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Citi AAdvantage Executive World Elite Consumer Mastercard
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For a limited time, you can earn 80,000 AA bonus miles for opening a Citi AAdvantage Executive World Elite Consumer Mastercard and spending $5,500 in 3 months.
If you apply with this offer, you’ll also earn 4 miles per dollar on American Airlines purchases through 12/31/22.
$450, no fee for up to 10 authorized users.
- If you have a Citigold checking account, you will receive a $145 annual statement credit.
- Or if you have a Citigold Private Client checking account, you will receive a $450 statement credit upon opening the card and a $145 annual statement credit in subsequent years.
Signup bonus rules:
- You can receive the bonus on this card if you haven’t received a bonus for the same card in the past 48 months.
- You can receive the bonus even if you have been an authorized user on another person’s AAdvantage Executive Card.
- You can receive the bonus even if you have received the bonus on a different AAdvantage consumer or business card.
- Citi allows applications for 1 card every 8 days and 2 cards every 2 months
Earn 1 mile per dollar everywhere, or 2 miles per dollar on American Airlines purchases.
If you apply with this offer, you’ll also earn 4 miles per dollar on American Airlines purchases through 12/31/22.
There are no foreign transaction fees.
You will also receive 1 loyalty point for every dollar spent on the card.
You need to earn 30K loyalty points for Gold, 75K for Platinum, 125K for Platinum Pro, and 200K for Executive Platinum status. You can combine loyalty points from all sources, such as flights, stays at partner hotels, SimplyMiles, credit card spending, and more.
Loyalty Point Bonus:
You will receive 10,000 bonus loyalty points for spending $40,000 in a Loyalty Point year.
Admirals Club Membership:
The primary cardholder receives a full Admirals Club membership, a $650 value.
That includes access to nearly 50 Admirals Clubs as well as over 60 partner lounges such as all Alaska Lounges, all Qantas business class lounges, select Cathay Pacific and British Airways lounges, the Dan Lounge Tel Aviv, the Icelandair Saga Lounge Reykjavik, and many more.
Members can bring in their spouse and all kids under 18 or up to 2 guests.
A same day OneWorld boarding pass is required.
American’s lounge agents are some of the best in the business when it comes to helping out during irregular operations when it comes to rebooking assistance.
Secondary authorized user cardholders, which have no annual fee, can also access all Admirals Clubs for free, and they can also bring in their spouse and all kids under 18 or up to 2 guests! You just have to show your secondary credit card and OneWorld boarding pass to the Admirals Club agent for access.
That’s a truly incredible value and one that isn’t offered by other airline credit cards!
- The first check bag for the cardholder and 8 companions is free on domestic flights, even on basic economy fares. You don’t need to pay for the flight with this card, you just need to make sure that your AA mileage number is in your reservation. That means you can get a free bag even when using partner award miles from airlines like BA or Alaska to book your AA flight.
- Priority checkin/security, and group 4 priority boarding ahead of other cardholders, even on basic economy fares.
- 25% off AA in-flight food and beverages via statement credit rebate.
Global Entry/PreCheck Fee Refund:
It costs $85 to apply for a 5 year TSA PreCheck membership which makes flying pleasant again. Shorter lines, no need to remove your shoes, belt, jacket, or hat. You can keep your laptop and small liquids inside your carry-on. And you go through a good old fashioned metal detector instead of assuming the position in the body scanner. If you charge it on your card the fee will be refunded.
It costs $100 to apply for a 5 year Global Entry membership which lets you bypass the customs line. If you have Global Entry you also get TSA Pre-Check for free.
If you charge any of these on your card the fee will be refunded. You can get refunded for this charge once every 5 years.
You can read more more about the differences in this post.
My whole family has Global Entry and it sure makes traveling a whole lot easier!
Using AA Miles:
While Delta and United have killed their award charts and increased miles needed for flights, American has retained published award charts for both AA and partner award flights.
When Delta and United eliminated their close-in award booking fees, they increased the miles needed for flights. American also removed their close-in booking fees, but they haven’t yet increased the miles needed for close-in flights.
You can transfer AMEX points into Delta miles and Chase points into United miles, making their own credit cards typically a poor value.
However no bank points transfer to American, making their own credit cards the best way to earn them. Plus, you can earn AA elite status through spending as well.
Currently American has a 2 prong approach to mileage redemption that makes them far more versatile than other miles!
They also have dynamic web special pricing for AA coach, premium, business, and first class awards as well as award chart pricing for AA and partner flights.
American also has a very useful award map here to help find cheap awards. Just use my tips here to help find 5K coach awards and 15K lie-flat first class awards.
American still has valuable partner awards on airlines like Alaska, Cathay Pacific, Etihad, Finnair, Iberia, Qatar, Royal Air Maroc, and Air Tahiti Nui. Some partner flights, such as Etihad, must be booked over the phone while others have much better award availability by calling AA in Australia or New Zealand.
You can convert this card to most Citi consumer cards, including Citi AAdvantage Platinum, CitiBusiness AAdvantage Platinum, Citi AAdvantage MileUp, Citi Premier Card, Citi Rewards+, Citi Double Cash, and more.
Citi AA Card Comparison Chart:
|CitiBusiness AAdvantage Platinum World Mastercard||Citi AAdvantage Platinum World Elite Consumer Mastercard||Citi AAdvantage Executive World Elite Consumer Mastercard||Citi AAdvantage MileUp Consumer Mastercard|
|Signup Bonus||65K miles for spending $4K in 4 months||75K miles for spending $3.5K in 4 months||50K miles for spending $5K in 3 months||10K miles+$50 statement credit for spending $500 in 3 months|
|Annual fee||$0 for the first year, then $99||$0 for the first year, then $99||$450||$0|
|Miles per dollar on car rentals||2||1||1||1|
|Miles per dollar on gas||2||2||1||1|
|Miles per dollar on dining||1||2||1||1|
|Miles per dollar on telecom, internet, cable, and satellite service providers||2||1||1||1|
|Miles per dollar on groceries||1||1||1||2|
|Loyalty points per dollar spent||1||1||1||1|
|Miles per dollar on AA purchases||2||2||2||2|
|Free first domestic checked bag||Valid for cardholder and 4 companions||Valid for cardholder and 4 companions||Valid for cardholder and 8 companions||No|
|Priority boarding||Group 5||Group 5||Group 4||No|
|Priority check-in and security||No||No||Yes||No|
|25% off AA in-flight WiFi||Yes||No||No||No|
|25% off AA in-flight food and beverages||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Foreign Transaction Fee||0%||0%||0%||3%|
|Admirals Club Membership||No||No||Yes, allows primary and secondary cardholders to bring entire immediate family or 2 guests into clubs||No|
|Annual $125 AA flight discount companion certificate if you spend $20K/year||No||Yes||No||No|
|Annual $99 companion certificate if you spend $30K/year||Yes||No||No||No|
|Annual 10,000 Loyalty Points if you spend $40K/year||No||No||Yes||No|
|Mastercard Easy Savings||Yes||No||No||No|
|Global Entry/TSA PreCheck credit||No||No||Yes||No|
Will you signup for the Citi AAdvantage Executive World Elite Consumer Mastercard?
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AF is a killer no?
Find a few people to pay to be your authorized users 😀
Can always downgrade it later.
Huh I wish I had friends that value the admiral club like you assume!
10 people at $45/year and your card has no fee 😀
how do i become a citi gold private client?
barclay business AA HAS 80k to with $95 AF but people are getting asked for all kinds of info and docs, any tips? barclays is a mess.
Worst bank ever.
i applied like 3 years ago, got the this whole runaround-sent them all the docs and got approved. think they have all this in there system if i try applying again? if not think worth it to apply for the 80k, i mean its really a great deal, only $2000 spend.
Once you’re in the system you’ll be fine
so it seems so, thanks!
Did you apply as LLC or SP
sp..actually i called back on friday and i was still not yet approved! had to wait on hold for 35 min to speak to a 3rd department in order to get fully approved. they did approve me. but it took 2 hr or so, but thank god no additional paper work they needed.
Wow that’s rough…I got approved as SP no paperwork needed. Could be because I’m in in their system “thanks” to banana republic. Thanks for the heads up I’m gonna see if I can get another one for my LLC
Never had an issue with them. Whole family has at least one on their business cards.
applied several times over past year finally got approved recently did not have to send docs
“You can receive the bonus on this card if you haven’t received a bonus for the same card in the past 48 months.”
Does this mean if you have an active card thats older than 48 months you can get another one under the same name and get the bonus points?
Dumb q. But the free authorized users don’t get free bags when they travel, correct?
That is what I was told by Citi and AAdvantage about 3 months ago. No free baggage allowance for auth users.
Authorized users get lounge access but no free checked bags?
Correct, free bags are just for the primary cardholder and their companions.
No thats a good question
@Dan do the authorized card members get free luggage?
Any way to find out if I had this card in the list 4 years? Lots of cards, hard to keep track
Try calling Citi? The issue isn’t having the card, it’s when you last got the bonus.
After approval, how long does it take to get the lounge access? Do you have to have the physical credit card?
Within a couple days.
No, the primary cardholder doesn’t need the physical card for lounge access, its linked to your AA account.
Does Citi have a business card to match this card? Do all the aa cards give you loyalty points for each $ spent ?
Free bags are for domestic only ?
why do they all do that besides the united quest
Because they are only giving you the 1st bag free and on international usually you anyways get that free (I have gotten a 2nd bag free on delta delta platinum card jfk to tlv)
is it for sure that secondary card holders have access to the Admiral’s lounge? Here is what I see on AA.com
(1) Admirals Club: Only primary Citi Executive® / AAdvantage® World EliteTM MasterCard® cardmembers who are 18 years of age or older may receive membership privileges to the American Airlines Admirals Club® lounges. Authorized users of the Citi Executive® / AAdvantage® World EliteTM MasterCard® credit card are not entitled to Admirals Club® membership privileges.
Should I wait for a deal on AA business card
Or you think the 60k+ is the best out there
looking for 10 ppl who are willing to pay $45 for Admirals Club Membership. anyone?
1 down, 9 more needed.
I have Citi Private Client, so this card is free for the first year. Except that it costed me an hour’s time, cause no one in Citi (800 number) knew that the credit posts a statement or two later. In fact, they were not aware of the perk at all! They kept telling me i was off.
Finally the next day my relationship manager advised me of this. Just figured I’ll save someone the grief.
Can’t understand how a card with a $450 annual fee can have such lousy customer service. Spoke to 4 people and an hours time wasted.
If I have a AAdvantage Platinum select card already,,(for 20 years).. can I take advantage (no pun intended) of this BONUS? if so, how?
Is AA enforcing the business only expenses on the AA Platinum business card? Could there be potential troubles for meeting the spend threshold by spending on everyday needs, groceries etc.?