Citi Bank AA VISA - NO more Million Miles

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  1. euromannn
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    Citi Bank has stopped allowing the Citi Bank VISA AA(American Airlines) card from being used to accumulate miles in the AA FF(Frequent Flyer) account for Million Mile(MM) status.

    It still allows points to be accumulated but not towards the MM status. This was chaned in September 2011.

    Originally when I got this VISA card in February 2011 the MM accumulation was valid but Citi stopped this option. Darn!!
     
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    AA changed the rules 12/1/2011 so that only flown miles (and for one year miles on the new Citi AA MAstercard) count toward Million-Miler status. This has nothing to do with Citi.
     
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    Thank you for this info. I think it was AA's decision to change the policy for million mile accumulation. Citi would probably have been happy to allow the miles they bought from AA to go towards the status. The card still has value to accumulate miles to use for redemptions.
     
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    I'd stick with the SPG card if you want to accumulate miles to use for redemptions on AA. Put $20,000 in spend on the AA Visa, get 20,000 miles. Put $20,000 on the SPG, get 20,000 SPG which can be transferred to 25,000 AA miles (or any other number of programs including US Airways which is currently offering a 50% transfer bonus).
     
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    And, get $30K in charges and you get Gold status on SPG on the way . . .
     
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    This was by far one of the hottest topic of conversation the tail end of 2011 among AA FFers. Here's a LINK to the thread on the AA forum with lots of discussion and information.
     
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    Not to mention 2 stay credits and 5 night credits each year!
     
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    I love how the Citi AA thread has turned into the "Why to get the SPG Amex thread!"
     
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    Almost like the bloggers have a spell on us, right?

    Anyway, I love that it became the "churning is still alive" thread, even though I'm partly responsible for the SPG diversion.
     
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    This is news to me ... would you care to cite the source of this information. Thank you! :)
     
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    That applies to cardholders of the Citibank Executive World Mastercard who opened their accounts prior to 12/1/11. So, if you don't have an account now, you unfortunately can't partake of that alternate avenue toward million miler miles.
     

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