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Citi® and American Airlines Celebrate Exclusive Admirals Club® Lounge Relationship

April 12, 2014 Airport No Comments Email Email

The Citi® Executive® / AAdvantage® World Elite MasterCard® is now the only credit card that comes with American Airlines Admirals Club® membership to nearly 40 clubs in major airports worldwide, and now includes access to all 18 US Airways Clubs.

In celebration of this exclusive relationship, during the month of April, Citi will offer complimentary One-Day Passes to any domestic U.S. based Admirals Club lounge or US Airways Club to travelers whose credit cards no longer provide complimentary access.

“We have always been proud to partner with American Airlines and now we offer the only credit card that includes Admirals Club membership,” said Ralph Andretta, Head of Product Management, Citi Cards. “Whether you’re on a short layover or preparing for a transcontinental flight, we know travelers appreciate the convenience and comfort of the lounge. This April, we want to extend this courtesy and invite those who no longer have complimentary access with their credit card to be our guest.”Sidebar LBH 250x250

Travelers with a credit card that previously enabled access to the Admirals Club lounge can bring that credit card to any Admirals Club lounge or US Airways Club in the domestic U.S. beginning now through April 30, 2014 and they will receive complimentary One-Day Passes from a Citi Ambassador at the lounge entrances, courtesy of Citi. During the first week of the program, Citi Ambassadors will initially be in clubs Monday through Friday between the hours of 9 am – 5 pm. Citi Ambassadors will soon expand to extended evening and weekend hours at select clubs throughout the remainder of the month. To receive complimentary One-Day Passes, travelers must meet with the Citi ambassador and show their credit card that previously enabled access to the Lounge. For details about this limited time complimentary access promotion, visit citi.com/opendoors.

Inside the Admirals Club lounge, members can enjoy benefits such as complimentary beverages, light snacks, Wi-Fi access, personal travel assistance with reservations and more. Additional information on the Admirals Club lounges can be found at aa.com/admiralsclub.

“March 22 marked a large and important step in our relationship with Citi and we are proud to continue to offer exclusive benefits to our most loyal customers,” said Suzanne Rubin, President – AAdvantage Loyalty Program, American Airlines. “We understand this lounge exclusivity change may be new for some of our customers, so we’re happy to work with Citi to provide Ambassadors in our Admirals Club lounges to make this transition easier.”

Citi Executive / AAdvantage World Elite MasterCard Benefits

Citi® Executive® / AAdvantage® World Elite MasterCard® cardmembers and their immediate family or up to two traveling guests enjoy complimentary access to nearly 60 Admirals Club and US Airways Club lounge locations in major airports worldwide. In addition, the Citi® Executive® / AAdvantage® World Elite MasterCard® cardmembers are provided with full membership privileges and access to select partner airport lounges.

In addition to Club membership privileges, the Citi® Executive® / AAdvantage® World Elite MasterCard® offers the following benefits:

  • Waived baggage fee for first domestic checked bag for cardmember and up to eight traveling companions on the same reservation.
  • Enhanced airport experience including priority check-in, airport screening and boarding privileges, regardless of the class of service of the cardmember’s ticket.
  • Two American Airlines AAdvantage® miles per $1 spent on eligible American Airlines purchases made with your Citi® Executive® / AAdvantage® World Elite MasterCard®.
  • 10,000 AAdvantage® Elite Qualifying Miles (EQMs) after the first $40,000 in eligible net purchases made on the card within a calendar year.
  • Expert Concierge Service available 24 hours a day to assist with dinner and travel reservations, gift purchases and more.
  • No mileage cap on American Airlines AAdvantage® miles earned through purchases made with the card.
  • When using the card around the world, enjoy global acceptance with chip technology and no foreign transaction fees on purchases. For more information about these benefits, please visit http://citiexecutiveaadvantage.citi.com.

For more information on the Citi® Executive® / AAdvantage® World Elite MasterCard®, please visit citi.com/opendoors.

Citi Prestige Admirals Club Lounge Access

Citi Prestige cardmembers also now enjoy complimentary access to nearly 40 American Airlines Admirals Club lounges when they present their card and boarding pass. More information can be found online at citi.com/citiprestige.

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