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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 Sep 6, 2014, 7:57 am
  #8896  
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
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read the wiki and below

Last edited by rgAAFT; Sep 6, 2014 at 8:15 am
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Old Sep 6, 2014, 7:58 am
  #8897  
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
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Originally Posted by grg03002
I thought you could apply for a 2nd card after 8 days.
I thought you could apply for a 2nd card after 18 months

Fixed it for you. Please, please, spend 3 minutes and read the Wiki

Short answer is: 8 days and 65 days for the EXEC, 18 months for the Platinum

Last edited by Brugge; Sep 6, 2014 at 12:37 pm
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Old Sep 6, 2014, 8:07 am
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they will figure it out eventually after some intense reading and research

This thread will most likely help some of you who are new more than this thread will
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/citi-...first-336.html

Also one more piece of advice ,
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.

Last edited by rgAAFT; Sep 6, 2014 at 8:29 am
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Old Sep 6, 2014, 8:22 am
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Approved for the 50k Biz card today. Unfortunately only a $1k limit, but I'll see if they can pull credit from existing cards when I activate it.

This is my first AA biz card, but like my 9th AA card! Que viva Citi!
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Old Sep 6, 2014, 8:39 am
  #8900  
 
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I cut and pasted the following from the aa.com site a few minutes ago. You "click" on the card you are interested in and a description of the cards benefits, costs etc are immediately displayed. You can then apply from there. I understand that some people are not receiving the benefits for the card they applied for. Not sure if this will help and others have suggested it but I would take a screen shot of the material below and another screen shot after you click on the card you're applying for. It will only take a moment and there is no downside that I can see. I just finished my spend for the 100k card and I'm trying to get my wife to apply for the 50k card. If she does I will update because the link I'm providing will be the one she uses. GOOD LUCK ALL..hope this helps.
I just tried the "paste" and the pictures of the CC's you are supposed to click on would not copy, but some of the benefits came thru. I think you have to go directly to the aa.com site and take a screen shot of the ad..sorry I can't help with that.


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Old Sep 6, 2014, 8:42 am
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Originally Posted by richarddd
The 30k card requires $1,000 spend, so $5,000 could get you 5x30k.

Of course there are issues such as time, HPs, etc.
Originally Posted by ninim2200
if your goal to spend only 1k then you should try some of citi business cards with annual fee waived for the first year.

http://creditcards.citicards.com/usc...AA3057DE7A915D
The goal is to get the most miles for a given spend, subject to the relevant constraints. That's why I compared a $5,000 spend on the two types of cards.

Also, the Exec cards seem easier to churn than the business cards.
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Old Sep 6, 2014, 9:37 am
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Sorry yes read the wiki I guess I didn't understand how the exec and platinum cards interacted.
I never applied for a platinum card before so churn isn't really the right word.

If I apply for a 1st exec card and then wanted to apply for a platinum card also for the first time it would have to wait 18 months (because it's a platinum card)? I never applied for a platinum card at all (this was my first). I'm guessing that now I'm reset so I would have to wait before applying for any cards. (I'll read the wiki about this)

I thought they were separate products and that because they were both my first of both cards I could apply for them and get approved. But either way I will wait now.

Thanks all!
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Old Sep 6, 2014, 10:05 am
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Originally Posted by x712xdamx
Approved for the 50k Biz card today. Unfortunately only a $1k limit, but I'll see if they can pull credit from existing cards when I activate it.

This is my first AA biz card, but like my 9th AA card! Que viva Citi!
with citi, you cannot move credit between personal and biz cards
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Old Sep 6, 2014, 10:24 am
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Originally Posted by grg03002
Sorry yes read the wiki I guess I didn't understand how the exec and platinum cards interacted.
I never applied for a platinum card before so churn isn't really the right word.

If I apply for a 1st exec card and then wanted to apply for a platinum card also for the first time it would have to wait 18 months (because it's a platinum card)? I never applied for a platinum card at all (this was my first). I'm guessing that now I'm reset so I would have to wait before applying for any cards. (I'll read the wiki about this)

I thought they were separate products and that because they were both my first of both cards I could apply for them and get approved. But either way I will wait now.

Thanks all!

They are separate AA products and both reset the clock every time you apply regardless of approval status . Difference is, the exec cards do not look at the clock as a basis for approval, while the platinum cards do And different card products have there own rules and clocks (the AA card rules and clock does not apply to hilton cards for example)
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Old Sep 6, 2014, 11:04 am
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Originally Posted by rgAAFT
with citi, you cannot move credit between personal and biz cards
Regarding the credit lines when I was on phone with CITI getting the Exec MC and was told I was getting a 20k line of credit. I asked the agent if she could knock it down to 5k and she seemed taken aback. She made a good point..she said you need a 10k minimum spend and if you want to do it quickly why limit yourself to 5k. I didn't want to argue or explain my strategy and she knocked it down to 12k. I know this is off topic but thought it might be of interest to others.
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Old Sep 6, 2014, 11:11 am
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Originally Posted by fish3d
Regarding the credit lines when I was on phone with CITI getting the Exec MC and was told I was getting a 20k line of credit. I asked the agent if she could knock it down to 5k and she seemed taken aback. She made a good point..she said you need a 10k minimum spend and if you want to do it quickly why limit yourself to 5k. I didn't want to argue or explain my strategy and she knocked it down to 12k. I know this is off topic but thought it might be of interest to others.
wow, 20k opportunity on a single card, impressive
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Old Sep 6, 2014, 11:30 am
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Originally Posted by rgAAFT
wow, 20k opportunity on a single card, impressive
Very funny...it's not the one card for 20. Its the many cards and their gross totals that concern me. But perhaps they don't concern Citi, or Chase, or Bof A...etc etc. I admit I don't know what the limits are so I try to keep them down.
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Old Sep 6, 2014, 12:47 pm
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Originally Posted by fish3d
Regarding the credit lines when I was on phone with CITI getting the Exec MC and was told I was getting a 20k line of credit. I asked the agent if she could knock it down to 5k and she seemed taken aback. She made a good point..she said you need a 10k minimum spend and if you want to do it quickly why limit yourself to 5k. I didn't want to argue or explain my strategy and she knocked it down to 12k.
I agree with the CSR, (I wonder if she churns on her own?) Keep it high enough to meet your spend quickly. Then you can SM Citi and have them reduce the CL to $5K (the minimum for an EXEC). They will do that in a day or so, and the reduced credit will be available for future apps in a few weeks.
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Old Sep 6, 2014, 12:47 pm
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Originally Posted by fish3d
I cut and pasted the following from the aa.com site a few minutes ago. You "click" on the card you are interested in and a description of the cards benefits, .................................................. ........ about the new American Airlines.
It is safer to apply through the Citi link than aa.com link, as citi will backup their offer on their website. The citi offer link is in the wiki.
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Old Sep 6, 2014, 2:39 pm
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Originally Posted by ninim2200
It is safer to apply through the Citi link than aa.com link, as citi will backup their offer on their website. The citi offer link is in the wiki.
Just applied thru the "New 50k offer" link in the Wiki. Instant approval

Especially sweet, since my app for this card last June was denied for (way) too many HPs and new accounts.

$15,500 limit, which will be lowered to $5K by SM as soon as I meet the min spnd.
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