Published on November 14th, 2019 | by William Charles190
[Confirmed] City National Bank To Change $250 Airline Credit Per User To $350 Across All Cards & Other Negative Changes
Update 11/14/19: They will begin charging a $95 fee per additional user in January (this fee won’t be charged until your card anniversary), remember CNB does not do annual fee refunds so it might make sense to cancel those cards ASAP.
Update 11/1/19: The change to the airline credit has now been confirmed with a number of other negative changes that go into effect January 1st:
- Under the Airline Incidental Fees Statement Credit benefit, cardholders under the Crystal Visa Infinite Card Account (“Account”) may receive a statement credit of up to $350 per Account per calendar year for Qualifying Airline Purchases (as defined below) charged to the Account.
- We are revising the Guide to Benefits (a) to change the Priority Pass Select program membership eligibility, enrollment, renewal and change processes and procedures; and (b) to reflect that we will no long cover the access charges for visits by accompanying guests of Members; instead, the Member’s Crystal Visa Infinite Card will be charged $32 per guest, per visit.
- The Visa Infinite Discount Air Benefit is being discontinued. Accordingly, the section of the Guide to Benefits entitled “Visa Infinite Discount Air Benefit” is deleted in its entirety.
- We are removing net purchases made at merchants that are classified as gasoline stations or groceries from the category of net purchases that accrue 3 Points for each one dollar spent.
Hat tip to DDG
Original post: City National Bank offers a Visa Infinite card, one of the best perks of that card is that it comes with a $250 airline credit and each cardholder including authorized users gets their own credit. You can add up to 3/4 authorized users, meaning that you could get a credit of up to $1,250 annually. Reddit user adao7000 said that they went into a branch to apply for this card and were told that City National Bank would be revamping this card and as part of the revamp this credit would be changing to $350 across all users. In addition authorized users might cost extra and the sign up bonus will be removed. Obviously this is not confirmed yet, but something to consider.