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At the moment there’s an increased sign-up bonus on the Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World Elite™ Mastercard®, as the card is offering 75,000 bonus AAdvantage miles after spending $7,500 within three months. Previously the card offered 50,000 miles upon completing minimum spend, so that’s a nicely improved bonus.
The timing of this is especially convenient, given that as of a few days ago the Citi Prestige Card no longer offers Admirals Club access. That means that many of us are finding ourselves in need of new ways to get Admirals Club access.
The Citi AAdvantage Executive Card not only comes with an Admirals Club membership for the primary cardmember, but offers Admirals Club access for up to 10 authorized users on the card. You can add those authorized users at no additional cost, and they can access the Admirals Club with up to two guests or their immediate family.
This is a card that I personally have a need for, given that I’ve lost Admirals Club access as of last week, as I used the Citi Prestige Card for that. So yesterday I decided to submit my application for the Citi AAdvantage Executive Card, and much to my surprise, I was instantly approved (nowadays a lot of my applications get a “pending decision,” and then get approved after a few days).
I’m waiting to receive the card, and then plan on adding some authorized users. The card has a $450 annual fee, which is the same as the lowest cost of an Admirals Club membership for an Executive Platinum member (those with lower status have to pay more).
So with this card I’ll pay that price, and I’ll also be able to add my family and several friends to the card, to get them access as well. The Admirals Club benefit on the card really is almost too good to be true.
Anyone else picking up the Citi AAdvantage Executive Card post-Citi Prestige? If so, how did your application process work?