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http://www.aa.com/i18n/AAdvantage/earnMiles/beyondTravel/creditDebit/citi-business.jsp
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

HT: FT

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 2801901 times)

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Re: Citi AA Master Thread
« Reply #10140 on: June 05, 2023, 02:27:50 PM »
You don't. Need to show the card.

And in JFK which lounge is that good for?

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Re: Citi AA Master Thread
« Reply #10141 on: June 06, 2023, 10:04:47 AM »
called citi to verify when accounts were opened.
got the dates which should allow me to be eligible
applied for this offer
didnt go through immediately but got text if i have time press 1
also got app ID and number to call

rep said the system approved me for 24,800 but i would need to move some of my available credit from the other accounts which in total is over 100 or 5k without doing anything.
i took the additional 5,000
did spend and received SUB
had an old account formerly the citi amex still active. no movement on AF/retention. downgraded to keep the credit line and bec i just got the new card with same benefits

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Re: Citi AA Master Thread
« Reply #10142 on: June 11, 2023, 07:47:29 PM »
Are there any miles that can transfer to AA?

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Re: Citi AA Master Thread
« Reply #10143 on: June 11, 2023, 08:00:16 PM »
Are there any miles that can transfer to AA?


Marriott, bilt

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Re: Citi AA Master Thread
« Reply #10144 on: September 11, 2023, 04:55:13 PM »
Would appreciate advice on what to do next.

I last received the bonus on the personal Citi Platinum select over 4 years ago.  In late 2022 I got the bonus on the CitiBusiness version.

I signed up now for the personal again, met the spend, and never got the bonus. Both chat and phone support (escalated) told me that the rule applies across products, even across business/personal products. So they claim my '22 CitiBusiness bonus disqualified me for the personal bonus.

They kept pointing to the disclaimer in the T&Cs for both cards, but I pointed out to them that the disclaimers are subtly different in that the personal one says you can't have another bonus within 48 months for Citi cards, and the business disclaimer says "CitiBusiness". Two different products.

Eventually phone support agreed that was weird and wrote up a report, and sent it for investigation. A few days later I received a short letter denying for the same reason they kept repeating, with no explanation addressing my point.

What do I do next? Let the 75k SUB go and learn my lesson? Some other form of escalation? Thoughts appreciated.

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Re: Citi AA Master Thread
« Reply #10145 on: March 11, 2024, 01:25:54 PM »
How strictly is the 48 month rule enforced?  Has anybody tried to meet the spend and received the bonus as well despite the 48 month rule

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Re: Citi AA Master Thread
« Reply #10146 on: March 11, 2024, 02:05:02 PM »
It is enforced. They will approve you and not give the bonus.

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Re: Citi AA Master Thread
« Reply #10147 on: March 11, 2024, 03:46:48 PM »
Would appreciate advice on what to do next.

I last received the bonus on the personal Citi Platinum select over 4 years ago.  In late 2022 I got the bonus on the CitiBusiness version.

I signed up now for the personal again, met the spend, and never got the bonus. Both chat and phone support (escalated) told me that the rule applies across products, even across business/personal products. So they claim my '22 CitiBusiness bonus disqualified me for the personal bonus.

They kept pointing to the disclaimer in the T&Cs for both cards, but I pointed out to them that the disclaimers are subtly different in that the personal one says you can't have another bonus within 48 months for Citi cards, and the business disclaimer says "CitiBusiness". Two different products.

Eventually phone support agreed that was weird and wrote up a report, and sent it for investigation. A few days later I received a short letter denying for the same reason they kept repeating, with no explanation addressing my point.

What do I do next? Let the 75k SUB go and learn my lesson? Some other form of escalation? Thoughts appreciated.
CFPB complaint?
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: Citi AA Master Thread
« Reply #10148 on: March 11, 2024, 05:18:24 PM »
received a mailer with a 80k SUB, any dp with better SUBs?

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Re: Citi AA Master Thread
« Reply #10149 on: March 11, 2024, 07:41:47 PM »
received a mailer with a 80k SUB, any dp with better SUBs?


Which card and how much spend?

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Re: Citi AA Master Thread
« Reply #10150 on: March 12, 2024, 01:20:28 PM »
Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite Mastercard

4k spend in 4 months. $99 Annual fee (waived Year 1)

Which card and how much spend?

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Re: Citi AA Master Thread
« Reply #10151 on: March 12, 2024, 01:57:43 PM »
Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite Mastercard

4k spend in 4 months. $99 Annual fee (waived Year 1)


Sounds good. Iinm the highest has been 75k

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Re: Citi AA Master Thread
« Reply #10152 on: March 12, 2024, 02:07:46 PM »
received a mailer with a 80k SUB, any dp with better SUBs?

you are passed 48 months?

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Re: Citi AA Master Thread
« Reply #10153 on: March 12, 2024, 02:13:22 PM »
never played AA cards - opportunity cost etc.
you are passed 48 months?

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Re: Citi AA Master Thread
« Reply #10154 on: March 12, 2024, 02:42:52 PM »
never played AA cards - opportunity cost etc.
Me neither. Is this the best option for racking up some loyalty points without getting too invested in the AA ecosystem?

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Re: Citi AA Master Thread
« Reply #10155 on: Yesterday at 01:29:05 AM »
The terms say free baggage is only on domestic flights.
Have any cardholders been successful getting free baggage on an AA flight to/from Mexico?

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Re: Citi AA Master Thread
« Reply #10156 on: Yesterday at 02:19:42 PM »
The terms say free baggage is only on domestic flights.
Have any cardholders been successful getting free baggage on an AA flight to/from Mexico?


Cmiiw but AA doesn't have BE on international flights

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Re: Citi AA Master Thread
« Reply #10157 on: Yesterday at 03:14:30 PM »
The terms say free baggage is only on domestic flights.
Have any cardholders been successful getting free baggage on an AA flight to/from Mexico?
Nope and the same for Jamacia.

Travel to / from Canada, Caribbean, Mexico, Central America, and Guyana – 1st checked bag fee is $35 and the 2nd checked bag fee is $45.
Only on DDF does 24/6 mean 24/5/half/half