Huge Citi AAdvantage Executive Card 80K Bonus Miles Offer

Huge Citi AAdvantage Executive Card 80K Bonus Miles Offer

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Link: Apply now for the Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World Elite Mastercard®

The Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World Elite Mastercard®, which I consider to be one of the most valuable airline credit cards out there, has a fantastic new limited time welcome bonus.

Earn 80K AAdvantage miles with the Citi AAdvantage Executive Card

The Citi AAdvantage Executive Card is offering a limited time bonus of 80,000 AAdvantage miles after spending $5,500 within the first three months. Personally I value AAdvantage miles at 1.5 cents each, so to me that bonus is worth a massive $1,200.

While this is being marketed as a limited time offer, we don’t know when the offer will be pulled. As a point of comparison, the card previously offered a bonus of 50,000 AAdvantage miles, so this bonus is 60% better. AAdvantage miles can be used for some awesome adventures.

Also keep in mind that any spending on the card will qualify for Loyalty Points (helping you earn elite status), though the welcome bonus as such won’t. Upon completing minimum spending, you’d earn a minimum of 5,500 Loyalty Points.

Lastly, as part of this offer, you can earn 4x AAdvantage miles per eligible dollar spent on American Airlines purchases through December 31, 2022. After that, you’ll earn 2x AAdvantage miles per dollar spent on these purchases.

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Citi AAdvantage Executive Card eligibility requirements

If you’re interested in applying for the Citi AAdvantage Executive Card, the typical Citi credit card application restrictions apply, including that you can be approved for at most one Citi card every eight days, and at most two Citi cards every 65 days.

On top of that, the bonus isn’t available to those who have received a new account bonus on this exact card in the past 48 months. Eligibility is unrelated to whether you’ve had any other American Airlines credit cards, though, whether personal or business, and whether issued by Citi or Barclays.

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Why the Citi AAdvantage Executive Card is worth it

The Citi AAdvantage Executive Card has a $450 annual fee, though is almost too good to be true thanks to its lounge access benefit, which I consider to be one of the best credit card perks in the world. What makes this card so great for Admirals Club access?

  • The Citi AAdvantage Executive Card offers an Admirals Club membership for the primary cardmember
  • The Citi AAdvantage Executive Card offers Admirals Club access for up to 10 authorized users that you can add to the card at no extra cost

Each authorized user is able to bring up to two guests or their immediate family into Admirals Clubs when flying American or an eligible partner airline the same day. So a single membership with this card can get up to 11 people (along with their guests) access to Admirals Clubs when flying with American or a partner. That’s simply unreal.

On top of that, the card offers a variety of other perks for American Airlines flyers, including:

  • A first checked bag free on domestic American Airlines itineraries for the primary cardmember and up to eight companions on the same reservation
  • Priority check-in, priority security, and early boarding, when flying American Airlines
  • 10,000 bonus Loyalty Points if you spend $40,000 on the card in a year
  • A Global Entry or TSA PreCheck credit of up to $100 every five years, as reimbursement for the application fee

Read a detailed review of the Citi AAdvantage Executive Card.

This card is amazing for Admirals Club access

Bottom line

The Citi AAdvantage Executive Card has a phenomenal new welcome bonus of 80,000 AAdvantage miles, which is the best bonus I recall seeing on the card in a very long time. While the bonus is great (and I value it at $1,200), the real reason you’ll want to get this card is because of the incredible Admirals Club access perk.

The card has a $450 annual fee, and not only offers an Admirals Club membership for the primary cardmember, but also offers Admirals Club access for up to 10 authorized users, which you can add at no extra cost.

If this card has been on your radar but you haven’t yet picked it up, this would be a fantastic time to apply. This card has been in my wallet for years.

Anyone plan to pick up the Citi AAdvantage Executive Card with 80K miles?

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  1. CMorgan Guest

    Applied for my wife as CITI loves her and I already had the card. Instant approval 16.5 k CL. This time around we will keep the card as we can use it in AS lounges. We live in Anchorage and frequently use the lounge in Ted Stevens Intl.

  2. Andrew B Guest

    I have this card now, and my annual fee is upcoming. I got it as an upgrade from the Platinum Select, so I didn’t get a bonus. Does it matter if I apply for the card before or after I close the old one?

  3. Franklin Guest

    The card has major downsides. In fact, the annual fee is quite high when you realize the only benefits to the card are Admirals club access and learning loyalty points. One of the shocking downsides to a card with this level fee is the total lack of insurance. They will NOT cover your rental car. They will NOT reimburse you if you have travel delays. They do nothing but give you admirals club access. Citi...

    The card has major downsides. In fact, the annual fee is quite high when you realize the only benefits to the card are Admirals club access and learning loyalty points. One of the shocking downsides to a card with this level fee is the total lack of insurance. They will NOT cover your rental car. They will NOT reimburse you if you have travel delays. They do nothing but give you admirals club access. Citi customer service on this card is also quite bad.

    For anyone who only wants one $500 card in their purse, I'd definitely look elsewhere. For nearly the same cost, you can get way more perks (including more extensive lounge access) from the other premium cards. Unless you (or people you'd authorize to use the card) use domestic airports without priority pass lounges a LOT, this is not a very good value at all.

    1. Eskimo Guest

      Same can be said with United Club card and Delta Reserve card, you hold those cards but charge on other cards.

    2. Gary R Guest

      Fair comparison with the United Club card, but the Delta Reserve Card has more benefits, including an annual companion ticket. The AA Executive card does have the advantage of Admirals Club access for all authorized users with no additional fee for adding authorized users.

  4. GBOAC Diamond

    Love it. One cardholder can arrange to bring in a total of 33 people into the lounge. No wonder lounges are overcrowded these days:-)

  5. Randy Clinton Guest

    No Chris,

    It is still available. Citi.com/lounge

    Wondering if this will get deleted??? It's not a personal referral but it is higher than Lucky's post.

  6. Andrew Diamond

    Aww shoot. I just received the card last week. :(

  7. Chris Guest

    I saw an offer for 85K in the Admirals club in Miami yesterday. Did they already reduce it?

    1. Chuck Sullivan Guest

      The 85K offer requires $6500 spend vs. $5500. But also doesn't earn Lucky a commission.

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Gary R Guest

Fair comparison with the United Club card, but the Delta Reserve Card has more benefits, including an annual companion ticket. The AA Executive card does have the advantage of Admirals Club access for all authorized users with no additional fee for adding authorized users.

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CMorgan Guest

Applied for my wife as CITI loves her and I already had the card. Instant approval 16.5 k CL. This time around we will keep the card as we can use it in AS lounges. We live in Anchorage and frequently use the lounge in Ted Stevens Intl.

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Andrew B Guest

I have this card now, and my annual fee is upcoming. I got it as an upgrade from the Platinum Select, so I didn’t get a bonus. Does it matter if I apply for the card before or after I close the old one?

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