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patrickf3 Jan 3, 18 6:34 am

So to clarify the Red and Silver cannot be stacked right?

I have RED now and looking to maximize both EQD and EQM - I should switch to Silver ASAP correct?

apeortdz Jan 3, 18 7:37 am

Correct.

rinipiyan Jan 6, 18 7:38 am

Can Silver and Business be stacked together? That'd be $9k EQD in total

flyingmusicianlax Jan 6, 18 7:51 am


Originally Posted by rinipiyan (Post 29257443)
Can Silver and Business be stacked together? That'd be $9k EQD in total

No.

brewdog11 Jan 6, 18 10:55 am

Any recent reports of switching to Silver? I've had the card about two years now and I'm looking to convert -- it seems like a much better deal than the Citi cards at this point. Also, will my current spend toward EQD/EQM this year "switch over" from Red to Silver?

If not, I'm going to try to convert once I hit the EQD spend requirement this year.

TWA884 Jan 6, 18 12:20 pm


Originally Posted by brewdog11 (Post 29258008)
Any recent reports of switching to Silver? I've had the card about two years now and I'm looking to convert -- it seems like a much better deal than the Citi cards at this point. Also, will my current spend toward EQD/EQM this year "switch over" from Red to Silver?

I just received this offer:


Start off the new year by upgrading to a card that offers unparalleled benefits and luxury – the AAdvantage® Aviator® Silver World Elite Mastercard®.1 Enjoy valuable new benefits that extend beyond those included with your current card...

And, keep many of the benefits you already enjoy.Continue to earn miles on all your purchases with no limit to the AAdvantage® miles you can earn, preferred boarding, first checked bag free, no foreign transaction fees, 10% of your redeemed miles back and more!

It’s easy.Your account number and expiration date will stay the same. You’ll simply receive a new card (with more benefits) in the mail. Additionally, your existing account balance, transaction history and miles will be automatically transferred to your new, upgraded card.

brewdog11 Jan 6, 18 1:37 pm


Originally Posted by TWA884 (Post 29258311)
I just received this offer:

Good to know. Thank you!

scubadu Jan 6, 18 2:26 pm


Originally Posted by scubadu (Post 29229899)
So with apologies, I'm going to ask a question which is a slight riff on the does the "spend tracker" carry over from Red to Silver. I've read the Wiki and most (but certainly not all) posts in this thread.

I completely understand that if one has the Red card and later upgrades to Silver the spending does follow the upgrade and you don't have to "start over." Got it.

In my case, I'm considering putting some rather substantial, time sensitive expenses on these cards (in 2018), but given the rather bizarre vagaries of getting the "invite" for the Silver it's possible I'll need to make the spend before I would be eligible for the Silver invite.

So, I'm curious if anyone has experience putting literally the entire $50K of spend all on the Red card, then down the line being upgraded to the Silver. In that case will you just magically (and automatically) be given the incremental benefits that come from the Silver card (i.e. the additional EQMs, the additional EQDs and the companion certificate)?

I know this has been sort of asked, but I haven't seen anyone speak to this specific scenario. Personally, I care little about AA RDMs, only the EQD/EQMs, so I'm hesitant to divert this amount of spend to this card without clarity of those items being granted. Particularly interested in first hand experiences, if there are any, as opposed to theoretical deductions or pointers to the T&Cs (I'm familiar with them)

Regards

Thought I'd try to bump once. No one on FT has tried this? (that would kind of suprise me)

Regards

deac83 Jan 6, 18 9:33 pm


Originally Posted by scubadu (Post 29258742)
Thought I'd try to bump once. No one on FT has tried this? (that would kind of suprise me)

Regards

I just received my upgrade letter, which says 'You'll simply receive a new card with these enhanced benefits in the mail. additionally, your existing account balance, transaction history and miles will be automatically transferred to the new card'.

I'd recommend making a few calls since you have a unique situation. I talked to Barclay last year to confirm the terms and timing and they were pretty aware of the details.

Separately, I've had this card (red) since June, hit the 25k in Dec and received the UG offer the first week of January.

fly747first Jan 6, 18 11:36 pm

I'd be careful with Barclay. They now have a policy that you can only be approved for the same card once every 24 months from the last time you closed your account. They won't approve you for a new card of the same product even if you are ok not receiving the welcome bonus; they just won't approve your application.

orvando Jan 8, 18 5:22 pm

Aviator Platinum (Plutonium?)
 
just got off the phone with a sort of loony barclays agent who, when i voiced my displeasure with the Aviator Silver as compared with the Citi Exec (in at attempt to get a retention offer) mentioned that there is a new HIGHER annual fee barclays product, but would give me no further details as my account was not eligible to change to it. does anyone have a clue what she was talking about???

scubadu Jan 8, 18 5:46 pm


Originally Posted by deac83 (Post 29259941)
I just received my upgrade letter, which says 'You'll simply receive a new card with these enhanced benefits in the mail. additionally, your existing account balance, transaction history and miles will be automatically transferred to the new card'.

I'd recommend making a few calls since you have a unique situation. I talked to Barclay last year to confirm the terms and timing and they were pretty aware of the details.

Separately, I've had this card (red) since June, hit the 25k in Dec and received the UG offer the first week of January.

Thanks. Something tells me if I call them, they will likely be unable to answer this question since even the vagaries of being offered the upgrade seem to be a mystery...

Regards

lkar Jan 9, 18 12:26 pm


Originally Posted by Snuggs (Post 29181126)


Be interested in your experience. Barclay is pretty clear that you earn in the calendar year the spend posts.

Just following up. I waited until 12/30 to go over $50,000 -- I held back a few dollars and then bought an amazon gift card on 12/30. The transaction posted on 1/3/18 with a transaction date of 12/30. When I go into my benefits page, it shows me having earned the second $3,000 EQDs, but they have not yet posted to my aa account (either for 2017 or for 2018). I am fully expecting when they post (if they post automatically) they will post for 2017, but we'll see (and obviously I'll update here).

pubsmeister Jan 10, 18 4:55 pm


Originally Posted by lkar (Post 29271038)


Just following up. I waited until 12/30 to go over $50,000 -- I held back a few dollars and then bought an amazon gift card on 12/30. The transaction posted on 1/3/18 with a transaction date of 12/30. When I go into my benefits page, it shows me having earned the second $3,000 EQDs, but they have not yet posted to my aa account (either for 2017 or for 2018). I am fully expecting when they post (if they post automatically) they will post for 2017, but we'll see (and obviously I'll update here).

I hit the 50k spend threshold on 12/22. Still waiting for the EQD's to post. When I hit the 25k spend threshold in October it took 17 days for the EQD's to post. I'm now at 19 days. I know the web site says it can take 6-8 weeks but that was not my experience in the past. Like you, I presume the EQD's will go towards 2017 status- which is what I'm hoping, to get knocked into Platinum Pro.

G.RAES Jan 11, 18 5:47 am

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.


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