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Citi Prestige – non-AA flyers
I’d be very interested in a post talking about the value of the Citi Prestige for non-AA flyers. (Specifically UA flyers)
Is it still worth it?
Not in my opinion. You’re usually going to get more than 1.33 cents per point of value from transferring points to a partner. If I wasn’t an AA flyer I wouldn’t even bother with the card since I don’t find most of their transfer partners very valuable.
I’d have to disagree. For the first year, I think it’s a no brainer. You make back your AF with two airfare reimbursements, 50k TY points, and a very good earning structure. The fourth night free benefit, golf, expanded priority pass etc are gravy on top. After that you’d have to consider how much value you get out of it. And 1.33 cents is not bad when it is getting you a revenue ticket that will help with status.
True, if you get value out of the other benefits it’s still a great card. And the 50k signup bonus is very good. I actually got a targeted 100k offer in the mail which I signed up with.
After the first year though I was looking it it purely from the perspective of air travel. As someone who rarely has paid hotel stays and doesn’t golf those other benefits don’t mean much to me. I get airline transfer partners that I personally think are a lot better with Chase and only $95/year AF. I’m based at one of AA’s largest hubs so the Admirals Club access plus 1.6 cent per dollar for flights with the Prestige make a lot of sense for me.
But if you have a lot of paid hotel stays and play golf those two benefits are killer and will pay you the AF 10 fold or more.