Citi Executive Card Adds Mastercard Benefits

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Citi announced several new benefits for the Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World Elite™ Mastercard®. This is the premium American Airlines co-brand that comes with American Airlines Club membership — and it offers up to 10 authorized user cards at no additional annual fee, each one offering access to American Airlines Admirals Clubs when flying American.

The card comes with an initial bonus of 50,000 miles after $5000 spend within the first 3 months of cardmembership – I have it and use it, in addition for lounge access, to earn 10,000 elite qualifying miles with $40,000 spend. The annual fee is $450, a better deal than buying lounge access directly from American.

LAX Terminal 4 Admirals Club

While Citi eliminated travel protections and other ancillary benefits across nearly its entire card portfolio, including this card, they’ve announced some new benefits.

Mastercard has a series of new offers and Citi is promoting that several are available bundled with the Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World Elite™ Mastercard®.

Full details of each are here and in addition they’re offering Identity Protection which needs to be activated.

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  1. Oh please spare us.
    @Gary, I know and appreciate that you make a partial living from pimping credit cards, but to suppose these shopping point related bennies replace anything CITI stripped out is a joke.
    The ONLY reason I keep this card is because my wife gets Admirals Club access from it. Next year I will probably buy her an Airpass which comes with that anyway (why I don’t need the card) and save the $450..
    So far as I am concerned the CITI AA card is a waste of space. I get comp’d AA miles on my Hyatt card. Otherwise the Amex Platinum card is vastly better value.
    Let’s just end CITI now…

  2. Citi Prestige wins here and cell phone protection too boot
    You essentially lose 4 mpd dollar when doing post mates or doing any dining charging to the AA Exec card

  3. Worthless? Can not wait NOT to use these useless benefits. It is like when they say you get to check bags free but the only thing you ever bring with you is a carryon. Or you get access to the Club but the airport your at does not have one or is a One World that you CAN NOT access.

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