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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
There are five AAdvantage-linked Aviator-branded cards by Barclaycard. Two of them can be applied for directly, the other three are upgrades or downgrades after receiving a Red card.

The Many Flavors of Barclaycard AAdvantage Aviator

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


Aviator Red (On AA.com)
Aviator Silver (On AA.com)
Aviator Business (On AA.com)
Aviator Red applications are available at the airport, in flight, or online at https://www.barclaycardus.com/.

Red cardholders may receive an offer to upgrade to Aviator Silver after a period of time that varies, usually 3-11 months. The offer appears in the online "Offers" section, if it is declined there may be no simple way to receive the upgrade. Be careful with your clicking! Silver benefits begin at the start of the next statement, but the increased annual fee won't hit until the next card-member year starts.



Aviator Silver Vs Red
Annual Fee: Silver $199 Red $99
Miles on AA Purchases: Silver 3x Red 2x
Bonus Loyalty Points: Silver 5k LP after $20k/$40k/$50k Per Status Year Red None
In-Flight Food & Beverage: Silver $25 back/day Red 25% back
Wifi Credits: Silver $50/anniversary year Red $25/anniversary year
Companion Ticket: Silver 2 Companions Red 1 Companion (Minimum Anniversary-Year Spend Required for both)
PreCheck/Global Entry: Silver $100 credit Red No Credit


Card Benefit Details

FlyerTalk thread Citi & Barclaycard AAdvantage Credit Card Free Domestic Checked Bag / Baggage

Aviator Silver Bonus Loyalty Points: Bonuses are based on spend during status year, not anniversary year. When upgrading to Silver your Red spending will carry over. Five thousand Loyalty Points after spending $20k/$40k/$50k. You cannot stack multiple Silver accounts to earn this multiple times.

Companion Certificate: $20k in anniversary year spend required, issued about 45 days after you annual fee hits. Red gets one companion, Silver can have two. $99+tax for companions, round-trip 48 contiguous US States only unless you live in Alaska or Hawaii, in which case you may fly from your home state to the 48.










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Old Feb 23, 18, 8:24 pm
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Originally Posted by FlightNurse View Post
Barclay doesn't do auto CLI, I've had mine for over 7 yrs (US Card) and all of my CLI I've had to ask for it, and yes, it is a hard pull.
My recent statement shows an unrequested CLI.
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Old Feb 23, 18, 8:44 pm
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I've had two unrequested CLI's since I received my card about a year ago. Neither were hard pulls on my credit.
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Old Feb 24, 18, 1:22 pm
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Originally Posted by scubadu View Post
You neither need a "code" nor the dates of your travel. That is just flight attendants trying to convince you that you are getting a special offer.

The terms you reference are the standard offer that anyone and everyone can receive. Found here:
https://home.barclaycardus.com/cards...astercard.html

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Thanks. The applications handed out by the attendants directed me to myaviatorcard.com. That site asked for a promote code and the date of travel. Hence my questions.
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Old Feb 24, 18, 4:21 pm
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Originally Posted by getmethere View Post
Thanks. The applications handed out by the attendants directed me to myaviatorcard.com. That site asked for a promote code and the date of travel. Hence my questions.
Yep, that information is required for the flight attendant to get their commission And certainly no harm in doing that if they are the one that "sold" you on the card, but also not required.

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Old Feb 25, 18, 5:53 pm
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Originally Posted by scubadu View Post
Yep, that information is required for the flight attendant to get their commission And certainly no harm in doing that if they are the one that "sold" you on the card, but also not required.

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I see. Didn't know the attendants would get commission. No wonder they offered pens to complete the applications on the flights!
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Old Feb 26, 18, 8:49 am
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Originally Posted by getmethere View Post
How long will it take to get the miles after paying for the annual fee and making a purchase?
Should credit on the second statement if you pay the AF on the first statement and made a purchase.
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Old Mar 9, 18, 11:07 am
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Originally Posted by bbbb View Post
Should credit on the second statement if you pay the AF on the first statement and made a purchase.
I am on my second statement already with no credit yet - I sent a message to Barclay this morning. Hmmm....
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Old Mar 9, 18, 12:19 pm
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Originally Posted by SJCFlyerLG View Post
I am on my second statement already with no credit yet - I sent a message to Barclay this morning. Hmmm....
When the second statement closes. You would then be on your third statement having paid the fee after your first statement closes and then waiting for the second statement to close.
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Old May 9, 18, 6:16 pm
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Question EQM from Barclay Aviator Silver Card - Time to Post?

How long does it take for Barclay to post EQM and EQD for Aviator Silver card in AA?

I qualified for 5000 EQM on April 20 (verified in Barclay's counter inside account site). My April billing statement closed on May 3, and all purchase based miles were posted in AA on May 4. But my 5000 EQM is still missing. According to the following blog from One Mile at a Time, his/her EQM and EQD from Aviator Card posted immediately after meeting the spending requirement.

https://onemileatatime.boardingarea....dit-card-post/

What is your experience? According to online account site, it takes 6-8 weeks for Barclay to post EQM and EQD in AA. So will it be productive to call Barclay's customer service now?

Thanks,
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Old May 10, 18, 12:03 am
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Originally Posted by Tintin View Post
How long does it take for Barclay to post EQM and EQD for Aviator Silver card in AA?

I qualified for 5000 EQM on April 20 (verified in Barclay's counter inside account site). My April billing statement closed on May 3, and all purchase based miles were posted in AA on May 4. But my 5000 EQM is still missing. According to the following blog from One Mile at a Time, his/her EQM and EQD from Aviator Card posted immediately after meeting the spending requirement.

https://onemileatatime.boardingarea....dit-card-post/

What is your experience? According to online account site, it takes 6-8 weeks for Barclay to post EQM and EQD in AA. So will it be productive to call Barclay's customer service now?

Thanks,
Tintin
Don't you earn 10,000 EQM's after spending $40,000 on the Citi Aadvantage Executive World Elite card, and $3,000 EQD's after spending $25,000 on the Aviator Red or Silver World Elite cards, and another $3,000 after spending another $25,000 on the Aviator Silver?

For the Aviator Silver, I'd be surprised if the EQD's took longer than 30 days after your statement closing date.
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Old May 10, 18, 3:44 am
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Originally Posted by jcatman View Post
Don't you earn 10,000 EQM's after spending $40,000 on the Citi Aadvantage Executive World Elite card, and $3,000 EQD's after spending $25,000 on the Aviator Red or Silver World Elite cards, and another $3,000 after spending another $25,000 on the Aviator Silver?

For the Aviator Silver, I'd be surprised if the EQD's took longer than 30 days after your statement closing date.
You can earn a total of 10,000 EQM per year from credit cards. But you can earn EQM from both cards Citi Executive and Barclay Aviator Silver. For example, you can earn 6,000 EQM from Citi Executive and then a maximum of 4,000 EQM in that year from Barclay Aviator Silver. You cannot earn EQD from the Citi cards. EQD is exclusive to Barclay's (like Admirals Club membership is exclusive to Citi). That is why, it is advantageous to spend money in the Aviator Silver card. You can simultaneously earn credit towards both EQD and EQM. You can find more details in AA's Aviator Silver site below:

https://www.aa.com/i18n/aadvantage-p...mastercard.jsp

So, the question is, how long does it take for Barclay to post EQM and EQD in AA's site? Silver card holders: can you comment on this, please?

Thanks.

UPDATE: I was wrong. As many pointed out below, you can earn $10,000 EQM from each card (Citi Executive and Barclay Aviator), that is, a total of 20,000 EQM per year.

Last edited by Tintin; May 10, 18 at 4:36 pm Reason: Correction. Incorrect information in my original post.
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Old May 10, 18, 5:55 am
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Originally Posted by Tintin View Post
You can earn a total of 10,000 EQM per year from credit cards. But you can earn EQM from both cards Citi Executive and Barclay Aviator Silver. For example, you can earn 6,000 EQM from Citi Executive and then a maximum of 4,000 EQM in that year from Barclay Aviator Silver. You cannot earn EQD from the Citi cards. EQD is exclusive to Barclay's (like Admirals Club membership is exclusive to Citi). That is why, it is advantageous to spend money in the Aviator Silver card. You can simultaneously earn credit towards both EQD and EQM. You can find more details in AA's Aviator Silver site below:

https://www.aa.com/i18n/aadvantage-p...mastercard.jsp

So, the question is, how long does it take for Barclay to post EQM and EQD in AA's site? Silver card holders: can you comment on this, please?

Thanks.
Just reviewed my account for 2017:

The 5,000 EQM's and the 3,000 EQD's from the Barclay Silver Aviator Card posted approximately three weeks after the statement closed with dollar spend that surpassed the qualifying threshold.

By the way, you can earn 10,000 EQM's from EACH of the cards (the Silver Aviator and the Citi Executive World Elite).
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Old May 10, 18, 6:19 am
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I qualified for $3K EQD on 4/20/18 according to my Aviator online statement. The EQD posted this morning on AA.com.
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Old May 10, 18, 10:04 am
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I qualified for 5k EQM two weeks ago, just posted within the last couple of hours.
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Old May 10, 18, 11:46 am
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Originally Posted by Tintin View Post
You can earn a total of 10,000 EQM per year from credit cards. But you can earn EQM from both cards Citi Executive and Barclay Aviator Silver. For example, you can earn 6,000 EQM from Citi Executive and then a maximum of 4,000 EQM in that year from Barclay Aviator Silver. You cannot earn EQD from the Citi cards. EQD is exclusive to Barclay's (like Admirals Club membership is exclusive to Citi). That is why, it is advantageous to spend money in the Aviator Silver card. You can simultaneously earn credit towards both EQD and EQM. You can find more details in AA's Aviator Silver site below:

https://www.aa.com/i18n/aadvantage-p...mastercard.jsp

So, the question is, how long does it take for Barclay to post EQM and EQD in AA's site? Silver card holders: can you comment on this, please?

Thanks.
This is not correct, you can earn 10K EQM from EACH CC for a total of 20K EOM without stepping onto a plane. I've been doing this for a few years. It's an easy way (if you have the spend) to make elite with AA.
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