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Earn 50,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles after making $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening
The new 18 month language isn't on this application

50k WMC Plat level offer page
Earn 50,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles after making $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening. American Airlines AAdvantage®
bonus miles are not available if you have had a Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® Card opened or closed (meaning opened a new card no matter it's current statues) in the past 18 months.

From FlyerTalk Old Citi Executive AA 50k after $5k spend link. The new 18 month language isn't on this application.[/url]


35K WMC consumer and business offer page
$1.5k spending in 3 months

Citibank Contacts:
Application status – https://www.accountonline.com/cards/acq/CardApplicationStatus.do?screenID=3187
(800) 695-5171 – Personal Application Status and Reconsideration Line with live rep
(888) 201-4523 – Application status
(866) 606-2961 – Reconsideration Line
(800) 763-9795 – General Personal Application Inquiries with live rep
(800) 645-7240 – Business Application Status and Reconsideration Line, dial option 3 then option 1 for application status
(800) 288-4653 – Business Application Status and Reconsideration Line, dial option 3 then option 1 for application status
(866) 606-2787 – General Application and Account Questions with live rep

Many people have also had better luck writing to the office of the President for reconsideration on Citi cards:
Mr. Ken Stork
Office of the President
PO Box 6000
Sioux Falls, SD 57117

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Citi in NY pulls from either Equifax or Experian or both. YMMV even by the same person.

If you live in NJ or NY, you should freeze your Experian. They will only pull Equifax then. Otherwise, YMMV.

FOR MORE INFO, READ FT'S WIKI - IT IS PHENOMENAL, FT WIKI

Quote from the above mentioned FT WIKI:
For the most part, freezing Experian, or another bureau, will not cause Citi to pull a different bureau. They will almost certainly require you to unfreeze the bureau they wish to pull or deny your application. Some people have been successful providing the PIN but others have not. Mostly, freezing a credit bureau in an attempt to force Citi to pull a different one seems to waste time, money, and effort for little result. But YMMV.

DDF data points (As of 10/2015)
NY- pulls both EQ/EX, can still get instant approval with EX frozen
CA, OH, PA, TX- ONLY EX. Citi will refuse to pull other bureau

Benefits:..
New no forex fees starting Nov.'15

From FT Wiki:"Important exception: If you receive a Platinum World MC which is later converted to a World Elite MC (as indicated on the back of the card), the opening of that card will no longer count for purposes of the 18-month rule. This is true not only for conversions in early 2015, but also for those in more recent months.
Note: It makes no difference when (or whether) you activate the World Elite card. If you have the WE card in hand, then the conversion on Citi's books is already complete. There is nothing magical about activating it.
There are a few reports that some Gold World MC are being converted to Gold World Elite MC and that will no longer count for purposes of the 18-month rule."
UPDATE: As of 02/18/2016 (for applications after 02/09/2016), the W>WE loophole may be dead.
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Author Topic: Citi AA Master Thread  (Read 2212379 times)

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Re: Citi AA Master Thread
« Reply #10020 on: January 03, 2019, 04:29:11 PM »
if i downgrade my AAdvantage card to a free version of the card, can i still get the sign up bonus for opening a new one in a few months? or should i first open the new one and then downgrade?

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Re: Citi AA Master Thread
« Reply #10021 on: January 22, 2019, 07:29:00 PM »
Do I get the card benefits such as free checked bag and priority board as an authorized user?
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Re: Citi AA Master Thread
« Reply #10022 on: January 22, 2019, 07:47:16 PM »
No.

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Re: Citi AA Master Thread
« Reply #10023 on: February 20, 2019, 06:12:54 PM »
Never been charged for bags. Last time was about two weeks ago.

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For benefit to apply, the Citi® / AAdvantage® account must be open 7 days prior to air travel, and reservation must include the primary cardmember’s American Airlines AAdvantage® number 7 days prior to air travel. If your credit card account is closed for any reason, these benefits will be cancelled.

Is the “reservation must include the primary cardmember’s American Airlines AAdvantage® number 7 days prior to air travel” rule always enforced? Meaning you can never get the free bag for a flight booked less than 7 days out?

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Re: Citi AA Master Thread
« Reply #10024 on: February 20, 2019, 06:35:52 PM »
if i downgrade my AAdvantage card to a free version of the card, can i still get the sign up bonus for opening a new one in a few months? or should i first open the new one and then downgrade?
Downgrading is considered closing the card.
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Re: Citi AA Master Thread
« Reply #10025 on: February 20, 2019, 08:35:18 PM »
No it's not enforced, my experience today
Is the “reservation must include the primary cardmember’s American Airlines AAdvantage number 7 days prior to air travel” rule always enforced? Meaning you can never get the free bag for a flight booked less than 7 days out?

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Re: Citi AA Master Thread
« Reply #10026 on: February 21, 2019, 02:07:27 AM »
I have the Barclays Aviator and the Citi AA , Aviator refunded the AF, and the Citi AA will not refund, so I really have no use for it at this time since I have the Aviator personal and business. What cards can the Citi AAdvantage card be changed or downgraded to. I used to have two of them and last year I downgraded one to Double Cash.
I know I can downgraded to the newer no annual fee version which gives 2 miles at supermarkets which is actually better than this one, to Double Cash, to the discontinued Citi Dividend. Any other cards, what is the better card to go for.    Last I do not mind to change it to a card with an AF like one that collects Thank You points if allowed. 
Also if I downgrade it or product change, how long to wait before applying again if I ever need to. TIA
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Re: Citi AA Master Thread
« Reply #10027 on: February 21, 2019, 12:03:59 PM »
Take a look at their new rewards+ card which earns a minimum of 10 points per transaction.

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Re: Citi AA Master Thread
« Reply #10028 on: February 21, 2019, 02:21:21 PM »
Take a look at their new rewards+ card which earns a minimum of 10 points per transaction.
Thanks. This is Thank You points right? I am not much familiar with TY points, with this no fee card you can't transfer to airlines, you'll need to have another card with a fee also, to transfer?
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Re: Citi AA Master Thread
« Reply #10029 on: February 21, 2019, 06:10:43 PM »
Thanks. This is Thank You points right? I am not much familiar with TY points, with this no fee card you can't transfer to airlines, you'll need to have another card with a fee also, to transfer?
It does earn TYP, although I believe you are correct with the latter part.
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Re: Citi AA Master Thread
« Reply #10030 on: March 01, 2019, 01:31:44 PM »
Both the Barclay & Citi AA cards  benefit are bring DOWNGRADED= NO MORE 10% MILEAGE REDEMPTION CREDIT ANNUALLY. The barclay AA from for those who had it from US airways will lose 10k annual bonus miles.

I already canceled 2 of my citi AA cards last year and downgraded one Citi AA card to no fee AA card. my wife and I now have Barclay red AA card each and paying fee ONLY because of the free checked bag when we travel usually only once or twice a year the max. If not for free checked bags, I would easily cancel.

I think one of us should cancel to avoid the fee. They never offered any retention this and last year. What will you do?

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Re: Citi AA Master Thread
« Reply #10031 on: March 01, 2019, 01:36:28 PM »
Citi too? Source?

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Re: Citi AA Master Thread
« Reply #10032 on: March 01, 2019, 04:00:01 PM »
Both the Barclay & Citi AA cards  benefit are bring DOWNGRADED= NO MORE 10% MILEAGE REDEMPTION CREDIT ANNUALLY. The barclay AA from for those who had it from US airways will lose 10k annual bonus miles.

I already canceled 2 of my citi AA cards last year and downgraded one Citi AA card to no fee AA card. my wife and I now have Barclay red AA card each and paying fee ONLY because of the free checked bag when we travel usually only once or twice a year the max. If not for free checked bags, I would easily cancel.

I think one of us should cancel to avoid the fee. They never offered any retention this and last year. What will you do?
Same, I will downgrade the 2 Citi cards this week, AF just hit , I had them for 5 years, and I have also the business card, Barclays we have 2 Aviator and one business, I think I'll just keep one card. If they cancelled the benefits you mentioned, they become useless to me, I had the Aviators from US Airways.
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Re: Citi AA Master Thread
« Reply #10034 on: March 01, 2019, 05:18:57 PM »
I believe it was posted afterwards.