Since the weekend a few readers have been emailing that they weren’t able to get approved for 2 Citi American Airlines cards or 2 Citi Hilton cards at the same time. And if you call in, the reps say that you can’t have second card even if you have a legitimate reason for wanting them (like keeping your expenses separate etc.)
I’m traveling so I can’t write a longer post (check back on Saturday for a longer update), but it may be best to NOT call if you’re not immediately approved for a second Citi card. Sometimes folks get automatically approved after waiting a bit. Calling in seems to now result in a denial for the 2nd card.