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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 Oct 27, 14, 9:14 am
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Barclaycard AAdvantage Aviator Silver and Red Cards (master thread)

American Airlines just launched two new products today which are the AAdvantage Aviator Silver and Red Cards from BarclayCard.

AAdvantage Aviator Silver World Elite MasterCard (Annual Fee: $195, billed on 2015 anniversary date):

Mileage Earning: 3x miles on US Airways and American purchases, 2x miles on hotels and car rentals and 1x on all other purchases.

Elite Mileage Earning: 5,000 EQM miles for each $20,000 in annual purchases (10,000 maximum EQMs per year)

Perks: First checked bag free for you and up to 8 of your traveling companions, 10% of your redeemed miles back up to 10,000 miles per year, companion certificate each year good for up to 2 guests at $99 each with $30,000 in purchases by your account anniversary (plus taxes and fees), No Foreign Transaction Fees, Chip-enabled for global acceptance, Premium Servicing with US-based customer service, MasterCard World Elite Concierge and Luxury Travel Benefits. Lastly, you will enjoy , priority boarding and 25% in-flight savings on food, beverage and headsets.

AAdvantage Aviator Red (Annual Fee: $89): This is the go to card for the majority of US Airways Matercard cardholders after the frequent flyer programs merge in 2015.

Mileage Earning: Earn 2x miles on US Airways and American purchases, 1x miles on hotels and car rentals and 1x on all other purchases.

Perks: First checked bag free for you and up to 4 traveling companions, priority boarding, 10% of your redeemed miles back up to 10,000 miles per year, $100 flight discount each year with $30,000 in annual purchases, 25% in-flight savings on food, beverage and headsets, Chip-enabled for global acceptance, MasterCard World Elite Concierge and Luxury Travel Benefits.

If you are interested in either of the Aviator cards, I’d highly recommend getting the US Airways World Mastercard now.

You can read a full review on my blog, but thought I would share the exciting news here as well about these two new cards.

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Old Oct 27, 14, 9:40 am
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Seems like a product launch for cards designed to serve AA and US members now as well as post-merger, offered only to current US BarclayCard holders.

As reported on The Points Guy's blog:

The New AAdvantage Aviator Silver Premium Version
The new Silver card one-ups Citi on many fronts and shows that Barclaycard is serious about building a huge bank of American co-branded cardholders. However, Barclaycard can’t accept new applications for American Airlines cobranded cards, so what they’re doing is brilliant- offering the Aviator Silver product as upgrades to existing cardholders. I got my invitation for the Aviator Silver today and I suspect some TPG readers will too (please report back in the comments!). If don’t currently have a US Airways MasterCard and are interested in either the Silver or the Red then you must apply now before Barlcaycard can longer accept new applications.

Read more: http://thepointsguy.com/2014/10/barc...#ixzz3HMSzAnrK
N.B. As this card is targeted at US Barclaycard holders only, albeit with rationalised benefits for AA and US (and therefore positioned for post-merger times), we'll most move it to the US pre-merger forum. Changes in information may affect that. /Moderator

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Old Oct 27, 14, 10:03 am
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My questions (although I realize no one here probably knows).

Will the 10,000 mile/year renewal bonus be preserved if I convert?
Can I apply for a card now and convert?
Will Citi match this offering?
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Old Oct 27, 14, 10:09 am
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Originally Posted by nall View Post
My questions (although I realize no one here probably knows).

Will the 10,000 mile/year renewal bonus be preserved if I convert?
Can I apply for a card now and convert?
Will Citi match this offering?
I'd agree with The Points Guy: this card is designed to lure current US Barclaycard holders with a card that will work well after the merger with the same benefits. If he's correct, Barclays is "backing in" to a lucrative market only Citibank will have access to in the future (as sole supplier of AA branded cards post-merger).
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Old Oct 27, 14, 8:09 pm
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It looks like this is only targeted according the The Points Guy article. Hope I get one of those mailings!
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Old Oct 27, 14, 8:54 pm
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Amazing that they found a way to turn me from seriously contemplating dumping my US card at my next renewal to instead seriously contemplating upgrading it to an alternative with twice the annual fee.
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Old Oct 27, 14, 9:07 pm
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Doesn't look like I got this and I'm a Barclay card holder. Anyone know who to contact?
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Old Oct 27, 14, 9:12 pm
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New AAdvantage Aviator Silver and Red Cards from BarclayCard (US targeted)

Don't think anyone got it yet.
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Old Oct 27, 14, 9:17 pm
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Originally Posted by heyeaglefn View Post
Don't think anyone got it yet.
The offer or the actual card?
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Old Oct 27, 14, 9:19 pm
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Originally Posted by heyeaglefn View Post
Don't think anyone got it yet.
The offer or the actual card?
Both they just announced the cards recently.
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Old Oct 27, 14, 9:24 pm
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Originally Posted by heyeaglefn View Post
Both they just announced the cards recently.
Ok thanks - I was hoping to get the offer. Too bad it's basically $40k for the 10PQM
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Old Oct 28, 14, 7:58 pm
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Waiting to hear. I have more than on card (one legacy from US and one legacy from HP that both became Barclay Mastercards). Might be worth the price even though it is half the previous PQM for the $20k spend.
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Old Oct 29, 14, 2:17 pm
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Red face

Has anyone actually received an invite to these cards?
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Old Oct 29, 14, 2:37 pm
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Has anyone actually received an invite to these cards?
I am sure the posts will start when it happens. They just were announced this week.
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Old Nov 1, 14, 8:01 am
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Has anyone actually received an invite to these cards?

I just got my invite in my mail yesterday!!
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