Questions and Answers

Have a travel related question? Post it here, and I’ll do my best to answer it as quickly as possible.

While anyone can comment on regular blog post, registration is required in order to post a question in this space. Creating your account is free, and you'll be able to see when your question is answered, as well as like comments from other users. And of course, you'll earn status points for offering helpful answers!

This space is intended to be more of a community as well, so please jump in and share tips!

Filter by:

Daily Emails?

2

QR Lounge access transiting Doha from First to Business

2

Site Feedback

Hot topic, get involved
30

Transiting LHR on a BA First Class/Club Europe Ticket

2

Newsletter

2

How do I deal w extra seat reservation?

3

Password Change

2

TPA-MIA

1

Lifemiles for families

2

Banned from American Airlines, falsely accused

2

Ask a Question

Everyone can read and comment, but you must login to post a new comment.

Answers (3)

Can credit card bonus miles be deducted from airline account?

Can credit card bonus miles be deducted from airline account?

  1. Anonymous

    Ben,

    I hope you are enjoying your trip! I have a question. I applied for Citi AA Prestige card for 60k bonus miles after spending $3k.

    I thought I would test a theory. I put a $5k (anytime/any reason) cancellable deposit on a Tesla Model X which I have no intention of purchasing. The 60k award plus 5k spend hit my American Airlines account already and my credit card bill is not due till January. Initially, I expected to pay the credit card bill and then ask Tesla for a refund. Instead, I was thinking about getting a refund and cancelling the card now.

    My question is: can Citi reach back into my AA Advantage account and pull the miles back?

    Thanks,

    Colin

  2. MidSouthSkier

    Colin, the Citi Prestige card does not earn AA miles, it earns Thank You Points, which is a Citibank product. So yes, they could definitely debit your account for those points.

  3. Gaurav

    And, if it is indeed an AA branded card that you are mistakenly tagging as Prestige, yes the bank can claw back miles if they feel you have engaged in fraud (which will be true if you carry out what you are proposing since spending is purchases-returns). Read this post from View from the WIng about potential problems when you play fast and loose with FF/reward programs: [URL]http://goo.gl/EM3NLK[/URL].

Sign in to help answer questions.