How To Add Authorized Users To The Citi AAdvantage Executive Card

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The Citi AAdvantage Executive Card is the best way to gain Admirals Club access. The card has a $450 annual fee, which is otherwise the lowest cost you could pay for an Admirals Club membership. What makes the card unique is that:

  • The primary cardmember gets a full Admirals Club membership
  • You can add up to 10 authorized users on the card at no additional cost, and each of them gets Admirals Club access, and they can each bring two guests or immediate family members

Admirals Club Honolulu

In other words, with a single $450 annual fee you’re potentially getting Admirals Club access for up to 11 parties.

I recently applied for the card and was instantly approved. I’ve received the card in the mail (though the primary cardmember can access the Admirals Club even before physically receiving the card), and was obviously eager to add authorized users, given that it’s one of the selling points of this card.

How do you add authorized users to the Citi AAdvantage Executive Card?

It’s super easy. Log into your Citi account and go to the card management page by clicking on this specific card.

At the bottom of the next page you’ll see a section that reads “Your Offers & Benefits.” If you see “Add Authorized User” listed, click that. If you don’t, click on “View More Benefits.”

On the next page you’ll see all the benefits listed, and in the left column you should see a section that reads”Add An Authorized User.”

Click that, and then enter the name and date of birth of the authorized user. You’ll also have the option of selecting whether or not you want them to have access to your online account.

On the next page you’ll receive confirmation of the request, and a few minutes later you should receive an email confirmation that the request was approved.

Can you add a spending limit for authorized users?

Unfortunately not. So be sure you trust all the authorized users you add to your Citi AAdvantage Executive Card (or any card, for that matter), since they’ll have full access to your credit line.

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  1. Does adding an Authorized User show up on their Credit Report? I mean if it does how do they know without the Social Security Number?


  2. Can an Authorized User’s card be placed on hold and still be used to gain access to the clubs?

  3. If I have an authorized user do they have a different card number than me? If that use loses the card, do I and the other authorized users have to cancel their cards, too? Will there be any negative effects on me if new cards have to be issued? Are there any negative effects on me, my credit or other authorized users credits, if the card is used by an authorized use and then reported as fraud?

  4. Can the Authorized User use the Primary Card Holders frequent flyer miles, or do they have to pay to transfer the miles from one user to another?

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