Description: This passage is mainly focusing on the introduction of the AAA advantage executive Master card and the bonuses of the card which has recently been released for the new big spenders
Recently the Citi prestige announced that it was going to introduce a metal card and a 75,000 point signup bonus. The American Airlines AAA advantage executive worldly MasterCard also acquired by Citi, that’s the highest level of the American Airlines series.
Citi is also introducing the same thing, they’ve already started issuing metal cards to new members and if you’re an existing card holder you can call a number on the back of your card and ask them to issue you with a new card, basically the same as what the annex Platinum did when they switch to a new card.
You have to spend $7,500 in the first three months so they’re going for big spenders here, I think they’re probably trying to learn from the mistakes of the Chase Sapphire Preferred in offering that huge signup bonus.
If you have a look at this small print American Airlines AAA advantage bonus model is not available if you have had any City / American Airlines advantage card open or closed in the last 24 months so check if you want to get that bonus.
Now let’s look at some of the other perks of this card and see whether it’s worth having. The card gets you VIP check-in expediate, we’re available priority boarding on American Airlines flight except for authorized user cards;
You can get elite status faster with 10000 elite qualifying miles that you get after spending 40,000 in one year, now probably most people wouldn’t spend 40,000 in one year but you know if you can get that level of spending, you get two points per dollar on American Airlines purchases and one point on everything else.
You get a free check bag on domestic flights for you and up to eight travel companions except for authorized user cards and 25% discount on in-flight purchases. Although these are great, but I still think that all those should be included in the ticket.
You also get a Global Entry TSA PreCheck credit, no foreign transaction fees and authorized user’ cards are free. Remember that authorized user’s cards are free because this actually opens up one of the most major perks of this card which is the only credit card that offers American Airlines Admirals Club membership.
If you have a look at the pricing on the Admirals Club website, you can see for a new enrollment for family membership which is $925, as you’re authorized user, so probably family members are going to get that membership for free, so you’re potentially saving $925 dollars with this. If you deduct the annual fee from that, it is $475. If you make use of it and get authorized user’s cards for your whole family, then the signup bonus is huge.