Citi and American Airlines today announced that beginning in March 2014, the Citi® Executive® / AAdvantage® World Elite MasterCard® will be the only U.S. credit card offering full membership benefits at the American Airlines Admirals Club® airport lounges. “The American Airlines Admirals Club lounges are an oasis in the airport to many travelers, and we are pleased to exclusively offer membership to the Admirals Club lounges for our Citi® Executive® / AAdvantage® cardmembers,” said Ralph Andretta, Head of Product Management Citi Cards. “We have always been proud to partner with American, and are pleased to continue deepening our relationship during this exciting phase of growth for the airline.” Citi® Executive® / AAdvantage® World Elite MasterCard® cardmembers and their immediate family or up to two traveling guests enjoy access to nearly 40 Admirals Club locations worldwide. Each club features core benefits such as complimentary beverages, light snacks, Wi-Fi access and business and print services. In addition, the Citi® Executive® / AAdvantage® World Elite MasterCard® cardmembers are provided with full membership privileges and access to select partner airport lounges. More information on the Admirals Club lounges can be found at aa.com/admiralsclub. “Our partnership with Citi began more than 25 years ago and today’s news marks a new step in expanding our relationship to offer exclusive benefits for our customers,” said Suzanne Rubin, President - AAdvantage Loyalty Program for American Airlines. “We hope our customers will enjoy the many valuable benefits offered by the Citi® Executive® / AAdvantage® World Elite MasterCard®, including the now exclusive membership to our Admirals Club lounges.” In addition to Admirals 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 itinerary.
- Enhanced airport experience including priority check-in, airport screening and boarding privileges, regardless of the class of service of the cardmember’s ticket.
- Earn 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.
About American AirlinesAmerican Airlines focuses on providing an exceptional travel experience across the globe, serving more than 270 airports in nearly 50 countries and territories. American’s fleet of nearly 900 aircraft fly an average of more than 3,500 daily flights worldwide from hubs in Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami and New York. American flies to nearly 100 international locations including important markets such as London, Madrid, Sao Paulo and Tokyo. With more than 500 new planes scheduled to join the fleet, including continued deliveries of the Boeing 737 family of aircraft and new additions such as the Boeing 777-300ER and the Airbus A320 family of aircraft, American is building toward the youngest and most modern fleet among major U.S. carriers. American's website, aa.com ®, provides customers with easy access to check and book fares, and personalized news, information and travel offers. American's AAdvantage ® program, voted Airline Program of the Year at the 2013 Freddie Awards, lets members earn miles for travel and everyday purchases and redeem miles for flights to almost 950 destinations worldwide, as well as flight upgrades, vacation packages, car rentals, hotel stays and other retail products. The airline also offers nearly 40 Admirals Club® locations worldwide providing comfort, convenience, and an environment with a full range of services making it easy for customers to stay productive without interruption. American is a founding member of the oneworld ® alliance, which brings together some of the best and biggest airlines in the world, including global brands like British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Iberia Airlines, Japan Airlines, LAN and Qantas. Together, its members serve nearly 900 destinations served by more than 10,000 daily flights to more than 150 countries. Connect with American on Twitter @AmericanAir or Facebook.com/AmericanAirlines. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AMR Corporation common stock trades under the symbol “AAMRQ” on the OTCQB marketplace, operated by OTC Markets Group. American Airlines, AAdvantage and Admirals Club are trademarks of American Airlines, Inc.
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