we have been Citi card platinum members for FOREVER, but now it doesn't seem to matter for airline tickets. you have to pay about 70 dollars per ticket, if you want to pick a seat ahead of your flight.. WHAT??? and no changes. We were in the airport waiting for our connection, and right across the terminal was a non stop going to the same place. Since we had purchased the cheaper "new" economy tickets we couldn't just get on.. even though we hadn't checked any bags. flight was ok, no issues. but no big deal either.