American Airlines to Keep Citi and Barclays as Credit Card Partners

By Paul Riegler on 12 July 2016
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American Airlines announced plans to continue its credit-card agreements with both long-time partner Citi as well as Barclaycard US, which was the partner of US Airways prior to the airlines’ merger.

The Fort Worth-based carrier said it had entered into new agreements with both banks that will extend their respective relationships and allow them to continue to offer credit cardholders AAdvantage miles and other benefits.

The new agreement with Citi gives the bank the opportunity to offer its credit cards to new customers through the American Airlines website, direct mail, and at Admirals Club lounges. The agreement with Barclaycard US allows the bank to offer its credit cards to new customers in airports. It will also be the only card offered to passengers while in flight, starting in January 2017.

Current cardholders will see little if any change in benefits, the airline said, while MasterCard will continue as the exclusive payment network.

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