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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 Mar 7, 19, 5:49 am
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Originally Posted by SP03 View Post
Authorized users have the same card numbers as the primary card holder, so I don't see why they wouldn't.
Do they share it, or get their own? Primary and authorized are on the same flight, is the free drinks budget $25 or $50?

Also, since it’s AA spend, it should be an automatic 75 (25x3) miles every flight. I think we need a chart showing menu items that total up to 24.99. Honestly, I don’t see this benefit lasting in its current form.

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Old Mar 7, 19, 6:15 am
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Originally Posted by SouthernCross View Post


Do they share it, or get their own? Primary and authorized are on the same flight, is the free drinks budget $25 or $50?

Also, since it’s AA spend, it should be an automatic 75 (25x3) miles every flight. I think we need a chart showing menu items that total up to 24.99. Honestly, I don’t see this benefit lasting in its current form.
No one knows for sure. But if your authorized user has the same card number as you then you def will only get 25 total.
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Old Mar 7, 19, 12:10 pm
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Old Mar 11, 19, 8:52 pm
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A note on EQD. The form I had heard the EQD downgrade in was, it was $3K in 2019 unless you had acquired or upgraded to Silver Aviator in 2018, which I did, in which case it was $6K. However, when I called they said no, $3K. When I got my annual fee notice it said $6K, which I was planning to use if I had to argue. For a long time there was no tracker on the website and I kept seeing mentions of Silver benefits that said nothing about EQD. Today I looked at the website and it's showing my progress meter as going up to $6K @ $50K spend.

So hopefully that's the truth. Good news since I decided to go for EXP this year.
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Old Mar 11, 19, 8:54 pm
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Originally Posted by redtop43 View Post
A note on EQD. The form I had heard the EQD downgrade in was, it was $3K in 2019 unless you had acquired or upgraded to Silver Aviator in 2018, which I did, in which case it was $6K. However, when I called they said no, $3K. When I got my annual fee notice it said $6K, which I was planning to use if I had to argue. For a long time there was no tracker on the website and I kept seeing mentions of Silver benefits that said nothing about EQD. Today I looked at the website and it's showing my progress meter as going up to $6K @ $50K spend.

So hopefully that's the truth. Good news since I decided to go for EXP this year.
I’ve had silver card for a while and mine shows up 3k EQD for 50k spend. So you should be good.
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Old Mar 12, 19, 1:50 am
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anyone able to downgrade from the red aaviator recently?
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Old Mar 12, 19, 9:41 am
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anyone able to downgrade from the red aaviator recently?
I tried calling yesterday, they wouldn't let me do anything (not even downgrade from Silver)... and no offers.. No rhyme or reason why others get offers or annual fee waivers and others dont
Anyone else with data points? My AF hit recently and I have up to 60 days to cancel without paying the fee.

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Old Mar 12, 19, 2:33 pm
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I tried calling yesterday, they wouldn't let me do anything (not even downgrade from Silver)... and no offers.. No rhyme or reason why others get offers or annual fee waivers and others dont
Anyone else with data points? My AF hit recently and I have up to 60 days to cancel without paying the fee.
yup. That's how they treated me. No offers, no effort, not even a thank you. Cancelled my card in no time flat.
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Old Mar 24, 19, 1:14 pm
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If I upgrade from the Red to the Silver, does the counter for EQD start back at zero, or does it count what I've already spent in 2019? I'm about to hit the $25k for 3k EQD (since I got this card in 2018, the change hasn't hit it yet). If I upgrade to Silver, I'm wondering if I'll have to spend $25k more in 2019 for the additional 3k EQD, or if it'll take $50k more (for a total of $75k)
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Old Mar 24, 19, 1:23 pm
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Hi there! On a somewhat tangentially related issue, I have the Aviator Silver card, is it possible to hold this and say an AA branded card from Citi, and then receive benefits (EQMs and EQDs) from both cards?
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Old Mar 24, 19, 1:30 pm
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Hi there! On a somewhat tangentially related issue, I have the Aviator Silver card, is it possible to hold this and say an AA branded card from Citi, and then receive benefits (EQMs and EQDs) from both cards?
Yes, you get the EQM @ 10k each from Aviator Silver + Citi Exec AND you get the EQD (3k or 6k depending on cardmember ann'y) from Aviator Silver.
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Old Mar 24, 19, 2:43 pm
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If I upgrade from the Red to the Silver, does the counter for EQD start back at zero, or does it count what I've already spent in 2019? I'm about to hit the $25k for 3k EQD (since I got this card in 2018, the change hasn't hit it yet). If I upgrade to Silver, I'm wondering if I'll have to spend $25k more in 2019 for the additional 3k EQD, or if it'll take $50k more (for a total of $75k)
whatever you already spend will count towards silver. I upgraded 2 years ago in December and got a surprise of 10K EQM and 3K EQDs
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Old Apr 9, 19, 9:24 am
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Last night I booked a flight for my mom and I for tomorrow using by BA Avios. My mom has the Red card and I have tied her AAdvantage number to the reservation. Will we still be able to get a free checked bag even tho the reservation was made with my Avios? I didn't see anything during online check in about checked bags (free or paid), but admittedly its been a while since I've flown with a checked bag so this prompt may not even appear anymore. I assume we can just go to the baggage check and flash her card if it doesn't manually update as us getting a free bag.
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Old Apr 9, 19, 10:20 am
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Last night I booked a flight for my mom and I for tomorrow using by BA Avios. My mom has the Red card and I have tied her AAdvantage number to the reservation. Will we still be able to get a free checked bag even tho the reservation was made with my Avios?
Yes, assuming she's had the Aviator Red card long enough for a record of that to make its way to AA so it's associated with her AA account.
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Old Apr 9, 19, 11:17 am
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Yes, assuming she's had the Aviator Red card long enough for a record of that to make its way to AA so it's associated with her AA account.
Yes, she's had it for multiple years, so we should be good on that end. Thank you!
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