Final Day to Get the Citi AA Executive AAdvantage Mastercard for Million Miler Status

by on November 30, 2011 · 3 comments

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As I wrote about in August, starting December 1, 2011 (tomorrow) miles earned from American Airlines co-branded credit cards will not count towards million miler status.

EXCEPT, if you get the Citi Executive AAdvantage credit card, which comes with a hefty $450 annual fee, but also grants lounge access and the ability to earn up to 10,000 elite miles every year with $40,000 in spend.

Per the original announcement:

Also, as a limited time offer, one AAdvantage mile for every dollar spent on eligible purchases using the new Citi ExecutiveSM / AAdvantage® World EliteTM MasterCard® credit card that post to billing statements through December 2012 will count toward Million Miler status*. The Citi ExecutiveSM / AAdvantage® World EliteTM MasterCard® credit card account must be open and in good standing by December 1, 2011.

So my interpretation is that as long as you apply and are approved today, then the miles you earn through December 2012 will also count towards your Million Miler Status.

Granted, AA just filed for bankruptcy later, but most experts think they will emerge, just fine though it’s still a risk placing all of your bets on AA. That being said,  if you reach one million lifetime miles you get Gold Status for life, 2 million = Two Million= Lifetime Platinum Status and get 8 upgrade stickers (US Residents) or 4 EVips (international addresses). 4 Evips are awarded for each additional million accrued.

Hat tip Gary who reminded me that you had to get the credit card by December 1. 2011 (and congrats on your 3 million mile achievement!)

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  • The Mr Pickles

    I called AAdvantage and they said that if you open after December 1, 2011 the points accrued from the time of opening will count towards Lifetime status. I called CitiBank to “convert” my current Citi AA Platinum World MasterCard to the new Executive card and they said they have a mandatory 45 day waiting period before the new card is issued. I called back to AAdvantage and they said that the points will still count if they start accruing in January of 2012. Not sure who to believe.

  • KateMPH

    We got the card earlier in the year, but they wouldn’t let us do a conversion either from our “blue” Citi to the black one. They didn’t tell us about a waiting period, we just had to submit a new application. I convinced Citi to give us some bonus miles to keep the blue card, but not anything mind blowing.

  • flying guy

    American is refusing to give million miler credit for miles earned before December 1 but not posting on the credit card until your posting date. In my case my posting date was December 15th. The AA website clearly says in 3 places that miles need to be earned prior to December 1st, not posted. They are not backing off from this position.

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