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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 Jul 10, 14, 3:41 pm
  #7681  
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
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I'm sure this is an outlier, but my 2nd statement just hit and I have yet to be charged the AF

I app'd for this card on 5/13 so assuming the AF hits on my 3rd statement, it'll be ~90 days before seeing an AF. Crazy.

On my other cards, I was charged AF on first statement.
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Old Jul 10, 14, 3:56 pm
  #7682  
 
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Anyone apply today?
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Old Jul 10, 14, 4:41 pm
  #7683  
 
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Originally Posted by Centurion View Post
Does anyone who know the way Citi recognizes income and their specific bank relationship with AA on tremendous response to this AA Exec card think it will effect earnings in the consumer division in a positive manner? Fyi. Citi is still considered a penny stock because of the reverse split and looks like it be paying several hundred million in fines soon on lending during the great recession. I am not sure how Citi will make money on these Exec cards as they can not package these credit cards loans as they did in the past and sell them off. In the old days it was clear the more cards issued they could package them and sell them to instituions and pension funds.
So what, Who cares.I don,t They ain't doing it for nuttin
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Old Jul 10, 14, 4:57 pm
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Originally Posted by HighFlying123 View Post
Anyone apply today?
It's been a while since I've seen this thread so quiet. If it's over, it was nice while it lasted.
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Old Jul 10, 14, 4:59 pm
  #7685  
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Originally Posted by HighFlying123 View Post
Anyone apply today?
I applied yesterday and got an Instant Approval with 15k credit line (this is my second AA Exec card within 3 months).
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Old Jul 10, 14, 5:00 pm
  #7686  
 
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Originally Posted by traveler9020 View Post
It's been a while since I've seen this thread so quiet. If it's over, it was nice while it lasted.
No one said its over yet. if i could apply i would try it right now, the links are all still alive.
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Old Jul 10, 14, 5:01 pm
  #7687  
 
Join Date: May 2014
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Originally Posted by MightyTravels View Post
I applied yesterday and got an Instant Approval with 15k credit line (this is my second AA Exec card within 3 months).
Thank You. We are looking for todays applications.
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Old Jul 10, 14, 5:07 pm
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Join Date: Nov 2013
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Originally Posted by Blackshag View Post
I just called and the lady asked me 3 times if I applied at Citicards.com. I said yes, because that is the site that comes up. She said ok, I see. Then she said I should have response within 7-10 days, so I don't know what to believe.
Same thing happened to me today. Guess I'll wait it out.
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Old Jul 10, 14, 5:19 pm
  #7689  
 
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Originally Posted by B335is View Post
Same thing happened to me today. Guess I'll wait it out.
I applied for #5 today but got stopped at the Step 3/notice in 7-10 days message. I did not get an application number. I've not seen a bureau pull yet. This is the first time I didn't get the call in message.

I'll wait 24 hours specifically to see if they pull a bureau and then call for reconsideration. If no bureau is pulled I'm speculating it does not count and I can try another link.
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Old Jul 10, 14, 5:30 pm
  #7690  
 
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Originally Posted by CVG_Kid View Post
I applied for #5 today but got stopped at the Step 3/notice in 7-10 days message. I did not get an application number. I've not seen a bureau pull yet. This is the first time I didn't get the call in message.

I'll wait 24 hours specifically to see if they pull a bureau and then call for reconsideration. If no bureau is pulled I'm speculating it does not count and I can try another link.
Yeah I didn't get an application ID either. Just called the reconsideration number and she said my app is in a queue that requires manual release.
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Old Jul 10, 14, 5:38 pm
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Same

Originally Posted by B335is View Post
Yeah I didn't get an application ID either. Just called the reconsideration number and she said my app is in a queue that requires manual release.
I just applied about twenty minutes ago. No app ID and she said it was sent for manual approval. Guess I should have applied yesterday like I was planning on doing (91 days from last AOR).
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Old Jul 10, 14, 5:48 pm
  #7692  
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Just applied a few minutes ago. Did not get any reference number. Called and was told that it was processing and could take 7 days to get notified. She also said I could call back every day to check the status. I did ask for a reference number and she gave me the number and said I could check online if I wanted instead of calling. As of now it doesn't work though... the site says "unable to complete request" and gives a number to call. We'll see what happens.
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Old Jul 10, 14, 5:52 pm
  #7693  
 
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Originally Posted by Dad to GO View Post
Just applied a few minutes ago. Did not get any reference number. Called and was told that it was processing and could take 7 days to get notified. She also said I could call back every day to check the status. I did ask for a reference number and she gave me the number and said I could check online if I wanted instead of calling. As of now it doesn't work though... the site says "unable to complete request" and gives a number to call. We'll see what happens.

I also just applied a few minutes ago and had the exact same experience.
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Old Jul 10, 14, 5:57 pm
  #7694  
 
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Originally Posted by rje444 View Post
I also just applied a few minutes ago and had the exact same experience.
Oh lawd no. I wanted this to last just 1 more week so I can get my 3rd
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Old Jul 10, 14, 6:01 pm
  #7695  
 
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Originally Posted by hitman1420 View Post
Oh lawd no. I wanted this to last just 1 more week so I can get my 3rd

Yeah, I was going to apply on Monday, but went ahead and did it now because of what I've been reading here today.

There are a lot of possible reasons that come to mind for this change, and many don't lead to the end of the offer. After all, this particular link hasn't been pulled yet...
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