Old Oct 28, 14, 2:34 pm
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Transition-Related Notes
Members are starting to receive Priority Pass Select cards in the mail. These are sent by Collinson via USPS, separately from the rebranded Prestige cards.
There was a decimal rounding error in the ThankYou point accounting on October statements. Remove a 0 from each of the totals reported - it should then match
Members who signed up prior to 10/18 still only receive a $250 airline credit for the year; if you previously used the $200 incidental credit, you can get another $50 in airline purchases reimbursed through December.
If you signed up before 10/18/14 you are eligible to receive the 15% discount and companion benefits for a year after your signup date. Call Citi at 877-288-2484 and ask to speak with a travel specialist, rather than letting them send the information to Spirit Incentives for an email quote. There are mixed reviews as to the efficacy of this service.
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Old Jul 21, 14, 10:51 am
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Originally Posted by rgAAFT
These partner options...
Discussion here, because this feature is available to both Premier and Prestige cardholders:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/credi...nes-1-1-a.html
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Old Jul 21, 14, 11:17 am
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Originally Posted by mia
Discussion here, because this feature is available to both Premier and Prestige cardholders:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/credi...nes-1-1-a.html
I did see that thread and am participating in it , however I also saw it mentioned here, so...
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Old Jul 21, 14, 11:33 am
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I was in a Citi branch this morning and was told that the Oct. date that has been discussed is Oct. 18. Also was told they got an email on July 10 specifying "3-4 weeks" for new changes to become effective. No other details. Was told that applying now should grandfather in current benefits for a year.

Handout I was given mentioned the Companion ticket (still) but not the 15% Spriit Incentives deal. Still mentions flight points.

Very strange to me that there should be all these reports and rumors of changes with such a drawn-out timeline.

For new signup, was offered 30K for $3K spend in 3 months, plus 30K for $15K spend in 12 months. This printout, differently, includes the 15%-off Spirit Incentives.

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Is the annual fee still $350 for Citigold members?
Yes, that's what I was told this morning.

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Old Jul 21, 14, 6:18 pm
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Originally Posted by toomanybooks

For new signup, was offered 30K for $3K spend in 3 months, plus 30K for $15K spend in 12 months. This printout, differently, includes the 15%-off Spirit Incentives.

is this targeted? or you just need to go to a branch? I remember the online offer does not have the second part of the offer.
I'm still thinking about getting this card if I can get grandfathered in for a year
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Old Jul 21, 14, 9:17 pm
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Originally Posted by Pecan Pie
is this targeted? or you just need to go to a branch? I remember the online offer does not have the second part of the offer.
I'm still thinking about getting this card if I can get grandfathered in for a year
I walked in off the street. I am Citigold.
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Old Jul 21, 14, 11:24 pm
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Looks like Citi's website got some minor updates today.

Interestingly, if I visit the Citi Prestige page while logged in, it talks about flight points. If I visit in another browser, no reference.
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Old Jul 21, 14, 11:47 pm
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Flight Points bite the dust

"...earn one ThankYou Flight Point ("ThankYou Flight Points") for every mile flown when airline tickets are purchased through October 18, 2014 using your Card Account...."
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Old Jul 22, 14, 12:27 am
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Will I be able to get companion ticket for AU, if I apply for AU card now, or it's gone already? I have Prestige, but didn't apply for AU card yet.

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Old Jul 22, 14, 12:43 am
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Notably:

Flight Points / Bonus Points
"Effective October 19th, 2014, unless you are participating in a limited-time offer, you will earn 3 ThankYou Points for every dollar you spend on purchases at airlines, hotels and travel agencies and you will earn 2 ThankYou Points for every dollar you spend on purchases at restaurants and select entertainment merchants, including sports promoters, theatrical promoters, movie theaters, amusement parks, tourist attractions, record stores and video rental stores;. You will earn 1 ThankYou Point for every dollar you spend on all other purchases."

"In addition, you will earn one ThankYou Flight Point ("ThankYou Flight Points") for every mile flown when airline tickets are purchased through October 18, 2014 using your Card Account."

Relationship Bonus
"Your current Relationship Bonus is effective through October 18, 2015.

For those without a Citi banking relationship, the Relationship Bonus will be discontinued on your next cardmember anniversary date after October 18, 2015.

Effective October 19, 2014 for those with a Citi banking relationship, the bonus will be based on a fixed percentage. You will earn a relationship bonus based on your Citigold, Citi Private Bank, Global Client or employee status as follows:

CitiGold 15%
Global Client 15%
Employees in a Special Offer 15%
Citi Private Bank 25%

This new bonus award goes into effect on your next cardmember anniversary year after October 18, 2015."
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Old Jul 22, 14, 4:35 am
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Do we know if the companion ticket needs to be used by Oct 18th as well? Obviously if you want the flight points, but can you use it later if you aren't sure where you want to book?
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I wonder if the flight points in your flight point bucket remain until they're gone?

I'll still have 30K+ by October 18th, and another 10K coming after a flight in December I have booked. That's a long time of spend for me on the Prestige.
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Old Jul 22, 14, 10:42 am
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Originally Posted by roki
I wonder if the flight points in your flight point bucket remain until they're gone?
That was certainly the case for the Premier card when Flight Points were eliminated last year; but we should all be alert to the fact that some cardholders reported difficulty with accurate FP matching against spend once the changes were in effect; and of course many of the Citi reps they spoke to were less than helpful
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That was certainly the case for the Premier card when Flight Points were eliminated last year; but we should all be alert to the fact that some cardholders reported difficulty with accurate FP matching against spend once the changes were in effect; and of course many of the Citi reps they spoke to were less than helpful
It seems like pulling existing FPs that users have already accrued would be grounds for some litigation against Citi...but then again, 80% of the time, the left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing at that organization. I guess we'll just see how the chips fall.
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Any experience with AC access on AA sold as US tickets? Agent said no, but this was after being admitted as SPH, so she may not have understood or the system may have allowed it regardless. The Citi terms seem to allow it.
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Old Jul 22, 14, 11:45 am
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Any experience with AC access on AA sold as US tickets? Agent said no, but this was after being admitted as SPH, so she may not have understood or the system may have allowed it regardless. The Citi terms seem to allow it.
If you mean an AA-coded flight sold on US ticket stock, yes.

If you mean an US-coded flight operated by AA, no.
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