Citi Prestige Losing a Major Perk

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According to One Mile at a Time, Citi Prestige will no longer offer American Airlines Admirals Club access after June 20, 2017.

Citi Prestige Losing A Major Perk

Unfortunately, the Citi Prestige Card Will No Longer Offer Admirals Club Lounge Access After June 20, 2017

Changes to the Citi Prestige

Losing Admirals Club Lounge access from the Citi Prestige card is disappointing news, but the card still has a number of great benefits.  And I think the annual fee will still make sense for some folks.  But hopefully Citi will lower the fee!

There are other changes coming to the card tomorrow, July 19, 2016.  It’s not yet certain if the sign-up bonus will increase, decrease or stay the same.  But it’s likely that the minimum spending requirement will increase significantly.  And the card will no longer earn 2X Citi ThankYou points on dining.

So if you’ve been thinking about applying, you should act sooner rather than later!

And I’ll keep you posted about other updates to the Citi Prestige once they become official!

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6 responses to “Citi Prestige Losing a Major Perk

  1. What happens if you just got the card?

  2. That perk isn’t even that great! AA lounges are okay nothing like centurion or some others out there. PP lounges aren’t bad. As long as 4th night free is still around I’m all in! That has saved me thousands this year. I would never pay for AA access anyways.

  3. Philly is a hub for American so I find myself traveling on them more than I would want to. And there are, amazingly, ZERO Priority Pass lounges in Philly. I currently have Amex Platinum and, since they removed AA lounge access I have no lounge access when departing Philly on American. And I was planning to get Citi Prestige next. But this means, at least for travel from my home airport, the lounge benefit for either of these cards is pretty useless so I am having a harder time justifying the annual fee.

  4. Larry, get the Citi Exec.

    I agree that Admirals Club lounges are nothing special, but lounge access is only valuable if you are able to use it.

  5. 40,000 bonus points after spending $4,000 in 3 months and no Admirals Club Lounge, all other fees and benefits remain unchanged.

  6. The Citi Prestige Card used to have a sign-up bonus of 50,000 ThankYou bonus points after spending $3,000 within three months, while the sign-up bonus is now 40,000 ThankYou points after spending $4,000 within three months.