Earning Categories, and Miles
You’ll earn 2 miles per dollar spent on eligible American Airlines purchases, and 1 mile per dollar for all other purchases. You can redeem those miles for free flights, upgrades, hotels, car rentals, and more!
Add authorized users at no extra cost and earn miles for their purchases, too!
Welcome to the (Admirals) Club
By far, the biggest benefit of the AAdvantage Executive World Elite card is a membership to the Admirals Club. It gives you access to 50+ Admirals Club lounges and almost 40 partner lounges at airports around the world.
This would be a good place to mention that the annual fee for this credit card is $450, which is certainly an investment. But the Admirals Club benefit alone makes this card worth it since an individual membership starts at $550 per person!
So what kind of perks can you enjoy in Admirals Club lounges? For starters, you get light snacks and house drinks. You’ll also get free Wi-Fi and access to power ports so you can catch up on work or binge-watch your favorite shows.
Some lounges even have shower suites, computers, copiers, and printers!
You can bring 2 guests or immediate family with you, including your spouse, domestic partner, or children under 18.
Plus, if you are already an Admirals Club member, you may be eligible for a prorated refund of your membership fee.
Bottom Line: The Admirals Club benefit more than makes up for the $450 annual fee of the AAdvantage Executive World Elite card.
International Travel Benefits on the AAdvantage Executive World Elite Card
The AAdvantage Executive World Elite card is designed for domestic and international travelers.
It offers you VIP airport experiences where available, including priority check-in, priority airport screening, and priority boarding.
This benefit applies to you and up to 8 companions listed on your reservation.
EMV smart chip integration makes international purchases hassle-free in places like Europe and Asia where the technology is standard. Plus, you won’t pay any foreign transaction fees, which is another big savings.
In addition, you’ll receive Global Entry or TSA PreCheck application fee credit.
More AAdvantage Executive World Elite Card Benefits
Because it’s a Citi AAdvantage card, you get a variety of extra travel benefits. For instance, you (and up to 8 travel companions) get your first checked bag free on domestic American Airlines flights.
Want a beverage, snack, or headphones while in the sky? Save 25% on many inflight purchases.
Plus, with reduced mileage awards you can fly to select destinations for 7,500 fewer miles. That way you can get even more value out of the miles you earn
Finally, the AAdvantage Executive World Elite card includes a dedicated concierge for help 24/7 with your shopping, entertainment, and dining needs during foreign or domestic travel.