you have time, please help me with your advice.
So this is what happened: I applied for Citi AA Card which has latest promo of 100k signup bonus and $200 statement credit after spending $10k within 3 months. Applied online, got a pending decision, called the 1800 number, was told by the first rep that they cannot give me decision and they said they will mail me the decision. Then called the other number, the 1866 one and got another nice rep who approved me and told me I have been approved for $11000 credit limit and would get my card within 10 days....then I also asked her about the signup bonus and statement credit, she checked and confirmed it.....then when I was thanking her at the end, suddenly she told me to hold on, she said something happen and told me that she would like me to be put on hold while she check on something....I asked what happened but she said she doesn't know, she said something and she want to check it, so she put me on the hold music before I answered.....I was so worried and scared, thinking that she maybe caught something and would like to cancel my application or disappove it......oh my.....5 mins on hold and since I was scared I hung up, I thought since she said by herself that I was approved for the card and confirmed everything then it must be approved then....if she called back again I will just tell her the line was disconnected or my wife called me for dinner.
Waited and waited but she never call me back.
But I am still worry and scare now....
My question is: In general, does the rep can disapprove my application after she approved it?

I am afraid I will get a rejection letter or something in the mail ......hopefully it's the card...not that letter.....

Thanks in advance!
Why would you be nervous and hang up? Did you lie on your application?
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Old Jan 29, 2014, 11:20 pm
  #693  
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
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Can someone post the link to check online if you're approved?
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Old Jan 30, 2014, 12:17 am
  #694  
 
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Originally Posted by mrflyhigher
Can someone post the link to check online if you're approved?
https://www.accountonline.com/cards/...ationStatus.do
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Old Jan 30, 2014, 12:18 am
  #695  
 
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Originally Posted by user2013
applied and it is pending review.. which num should I call ?? 866 606 2961 or the 800 num ?
1 866 606 2787
7am to 12 midnight EST
Have your Application ID ready
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Old Jan 30, 2014, 12:18 am
  #696  
 
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FWIW, my girlfriend was approved for this card after applying and receiving the 50k AA card 2 days ago (she was unaware of the 7-8 day rule). I don't know if it's an anomaly or what. But if you applied for another card recently and believe that the offer is going to be gone in the very near future, it might be worth a shot to try it. But like I said, highly YMMV and I can't recommend it.. figured the data point wouldn't hurt though!
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Old Jan 30, 2014, 12:21 am
  #697  
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
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Originally Posted by joykid
I lost my application ID since the page was "timed out" ....how to retrieve my application ID?
Also I log in into my Citi online account and only see my checking account there (I only have checking with Citi before applying this card).....the CC account hasn't show up...
Do you get email confirmation that said you were approved? I haven't get any email confirmation yet...
What is the link to check the status online?
You can't check status online without application ID!
It does not show up automatically on your citibank online profile, according to the agent who approved my application on the phone today.
I was told mine is approved, but have not received an email confirmation. May be they send it later
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Old Jan 30, 2014, 12:36 am
  #698  
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Originally Posted by SingaporeDon
I was told mine is approved, but have not received an email confirmation. May be they send it later
Citi is historically very inconsistent on e-mail approval notices. In general, the lack of one does not necessary mean anything.
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Old Jan 30, 2014, 12:50 am
  #699  
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
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Programs: AA, AS, DL, VX, HH, Marriott, SPG
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Originally Posted by uscjeff
Are they sending all cards via FedEx or did you request?
No I didn't request, just came that way.
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Old Jan 30, 2014, 1:04 am
  #700  
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
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silly que: do u need to have AA flight ticket to be able to go to VIP lounge? or you can fly with different airlines, and still be able to use the service with VIP Pass?
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Old Jan 30, 2014, 1:34 am
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Join Date: Jun 2011
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Originally Posted by coolmind
silly que: do u need to have AA flight ticket to be able to go to VIP lounge? or you can fly with different airlines, and still be able to use the service with VIP Pass?
This card includes a Full Admirals Club membership, so you can use it regardless of whether you're flying AA that day or not.
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Old Jan 30, 2014, 5:19 am
  #702  
 
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Those of you calling in and reporting an approval, please also check your status online (see wiki) both before and after you call and also let us know if it shows approval or not.

Just curious, because my wife and I both have basically been told we're going to be approved and even given a specific credit line, however the online status does not update to reflect this. I think a lot of these "approvals" are still requiring a manager sign-off.

It would be helpful to know if many reporting approvals are in fact getting the aps all the way approved, or whether like us you're still awaiting a final stage.
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Old Jan 30, 2014, 5:21 am
  #703  
 
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Hey guys, I really want this card but I can't see how I'd be able to meet the 10k spend in 3 months. I know of VR but hard to find VR cards at my local CVs. How else are you guys meeting that 10k spend? Aarggh I feel like I'm going to miss out in one of the best deals to come around!
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Old Jan 30, 2014, 6:24 am
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Originally Posted by teammjs
Those of you calling in and reporting an approval, please also check your status online (see wiki) both before and after you call and also let us know if it shows approval or not.

I just got off the phone, and checking online, it's approved as the agent told me.
Got 2 AA cards in last August.
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Old Jan 30, 2014, 6:27 am
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Originally Posted by doss1
Hey guys, I really want this card but I can't see how I'd be able to meet the 10k spend in 3 months. I know of VR but hard to find VR cards at my local CVs. How else are you guys meeting that 10k spend? Aarggh I feel like I'm going to miss out in one of the best deals to come around!
Head over to the Manufactured Spending forum.. There are plenty of other ways besides VR's....
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