Is the Citi Executive AAdvantage worth $450? A review of the alternatives


Admirals Club access for friends and family. Not only do you get Admirals Club access, anyone you authorize as a user of your account also gets access to the clubs, even when you’re not traveling, for no additional fee.

Qualify for elite status faster. You can get up to 10,000 elite qualifying miles per year with the card.


Big annual fee. It’s $450 a year.

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Key Features
  • Earn 50,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles after spending $5,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening
  • Admirals Club® membership for you with guest privileges*
  • New – Complimentary Admirals Club® Lounge access for authorized users
  • 10,000 Elite Qualifying Miles from American Airlines after $40,000 spent on purchases within the year*
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees on purchases*
  • Earn 2 AAdvantage® miles for every $1 spent on eligible American Airlines purchases and 1 AAdvantage® mile for every $1 spent on other purchases*
  • First checked bag is free on domestic American Airlines itineraries for you and up to eight companions traveling with you on the same reservation*

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

Miles dont expireas long as card is open
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Partner Offer

50,000 bonus points

Intro Offer

$0 introductory annual fee, then $95

Annual Fee


Foreign Transaction Fee Waived


Points Can Transfer to Airline Miles ?

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3 thoughts on Is the Citi Executive AAdvantage worth $450? A review of the alternatives


      @Jesse – There is trip delay and trip cancellation coverage on the Executive AAdvantage and the Platinum Select AAdvantage for flight you book with the card on any airline, not just American. No bag benefits for international flights though.


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