Risk of an AA Shutdown?

Old Jan 5, 20, 2:14 pm
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Risk of an AA Shutdown?

Since August 2018 I have completed 5x Citi AA Biz Bonus, 1x Barclays Aviator Biz Bonus, 1x Citi AA Personal Bonus (pending, but MSR is complete so no way to avoid this).

In total that makes 7x Sign Up Bonuses in approx 18 months.

Points just posted yesterday from the most recent biz app.

I did buy mailers off reddit that we’re not in my name. I never closed AA biz cards prior to approval, only closing once the AF hit.

Admittedly I haven’t followed this shutdown story much and don’t know what the official threshold is, and have never used AA miles, but I am not planning a trip for the fall and would be furious if they ban/cancel all future reservations.

How likely is it I make it out of this unscathed?
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Old Jan 5, 20, 2:24 pm
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Doubt anyone except JonNYC could tell you, I doubt anyone knows exactly what AA sec dept has their eyesight set on. Many times people will be caught up having done less then others and some who did more then avg got away with it

But it seems you dont have any near plans for using the miles and that isnt good as time will work against you, and having reses and not actually flying isnt worth much. I would be worried under the terms you posted and would look to rid myself of them ASAP, but thats me
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Old Jan 5, 20, 2:32 pm
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you're done, sorry.
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Old Jan 5, 20, 2:33 pm
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Originally Posted by mensday View Post
you're done, sorry.
Turns out Iím locked. Just checked again.
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Old Jan 5, 20, 2:46 pm
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Originally Posted by FI_RE14 View Post
Turns out Iím locked. Just checked again.
Wont help you, but youre in very good company and Im sure the list will keep getting longer and longer. I wouldnt be surprised if they started looking into other things they felt was against their T&Cs as well
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Old Jan 5, 20, 3:07 pm
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Originally Posted by FI_RE14 View Post
Turns out I’m locked. Just checked again.
AA locked? Or Citi locked you? Either is not good.
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Old Jan 5, 20, 3:26 pm
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As @craz has said, you are in good company.
There is an entire thread dedicated to this debacle here.

From what I have read, it appears to be an AA thing as opposed to a Citi thing. But that is not going to make you feel any better, sorry to say.
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