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City National Bank Crystal Visa Infinite (USA); NY GA TN NV CA MA DC & MN

Old Nov 6, 15, 11:03 pm
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Current welcome offer is 50,000 30,000 Crystal points with $5,000 $3,000 spending in the first 90 days. First annual fee not waived. (as of telephone call with bank employee 8/7/2019)

Past bonuses were:

***** #1502 - signup bonus 1/16/18 BUT ANNUAL FEE NOT WAIVED ******

100,000 points after spending $5,000 in first three months. Offer expires 30 December 2015. EXPIRED

A 70,000 points offer was offered back in March 2017 and expired March 31st, 2017. EXPIRED

The requirements for the application process varies from bank to bank based on various online data points collected from FlyerTalk, Doctor of Credit, etc.

Some banks require that you go into a branch and apply personally. Other banks want you to have another account open for 90 days before you can get this card. Some banks (if you already have a relationship with them) let you apply via mail. Sometimes you have to be a resident of the state they operate in, while some were able to get the card without living in those states. It is very much YMMV. You will need proof of income (W2, check stubs, etc). The only states City National Bank operates in are: NY, DE (only trust office, no go), DC, GA, TN, MN, NV & CA. The bank is looking for high net worth individuals, but that's not exactly consistent either.

The card has no foreign transactions fees and is fee-free the first year, then $400 annually.

Register your card for online access (cno.cnb.com). This changed on Sept 19 2019.
Register separately for the award page (www.cnbrewards.com).
Register for Visa Infinite info and access at https://myvisainfinite.com/cnb/en_us/home.html
Click "my info" to see details on points awarded.
Best* redemption found to date is $1,000 prepaid visa for 105K pts. It's now 125K pts for a $1,000 prepaid visa. Link to catalog
*(other than spending for flights etc. & getting 1.2 cents each in value)

To set-up spending alerts, create an account here : http://citynationalbank.digitalcardservice.com

Point redemptions for flights have been reported as being as high as 1.35cpp (see here) by calling the Concierge service at +1 800 595 8950 and having them book direct from airline website for you

Significant benefits:

$250 per calendar year airline incidental credit - works on AU card as well - STARTING JAN 1ST, 2020 THE CREDIT WILL BE $350 PER ACCOUNT
$100 Global Entry fee credit - works on AU card as well Per DDResq post 842
Priority Pass lounge membership for up to 2 people. No fee for any number of guests, but lounge policy may limit the number of guests admitted.- STARTING JAN 1ST, 2020 EACH ADDITIONAL GUEST BEYOND ACCOUNT HOLDER WILL BE CHARGED $32
12 GoGo inflight passes - create an account at myvisainfinite.com/cnb. Once the account is created, you enter, then search for GoGo passes. You then input your card number again, create a GoGo account if you don't have one, and the 12 passes post to it ready to be used when you fly again on a participating airline. - works on AU card as well
$100 off when you book a qualifying airline itinerary via visa discount air portal (https://www.visadiscountair.com/CNB/default.aspx - STARTING JAN 1ST, 2020 THIS WILL NO LONGER BE OFFERED AS A BENEFIT
$30 off GroundLink car service (works with AU cards as well) plus instant 15% off rides. There are $25 current user referrals to go for first.

Airline fees are reimbursed up to $250 per calendar year. Fees must be from domestic carriers. There is no need to declare a carrier, and fees can be reimbursed from multiple carriers. Partial Ts and Cs:

Qualifying Airline Purchases are defined as incidental airline fee transactions made at eligible US Domestic Airline Carriers and include: ticket change/cancellation fees, checked baggage fees, inflight entertainment, onboard food and beverage charges, airport lounge membership fees and day passes, onboard wireless charges (excluding Gogo Wireless), and TSA Pre✓ membership application fee.


What works
AA: Award Fees/Taxes, Award Redeposit Fees ($150)
AA: e-Gift cards $250 including AUs (1x per card max 4)
AS: Award ticket fees, $16
AS: In flight food, entertainment.
AS: Premium Class Upgrade, $59

HA: Interisland Flight, $48.80
UA: award ticket fees, $51
WN: Award Fees/Taxes, Award Redeposit Fees (limit unknown, but it's between $75 and $80 per transaction), Early Bird boarding fees ($15)
DL: Baggage fees
B6: $53.30 airfare

What doesn't work
AS: Award ticket fees, $130ish
DL: GC; PGGM (reports of not working since April/2016)
DL: Just about anything. Don't use on Delta
UA: MPX, Award Fees (~$170)
UA: Gift card registry (up to $75) (No longer working as of 11/25/17)
UA: Seat Selection Fee
WN: GC
EY: Award Fees
TW: Change fee
UO: Seat fee
AA: Award Fees/Taxes on an itinerary originating outside the US.

To Be Confirmed
UA: Award Redeposit Fees ($200)


Global Entry reimbursements: (works on AU also)

user - mnsweeps ( https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/29336509-post1549.html )

Used mine and a AU card to register for GE for in laws
01/17/201801/18/2018USCUSTOMS TRUSTEDTRAVELER$100.00
01/17/201801/18/2018USCUSTOMS TRUSTEDTRAVELER$100.00

Credit posted today for both cards.
01/20/201801/24/2018GLOBAL ENTRY STMT CREDIT $100.00
01/20/201801/24/2018GLOBAL ENTRY STMT CREDIT $100.00

In 2016, 2017 AND 2018 airline incidental credits for transactions on-or-after January 1st did not start posting until the third week of January. In 2019 they started posting on Jan 11th.

For further information, see this

STARTING JAN 1ST, 2020 there are going to be major changes to this card, these being:[/s]
  • $350 airline incidental credit per account (was $250 per AU)
    • $95 Annual Fee per AU
      • $32 per guest using PriorityPass (used to be free & unlimited)
        • Elimination of $100 Visa Air Discount Benefit
          • Groceries and Gas only earn 1x (used to be 3x)

Sources:

discussion starting here

https://www.cnb.com/content/dam/cnbc...ewards2020.pdf
https://www.cnb.com/content/dam/cnbc...rystal2020.pdf


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City National Bank Crystal Visa Infinite (USA); NY GA TN NV CA MA DC & MN

Old Dec 19, 16, 8:26 am
  #1051  
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 279
Originally Posted by livestrongforever
how did it automatically renew? I got an email saying my CLEAR membership was going to expire in Jan 2017.

I like Clear, would like free extension with the card if possible.

Edit: actually, when I logged into my CLEARME account, I see "renewal amount $0.00 for Jan 22 2017". Does that mean I'll be getting free CLearme? That would be amazing!!
Same question for me. Renewal amount is $0 but they have my credit card info, so a little squirmy here.
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Old Dec 19, 16, 3:51 pm
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Join Date: Sep 2012
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Originally Posted by jackiesyu
I can confirm that WN PGGM still works as of 12/14 where I received the travel rebate for an award booking on 12/7.
When I did PGGM in January 2017, and at the time, international PGGM didn't work,only domestic. If you're getting $60 WN fees, it must be international.
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Old Dec 19, 16, 4:08 pm
  #1053  
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Bay Area, CA
Programs: SPG, Hyatt Diamond Member, Club Calrson Silver, AA, Hilton Gold, BA
Posts: 476
Originally Posted by jwgmaldives
Same question for me. Renewal amount is $0 but they have my credit card info, so a little squirmy here.
You want to call and find out? I would but I am out of the country for awhile. boo.
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Old Dec 19, 16, 4:09 pm
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Join Date: May 2011
Location: Bay Area, CA
Programs: SPG, Hyatt Diamond Member, Club Calrson Silver, AA, Hilton Gold, BA
Posts: 476
Originally Posted by susieling
Is it an international award ticket? do you mind sharing the route? thanks
Easy Seattle to Cabo or Cabo to Seattle.
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Old Dec 19, 16, 4:47 pm
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Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 279
Originally Posted by livestrongforever
You want to call and find out? I would but I am out of the country for awhile. boo.
No I'm not calling. CNB clearly removed CLEAR membership from its benefits. So even if they give us free renewal, it is clearly an error. I am going to stay silent, and be happy if it works, but I will definitely not do anything to possibly raise an issue out of this.
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Old Dec 19, 16, 5:12 pm
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Join Date: May 2011
Location: Bay Area, CA
Programs: SPG, Hyatt Diamond Member, Club Calrson Silver, AA, Hilton Gold, BA
Posts: 476
Originally Posted by jwgmaldives
No I'm not calling. CNB clearly removed CLEAR membership from its benefits. So even if they give us free renewal, it is clearly an error. I am going to stay silent, and be happy if it works, but I will definitely not do anything to possibly raise an issue out of this.
Good point. I will also stay silent. Whats your plan of action if they end up charging you? Im assuming there should be a refund policy within 30 days of renewal or something like that.
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Old Dec 19, 16, 8:10 pm
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Join Date: Feb 2015
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Mine renewed for free.

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Active Airport Subscription:

Plan:All Airport Access Renewal Dateecember 18, 2017 Renewal Amount:$.00 Family Promo Code:censored Give an adult family member this code and they can sign up for $50 per year at clearme.com


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Old Dec 20, 16, 12:10 am
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Join Date: Jan 2014
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Originally Posted by jwgmaldives
Same question for me. Renewal amount is $0 but they have my credit card info, so a little squirmy here.
My renewal was in November, and I was not charged. CLEAR still works.
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Old Dec 20, 16, 12:12 am
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Join Date: May 2011
Location: Bay Area, CA
Programs: SPG, Hyatt Diamond Member, Club Calrson Silver, AA, Hilton Gold, BA
Posts: 476
sweet. now lets delete all the evidence. haha
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Old Dec 20, 16, 12:13 am
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Join Date: Jan 2014
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Originally Posted by livestrongforever
Good point. I will also stay silent. Whats your plan of action if they end up charging you? Im assuming there should be a refund policy within 30 days of renewal or something like that.
The renewal is not automatic, unless you check the check box on CLEAR website.
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Old Dec 22, 16, 12:05 pm
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Join Date: Sep 2012
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The wiki says UA award taxes are not reimbursed, but what about close-in $75 fee?
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Old Dec 22, 16, 7:23 pm
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Originally Posted by DaveInLA
The wiki says UA award taxes are not reimbursed, but what about close-in $75 fee?
Should work, but that's avoidable in any case...
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Old Dec 23, 16, 1:58 pm
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Originally Posted by anime333
Should work, but that's avoidable in any case...
It is a bit off topic, but would love to know hot to avoid that if I have no status at all?
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Old Dec 23, 16, 2:22 pm
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Originally Posted by jackiesyu
It is a bit off topic, but would love to know hot to avoid that if I have no status at all?
You could probably find details on the specific form, but in summary, you book a ticket outside of the window, and then within 24 hours, rebook your close-in ticket for no fee.
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Old Dec 23, 16, 2:35 pm
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Originally Posted by jackiesyu
It is a bit off topic, but would love to know hot to avoid that if I have no status at all?
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