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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 Feb 8, 14, 11:33 am
  #1471  
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
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Originally Posted by gijohnson View Post
I've been reading the post but I am still a little confused. I would like to get the Citi Executive Card, but I recently opened a AAdvantage Platinum card (which is still open). I plan to wait 91 days before applying for the Executive card, but will the Platinum card prevent me from opening the Executive account and getting the bonus?
No need to wait. This is a diff't product and you can get this card and the bonus. If you haven't had more than that one Citi app in the last 65 days, you're good to go.
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Old Feb 8, 14, 11:35 am
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Just got the UPS Next Day Air letter on Friday (2/7/2014). Are the actual cards always sent out Fedex Overnight, also did anyone get any kind of tracking number?

The reason I ask is that I really need to book a flight, was supposed to do it yesterday but I logged in and did the 24 hold with AA so I've got until 11:59pm tonight haha.

I am in the burbs of Chicago, so its not like I'm in the boonies.
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Old Feb 8, 14, 11:40 am
  #1473  
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
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Originally Posted by pricesquire View Post
On your non-critical aside: I agree. I never confirm bonuses w/ CSRs unless I want a match or have a specific issue/question...which is quite rare. I think I've contacted a CSR for a bonus once in the past 1+ year. I always figured mentioning a bonus raises a red flag and to let the computer do its thing.

On another note: It would be like buying 10k miles for $330...the AF (-) the statement credit (+) the VR spend. Over 3 cents a mile. I'll live, but it'll still kinda suck.

Kenny: any thoughts on whether a CSR can negate an automated//computer-initiated bonus? Why would she go into reading the TCs and mention non-eligibility?
See post #75. You should definitely be able to cancel and not pay the fee if you do not get the bonus.

I wish I had a good answer on what the CSR can do. Based on the nonsense Citi CSRs are known for, I think your chances of getting the bonus are very good. I seem to remember a similar conversation from one poster in the AA Platinum thread during the AA miles buffet from June to August, but I haven't been able to put my finger on it.
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Old Feb 8, 14, 12:14 pm
  #1474  
 
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Well I wasn't planning on applying for any new cards til next month, but this was just too good to pass up. Had to recon since I'm already at my CL limit with Citi, but easily shifted some credit off my oldest Hhonors card. I'll be waiting to see if others get the 2nd 100k bonus and then may go for another myself at the end of the month! Yay FT!!
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Old Feb 8, 14, 12:36 pm
  #1475  
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
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Originally Posted by KennyBSAT View Post
Of course it is a good deal. 100K miles for zero fee with $200 credit is even better

To anyone planning to cancel: DO NOT CALL! Send a secure message saying 'Please close my card ending with ####.' End of story, there is no conversation.
Hey- Thanks for the point. But is there a reason you say not to call to cancel but rather Secure Message?

Would Secure Message transfer the CL over to another card and then cancel?

Thanks
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Old Feb 8, 14, 12:45 pm
  #1476  
 
Join Date: May 2008
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Applied Wednesday, called in to move some credit around, approved no problem. Received the letter last night, and just received the CC itself today.

Priority access and boarding provided by the card is actually just group 1 boarding. I would've loved just renewing the card every year and forget about keeping AA status.
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Old Feb 8, 14, 12:47 pm
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Moving CL to another card would be a reason to call, but it's easier to open a new card and move the CL to it as part of the approval process.

CLs are completely beside the point to me as long as I can push payments from my bank accounts and BB.
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Old Feb 8, 14, 12:47 pm
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Join Date: Jul 2009
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Faxed in request to have 60k offer (approved for in December) matched to 100k + $200 statement credit. Received document from Citi stating that I'd be given a quick +15k miles on my next statement, but that's it.

Has anyone else gotten a full match to the current offer? Just keep hanging up / calling back?
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Old Feb 8, 14, 1:01 pm
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I got my letter on 2/7 and my card is scheduled to arrive today according to Fedex. If you sign up for Fedex Delivery manager you can see all packages that are being sent to your address.

Originally Posted by IceZ View Post
Just got the UPS Next Day Air letter on Friday (2/7/2014). Are the actual cards always sent out Fedex Overnight, also did anyone get any kind of tracking number?

The reason I ask is that I really need to book a flight, was supposed to do it yesterday but I logged in and did the 24 hold with AA so I've got until 11:59pm tonight haha.

I am in the burbs of Chicago, so its not like I'm in the boonies.
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Old Feb 8, 14, 1:04 pm
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Originally Posted by lkar View Post
Boy, that's not very good info. You absolutely do get priority check in, priority screening, and first bag free with this card on AA flights if your linked AA account is on the reservation. You also get the best reduced discount domestic reduced award (7500) I believe. Also, many report (me included) certain gold like benefits. For example, when I used to have the card, I got access to elite level car and hotel redemptions. The only thing you don't get is the 10 percent award redemption refund.
I want this card for the bonus, not the revolving perks. I told the OP in this case to check the TCs. The benefits you listed were not listed on my Welcome Package. That being said, for obvious reasons, I welcome them.

Also, when OP said "priority security"--I was serious--no idea what that means. TSA Precheck?
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Old Feb 8, 14, 1:05 pm
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Originally Posted by lowimpact View Post
Faxed in request to have 60k offer (approved for in December) matched to 100k + $200 statement credit. Received document from Citi stating that I'd be given a quick +15k miles on my next statement, but that's it.

Has anyone else gotten a full match to the current offer? Just keep hanging up / calling back?
I got full match, but then again I got the 75K offer to start, not the 60k. I know KennyBSAT got the full match from 60k to 100.

FWIW, I had to call 2 CSRs and SM Citi before I got a full match.
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Old Feb 8, 14, 1:09 pm
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Originally Posted by pricesquire View Post
Also, when OP said "priority security"--I was serious--no idea what that means. TSA Precheck?
It usually means a lane with a sign that says "frequent flyer elite members" that leads to the front of the regular security setup. Occasionally in large airports it's a separate checkpoint. But explicitly not Precheck or Clear.
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Old Feb 8, 14, 1:10 pm
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Originally Posted by pricesquire View Post
I got full match, but then again I got the 75K offer to start, not the 60k. I know KennyBSAT got the full match from 60k to 100.

FWIW, I had to call 2 CSRs and SM Citi before I got a full match.
Anyone got the image of the 100k and $200 statement credit offer that can PM me? Great thanks!
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Old Feb 8, 14, 1:13 pm
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Join Date: Jul 2013
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My statement closes on March 5th, called to have it closed earlier but told me if I change, it will be march 15th. Activated the card 3days ago. Is this doable?
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Old Feb 8, 14, 1:18 pm
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Originally Posted by pricesquire View Post
I got full match, but then again I got the 75K offer to start, not the 60k. I know KennyBSAT got the full match from 60k to 100.

FWIW, I had to call 2 CSRs and SM Citi before I got a full match.
So the CSRs weren't budging, but you were successfully matched via SM? Any more details about your success would be a big help ^
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