But, when I checked in on the kiosk, I found that I (and my traveling companion) got free checked bags AND group 1 boarding.
This doesn't seem right, considering that the card's website says I should NOT be getting these benefits anymore, even though I booked the flight with the card:
First checked bag free
For benefit to apply, the CitiÂ® / AAdvantageÂ® account must be open 7 days prior to air travel AND, reservation must include the primary cardmember's American Airlines AAdvantageÂ® number 7 days prior to air travel. If your credit card account is closed for any reason, these benefits will be cancelled.
So, nice surprise! Not complaining. Has anyone else experienced this?