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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

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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. 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]


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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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Re: Citi AA Master Thread
« Reply #3580 on: February 18, 2014, 11:38:39 PM »
I just called citi and they said they cound only get back the miles through that card and other cards wont be affected.. but should i ever open another citi exec that might be an issue.

"churnbabychurn" amateur question 1) dose churning mean closing and later reopening the same card/ how long between closing and reopening is advisable? churning always involves a hard credit pull?
Yes. Depends how aggressive you want to be. Yes.
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Re: Citi AA Master Thread
« Reply #3581 on: February 18, 2014, 11:39:44 PM »
Yes. Depends how aggressive you want to be. Yes.
What do you mean?

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Re: Citi AA Master Thread
« Reply #3582 on: February 18, 2014, 11:40:38 PM »
1. first ticket          2. was different name              3. my cc


That's not a problem, something else is problematic...


Care to elaborate?


They told me that the address on file (wich is 100% legit is coming up as a parking lot for them so they had to put a hold on the ticket???????  How do i proceed"?

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Re: Citi AA Master Thread
« Reply #3583 on: February 18, 2014, 11:45:03 PM »
They told me that the address on file (wich is 100% legit is coming up as a parking lot for them so they had to put a hold on the ticket???????  How do i proceed"?
Can't you send them a bill.. as proof of address?

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Re: Citi AA Master Thread
« Reply #3584 on: February 18, 2014, 11:54:38 PM »
Data point. 2nd AA card arrived today and when I called to activate they said that the statement would have closed today but since there are no charges it won't close till mid March or something. Citi reps are usually a bit off on their guesses and I am assuming the statement will close today. I obviously didn't meet the spend yet.

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Re: Citi AA Master Thread
« Reply #3585 on: February 19, 2014, 12:03:55 AM »

They told me that the address on file (wich is 100% legit is coming up as a parking lot for them so they had to put a hold on the ticket???????  How do i proceed"?
:o how does that even happen?

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Re: Citi AA Master Thread
« Reply #3586 on: February 19, 2014, 12:40:43 AM »
Data point. 2nd AA card arrived today and when I called to activate they said that the statement would have closed today but since there are no charges it won't close till mid March or something. Citi reps are usually a bit off on their guesses and I am assuming the statement will close today. I obviously didn't meet the spend yet.

Add the card to your Citi.com profile and it will tell you your statement closing date. I got my 2nd card today and it shows my first statement close date as March 7th.

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Re: Citi AA Master Thread
« Reply #3587 on: February 19, 2014, 02:47:15 AM »
Wow, just saw proof of the AA crackdown on refundable tickets to meet the threshold.
Don't do it folks.
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Re: Citi AA Master Thread
« Reply #3588 on: February 19, 2014, 02:47:34 AM »
Has Dan Chimed in on getting approved for 2 AA cards?  :)
I was.
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Re: Citi AA Master Thread
« Reply #3589 on: February 19, 2014, 02:50:58 AM »
Wow, just saw proof of the AA crackdown on refundable tickets to meet the threshold.
Don't do it folks.
Do you know if this was an ongoing thing done in the account or a one shot deal?
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Re: Citi AA Master Thread
« Reply #3590 on: February 19, 2014, 02:52:28 AM »
Wow, just saw proof of the AA crackdown on refundable tickets to meet the threshold.
Don't do it folks.
You mean meeting a threshold by buying a airline ticket collecting miles then getting a refund? what case are you refering to that you seeing the crackdown?

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Re: Citi AA Master Thread
« Reply #3591 on: February 19, 2014, 02:54:47 AM »
Do you know if this was an ongoing thing done in the account or a one shot deal?
Seems like one-shot.

You mean meeting a threshold by buying a airline ticket collecting miles then getting a refund? what case are you refering to that you seeing the crackdown?
Yes. The proof was sent to me.
Expect to hear more of these cases in the coming days.
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Re: Citi AA Master Thread
« Reply #3592 on: February 19, 2014, 02:54:52 AM »
How can they ask to see spending and payment isn't that private ? And it's not violating any aa rules (maybe citi) how can they shut u down for that

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Re: Citi AA Master Thread
« Reply #3593 on: February 19, 2014, 02:56:22 AM »

Seems like one-shot.
Yes. The proof was sent to me.
Expect to hear more of these cases in the coming days.
Yes one shot and it's over

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Re: Citi AA Master Thread
« Reply #3594 on: February 19, 2014, 02:58:04 AM »
How can they ask to see spending and payment isn't that private ? And it's not violating any aa rules (maybe citi) how can they shut u down for that
They're using an extremely broad interpretation of their rules.
Unfortunately the airlines are allowed to do pretty much whatever they want, so unless you plan on taking them to the supreme court...
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Re: Citi AA Master Thread
« Reply #3595 on: February 19, 2014, 02:58:52 AM »
I wish you posted this yesterday.  :-[
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Re: Citi AA Master Thread
« Reply #3596 on: February 19, 2014, 03:01:12 AM »
Yes one shot and it's over
is this only for airline ticket or regular merchandise? I just got the 100k bonus from aa exec by meeting the threshold through buying jewelry but my lovely wife ended up returning it... does that put me at risk?

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Re: Citi AA Master Thread
« Reply #3597 on: February 19, 2014, 03:02:03 AM »
is this only for airline ticket or regular merchandise? I just got the 100k bonus from aa exec by meeting the threshold through buying jewelry but my lovely wife ended up returning it... does that put me at risk?
Any returned merchandise now puts you at risk for an AA A/A.
There must be huge numbers of this due to this high threshold on this card.
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Re: Citi AA Master Thread
« Reply #3598 on: February 19, 2014, 03:02:17 AM »

They're using an extremely broad interpretation of their rules.
Unfortunately the airlines are allowed to do pretty much whatever they want, so unless you plan on taking them to the supreme court...
Extremely broad is an understatement

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Re: Citi AA Master Thread
« Reply #3599 on: February 19, 2014, 03:02:47 AM »
Extremely broad is an understatement
Did you get hit too?
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