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Chase Sapphire Reserve OR Citibank AA World Elite
I am in the process of deciding on a new credit card. I live in AZ and fly mostly AA (not enough to have status). I was leaning towards the Citibank AA World Elite with it’s 60k bonus. Benefits :
Baggage fees, No foreign transaction fees, and Admirals club membership.
Then I was just reading about the new Chase Sapphire Reserve card and I’m wondering if this would be a better option.
Have you/ will you be doing a comparison of these two cards?
The sign-up bonus for the CSR puts it ahead of the AA Exec card for me at the moment. There are lots of things that can be done with 100k points. You could keep it for a year (being sure to use the $300 travel credit in both 2016 and 2017) then cancel it when the annual fee comes due and get the AA Exec.
But of course before canceling the CSR you’d either need a different Chase card with an annual fee that earns URs (so you can keep those points) or you’d need to transfer all those URs to participating airlines or hotel programs.