American Airlines Is Losing Its Argentina Co-Brand Credit Card

American Airlines AAdvantage is losing its Argentina co-brand credit card partner. According to an internal American Airlines memorandum reviewed by View From The Wing, Santander Argentina bank “is ending its credit card participation in the AAdvantage program” effective August 13, 2020.

  • Purchases made with Santander AAdvantage co-brand cards aern miles until the statement close that occurs after August 13.

  • New non-AAdvantage branded cards are being sent to customers now. Those will earn miles until the end of the earning period (statement close date after August 13)

American has been in the Argentina market for 30 years and “hopes to introduce new opportunities to earn miles with credit cards in the future.”

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  1. This is a disgrace. I have been an AAdvantage member for the last 40 years or so, thanks to Citibank. Saldly, Citibank sold its retail banking operation to Santander, which does not seem to understand that massive cancellation of cards by clients like me will surely ensue…

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