I had good luck with a CLI recon by calling their Credit Department directly in SD. I had my card for 5 years and wanted to increase the limit before PCing to what I have now (HHonors Visa Sig). The gentleman in the credit department was polite, we had a real conversation and of course he raised my limit.
I cannot say if the Credit Department will help for a new account though.
I also have the number for an executive assistant and the email addresses of the execs I found when I was trying to get something done on my account. If you email the execs all at once, you could expect a call within 24 hours, but as alwasy, YMMV.
Lol denied reconsideration! Ugh! Too many accounts opened but I havent even used any of those stupid credit lines!!!
WOW! How long did they reconsider? Did they immediately say no?