Surprise! Free checked bag AFTER cancelling AAdvantage card

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Surprise! Free checked bag AFTER cancelling AAdvantage card

Postby kcm7 » Tue Oct 21, 2014 1:13 pm

I cancelled my AAdvantage Platinum Select card several months ago. The last thing I did with it was charge a flight to LA. I took that flight this past week and felt a bit sad heading to the airport, knowing I would no longer get a free checked bag or Group 1 boarding.

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 Citi® / AAdvantage® account must be open 7 days prior to air travel AND, reservation must include the primary cardmember's American Airlines AAdvantage® 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?
Cards:

-Capital One Quicksilver
-Barclaycard Arrival (no AF)
- US Bank (no rewards)
-IHG


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