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Barclaycard AAdvantage Aviator Silver and Red Cards (master thread)

Barclaycard AAdvantage Aviator Silver and Red Cards (master thread)

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AAdvantage Aviator Silver and Red Cards from BarclayCard

NOTE: The BarclayCard US Airways Aviator credit cards were offered to US Airways Dividend Miles members and "grandfathered in" to the AAdvantage program. Now p, you can sign up for several Aviator cards, though the Silver Card is generally available after one has had another Aviator Card at least three months.

There are five AAdvantage-linked Aviator-branded cards by Barclaycard. An April 2015 article on The Points Guy details them.

The Many Flavors of Barclaycard AAdvantage Aviator (Jason Steele, April 13th, 2015).

Where can I see information on all available Barclays Barclaycard AAdvantage cards?

Barclaycard AAdvantage® Aviator® Mastercard®

Barclaycard AAdvantage® Aviator® Blue Mastercard®

Barclaycard AAdvantage® Aviator® Red Mastercard®

Barclaycard AAdvantage® Aviator® Silver World Elite Mastercard®

Barclaycard AAdvantage® Aviator® Business Mastercard®

(These links are to aa.com pages for the respective Aviator cards)

Link to American Airlines® AAdvantage® Aviator™ Red MasterCard® Reward Rules T&C (Feb 2017)

Link to American Airlines® AAdvantage® Aviator™ Silver World Elite MasterCard® Reward Rules T&C (Feb 2017)

Link to FT thread Citi & Barclaycard AAdvantage Credit Card Free Domestic Checked Bag / Baggage

Aviator Red applications are available at the airport or in flight in 2017, or online at https://home.barclaycardus.com

New Red cardholders may apply to upgrade to Aviator Silver after 90 days. Existing Red cardholders (prior to 2017) may apply to upgrade to Silver at any time.

Aviator Silver offers EQM:

"Additional Benefits of your Account

Elite Qualifying Miles


The primary cardmember may earn 5,000 Elite Qualifying Miles ("EQMs") after spending $20,000 in Net Purchases that post to the AAdvantage® Aviator™ Silver account from January 1st through December 31st each calendar year. The primary cardmember may earn an additional 5,000 AAdvantage® EQMs each calendar year when the cardmember reaches $40,000 in spending on Net Purchases with the AAdvantage Aviator Silver account during the same period. An AAdvantage® Aviator™ Silver primary cardmember may earn the maximum 10,000 EQMs once per calendar year, unless the cardmember has already earned the maximum number of EQMs through another AAdvantage® Aviator™ Silver account. EQMs earned are in addition to the AAdvantage miles earned for Net Purchases made on the AAdvantage®Aviator™ Silver account. Net Purchases exclude returned goods and services, cash advances, convenience checks, transferred balances, credits, fees and interest charges. Net Purchases made by authorized users through additional cards on the primary cardmember's AAdvantage® Aviator™ Silver account will count toward the primary cardmember's qualifying spend. EQMs earned as a result of this benefit will typically be posted to the primary cardmember's AAdvantage® account 6-8 weeks after meeting the spend requirement. EQMs will not count toward Million Miler℠ status. EQMs cannot be redeemed for award travel, AAdvantage® miles or any other AAdvantage® program awards. EQMs earned with the AAdvantage® Aviator™ Silver account qualify toward the primary cardmember's AAdvantage® program elite status earning requirements each calendar year, subject to the limits under the Reward Rules and the AAdvantage® Program. Full details on elite status and qualifications are available in the AAdvantage® section of aa.com."

Both cards will offer spend offsets to the required Elite Qualifying Dollar spend in 2017.[/B]

Spend $25,000 or more on a Barclaycard-issued American AAdvantage Aviator Red credit card and earn 3,000 EQD.

Spend $25,000 on a Barclaycard-issued AAdvantage Aviator Silver credit card and earn an additional 3,000 EQD - a second $25,000 spend will earn another 3,000 EQD.

You can not hold both cards and combine earnings. You can notvearn more than $6,000 EQD spend offset in one year. Qualifying purchases are 1 Jan - 31 Dec of one year.

See EQ Dollar / EQD offset via Barclaycard Aviator Card – announcement, details for further information.

and FAQ: Earning EQD / Elite Qualifying Dollars on AA and Partner Airlines (2017 on)

Spend $20,000 on your Silver card in one calendar year, earn 5,000 EQM; spend a total of $40,000 or more on your Silver card, earn 5,000 more EQM.

Above updated 16 Feb 2017 - JDiver


What are the benefits of the Aviator Silver card?
  • Earn 3X miles for every dollar spent on eligible US Airways and American Airlines purchases
  • Earn 2X miles for every dollar spent on hotels and car rentals
  • Earn 1X miles for every dollar spent on all other purchases
  • Earn 5,000 Elite Qualifying Miles for each $20,000 in annual purchases (10,000 maximum EQMs per year)
  • First checked bag free for you and up to 8 companions traveling on the same reservation
  • A Companion Certificate good for up to 2 guests at $99 each will be issued each year after your account anniversary when you spend $30,000 or more in purchases (taxes and fees apply)
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Premium Servicing including US-based Customer Service, World Elite Concierge and Luxury Travel Benefits
  • Receive 10% of your redeemed miles back, up to 10,000 miles each calendar year
  • Apply for Global Entry with TSA PreCheck and, upon approval, experience expedited, more efficient security screenings, moving you smoothly through U.S. Customs when returning from traveling abroad. Pay for the $100 Global Entry application fee with your card and you'll automatically receive a $100 statement credit 2-3 weeks after your transaction.
    • With this benefit, the primary cardmember can receive one application fee statement credit every 5 years when the Global Entry membership needs to be renewed.
What are the terms of the 10% rebate benefit?
According to the Aviator card FAQ,
For this benefit to apply, your account must be open and active at the time of redemption.

The American Airlines AAdvantage bonus miles you will earn through this benefit will be based on 10% of the total AAdvantage miles you redeem each month during the calendar year. The maximum number of AAdvantage® bonus miles that can be earned annually from this benefit is 10,000 AAdvantage bonus miles per calendar year and per AAdvantage® account, regardless of how many AAdvantage miles you redeem in that calendar year.

This benefit only applies to AAdvantage miles redeemed from the primary Cardmember’s AAdvantage® account. Please allow 6-8 weeks after your redemption for American Airlines AAdvantage bonus miles to post to the primary Cardmember’s AAdvantage account.
Thus, this benefit
  • applies to all miles redemptions, regardless of the passenger name on the airline ticket or other award.
  • is limited to 10,000 miles in rebates per calendar year, regardless of how many Barclays and/or Citi AA cards you have.

For additional information about the 10% rebate benefit, see FAQ: AAdvantage Citi / Barclays 10% miles / mileage rebate (consolidated)and the associated wiki.
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Old Sep 17, 18, 9:15 am
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Originally Posted by pkr529 View Post
I have 2 silver aviator cards. Barclays now takes the position that EQMs cannot be stacked with those cards. Barclays cites to some language in the Reward Rules for EQMs that they claim support this position when in fact the language does not. I have implored them to set forth language that makes that clear to customers like they have done with EQDs to no avail.
I’m curious in my case since I have 1 personal card, the Silver Aviator & one business card, the Business Aviator. I already hit the 3000 EQD from the business card and next month will hit the first 3000 EQD from my Silver Aviator and might just spend the extra $10k since I want the 10,000 EQM at $40k and the second 3000 EQD would hit at $50k. I wonder if it’s more an AA issue vs a Barclays issue.
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Old Sep 17, 18, 10:37 am
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Originally Posted by pkr529 View Post
I have 2 silver aviator cards. Barclays now takes the position that EQMs cannot be stacked with those cards. Barclays cites to some language in the Reward Rules for EQMs that they claim support this position when in fact the language does not. I have implored them to set forth language that makes that clear to customers like they have done with EQDs to no avail.
AA's terminology says you can earn up to 10k EQM annually per card issuer.
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Old Sep 17, 18, 12:44 pm
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Originally Posted by pkr529 View Post
I have 2 silver aviator cards. Barclays now takes the position that EQMs cannot be stacked with those cards. Barclays cites to some language in the Reward Rules for EQMs that they claim support this position when in fact the language does not. I have implored them to set forth language that makes that clear to customers like they have done with EQDs to no avail.
Originally Posted by nall View Post
AA's terminology says you can earn up to 10k EQM annually per card issuer.
I never heard anyone getting EQMs while having the same two cards, I have the silver and Citi Exec card and get my 10K EQMs this way.
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Old Sep 17, 18, 2:32 pm
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I received 5,000 EQMs on each of my silver aviator cards for 2016 and 2017. As for who is making this an issue here, it is definitely Barclays. Barclays did try and throw the fish over the wall and blame AA but when I elevated the matter in both organizations it was clear the blame belongs to Barclays. I will drop one silver aviator next year and try an earn 10,000 EQMs on my remaining silver aviator and another 10,000 EQMs in the Citi card.
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Old Sep 17, 18, 2:52 pm
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Originally Posted by 355F1 View Post
Met the spend for the companion ticket last week.

Not or sure what happens next. The agent on the phone told me I’d get an email within 8-10 weeks with a voucher code?
I get my companion certificate 8-10 weeks after my anniversary date, it comes in snail mail and an email with a code/link(?). I use this card to try to keep up with my globe trotting DH for status. In 2017 I met my spend by March but did not receive my companion cert until March or April of 2018. I miss the pre-merger USAirways days when this benefit had more value.
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Old Sep 24, 18, 6:01 pm
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Annual fee on my silver aviator card was coming up at the end of the month. Called today to ask about retention offers and they had none. Since I'm not spending as much on the card as I thought I would, I canceled.
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Old Oct 1, 18, 12:32 pm
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Originally Posted by nall View Post
Trend continues. My EQM from middle of last month finally posted today (9/10/18).
Thanks for the great detail on this. It's great that they're posting these so quickly.
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Old Oct 10, 18, 1:23 pm
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Originally Posted by nall View Post
Trend continues. My EQM from middle of last month finally posted today (9/10/18).

Same here. My EQM from last month posted 10/10/18.
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Old Oct 10, 18, 5:58 pm
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Same here. My EQM from last month posted 10/10/18.
Mine too.
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Old Oct 18, 18, 10:08 pm
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Does defaulting on CC loan result in loss of AA miles? This is in regards to Barclaycardus card powered by Barclays bank in partnership with AA AAdvantage (Aviator) Mastercard.
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Old Oct 19, 18, 11:21 am
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Does defaulting on CC loan result in loss of AA miles? This is in regards to Barclaycardus card powered by Barclays bank in partnership with AA AAdvantage (Aviator) Mastercard.
Clawback can happen if you’ve received miles and returned merchandise, but as most miles aren’t awarded until you’ve made payments I’m unsure what might happen in a loan default. I assume miles you’ve earned remain in your account, but you’ll not earn further on a default, of course.

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Old Oct 19, 18, 9:26 pm
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Originally Posted by JDiver View Post
Clawback can happen if you’ve received miles and returned merchandise, but as most miles aren’t awarded until you’ve made payments I’m unsure what might happen in a loan default. I assume miles you’ve earned remain in your account, but you’ll not earn further on a default, of course.

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Thanks for the heads up. I just wasn't sure about where/who to ask.

I've got two AA cards (AA Citi world and Barclays AA Aviator). They're somehow connected and I've earned the miles for a while. I'm not talking about "pending"/potentially returnable merchandise. I'm currently facing extreme economic hardship and whilst I've got 150k miles sitting on my AA program, I'm confused if AA could take away all my miles that I'd earned through legit purchases and sign up bonuses (several months and over 2 years ago - on each card).
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Old Oct 29, 18, 7:22 pm
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Hey guys.
I read thru, but dont see a definitive DP.
Both wife and I got 60k... just enough to finish booking some tickets. This left my wife with only 3k miles (i still have 100k). Annual fees posted 29 days ago. She just called to cancel her card, and get a refund of the 95. No mention of bonus clawback.
I am hesitant to do the same, being that i still have plenty of miles in my account.

Does anyone know, if i can cancel, get back my 95, and my 60k miles will be safe as they are posted? Or is the bonus subject to any type of clawback restriction that I can not find. Thanks for you time!!
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Old Oct 30, 18, 9:01 pm
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Originally Posted by j2grady View Post
Hey guys.
I read thru, but dont see a definitive DP.
Both wife and I got 60k... just enough to finish booking some tickets. This left my wife with only 3k miles (i still have 100k). Annual fees posted 29 days ago. She just called to cancel her card, and get a refund of the 95. No mention of bonus clawback.
I am hesitant to do the same, being that i still have plenty of miles in my account.

Does anyone know, if i can cancel, get back my 95, and my 60k miles will be safe as they are posted? Or is the bonus subject to any type of clawback restriction that I can not find. Thanks for you time!!
IN the past some people have done this and lost the 60K and some didn't. this is a YMMV
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Old Oct 31, 18, 9:04 am
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Originally Posted by j2grady View Post
Hey guys.
I read thru, but dont see a definitive DP.
Both wife and I got 60k... just enough to finish booking some tickets. This left my wife with only 3k miles (i still have 100k). Annual fees posted 29 days ago. She just called to cancel her card, and get a refund of the 95. No mention of bonus clawback.
I am hesitant to do the same, being that i still have plenty of miles in my account.

Does anyone know, if i can cancel, get back my 95, and my 60k miles will be safe as they are posted? Or is the bonus subject to any type of clawback restriction that I can not find. Thanks for you time!!
Do you have access to the terms and conditions for the card and bonus miles, either from the Barclaycard site or that you downloaded? For example, there’s this:

In the event of any abusive, gaming or fraudulent activity related to the Account, as determined by us in our sole discretion, we reserve the right to make corresponding AAdvantage® miles adjustments to the miles accrued in the Program through use of the Account and/or to cancel your Account at any time.

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