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If I get an AA Advantage credit card for perks like boarding priority (no status here) and free checked bags, do I have to use the credit card to purchase the tickets to get those perks?

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Nope, you get them no matter where you book, tied to your advantage frequent flyer number

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Once you get your CC it will link to your AA profile. You just need to enter your AA # when you book your flight to get the perks.

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United is the same

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ZS1, United is not the same. They require you to pay for the flight with the card.

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I only fly a few times a year so I don’t have status and don’t expect to obtain status.

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