CarefulBuilder14 wrote:I know the Citi AA cards have enough variants that they are an effective way for people to rack up a big pool of signup bonuses. Do you use those cards for non-AA purchases? Do you fly a lot and nearly always on AA?
I don't use any of them beyond the bonus spend, and that generally occurs via Amazon Payments. We fly on United, but AA has some good routing to S. America and Europe, especially with the addition of US Air's routes and also partners with a couple of Middle East airlines that have ridiculous hard product and let you go to Asia the long way around.
CarefulBuilder14 wrote:Since you already have a CSP and Amex Platinum, I'm assuming those two cards are your default choices for paying for travel. In the past when I've read about people churning their Citi AA cards for signup bonuses, they had been using the latest AA card as their primary travel card, if not their everyday card as well. So is there any particular trick to getting several Citi AA cards without any adverse action?
CSP, yes. I have the Platinum for the perks and carry it as a backup when we travel. Arrival was in the mix for the last trip as well.
Adverse action isn't really an issue. There are some rules for Citi applications that the internet has divined through trial and error. Check Flyertalk for that info.
CarefulBuilder14 wrote:And about how many cards do you have, total, if they aren't all in your signature?
Including the new AA Business, 22. But, I have five that I plan to close today.
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