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American Airlines links with Citi for new credit card

American Airlines links with Citi for new credit card

Citi Cards and American Airlines have confirmed they will launch a new addition to the 24-year Citi / AAdvantage credit card portfolio.

The Citi ExecutiveSM / AAdvantage World Elite MasterCard will deliver exclusive elite-level travel services and experiences to American’s flyers.

“The new Citi ExecutiveSM / AAdvantage card is a direct reflection of the benefits frequent flyers are seeking in a rewards card and underscores the commitment of Citi and American Airlines to enhancing our customers’ experiences,” said Terry O’Neil, executive vice president, Citi Cards.

“With premium travel benefits, accelerated AAdvantage miles-earning opportunities and enhanced convenience, the Citi ExecutiveSM / AAdvantage card unlocks exclusive access to elite-level benefits card members can’t get with any other credit card.”

The Citi ExecutiveSM / AAdvantage World EliteTM MasterCard provides a new class of card member privileges, including:

  • Admirals Club membership privileges;

  • No foreign transaction fees on purchases;

  • Enhanced Airport Experience;

  • Waived baggage charge for first domestic checked bag;

  • Expert Concierge Service.

    In addition, the new card offers a once per year AAdvantage Elite Qualifying mileage-earning opportunity, based on annual card spend, to put card members on the fast track to American Airlines AAdvantage elite status membership.

    Later this year, Citi plans to introduce the Citi ExecutiveSM/ AAdvantage card with EMV chip card functionality to provide card members with the ability to use a technology that is increasingly important when making credit card purchases abroad.

    “The new Citi ExecutiveSM / AAdvantage card offers unprecedented airline benefits that allow card members to travel in comfort and style” said Maya Leibman, president - AAdvantage Loyalty Program.

    “Moving through the airport more quickly, relaxing at the Admirals Club and earning AAdvantage Elite Qualifying Miles are just a few of the many fantastic perks this new card provides.”