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AAdvantage Aviator Silver and Red Cards from BarclayCard

NOTE: The BarclayCard US Airways (now renamed Aviator) credit cards were offered to US Airways Dividend Miles members and "grandfathered in" to the AAdvantage program.

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)

[U]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,
Quote:
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.
Where can I see information on all four Barclays AA cards?
https://www.barclaycardus.com/servicing/aviator
https://www.barclaycardus.com/servicing/blue
https://www.barclaycardus.com/servicing/red
https://www.barclaycardus.com/servicing/silver


(These links no longer work, and it is not clear that anything other than Red and Silver exist anymore.)
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Old Sep 14, 17, 3:29 pm   #1456
  
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Thanks for the feedback. To clarify, I am asking if I could pre-pay my Barclaycard with something like 23k, and then make the 25k payment to the IRS. In this case wouldn't my balance on the card only be 2k?
If you are thinking to make a payment online, their system will not allow you to pay more than $500 over your current balance.

If you are thinking to transfer from your bank, it takes at least two days to clear. It is ok to do this once in awhile but don't do it often because you will get their attention. Good luck!
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Old Sep 17, 17, 5:27 am   #1457
  
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3x, 2x, 1x miles for purchases

The silver cards purports to give 3x miles for AA charges, 2x miles for hotel and car rental charges, and 1x miles for other charges. I am getting 3x for my AA charges. But I just noticed that I am getting only 1x miles for hotel charges. Check your statements and see if you are getting the right multipliers on your charges.
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Old Sep 19, 17, 6:09 am   #1458
  
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Extra "security"

Wow, what an irritating website. For the last several days, every time you log on, you must either:
  • Answer extra "security" questions, or
  • Validate via email or text
Yes, I understand the Equifax thing makes it easier for crooks to set up new credit cards in your name. But what is the benefit of constantly hassling your existing customers?
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Old Sep 19, 17, 7:49 am   #1459
  
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Wow, what an irritating website. For the last several days, every time you log on, you must either:
  • Answer extra "security" questions, or
  • Validate via email or text
Yes, I understand the Equifax thing makes it easier for crooks to set up new credit cards in your name. But what is the benefit of constantly hassling your existing customers?
I haven't had to do this. All is the normal way...
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Old Sep 19, 17, 11:19 pm   #1460
  
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So I (existing cardholder) got a new card in the mail the other day. Which was unexpected, as I hadn't requested one, and it wasn't due to expire for a couple years.

Anyone else have that happen to them lately?
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Old Sep 20, 17, 1:19 am   #1461
  
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Wow, what an irritating website. For the last several days, every time you log on, you must either:
  • Answer extra "security" questions, or
  • Validate via email or text
Yes, I understand the Equifax thing makes it easier for crooks to set up new credit cards in your name. But what is the benefit of constantly hassling your existing customers?
Sounds like my experience with another bank, but not Barclay.
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Old Sep 20, 17, 4:41 am   #1462
  
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I just logged on to my wife's account ... they wanted last 4 of SSN, dob, and account number, by which I assume they mean her credit card number. Of course I don't have on hand her card number, and as I think about it, this sure looks phishy. Will probably call in, pay off whatever is due, and then stop using card.

FWIW, was able from same computer to log into my accounts.
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Old Sep 20, 17, 12:41 pm   #1463
  
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Sounds like my experience with another bank, but not Barclay.
I had this experience when using an adblocker. It would prompt me for security answers every time I logged in.

Once I disabled the adblocker for that site, I never had that issue again.
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Old Sep 20, 17, 7:18 pm   #1464
  
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the signup bonus is now up to 60K! See here
I wonder if they will match again to those of those who applied at previous bonus levels (40K then 50K)?
I got 50k points and asked via chat if I could get the 60k point offer that was out now. I just got credit for the 10k extra miles. So yes they will give you the points.
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Old Sep 23, 17, 8:23 am   #1465
  
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Their website made me answer extra security questions (or sometimes it made me validate by text or email) every. single. login. Even if I had just logged out a few minutes ago, it still made me re-validate every time.

I contacted customer service who kept sending boilerplate replies about "security of your account", "validate your I.P. address", etc. In other words, pure b.s.

BTW, I knew all along what the real issue was.

To test my theory, when I returned home from the most recent trip, I tried to log in from the same secure, validated I.P. address I always use. The website made me answer extra security questions. I logged off and back on. It made me validate by SecurCode sent via email or text.

Then I opened the envelope which had been sitting at home for the past week. It contained the brand-spanking-new Silver Aviator card. I validated the card online.

Then logged in.

Suddenly I'm no longer a Security Risk.

Takeaway: if they send you a new card in the mail, you're a "security risk", every time you log in, until you validate the card.

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Originally Posted by CloudCoder View Post
Wow, what an irritating website. For the last several days, every time you log on, you must either:
  • Answer extra "security" questions, or
  • Validate via email or text
Yes, I understand the Equifax thing makes it easier for crooks to set up new credit cards in your name. But what is the benefit of constantly hassling your existing customers?
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Old Sep 23, 17, 9:41 am   #1466
  
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Just a heads up...I logged in to check if I got the "round up" miles promo (no). I did get an offer for 1000 bonus miles in each month when I spend $2k/mo in October, November, or December, plus a bonus of 2000 miles for doing it all three months. 5k total.
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Old Sep 25, 17, 10:25 pm   #1467
  
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I had signed up for the card in early August for the 50,000 miles bonus. Just call them to see if they could switch it to the 60,000 and they said that there is nothing they can do. So I just sent them a messag online and I'm awaiting a reply.
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Old Sep 26, 17, 2:31 pm   #1468
  
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Received a message back from them about changing my bonus from 50,000 to 60,000 miles and they said that there was nothing they could do. I had also spent $10,000 on the card in the first month. Kind of ...... if you ask me.
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Old Sep 26, 17, 3:15 pm   #1469
  
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Quick question: (and my apologies if I missed this in the thread.)
I just got approved for the Silver upgrade. Does my spending on the red card this year count towards EQM and EQD bonuses? I could use the extra 5K in EQM's to requal for ExPlat.
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Old Sep 26, 17, 3:17 pm   #1470
  
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It should. Mine did this year.
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