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enharu
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Re: Citi has 2 cards with $400+ annual fees?

US Airways card is backed by Barclays.

 

Those 2 Citi cards mentioned are also World Elite Mastercards. Generally you need to spend A LOT, especially on the prestige, to make it worthwhile.

If you can spend a lot on it, the reward structure can much better than CSP and most cards out there.

read this link: https://www.accountonline.com/ACQ/DisplayPage?docId=CompleteDetailsPop&sc=4KMZ12C31000111111W&app=UN...

 

Basically the Prestige is targetted towards HNW clients or people who can somehow swipe lots of charges on it.

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bluedog1
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Re: Citi has 2 cards with $400+ annual fees?

AA bought out US Airways.

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beb86
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Re: Citi has 2 cards with $400+ annual fees?


jzon450 wrote:

Why if you don't mind me asking?


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jsucool76
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Re: Citi has 2 cards with $400+ annual fees?

Then the US air card will probably go away, not AA, but probably not for quite some time.
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jzon450
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Re: Citi has 2 cards with $400+ annual fees?

I thought US bought AA?  Weren't they going through bankrupcy?  

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enharu
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Re: Citi has 2 cards with $400+ annual fees?

its a "merger".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Airlines%E2%80%93US_Airways_merger

 

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beb86
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Re: Citi has 2 cards with $400+ annual fees?


jzon450 wrote:

I thought US bought AA?  Weren't they going through bankrupcy?  


That deal should be finalized by Q3 of this year..

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longtimelurker
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Re: Citi has 2 cards with $400+ annual fees?


enharu wrote:

US Airways card is backed by Barclays.

 

Those 2 Citi cards mentioned are also World Elite Mastercards. Generally you need to spend A LOT, especially on the prestige, to make it worthwhile.

If you can spend a lot on it, the reward structure can much better than CSP and most cards out there.

read this link: https://www.accountonline.com/ACQ/DisplayPage?docId=CompleteDetailsPop&sc=4KMZ12C31000111111W&app=UN...

 

Basically the Prestige is targetted towards HNW clients or people who can somehow swipe lots of charges on it.


Well, it can be "OK" at least with a lot less spend.  Unlike the Premier, the Prestige allows a once a year international companion ticket, and that alone can make up for the fee.  As others have said, it also has the usual lounge/Global Entry perks, which people value at least in the case of the Amex Platinum.   But yes, if you spend a lot, then the anniversary rewards become quite valuable, as that works on a sliding scale.

 

What I don't get is the OPs apparent surprise.  Many issuers have high priced cards, which are worth it to some and not to others.

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jsucool76
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Re: Citi has 2 cards with $400+ annual fees?

After further research, they're taking the AA name, sooo us cards will prob be gone within a year or 2.
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Re: Citi has 2 cards with $400+ annual fees?

To make the record straight:

 

USAirways purchased AA. They will be keeping the AA name as it is globally recognized. All USAirways products, including the Barclay card, will go away once the merger is complete.



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