One of the benefits advertised widely on the Citi Executive AAdvantage/ Platinum Select AAdvantage card is 25% off inflight food and beverage on American Airlines flights.
Since many folks don’t know how this benefit works, I wanted to explain the process, and why I love this perk.
Once inflight food and beverage service starts, select what you want to eat and drink.
The flight attendant will gather the items off the cart, and will take out an electronic Samsung pad to track the purchase.
The flight attendant will total the purchase, and ask for your credit card.
Make sure you hand over your eligible Citi American Airlines card and charge the purchase to there. You’ll be charged the quoted amount from the flight attendant, without the 25% off.
A few days later, you’ll see the charge appear on your credit card.
You’ll see the purchase shows up as “AA INFLIGHT MC 1 TULSA OK”.” 2 days later, the discount is given, and you’ll see a 25% credit given back to the account. In this case, since I had a $9.99 purchase, $2.50 was credit back to my account. Since I made a $9.99 payment, I had a $2.50 positive balance on my card.
It’s easy as that! Don’t be afraid to purchase food and drink onboard your next American Airlines flight — even thought the prices may seem steep, receiving the 25% discount is quick, easy and painless, so your inflight snack will be even cheaper!
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