New York – Citi Cards and American Airlines – two industry-leading companies known for delivering first-class products and service to millions of loyal customers – are proud to announce 20 years of success as they celebrate the anniversary of the Citi / AAdvantage credit card, a card that allows customers to earn American Airlines AAdvantage miles for purchases. Citi / AAdvantage credit cardmembers have a chance to join in the celebration with a variety of exciting promotions and activities, while also raising AAdvantage miles for American Airlines- supported organizations, including Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and a children's charity.
The industry-leading Citi / AAdvantage credit card was among the first of its kind when it debuted in 1987. The co-branded credit card program has since grown to include millions of loyal customers and is one of the most dynamic and unique card programs in the industry.
"American and Citi launched the Citi / AAdvantage credit card just six years after American launched the AAdvantage program – the airline industry's first loyalty program. Giving our passengers the first opportunity to earn AAdvantage miles through a co-branded credit card helped American set a new standard for our industry," said Kurt Stache, President of AAdvantage Marketing Programs. "For 20 years AAdvantage members have earned valuable benefits through this strategic relationship."
Terry O'Neil, Executive Vice President of Citi Cards, said, "We are proud to have pioneered a program with American Airlines AAdvantage that gives consumers an easy and valuable path to accessing their dreams. This unique relationship has provided us the opportunity to create a truly innovative offering for consumers that has remained relevant and at the forefront of the industry for the past 20 years. We remain committed to building upon our relationship with American Airlines and creating increased value and exclusive opportunities for our customers. We look forward to continuing our strong, long-standing relationship with American Airlines for many more years to come."
To mark the anniversary, the two companies have lined up a variety of promotions and special offers designed to reward consumers.
Beginning June 8, Citi / AAdvantage Credit Cardmembers can log on to http://www.privatepass.citi.com/ or http://www.aa.com/20, to bid on 20 different high-value, life-enriching experiences, including:
Of these items, ten experiences are available for bidding via Citi / AAdvantage credit card, and ten are available for bidding with American Airlines AAdvantage miles. Citi / AAdvantage credit cardmembers can begin bidding on Friday, June 8. A portion of the AAdvantage mileage collected will be split among Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and a children's charity.
Citi / AAdvantage Credit cardmembers will reap additional anniversary benefits with a 20 percent discount on MileSAAver awards booked between June 1-30 for travel on American Airlines between August 22-November 16, 2007 within the continental U.S., Mexico, Caribbean, Hawaii and Canadian destinations. Cardmembers can access the discount codes and additional information at http://www.aa.com/20 or http://www.privatepass.citi.com/. In addition, consumers who sign up for the Citi / AAdvantage credit card during the anniversary promotion from June 1-September 30, can earn up to 40,000 AAdvantage bonus miles. Terms and restrictions on earning such miles can be found at http://www.citicards.com/. To apply for a Citi / AAdvantage credit card, consumers can call 1-800-FLY-4444 or visit http://www.citicards.com/.
(1) AAdvantage Gold status is non-transferable and will be valid for the lifetime of the AAdvantage Gold program. For complete AAdvantage program details, visit http://www.aa.com/aadvantage.
Citi, the leading global financial services company, has some 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 100 countries, providing consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, and wealth management. Major brand names under Citi's trademark red arc include Citibank, CitiFinancial, Primerica, Citi Smith Barney and Banamex. Additional information may be found at http://www.citigroup.com/ or http://www.citi.com/.
American Airlines is the world's largest airline. American, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection(R) airlines serve 250 cities in over 40 countries with more than 4,000 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 1,000 aircraft. American's award-winning Web site, AA.com, provides users with easy access to check and book fares, plus personalized news, information and travel offers. American Airlines is a founding member of the oneworld(R) Alliance, which brings together some of the best and biggest names in the airline business, enabling them to offer their customers more services and benefits than any airline can provide on its own. Together, its members serve more than 700 destinations in over 140 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection, AA.com and AAdvantage are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc.