Published on October 20th, 2019 | by William Charles14
Citi AAdvantage Executive World Elite Mastercard – Adding $175 Fee For Authorized Users? (Update: No?)
Update 10/20/19: Both TPG & OMaaT are now stating that this fee is not being added and it was a software error. It’s currently unclear if they are basing this off what Citi phone reps are stating (unreliable) or from a Citi media contact (reliable in my experience).
Flyertalk user javabytes tried to add a new authorized user to their Citi AAdvantage Executive World Elite Mastercard during this process they were told that a $175 annual fee would be charged (pro-rated based on your anniversary date). Adding authorized users for free on this card has been useful as they are able to enter American Airlines Admirals Club without the primary cardholder being with them (as well as their own guests). Flyertalk user javabytes already has one authorized user, so it’s possible that Citi is only adding this fee for those wanting to add more than one authorized user. In addition on the Citi AAdvantage Executive World Elite Mastercard landing page I don’t see any mention of this new fee.