There’s been lots of discussion first about the Citi Prestige card signup bonus likely changing after today, and also about other changes to the product itself.
For instance, I wrote that starting late next June Prestige cardholders will no longer get access to American Airlines lounges.
Putting Green, American Airlines Club Austin
Citi confirms this change, and tells me that – contra the statement on the Citi.com site saying that access would be available through June 20, 2017 (and thus would not be available starting June 21), we may actually get an extra month on this benefit:
Over the coming weeks, Citi will be communicating to our Citi Prestige cardmembers that the Admirals Club lounge benefit will no longer be available as of July 23, 2017.
Cardmembers will still have complimentary and unlimited access to over 850 Priority PassTM Select Lounges and Citi® Proprietary Lounges and we continue to explore ways to enhance the Citi Prestige experience.
It’s also been reported by Doctor of Credit that new cardmembers would not be receiving double points on dining.
The card earns triple points on airfare and hotel and double points on dining and entertainment.
And in fact will be no change to the ThankYou Points earn structure of the card. The card will continue to offer the same double and triple points categories. And the ‘entertainment’ category remains super broad.