Back in January I wrote about the amazing 100,000 mile Cit AAdvantage Executive card (of which you can get two). I jumped on that offer immediately and also picked one up for my family members. The cards come with some pretty great travel benefits, including Admirals Club membership, priority boarding, priority security (or as my brother likes to call it, “the privilege of being randomly selected ahead of others”), free checked bags, etc.
The Admirals Club membership is pretty valuable and the timing is perfect, since my brother will be heading to Managua next week, with a long layover in Miami. I began looking into how to activate the Admirals Club membership and it’s actually pretty simple.
All you have to do to gain access to an Admirals Club lounge is walk into the lounge and present the following:
- Your AAdvantage number
- Government-issued ID
- Your Citi AAdvantage Executive card
The Citi AAdvantage Executive card has no foreign transaction fees. So it’s easy to justify having the card on hand along with other required documents when you’re traveling.
It’s also worth pointing out that you can guest in the immediate family or up to two travel companions. Those who already have an Admirals Club membership and end up picking up this card will receive a pro-rated refund on their membership fee. Combined with the $200 statement credit, this can further minimize the $450 annual fee.