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Credit Cards Citi Prestige CC Question

Discussion in 'questions. answers. conversations.' started by Casey Srader, Feb 26, 2016.

  1. Casey Srader

    Casey Srader Reader

    Hello Lucky:
    As always, I learn so much from reading your daily blog and find it very enlightening as well as educational.
    I do have a question regarding the Citi Prestige credit card and was hoping you would have an answer. I recently applied and received my card. I have already met the $3,000 spend and have received my bonus 50,000 Thank You points. My question is – when I use the points to book a r/t flight on AA via the Citi website, does my AA status in anyway come into play? As an example, I am currently Platinum with AA and I was wondering if once I book my reward ticket on-line using Thank You points, can I then perhaps call American for better seat choice and more importantly, request an upgrade on the flights using 500 mile upgrade electronic certificates – as I would do when booking a normal flight on the AA website. I hope my question makes sense. Basically, if I book an economy ticket using my Thank You points, am I eligible for an upgrade based on my Platinum status with AA.
    Thank you so much in advance for any advice you have to offer.
    Keep up the great work!
    Casey Srader
  2. Gaurav

    Gaurav Well-Known Member

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    Casey, welcome! From the perspective of AA, your ticket is the same as a cash ticket. You can call and request anything you would otherwise be entitled to.
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  3. Tiffany

    Tiffany One Mile At A Time

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    Hi Casey,

    Yep! When you use your ThankYou points they're basically a cash equivalent, so once your reservation is ticketed you earn elite perks like normal. I use ThankYou points for AA reservations, and always get my EXP benefits.
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  4. Jacob McCarthy

    Jacob McCarthy Active Member

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    if only EXPs could use flagship check-in, the facility at ORD and JFK are awesome, MIA and LAX's seem a bit "old" in my opinion.