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AA Barclays and Citi, which card is better??

AA Barclays and Citi, which card is better??

  1. Anonymous

    I already had the [B][SIZE=3]Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World EliteTM Mastercard and just added the Barclays Advantage Aviator card for the sign on bonus. I don’t need both cards with mileage going to AA. Which one should I keep? I know it’s a bit like comparing apples and oranges, but I could downgrade the Citi or upgrade the Barclays to make them equivalent. I usually can get gold status each year. I probably used the lounge 1 time in 2019 (Citi card benefit).
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  2. rickyw

    If you don’t use the lounge benefit and don’t need the bonus EQs on American for status, there’s no need to spend $450 a year on the Citi card. I’d stick with Barclay’s.

  3. OCTinPHL

    [QUOTE=”April, post: 68078″]I already had the [B][SIZE=3]Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World EliteTM Mastercard and just added the Barclays Advantage Aviator card for the sign on bonus. I don’t need both cards with mileage going to AA. Which one should I keep? I know it’s a bit like comparing apples and oranges, but I could downgrade the Citi or upgrade the Barclays to make them equivalent. I usually can get gold status each year. I probably used the lounge 1 time in 2019 (Citi card benefit).[/SIZE][/B]
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    I second [USER=1436]@rickyw[/USER]
    If you don’t use the lounge often, the Citi card is probably not worth it. The Red Aviator is only $99; and the Silver $199 [corrected]. The Silver has a $25 per day food credit for in-flight purchases. Not that I even come close, but when traveling with family it does come in handy. 3x on AA purchases. Silver earns well at less than half the cost of Citi.

  4. Rob in Miami

    I use the Citi Exec WorldElite for my lounge access (that I use about 6 times a month).
    (I could use miles for access, but…..). If you do not use the lounge, then that card is a waste of money, I believe.
    I use the Barclays Silver for the EQMs and EQDs when I spend the ~$50K each year on the card.
    I use the AMEX Gold Card (5X points) to purchase directly with AA website for all my travel tickets. (Made a mistake in 2019 thinking that the AMEX Plat Card would give me 5X membership rewards when I booked online- which was incorrect.)

  5. Donna

    [USER=4556]@OCTinPHL[/USER] – Isn’t the Silver $199?

  6. OCTinPHL

    [QUOTE=”Gia, post: 68116, member: 1566″][USER=4556]@OCTinPHL[/USER] – Isn’t the Silver $199?[/QUOTE]

    My bad. Yes. I think i meant to type that, though maybe I had it wrong in my head. Even better earning return.

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