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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?



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."

As of 2019, only the Silver card gets EQD and the levels are higher: spend $50,000 on a Barclaycard-issued AAdvantage Aviator Silver credit card and earn 3,000 EQD. If you earn at end of year this will hit in January but be back dated to your prior year qualification.

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 Jan 11, 18, 6:09 am
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Originally Posted by G.RAES View Post
I received a reply from AAdvantage confirming that the bonus EQD for mileage earned in late 2017 be posted towards 2017 qualification; however, they appear to have been posted dating to my statement closing date, counting for the 2018 qualification year. I have asked if this could be revised.
Please update us here on your progress. I was waiting for my final $3000 EQD for spend made in early-Dec (posted well before my Dec credit card statement closed). I was assured by AA and Barclay that it would count for 2017, but I just had $6000 EQD post for 2018.

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Old Jan 11, 18, 6:11 am
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Mine too were counted towards 2018 even though they were earned in early dec 2017 and I was told they would count towards 2017. Hopefully they can be revised
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Old Jan 11, 18, 9:06 am
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Originally Posted by FlyerBeek View Post
Please update us here on your progress. I was waiting for my final $3000 EQD for spend made in early-Dec (posted well before my Dec credit card statement closed). I was assured by AA and Barclay that it would count for 2017, but I just had $6000 EQD post for 2018.

-FlyerBeek
Had exact same thing happen to me today. Will call AA later today. If anyone calls earlier please let us know the outcome, and give advice on how to proceed- what number to call, what to say, etc. to expedite correction. Thanks.
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Old Jan 11, 18, 9:40 am
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Unhappy EQD Dating Issues with barclaycard

I have suffered from the same issue. My last purchase on December 29, 2017 crossed the $25,000 threshold. The Barclaycard website shows that I achieved the goal for 2017, My EQDs posted to AA's website today and it shows 3,000 EQD for 2018. Reading the rules, it should not work this way, but will be curious to hear if others manage to correct this situation. Will try calling later.
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Old Jan 11, 18, 9:48 am
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This is hilarious -- my EQD posted today to 2017, but unlike you guys I wanted them to count for 2018 and was hoping to time things so that what happened to you guys would happen to me. But they didn't! Anyway, here's my datapoint.

12/30/17 -- crossed $50,000.
1/3/18 -- the charge that crossed the $50,000 posted to my barclays account
Today (1/11/18) -- the EQD posted to aa.com, with a posting date of 12/31/17. My EQD for this year remain the same, but my EQD for 2017 has increased $3,000.
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Old Jan 11, 18, 9:55 am
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Originally Posted by lkar View Post
This is hilarious -- my EQD posted today to 2017, but unlike you guys I wanted them to count for 2018 and was hoping to time things so that what happened to you guys would happen to me. But they didn't! Anyway, here's my datapoint.

12/30/17 -- crossed $50,000.
1/3/18 -- the charge that crossed the $50,000 posted to my barclays account
Today (1/11/18) -- the EQD posted to aa.com, with a posting date of 12/31/17. My EQD for this year remain the same, but my EQD for 2017 has increased $3,000.
I think others besides myself told you that the spend in 2017 will not count towards 2018. since everything is reset at 2018.
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Old Jan 11, 18, 10:54 am
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Originally Posted by FlightNurse View Post
I think others besides myself told you that the spend in 2017 will not count towards 2018. since everything is reset at 2018.
Yeah, you did and I assumed you'd be right -- but there was no downside to trying it. And, from the datapoints above, it seems like it did credit for many in 2018. Whether it will be reversed or not, who knows.

But there was virtually no downside to my waiting and giving it a shot.
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Old Jan 11, 18, 11:56 am
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I emailed Barclaycard and they responded that they are aware (as is American) that this is a problem and they opened a case for me. It sounds like it could take a while to resolve. They also indicated that it could impact my earning of EQD in 2018 for the calendar year - however, I assume that will be corrected once the error is reversed.

I also spoke to American who said that I needed to resolve this with Barclaycard by asking them to send American instructions to treat the award as a 2017 award.
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Old Jan 11, 18, 12:11 pm
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Originally Posted by dekeuk View Post
I emailed Barclaycard and they responded that they are aware (as is American) that this is a problem and they opened a case for me. It sounds like it could take a while to resolve. They also indicated that it could impact my earning of EQD in 2018 for the calendar year - however, I assume that will be corrected once the error is reversed.

I also spoke to American who said that I needed to resolve this with Barclaycard by asking them to send American instructions to treat the award as a 2017 award.
I also had 2017 EQDs post for 2018, which is fine with me (didn't need them for 2017 requalification). So now I have to wait and hope they don't fix it? LOL.
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Old Jan 11, 18, 1:14 pm
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I was told that it will be fixed for everyone and it should take no more than a week
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Old Jan 11, 18, 2:39 pm
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Very helpful AAdvantage agent said that I was the second person to call about this problem on her shift today. She started a ticket, took some information about the Barclaycard account, and advised that they would have to go back to Barclaycard and request that the bonus EQD be re-sent. She suggested that a resolution should come within 7-10 business days.

I separately reached out to Barclaycard, who did not appear to understand the question and merely copy-pasted the terms of the EQD offer as given in the card application.
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Old Jan 12, 18, 5:56 am
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Originally Posted by G.RAES View Post
Very helpful AAdvantage agent said that I was the second person to call about this problem on her shift today. She started a ticket, took some information about the Barclaycard account, and advised that they would have to go back to Barclaycard and request that the bonus EQD be re-sent. She suggested that a resolution should come within 7-10 business days.

I separately reached out to Barclaycard, who did not appear to understand the question and merely copy-pasted the terms of the EQD offer as given in the card application.
At least for me this was fixed overnight. Date of credit changed to 12/31/17 (from 1/8/18) and EQD amount changed to $3000, instead of $6000. Info now correct on-line.
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Old Jan 12, 18, 6:44 am
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Originally Posted by pubsmeister View Post
At least for me this was fixed overnight. Date of credit changed to 12/31/17 (from 1/8/18) and EQD amount changed to $3000, instead of $6000. Info now correct on-line.
Mine was also fixed overnight. The EQDs where change to 2017 instead of 2018
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Old Jan 12, 18, 6:58 am
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Same here. 3k EQD and 5k EQM now posted in 2017. The beautiful thing is I had 145k EQMs in 2017, so now I have 150k and two extra SWUs.
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Old Jan 12, 18, 7:17 am
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My EDQ issues also appears to have been fixed overnight. The EQDs that were showing in my 2018 tracker have now been moved to 2017. The January 8th EQD entry in my AAdvantage account activity has been removed, and there's now a December 31st EQD entry.

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