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The Citi AAdvantage Executive World Elite Mastercard is the only cobranded credit card that includes a complimentary membership to the American Airlines Admirals Club lounge. Users can also add up to 10 authorized users (for no additional cost), and they get their own access — including two traveling companions. The primary cardmember also enjoys priority check in, screening and boarding for themselves and up to eight travel companions. Other perks include a free checked bag for domestic travel, 25% off eligible inflight purchases and $100 statement credit for Global Entry or TSA PreCheck.
Help earning up to 10,000 EQMs that go toward elite status.
Priority check-in, airport screening, boarding and a free checked bag for you and up to 8 travel companions.
25% discount on inflight food and beverages.
Receive a Global Entry/TSA PreCheck Fee Statement Credit.
No travel protection benefits.
Miles redemption limited to American Airlines and its Oneworld partners.
25% inflight credit doesn't include Wi-Fi.
Who is this card good for?
The Citi AAdvantage is best for frequent American Airline flyers and regular Admirals Club users. It is also a great card that allows regular American Airline flyers to fast track their elite status, as you earn 1 Loyalty Point for every dollar you spend.
The Citi AAdvantage card earns 2 miles per dollar spent on eligible American Airlines purchases and 1 mile per dollar on all other purchases. There is no cap on how many miles you can accrue in a year.
Frequently asked questions
How much is an Admirals Club membership?
Depending on the type of membership and your elite status, an Admirals Club membership can cost anywhere from $550-$650.
Do authorized cardmembers also get a Admirals Club membership?
Authorized cardmembers are given Admirals Club access but not an actual membership. They are still allowed to bring two travel companions (provided everyone has a same day flight on American Airlines, Alaska Airlines or a Oneworld partner).
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