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Barclays AAdvantage Aviator PERSONAL Card - 60K

Barclays AAdvantage Aviator PERSONAL Card - 60K

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AAdvantage Aviator Red World Elite Mastercard
60,000 bonus miles after first purchase and paying the annual fee
Offer landing page: https://cards.barclaycardus.com/card...astercard.html

The offer fine print:
First Purchase AAdvantage® Bonus Miles
The primary cardmember will earn sixty thousand (60,000) AAdvantage® bonus miles after a first purchase is made on the Account within ninety (90) days of Account opening and the annual fee has been paid. This one-time AAdvantage® bonus mileage offer is valid for first-time cardmembers with new accounts only. Existing cardmembers, existing accounts, and previous cardmember with accounts closed in the past 24 months may not be eligible for this offer.
There are data points indicating that this is not always enforced: See posts 439, 496, 514, 516, 517, 538, 835

As of Sept. 2017, most people applying for an Aviator card are being denied, "instantly" by a computer, if they already have an Aviator card open. As of Dec. 2017, most people applying for an Aviator card are being denied, even by recon, if they already have an Aviator card open. It had been that current and previous Aviator Red (US Airways Converted) cardmembers were not subject to the 24-month restriction. This seems to have changed as far as current card holders applying for a second, concurrent card. (See posts #185, 193, 194, 195, 198, 199, 211, 220, 247, 290, 527, 529, 532)


Business Card, see this thread:
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/cred...-card-50k.html


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RECON. PHONE NUMBERS
Reported phone numbers to call for reconsideration include 866-371-4787, (post 303), 866-205-5973 (post 659), 866-408-4064 (multiple posts), 866-408-4065 (from post #2 in recon thread), 866-369-1283 (from post #7 in recon thread). Other posters have called the general customer service number and asked to be transferred to a credit analyst.

MILES REBATE
Holders of this Barclays AA card are eligible for a 10% rebate
(up to 10,000 miles per calendar year) on award redemptions.

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Old Dec 15, 16, 8:20 am
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Barclays AAdvantage Aviator PERSONAL Card - 60K

https://home.barclaycardus.com/cards...astercard.html

Earn 40,000 bonus miles
when you make your first purchase in the first 90 days and pay the annual fee2
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Old Dec 15, 16, 8:24 am
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Earlier than expected:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/credi...in-2017-a.html
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Old Dec 15, 16, 9:21 am
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Interesting. I thought Barclaycard would only be accepting applications in airports and on-board American flights. I already have the Red card, but this is a compelling signup bonus compared to the Citi card. Glad to see some competition.

P.S. - My Red card is a regular "World" MasterCard. I wonder if it can be upgraded to World Elite like the one being advertised now?
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Old Dec 15, 16, 12:30 pm
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Originally Posted by ryanmcv View Post
Interesting. I thought Barclaycard would only be accepting applications in airports and on-board American flights. I already have the Red card, but this is a compelling signup bonus compared to the Citi card. Glad to see some competition.

P.S. - My Red card is a regular "World" MasterCard. I wonder if it can be upgraded to World Elite like the one being advertised now?
I got the Red Card World Elite by upgrading to Silver for a year, and when the annual fee hit, downgrading back to the Red Card to avoid paying the annual fee but keeping the EQMs.
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Old Dec 15, 16, 12:35 pm
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Here is the offer fine print: First Purchase AAdvantage® Bonus Miles
The primary cardmember will earn forty thousand (40,000) AAdvantage® bonus miles after a first purchase is made on the Account within ninety (90) days of Account opening and the annual fee has been paid. This one-time AAdvantage® bonus mileage offer is valid for first-time cardmembers with new accounts only. Existing cardmembers, existing accounts, and previous cardmember with accounts closed in the past 24 months may not be eligible for this offer.
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Applied, waiting for Barclays to call, asking whether I will move credit from another card so they can approve me. Will ask them to close a Juniper Visa card I never use and transfer the credit line to Aviator.
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Old Dec 15, 16, 6:08 pm
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Originally Posted by HansDKNY View Post
Here is the offer fine print: First Purchase AAdvantage® Bonus Miles
The primary cardmember will earn forty thousand (40,000) AAdvantage® bonus miles after a first purchase is made on the Account within ninety (90) days of Account opening and the annual fee has been paid. This one-time AAdvantage® bonus mileage offer is valid for first-time cardmembers with new accounts only. Existing cardmembers, existing accounts, and previous cardmember with accounts closed in the past 24 months may not be eligible for this offer.
Emphasis mine. The word "may" means we don't know how Barclays will interpret people who still have classic Aviators. Their statement is very vague.

Part of me is inclined to throw in an app and see what happens. Barclays is the only bank that pulls TU for me and I have all of 1 hard pull on that file, so a wasted hard pull on TU isn't that big of a deal.
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Originally Posted by HansDKNY View Post
Here is the offer fine print: First Purchase AAdvantage® Bonus Miles
The primary cardmember will earn forty thousand (40,000) AAdvantage® bonus miles after a first purchase is made on the Account within ninety (90) days of Account opening and the annual fee has been paid. This one-time AAdvantage® bonus mileage offer is valid for first-time cardmembers with new accounts only. Existing cardmembers, existing accounts, and previous cardmember with accounts closed in the past 24 months may not be eligible for this offer.

The 24 month language sees to indicate people who acquired the Aviator card via the Us Air Merger will be able to get the card again.

Barclay having that language on any card concerns me , maybe the churning days are ending at Barclay also.

Since I don't need AA miles I think I'll wait for a better offer, if they are giving 40K miles for first purchase I expect at least 50K for some spend an maybe the AF waived

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Old Dec 15, 16, 7:09 pm
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Originally Posted by flyer4512 View Post
The 24 month language sees to indicate people who acquired the Aviator card via the Us Air Merger will be able to get the card again.

Barclay having that language on any card concerns me , maybe the churning days may be ending at Barclay also.

Since I don't need AA miles I think I'll wait for a better offer, if they are giving 40K miles for first purchase I expect at least 50K for some spend an maybe the AF waived
Yes, thus far most Barclays CRs and BoA don't have any 24 month rule....Let's see how long that last. I'll probably wait for a 50K offer to come up if the 24 month rule on the Aviator card is really being enforced now.
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Old Dec 16, 16, 8:30 am
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Clearly im a little early...

A little early to the game here obviously...
Its a "world" card, and this one is "world elite"
Does that make it a different product?
We'd love some datapoints on whether or not current aviator red cardholders will receive the bonus.
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Old Dec 16, 16, 10:37 am
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Originally Posted by flyer4512 View Post
The 24 month language sees to indicate people who acquired the Aviator card via the Us Air Merger will be able to get the card again.
Curiously the terms state those with accounts closed in the past 24 months are ineligible. I closed one of my Aviator cards in April (no retention offers) so I'm out of the running on this one for quite a while.
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Old Dec 16, 16, 10:44 am
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Originally Posted by darthbimmer View Post
Curiously the terms state those with accounts closed in the past 24 months are ineligible....
Citi's terms are very similar, except Citi does not exclude current cardholders:

American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles are not available if you have had any Citi® / AAdvantage® card (other than a CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® card) opened or closed in the past 24 months.
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Originally Posted by darthbimmer View Post
Curiously the terms state those with accounts closed in the past 24 months are ineligible. I closed one of my Aviator cards in April (no retention offers) so I'm out of the running on this one for quite a while.
I closed my Aviator 12/26/2015 which means I have to wait a bit over a year.

If everything at Chase stays the same I go card free for 2018/2019 and my wife starts getting cards as she will be 1/24 in November 2017.

I will probably grab an Aviator in early 2018 before I go card free.
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Old Dec 16, 16, 11:44 am
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I have a existing red card by US Airways Merger, Can I downgrade to a no annual fee card and re-apply for this one?

Originally Posted by flyer4512 View Post
The 24 month language sees to indicate people who acquired the Aviator card via the Us Air Merger will be able to get the card again.

Barclay having that language on any card concerns me , maybe the churning days are ending at Barclay also.

Since I don't need AA miles I think I'll wait for a better offer, if they are giving 40K miles for first purchase I expect at least 50K for some spend an maybe the AF waived
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