Citi American AAdvantage Executive World Elite Credit Card Review


Application Link

  • Target Bonus: 75,000 American Airline Miles
  • Current Bonus: 50,000 American Airline Miles

Annual Fee: $450

Earning American Airlines Miles

  • 2x miles on American Airlines
  • 1x miles everywhere else

AAdvantage Executive Card Benefits

  • Admirals Club Access (even for Authorized Users, plus two free guests)
  • The primary cardholder has lounge access to:
    • Alaska Airlines lounges when operated by American or Alaska Airlines. 
    • All Qantas Clubs when Qantas, or operated by American out of Auckland, New Zealand or Sydney, Australia.
    • Select partner lounges operated by third parties.
  • Free checked bag
  • Global Entry or TSA Pre-Check credit
  • 10,000 Elite Qualifying Miles when you spend $40,000
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Trip cancellation insurance
  • Lost baggage protection
  • 120-day purchase protection.

NoteAuthorized users are free to add and you up to 10. Each Authorized user can bring in two guests, so up to 33 people can access the Admirals Club from one account. Since authorized users also get access to the Admirals Club, this makes this card worthy of the $450 annual fee if your family, friends, and you fly regularly. I do advise you place limits on spending for authorized users because you are responsible for their spending (e.g., call Citi and place a max limit of $25 per authorized user card).